Open City Documentary Festival

across London

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.