Open City Documentary Festival creates an open space in London to nurture and champion the art of non-fiction cinema.

Open City Texts is a publishing offshoot of Open City Documentary Festival. It was created in 2023 as a platform to collect the texts that are commissioned to accompany the screenings of new films in the festival programme.

The 14th edition of the festival takes place in London venues between 24-30 April 2024. We conceive of the festival almost as an alternative “film school”, a space where we come together to watch, share, and discuss non-fiction cinema in all its forms.

As part of that purpose, Open City Texts hopes to provide a space for new writing on non-fiction film.


Huda Awan

Assistant Editor

Siavash Minoukadeh