Attention all documentary filmmakers - the extended deadline of March 10, 2011 is approaching for this new documentary film event: Open City London Documentary Festival.
Set to launch in central London, the festival will run from June 16th-19th at UCL venues in Bloomsbury and at the Renoir Cinema. On the final day the awards will be presented at a gala event.
These impressive prizes will be awarded:
GRAND JURY PRIZE - £2000
MY STREET FILM PRIZES - £5000
BEST EMERGING DIRECTOR - £1000
BEST LONDON FILM - £1000
The jury for Open City London Documentary Festival includes:
Cristi Puiu - Chair of the jury, Director of The Death of Mr Lazarescu, awarded the Prix Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival in 2005
Pawel Pawlikowski - Director, BAFTA winning director of The Last Resort and My Summer of Love
Simon Chinn - Producer, Oscar winning producer of Man on Wire and Project Nim
Penny Woolcock - Director, Director of 1Day, The Death of Klinghoffer and On The Streets
Dave Calhoun - Journalist, Film editor for London Time Out
Nick Pearce - Social Policy Director, Director of the Institute for Public Policy Research
Olly Lambert - Director, Director of Confessions of a Traffic Warden, The Tea Boy of Gaza, Battle Hospital and Ben: Diary of a Heroin Addict for Sky.
Eddie Berg – Artistic Director of the British Film Institute, Southbank
Marek Hovorka - Festival Director, Director of the Jihlava International Documentary Festival, Czech Republic
Lucy Musgrave - Urban Planner, Director of Publica
To learn more go to http://www.opencitylondon.com/