Open City Documentary Festival

7 – 13 September 2022
in London

News: Open City Documentary Festival 2020 – 10th Anniversary Edition


Open City Documentary Festival creates an open space to nurture and champion the art of creative documentary and non-fiction filmmakers. We provide a platform for emerging talent as well as established masters working within the documentary form.

Over 5,000 people attended the 2019 festival, enjoying a carefully curated programme of international contemporary and retrospective non-fiction film, audio and cross-media (VR/XR+), as well as filmmaker Q&As, industry panels, workshops, networking events and parties.

The next edition of Open City Documentary Festival will celebrate 10 years of the festival. It will take place between the 9th and 15th of September 2020.

Submissions for Open City Documentary Festival 2020 are now open. We’re looking for creative, innovative, challenging non-fiction filmmaking at short, mid-length and feature-length, as well as short audio documentaries, and cross platform projects.

The deadlines for submissions for 2020 are:

  • Earlybird Deadline: December 20th 2019
  • Regular Deadline: April 24th 2020
  • Late Deadline: May 8th 2020

Find full info and submit projects now via Filmfreeway.