About Us

With over 20 years spent dedicated to showing feature documentaries on the big screen and a rich trove of online resources for emerging doc-makers and fans alike, Bertha DocHouse is truly the home of documentary.

DocHouse began in October 2002 as a weekly screening programme showing brilliant, international documentaries at cinemas around London. In 2010, we joined forces with Bertha Foundation, and thanks to their extraordinary support, in March 2015 we were able to open the Bertha DocHouse screen – our 55-seat dedicated documentary cinema housed in the Curzon Bloomsbury. Read more about our origins here.

Bertha DocHouse Screen

The Bertha DocHouse screen offers a vibrant programme of international, cross-genre documentaries, as well as filmmaker Q&As, masterclasses and discussions, 7 days a week.

We aim to celebrate the depth and breadth of the documentary form, showcasing films that you won’t see anywhere else, festival favourites, themed seasons and retrospective screenings as well as the very best new releases.

Find out more about Our Venue here.

Explore and Discover

There’s far more to Bertha DocHouse than our cinema screen. If you’re interested in making documentaries, researching an issue or enhancing your appreciation of the form, you’ll find a wealth of resources, information and ideas in the Explore & Discover area of our website.

Wherever you are in the world, here you’ll find access to over 300 filmed Q&As, masterclasses and discussions with filmmakers, participants and experts, from Joshua Oppenheimer to Penny Woolcock, from Gianfranco Rosi to Waad al-Kateab, from Kim Longinotto to Kazuo Hara, from Raoul Peck to Clio Barnard, from Emad Burnat to Mila Turajlić… and so many more.

Explore our Documentary Resources pages to find festival listings, funding opportunities and more, as well as the full list of our Past Screenings, dating back 20 years.

Online screenings

We also host film screenings, talks and events online – join the mailing list to keep up to date with what’s on offer.

Meet the team

Bertha Foundation

Bertha Foundation runs programmes that support activists, storytellers and lawyers who are working to bring about social and economic justice and human rights for all.