Open City Documentary Festival Returns To London For 2015


If you happen to currently be a medieval Jester, then living in London is the perfect place to be, as there seems to be a festival every week for you to do juggling, cartwheels and generally annoy people whilst playing a lute. If you’re not a medieval jester, but are more a lover of  creative documentary, then we have the perfect festival for you.

2015 sees a triumphant return of the Open City Documentary Festival, which is now in its fifth year. Running between the 16th and 21st of June, it will be taking place in cinemas across London. The festival offers the chance to see the very best in contemporary, international documentary, as well as filmmaker Q&A’s, industry panels, workshops, live music, networking and parties.

Open City Documentary Festival creates an open space in London to nurture and champion the art of creative documentary and non-fiction filmmakers, with the festival aiming to bring together audiences of filmmakers, industry professionals and film lovers.

This year, the festival will be presenting a selection of musical documentaries in partnership with Resident Advisor, which is an online music magazine and community platform dedicated to showcasing electronic music, artists and events across the globe.

Tickets go on sale for the festival on the 7th of May, with more details of the full programme of events being announced over the coming weeks. If you would like more information on the Open City Documentary Festival, you can visit their website here.

Christian started writing film reviews at school for a local paper. Since then he has written for BBC Radio 4's Newsjack and The London Film Review. He also writes and presents a comedy show on AbingdonXtra, an Oxfordshire based radio station.