London’s Global Documentary Festival

Open City Docs Fest is devoted to exploring the world we live in through the vision of documentary film, and today reveals its programme for 2013.

Highlights of this year’s festival include:

● A Grand Jury chaired by Jeremy Irons

● The international premiere of Baltimore doc The 12 O’Clock Boys  at the Opening Gala

● The director’s cut of acclaimed film The Act Of Killing, alongside a masterclass with its director

● The hotly anticipated Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer doc

● A screening of the Cannes-accoladed film Sofia’s Last Ambulance

Spanning four-days(20-23 June 2013), this year’s Open City Docs programme of 100+ films includes world premieres, exceptional masterclasses 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 filmmaker by running workshops and screenings throughout the year across London, and is highly accessible tickets start from just £6. Bold programming includes a discussion on the rise of interactive docs, a focus on where drama meets documentary and films from every corner of the globe. Michael Stewart, Open City Docs Fest director, said: “This year we’re asking questions. Questions of filmmakers, questions of artists and also questions of ourselves part of a provocative programme of films that we are confident will help shape the news agenda in 2013, inspire a new generation of filmmakers and entertain broad audiences from right across London and beyond.”

Amongst the Open City Docs Fest jurors this year are award-winning directors, producers and authors, such as: Jeremy Irons  will be joined by Pulitzer Prizewinning author Anne Applebaum ; BAFTA Award-winning director and producer Molly Dineen ; Sundance Award-winning director Kim Longinotto ; Katerina Cizek, the Emmy-winning director of digital documentary Highrise ; and the producer of Into the Abyss, Andre Singer  and director Brian Hill  (Secret History of Our Streets) .

More information about the festival: www.opencitydocfest.com

You can follow event on Twitter: @OpenCityDocs

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