Open City Documentary Festival

Non-Fiction is an Open City Documentary Festival journal.

The publication aims to create a space for considered, critical and creative writing on non-fiction, featuring contributions offered in response to moving image, audio or cross-media, both contemporary and historical. Like Open City Documentary Festival, the journal looks to nurture and champion the art of creative non-fiction, aiming to challenge and expand the idea of documentary in all its forms.

Non-Fiction reacts to a growing interest in documentary work by providing a platform for more rigorous and engaging criticism made in response to it. It assumes that criticism can itself be an act of creation, and that there is no fixed format that a critical response should take.

The theme for the first issue (S/S ’20) was POWER. It is available to purchase here. Learn about its contents here. The theme for the second issue (A/W ’20) was NETWORK. It is available to purchase hereLearn about its contents here. Both issues are available to buy together in a discounted bundle. Order that here.

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Non-Fiction is supported by UCL.