Documentary Courses at Open City Docs School

Filmmaking, Film Theory and Radio Courses


Since February 2014, Open City Docs School has been running courses covering documentary filmmaking from all angles; from film theory lectures, practical camera training, film editing and workshops with award-winning documentarians. 

Below you will find courses that we are currently taking booking for the courses listed below. Previous courses are also listed below and we anticipate that many of these will be running again.

If you would like to register interest or book a place on our current courses please email james@opencitylondon.com

Practical Documentary Filmmaking
Sound for Self-Shooters
Film Theory: Experimental Ethnographic and Documentary Films
Shooting Documentary: An Introduction 
Making Radio Documentary
Documentary Storytelling 
Summer Film School 2017

Here are examples of some of the films made during some of the Open City Docs School courses:

Love and dementia - by Dominic Sivyer 

This film is a shorter edit of a film made during the MA Ethnographic and Documentary Film by Practice 2015 and was published as part of the Guardian online series 'This is the NHS'.

This Islands Mine - by Myriam Rey

This film was made during the course Practical Documentary Filmmaking 2015 and won the AHRC Inspiration Award – Best film inspired by arts and humanities research

Habiba - by Olivia Isaacs 

This film was made during the Open City Docs Summer Film School 2015 where students had only three weeks to learn how to research, shoot and edit their film.