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Open City Documentary Festival 2018: Programme Revealed

30 July 2018

Art of Non Fic

We’ll open with Juliana Antunes’ Baronesa and close with Cyril Aris’ The Swing, amongst a programme that includes: 75+ films from more than 30 different countries; 30+ UK Premieres; a true variety of form, region and subject; and an equal balance between male and female identified directors in the film programme.

This year’s focuses will be Kazuo Hara and Penny Lane, whose work will sit alongside retrospective feature selections from DJ, NTS presenter and producer Nabihah Iqbal and filmmaker Marc Isaacs, and special presentations of short work by Bogdan Dziworski and Laura Huertas MillánPlus a number of other great special events,shorts programmesnew films and audio pieces including events with Tomorrow’s Thoughts TodayRadio Atlas + In The Dark and NANG.

Amongst the industry programme: sessions with Sierra PettengillTadhg O’Sullivan,Iris Ng, Sarah Geis and Emma Davie; events featuring Resident Advisor, Clear Cut PicturesTogether Films and The Whickers and others; and an all new Expanded Realities exhibition and symposium in partnership with Digital Catapult.

This year – through films, audio and immersive (VR/AR) projects, across screenings, special events, parties, panels, workshops and masterclasses – we will be celebrating the art of non-fiction. The 2018 festival will take place from the 4 – 9 September in a host of great venues across central London. Browse the full programme.

Open City Documentary Festival creates an open space in London to nurture and champion the art of creative documentary and non-fiction filmmakers.

Based at UCL and working with partners across London and throughout the UK, Open City Docs delivers film screenings, training programmes and live events throughout the year to support the next generation of filmmakers.

We aim to challenge and expand the idea of documentary in all its forms. We provide a platform for emerging talent as well as established masters working within the documentary form. Although grounded in reality, the festival fosters a spirit of experimentation and often blurs the boundaries between traditional dichotomies of fact and fiction.

Alongside our screening programme, we bring together non-fiction storytellers and industry experts to explore and debate the current landscape of documentary. Open City Documentary Festival is a space for conversation, appreciation and examination.

Find out more at Open City Documentary Festival website