Open City Documentary Festival

Applications open to join our pre-selection panel for the 2022 edition

Open City Documentary Festival is looking for individuals to join our film pre-selection panel for the 2022 edition. We are seeking committed individuals with a proven interest in non-fiction cinema and this opportunity is suitable for those with some experience in film programming and moving image curation.

Pre-selectors will be expected to watch 78 hours (across feature, mid-length, and short films) between January 2021 and June 2021. They will also be required to take part in one meeting per month with the Open City Documentary Festival Programming team to feedback on their viewing. Candidates can be based anywhere but should be fluent in English (written and verbal).

Based at the UCL Centre for Public Anthropology, Open City Documentary Festival creates an open space in London to nurture and champion the art of non-fiction cinema. The festival takes place in venues across London and consists of international contemporary and retrospective non-fiction film, audio and cross media, as well as filmmaker Q&As, panels, and workshops. The 12th edition of the festival will take place 7-13 September 2022

As part of London’s Global University, we know diversity fosters creativity and innovation. We are committed to equality of opportunity, to being fair and inclusive, and to being a place where we all belong. We therefore particularly encourage applications from candidates currently underrepresented in UCL’s workforce and within the cultural sector. These include: people from Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds, disabled people and LGBTQ+ people.

Dates: January 2022 – July 2022
Fee: £850



How to Apply:

To apply please email info@opencitylondon.com attaching your CV and covering letter, as well as a short response to a non-fiction film you’ve recently seen (up to 200 words).

The closing date for this position is 5pm on Monday 6th December 2021.