Assembly was an annual development lab for creative documentaries organised by Open City Documentary Festival.
The programme was a project-based intensive workshop for international filmmakers working on their first or second feature. Each year, participants from six selected projects attended a four-day programme in London with talks, workshops and one-to-one mentoring followed by a closed pitch for £10,000 development funding. Participants also attended screenings, talks and networking events as part of Open City Documentary Festival.
2020’s workshop programme took place online between 3rd – 8th September, and the festival took place between 9th September – 15th September.
Assembly created a space for filmmakers to develop and strengthen their projects in order to support emerging voices in non-fiction storytelling, and was supported by UCL in 2019 and 2020.
Assembly is no longer taking applications, but please subscribe to our newsletter to be first to hear about any opportunities and information.