WHAT IS OPEN CITY DOCS?
Open City Docs is home to several projects in the world of documentary. Founded at UCL by Michael Stewart in 2010, Open City Docs is dedicated to developing and supporting non-fiction storytellers. The organisation nurtures the next generation of filmmakers, audio producers and VR filmmakers through training programmes, an annual film festival and other screening projects throughout the year.
WHAT IS OPEN CITY DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL?
Celebrating the art of non-fiction, 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 takes place over six days in venues across London and the programme offers a chance to see the best in contemporary, international documentary as well as filmmaker Q&As, industry panels, workshops, networking and parties. The eighth edition of the festival will take place between 4th - 9th September 2018. Submissions for the festival are now closed.
WHAT IS OPEN CITY DOCS SCHOOL?
Since 2014, Open City Docs School has been running short courses covering documentary from all angles; from film theory lectures, practical camera training, film editing and workshops with award-winning documentarians.
The school also runs an MA in Ethnographic and Documentary Film Practice and an MFA in Creative Documentary as part of the UCL Anthropology department. The course offers a choice of four pathways or strands through the MA: Cinematic Non-Fiction, Broadcast Documentary, Cinematic Documentary Storytelling and UCL 360: Immersive Factual Storytelling (VR/AR). All of these unique programmes build on the experience in professional-standard technical training that the Open City Docs School has built up as well as the world-class strengths in social science research at UCL.
Additionally, Open City Docs School delivers a range of practical filmmaking modules at Undergraduate and Masters level for UCL students.
Matthew and Pauline Bickerton, Mick Csaky, Christopher Hird and Frances Pine.
Chloe is responsible for the direction of the festival as well as industry programming, partnerships and development. She has worked as a film & events programmer and producer with organisations such as BFI Future Film Festival, Overnight Film Festival, UnderWire Festival and Bertha DocHouse.
Open City Docs School Team
Please contact Angela O'Regan for all MA Enquiries.