Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Submissions still open!

Calling all documentary filmmakers! 

We'd like to say a big thank you to all those who have entered their films so far in the 3rd edition of Open City Docs Fest. We're very excited by the kaleidoscope of work coming in from passionate filmmakers all over the world! 

The Regular Deadline has now closed, but there's still a chance to be part of a festival that embraces quality films across genre divides - at home and from homes away from home. So let's keep 'em coming!

Late submissions will be accepted until Monday 4 March 2013. 

To enter your work, simply head to www.opencitydocsfest.com and go to ‘Submit your film’, click the ‘Withoutabox’ icon, and follow instructions. Don’t miss this chance to join the growing community of filmmakers showcasing their talents in a four-day celebration of documentary.

We're interested in films that push the boundaries of what documentary means, from reportage to experimental films, and those that blur the line between fact and fiction.

Any length, any subject matter, from anywhere in the world. From shorts to features, Open City Docs Fest screens films that step beyond current broadcast conventions, and through a programme of workshops and discussions focuses on the craft, storytelling and the collective challenges of filmmaking.

Award categories for 2013 include Grand Jury Award, Best City Film, Best Emerging Filmmaker (UK and International), Best Short Film, Best MyStreet Film, and new thematic awards.

Check out some of last year's selected films here and learn more about how your own documentary can be featured in this year’s collection of dramatic, entertaining, challenging, and thought-provoking films.

The 2013 Grand Jury is chaired by Jeremy Irons (Actor & Producer 'Trashed'). This year's jurors include Anne Applebaum (Pulitzer Prize winning author of 'Gulag' & 'Iron Curtain'), Molly Dineen (BAFTA Award-winning Director and Producer), Malcolm Grant (President and Provost, UCL), Briony Hanson (Director of Film, The British Council), Hanka Kastelicova (Executive Producer of Documentaries, HBO Europe), Kim Longinotto (Sundance Award-winning Director of 'Divorce Iranian Style' and 'Pink Saris'), and Elizabeth Wood (Founder and Director of DocHouse).

Our third edition will take place 20-23 June 2013 again in UCL and various venues across central London. 

If you'd like to start a conversation, or have any questions, get in touch - write to info@opencitylondon.com or call +44 (0)20 7679 4907.

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