Wednesday, 22 May 2013

"Drumroll, please!" Our festival is launched

Open City Docs Fest revealed its programme for this year's festival at its press launch at the Bloomsbury Theatre last week. Our extensive programme of over 130 films, workshops, master classes and panel discussions is now available online.
We showed our trailer for the festival for the first time:

Open City Docs Fest 2013 - Festival Trailer from MyStreet Films on Vimeo.

to over fifty guests, along with the trailers of three films we are particularly proud of being able to show this year – our Opening Gala film The 12 O’Clock Boys,

12 O'Clock Boys-Trailer from Thomas Niles on Vimeo.

our Closing Gala film Sofia’s Last Ambulance,

Sofia's Last Ambulance from Nukleus film (Croatia) on Vimeo.

and a film tipped to be the festival’s major talking-point The Act of Killing.

THE ACT OF KILLING - Trailer 2013 from Final Cut for Real on Vimeo.

Festival Director Michael Stewart and Communications Director Paul Drury introduced the trailers, while guests sipped on glasses of prosecco or G&Ts thanks to Beefeater Gin and nibbled on delicious summer rolls from Vietnamese kitchen Banh Mi 11

Open City Docs Fest is London’s Global Documentary Festival - devoted to exploring the world we live in through the vision of documentary film.

Spanning four-days (20-23 June 2013), this year’s Open City Docs programme of 100+ films includes world premieres, exceptional master classes and a grand jury of award-winning directors, producers and authors. The festival takes place at numerous venues across London including the Open City Docs’ special cinema tent, The Bloomsbury Theatre, The Hackney Picturehouse, and venues around University College London campus.

Open City Docs Fest nurtures the next generation of filmmakers by running workshops and screenings throughout the year across London, and is highly accessible - tickets start from just £6.

We’d like to thank the Open City staff, Aine Cassidy for her brilliant design work, Simon Ball for our brilliant trailer, the volunteers, and of course everyone who came for making the event such a success.

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