Open City Documentary Festival is taking place online this year, and so we’ve tailored the accreditation to ensure that you can still make the most of the festival and connect with fellow members of the industry. You’ll be able to access events, screenings and networking opportunities throughout our week-long run from 9th – 15th September 2020. As well as being able to attend our industry events programme which is open to all this year, industry delegates will receive access to a video library featuring a large selection of films that are screening in the festival. Accreditation will provide access to all special events for free as well as surgeries and networking opportunities. We also offer accreditation for UK students (see below) and a discounted rate for those from underrepresented groups*. Complimentary accreditation is also available for press.
Open City Documentary Festival creates an open space in London to nurture and champion the art of creative documentary and non-fiction filmmakers. Our Industry events programme is designed to give filmmakers and those working with documentary insight, support and inspiration through online talks, masterclasses and discussions, and online networking opportunities with industry professionals.
Our industry accreditation is suitable for anybody working within the documentary space. This includes but is not limited to: filmmakers, sales agents, commissioners, distributors, and those working in talent development, funding, festivals, or broadcast. It allows you to take full advantage of our programme and stay up to date with the latest developments in the industry, and is designed for people at the start of their careers, as much as those who are more established and looking for creative reinvigoration.
If you have any questions regarding accreditation please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
A Digital Industry Accreditation provides access to:
- a video library featuring a large selection of the films screening at the festival (titles TBC).
- Free booking for all online special events
- Open City Surgeries: one-to-one meetings with Industry figures (limited availability).
- Online networking opportunities
Please note our industry events programme will be available FREE to all this year.
Industry accreditation costs £25, or £20 for those from underrepresented groups*. The final deadline for accreditation is Wednesday 2nd September 2020 (we cannot guarantee the processing of any application submitted after this date).
Please note that as with public screenings, there is an allocated time slot in which you can view the films in the video library.
For Industry Accreditation you can apply HERE.
We also offer accreditation for university undergraduate and graduate students based in the UK (including those who are graduating in 2020). This type of accreditation is for students who want to supplement our free industry programme with access to films, events and networking. If you would like any more information regarding accreditation, please get in touch with us at email@example.com, with the subject line ‘Student Accreditation’.
UK Student accreditation guarantees access to
- 7 online film screenings
- 2 online special events
- Online networking opportunities
Please note our industry events programme will be available for free to all this year.
Student Accreditation costs £12.50. The deadline for accreditation is Wednesday 2nd September 2020 (we cannot guarantee the processing of any application submitted after this date).
For Student Accreditation you can apply HERE. Please note that you will need to upload a copy of your student ID as part of your application.
*Underrepresented groups refers to those who self-identify as BIPOC, queer, trans or non-binary, disabled or working-class.