Open City Documentary Festival

Open City Documentary Festival
UCL 14 Taviton Street
WC1H 0BW
London, United Kingdom

Tel: +44(0)20 76794907

2019, Accepting submissions
Submission deadline: Mon 13th May 19
Wed 4th Sep to Tue 10th Sep

2018, Finished
Tue 4th Sep to Sun 9th Sep

Festival Overview

Open City Documentary Festival creates an open space to nurture and champion the art of creative documentary and non-fiction filmmakers, and over 4,000 people attended last year's festival to enjoy some of the very best in contemporary and international documentary. Submit your film or project now for your chance to be a part of London's documentary festival.

Awards

In 2018:

Open City Award
Best Emerging International Filmmaker Award
Best UK Short Award

In 2018, winners of the feature prizes were awarded a £750 cash prize, with the Best UK Short Award winner receiving mentorship and financial support for festival travel from the British Council. 2019 prizes will be announced soon.

Genres

Animation Asian Documentary Experimental Foreign Language Gay and Lesbian Historical Independent Jewish Medical Natural History Political Reality Religious Short Sport Student War Women

Apply via Film Freeway

Known festival contacts Contacts
Michael Stewart
Festival Director
Leona Chaliha
Head of Creative Development
Matt Turner
Marketing Manager
Film Festival
Primary contact
Oliver Wright
Programmer

Entries

Open to the public

Eligibility:

Submissions for Open City Documentary Festival 2019 are now open. We're looking for the most exciting and innovative non-fiction storytelling in short, mid-length and feature length documentaries, short audio documentaries, as well as cross-platform projects.

Formats:

OCDF accepts DVDs and protected Vimeo links. All submissions should be made through FilmFreeway.

Fees:

Shorts (Films under 40 minutes)

Earlybird Deadline
Standard Fee: $16 USD
Student Fee: $14 USD

Regular Deadline
Standard Fee: $23 USD
Student Fee: $16 USD

Late Deadline
Standard Fee: $27 USD
Student Fee: $20 USD

Features (Films over 40 minutes)

Earlybird Deadline
Standard Fee: $27 USD
Student Fee: $20 USD

Regular Deadline
Standard Fee: $34 USD
Student Fee: $27 USD

Late Deadline
Standard Fee: $47 USD
Student Fee: $40 USD

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