London's Open City Documentary Festival is offering free workshops for students
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Open City Doc Fest prides itself on celebrating creative documentary and non fiction filmakers, and with its dynamic new programme lined up for this year's festivities, there is an extensive amount for people to look forward to at venues across central London. Among the schedule, 30 feature and 48 short films have been prepared to be released. This includes 2 world premiers, 3 European premiers and 26 UK premiers across both shorts and features from 30 different countries. Celebrating the creators who have put their heart and soul into this category of the film industry - what better way to convey this appreciation than through multiple avenues of film, audio, exceptional VR/AR projects, special events, parties, master classes and workshops?! Opening night will see a UK premiere of Baronesa (2017, Brazil), directed by Juliana Antunes with partnership from MUBI. The conclusion of this acclaimed festival for 2018 will be the UK Premiere of The Swing (2018, Lebanon), directed by Cyril Aris. A new aspect of the festival will involve invitations for artists to present films that have informed their own practise, with special inputs from artists such as DJ and producer Nabihah Iqubal, as well as filmaker Marc Issac- Furthermore, the festival's special events programme will be especially focusing on the film genre of short film for 2018. The Industry Programme is key to the festival, allowing people from all walks of life to educate themselves on a range of topics within the film industry, such as documentary film making, marketing, funding, production and data. Alongside this, people can expect to see from Industry sessions an exploration of themes from cinematography to editing, the future of journalism to the challenges of biopic documentaries. These are only a few of many exciting sessions available!
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