Entries open for the 2023 Open City Documentary Festival


The 13th edition of Open City Documentary Festival will take place in venues across London between 6th – 12th September 2023 and will present a diverse programme of international contemporary and retrospective non-fiction film, audio and cross media, as well as filmmaker Q&As, panels, talks and workshops.

Entries are now open! Send us your creative, innovative, thought-provoking non-fiction filmmaking at short, mid and feature length, as well as short audio documentaries, and cross platform projects.

Early bird deadline: 13th January
Regular deadline: 14th April
Late deadline: 5th May

Open City Documentary Festival seeks to nurture experimentation within the expanded field of non-fiction cinema, from artists’ moving image to documentary, the essay film, audio and cross-media works. In conceiving the festival as a discursive space, we intend to provoke dialogue, creation and research through the collective participation in screenings and events.

Please see full rules and terms on the Film Freeway submissions page.