About the Festival

Open City Documentary Festival creates an open space in London to nurture and champion the art of creative documentary and non-fiction filmmakers. The festival offers filmmakers from around the globe the opportunity to have their work seen by award-winning judges, fellow filmmakers and a broad public audience.

2015 ​jurors included David Wilson (True/False Film Fest), Shanida Scotland (BBC Storyville), Toby Jones (Actor), Andrew Kötting (Artists/Flimmaker), Rebecca Lenkiewicz (Writer), Carmen Gray (Film Critic), Charlie Philips (Head of Documentaries, The Guardian), Darya Bassell (Programme Coordinator, Docudays UA International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival), Peter Taylor (Director, Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival) and Nick Sweeney (Filmmaker).


DEADLINES

Friday 20th November - Early Bird Deadline

Wednesday 3rd February - Regular Deadline

Friday 4th March - Late Deadline

Friday 18th March - Extended Deadline


SUBMISSION FEES: 

Shorts (Under 40 mins)

Earlybird Deadline
Regular -  £10
Student - £10

Regular Deadline
Regular - £15
Student - £10

Late (and extended) Deadline
Regular - £20
Student  - £15

Submissions Fees: Features (Over 40 mins)

Earlybird Deadline
Regular - £20
Student - £15

Regular Deadline
Regular - £25
Student - £20

Late (and extended) Deadline
Regular - £35
Student - £30