Central Scotland Documentary Festival announcement

Central Scotland Documentary Festival 2022 Line-up Announced.

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The Central Scotland Documentary Festival has announced its 2022 Line-up.

The festival will run from November 3-7 at Macrobert Arts Centre and celebrate documentary and non-fiction filmmaking from twenty-one countries.

The 5th iteration of the programme will feature one world premiere, two European premieres, five UK premieres and nine Scottish premieres.

Screenings will take place in Macrobert’s Filmhouse and Playhouse.

The Mainhouse stage will also host an immersive event in honour of Brett Morgan’s new David Bowie documentary Moonage Daydream.

Moonage Daydream will screen at Cent Scot Docu Fest 5 November. Image Credit: Central Scotland Documentary Festival.


23 films are part of the line-up, 13 of which are eligible for the Jury Award and the Audience Award. Winners will receive £1000 and be announced on November 7.

Previous Jury Award winner Oliver Guy-Watkins will hold the world premiere of his new documentary at this year’s event. The Ballad of Bessie May explores the hidden stories within the LARP community.

The head curator for Central Scotland Documentary Festival, Grahame Reid, expressed his excitement for this year’s entries:

“We are thrilled to bring this programme of innovatively told stories from both award-winning filmmakers and inspiring new filmmaking talent to audiences this year.

“2022 represents our most wide-ranging programme to date and we are excited to continue building what Cent Scot Doc Fest can be and to welcome new audiences joining us on our journey.”

A Scottish premiere of The Oil Machine will open the festival. The documentary investigates our relationship with oil and questions our future with the industry.

An in-person Q&A with director Emma Davie will follow the screening.

The Oil Machine will have its Scottish premiere on 3 Nov. Image Credit: Central Scotland Documentary Festival.

Closing the festival this year is My Old School, a story of the Brandon Lee scandal, Scotland’s most infamous imposter.

The film first premiered at Sundance Film Festival earlier in 2022 and this will be one of the last times audiences can experience it on the big screen.

As Stirling’s cultural hub, the Macrobert Art centre is the perfect venue for the Cent Scot Docu Fest which is held in tribute to John Grierson, the “Father of Documentary”.

For more information on the festival and its programme visit here.

Tickets for the festival are available now.

Featured Image Credit: Central Scotland Documentary Festival

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