Open City Documentary Festival

Open City Docs offers affordable and reliable filmmaking equipment rentals, including shooting kits for Sony Z150, Sony NX3, Canon XF100, Canon 700D and Panasonic HMC41 cameras. Sound and lighting equipment is also available for hire. Please contact to enquire about availability and specifications.

Tape Digitisation – £5.99 per hour
We also offer low-cost digitisation of VHS, DV, HDV, Betacam and Digibeta tapes for works that you own the copyright to e.g. home movies and rushes. Due to the often unknown / unseen content of tape materials and variance in length we charge hourly, with a minimum charge of 1 hour. Files can be delivered in standard definition or conformed for modern day, 1080p editing use. Please contact for more information.


Short Courses – Cancellation Policy

UPDATE: Due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis, all of our courses are currently being operated as online distancing learning options. Refunds are available for any courses that have been, or will be, cancelled.

We adhere to UCL’s policy for cancellations of short courses. This applies to all of the short courses we offer.

Cancellations must be received in writing at least two weeks before the start of the event and will be subject to an administration charge of 20% of the course fee. It is regretted that no refunds will be made within two weeks of the course date.

Open City Docs reserves the right to cancel any conference it deems necessary and will, in such event, make a full refund of the registration fee only. Open City Docs will not be liable for any additional incurred costs (including but not limited to travel, accommodation, visa, etc.).

No liability is assumed by Open City Docs for changes in programme date, content, speakers or venue.

Any refund will be made by Open City Docs to you within 30 days of your cancellation and be paid to you in the same way as you paid for your order.

If you have any queries please email