Register Now: Future Documentary Ideas Labs

Interested in new ways of telling real stories? Ideas Labs are now open in Bristol, Exeter and Cardiff for REACT's next call.

The internet, user generated content and changing audience expectations have all disrupted what we understand by traditional documentary media. REACT's Future Documentary Sandbox scheme will fund collaborations between academics and companies that explore the overlap between broadcast and the internet, creating new forms and content for the documentary space.

The process of application involves participation in one of three half-day workshops and a written application. Workshops will take place in Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter. Places are limited and so will be issued on a first come first served basis. Full details about the scheme, including the application form and overview are available at

The workshop will give you an opportunity to learn more about the scheme, share and refine your idea, get inspired and meet potential collaborators. Future Documentary Sandbox will seek to support shared learning, creative collaboration and brilliant ideas. You do not need to have an idea of partner in place already to attend.

The workshops are designed to support these objectives and you must attend one if you would like to apply (you may attend any of the events). We will circulate a full agenda and directions to the venue in advance of the event.

Tickets are still available for the Exeter Ideas Lab:

Exeter Ideas Lab, Phoenix, Tue 26 Feb, 11:30am - 4:30pm 

Please contact for the final remaining tickets for the Bristol and Cardiff Ideas Labs on the dates below:

Bristol Ideas Lab, Watershed, Mon 4 Mar, 11:30am - 4:30pm 

Cardiff Ideas Lab, Sherman Theatre, Thu 7 Mar, 11:30am-4:30pm