Current Events

Open City Docs: Rough Cuts

Open City Docs presents an evening of documentary and non-fiction works-in-progress where independent filmmakers and audio doc-makers are invited to present their current projects and test out new work at various stages of completion.

Open City Documentary Festival has provided a platform for established and emerging filmmakers since 2011 and to continue developing and nurturing new work and makers we are launching a monthly peer-to-peer show and tell in a welcoming and supportive environment, featuring constructive feedback from special guests and audiences. Rough Cuts is a chance to focus on filmmaking whilst building a more empowered independent documentary community and socialising with fellow makers.

Special guest: TBA

Hosted by filmmaker Isis Thompson


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Open City Docs: Rough Cuts

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 18:30

The Horse Hospital

Past Events

A Family Affair
Tom Fassaert / 2015 / Belgium/Denmark/Netherlands / 110'

‘Marianne Hertz: Model and Perfect Mother’. This is how filmmaker Tom Fassaert’s grandmother was presented in a 1950s magazine. His father, uncle and aunt smile awkwardly when he makes them read it out loud: their childhood was far from perfect. Her two sons ended up in a children’s home at a young age, and the relationship with their now 95-year-old mother remains troubled. Not long after his father broke off all contact with her, Marianne invites Fassaert to visit her in South Africa, where she started a new life years ago. He accepts and takes his camera, hoping to find the missing pieces in the family history. But while Marianne eagerly embraces his interest in her, she refuses to discuss ‘that family affair’. While Tom tries to unravel her façade, he becomes deeper and deeper intertwined with his own family history.

Presented by Open City Documentary Festival, EUNIC London and Embassy of the Netherlands in the United Kingdom.

New European Documentary: A Family Affair

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 18:30