Open City Documentary Festival 2017

5-10 September 2017 across venues in London with UK premieres, industry programme, a VR day, exhibitions and events.  See the full line up. Register for student/graduate  accreditation to access events and participate fully.filming_documentary

The Festival is looking for volunteers to join them.  It’s a great way to network with film industry professionals and gain experience.  Find out what’s involved and apply.

Interactive documentary maker?

Take a look at IDFA DocLab – it’s open to works that use new media to represent reality, laptopvirtualrealityranging from digital non-fiction storytelling and art to physical installations, virtual reality experiences, live performance and multimedia projects.

Complete the IDFA entry form in MyIDFA (entry fee of €40 (excl. VAT)). Entry deadline is 1 August 2017.

Sports journalism masterclasses


Our sports journalism masterclasses are delivered by News Associates and the team at Sportsbeat, the UK’s leading sports content agency.

The workshops are based around live sporting events and are ideal for anyone who is looking for a full-time career in sports journalism.

London and Manchester dates:

  • Athletics: Tuesday 8 August, 7:00-10:00pm

Space is limited, so email now to reserve a place – you will receive confirmation of your place and timetable of the day by email.  You can also visit

Free News Journalism workshops

Aspiring reporters interested in a career in newspapers, magazines, online or broadcast can enrol for a free journalism workshop staged at the newsroom of national press agency News Associates.

This practical session will get you working on your own stories and there will be a chance to meet News Associates tutors, reporters and editors. Each attendee will get individual feedback and time will also be set aside for career advice.

Space is limited, so email now to reserve a place – you will receive confirmation of your place and timetable of the day by email or visit

Postgrad in TV, film or games…

but will need some funding?  Investigate the BAFTA scholarship programme which brightidea_1212is open to British Citizens.  What’s on offer?

  • up to £12,000 towards your course fees
  • mentoring support from a BAFTA member
  • free access to BAFTA events around the UK

Find out more at

Dedicated to documentaries?

Open City Documentary Festival showcases the best in contemporary non-fiction film-camera lensmaking – shorts and feature length documentary films from anywhere in the world.

Submissions are now open for the seventh edition of Open City Documentary Festival.  If you submit your film by Monday 19 December 2016 you can take advantage of the early bird rate.
13 April 2017=Regular Deadline
8 May 2017=Late Deadline