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Programme Launch Overload!

Friday 8 May, 2015

The festival programmes for Open City Documentary Festival and Sheffield Doc/Fest went live this week and the sweet smell of summer docs is in the air!


Open City Documentary Festival 2015

Taking place over 6 days from 16-21st June at venues across London including the newly opened Regent Street Cinema, Picturehouse Central and our very own Bertha DocHouse Screen, Open City will be screening over 60 films as well as an extensive line up of special events, industry events, masterclasses, networking and parties.

The opening gala at this year’s festival will be Matthew Bate’s Sam Klemke’s Time Machine, a film that uses an intimate personal story to explore universal themes of hopes, dreams, failure, self-acceptance and legacy. Karen Guthrie and Nina Pope’s The Closer We Get, which explores themes of personal archive, self-documentation and intimate personal relationships, will be closing the festival.
This year also sees three special strands including a regional focus on Croatia, an exciting new partnership with Resident Advisor bringing you the best in music documentary and a new spotlight on fiction directors who started out their career in documentary looking at the Dardenne brothers’ early work in the field.

See the full programme HERE.


Sheffield Doc/Fest 2015

Taking place from 5-10th June in the documentary capital of Yorkshire, Doc/Fest is the only place to be. This year features 150 films from 35 countries, including 31 World Premieres, 19 European Premieres, 13 International Premieres, and 40 UK Premieres from a number of strands, including Behind the Beats, Instigators & Agitators and Global Encounters.

This year’s Opening Night is filled with revelations and surprises, bringing Sheffield’s City Centre alive with cinema, as they present not one but two spectacular documentary events... It begins with Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Look of Silence, his sequel to the landmark documentary The Act of Killing (2012) and the world premiere of Benedikt Erlingsson's The Greatest Shows on Earth: A Century of Funfairs, Circuses and Carnivals

Opening Night invitations will be going out to all registered Full Festival Pass holders tomorrow, so don't miss out!

To view the whole programme click HERE.