Awards & Prizes
2016 jurors included Penny Woolcock (Filmmaker), Lucien Castaing-Taylor (Filmmaker), Charlotte Cook (CPH:DOX), Nick Bradshaw (BFI, Sight & Sound), Elhum Shakerifar (Producer), Luke Moody (BritDoc) and Mads Mikkelsen (CPH:DOX)
Grand Jury Prize
Best International Emerging Award
Best UK Film Award
- OCDF accepts documentary films of all lengths and subject matter, originating from anywhere in the world.
- OCDF only accepts submission of documentary films completed after 1 January 2016.
- All entries must be in English or contain English subtitles. Non-English entries submitted without subtitles, or supplementary printed translations, will be automatically disqualified.
All entries are viewed and chosen by the Programming Team. Final selections are at the sole discretion of the Festival.
All films selected will be made available for public viewing. All timings, date and venue details will be assigned by the Festival.
The Festival reserves the right to place films into relevant programme strands.
Preference will be given but is not limited to submissions that have not been distributed theatrically.
If selected, the entrant grants OCDF the right to utilize publicity materials related to the production (e.g. press kits, posters, stills, etc.) for promotional purposes and to broadcast or screen clips of a maximum of five minutes.
If selected, the entrant must provide OCDF with a secure online screener and DVD of the complete film for the festival to make available to members of the press and jury (if applicable).
Successful entries may also be used for private press screenings prior to the festival. In this case, the Festival would contact the entrant in advance.
Films selected for public presentation at OCDF will also be eligible for subsequent or additional screenings carried out by Open City Docs outside of the Festival itself.
All films selected for OCDF 2017, with the exception of those screening in retrospective programmes, are eligible for awards. Shortlisted films will be determined by the Programming Team.
Awards will be decided and presented by a team of International Jury Members.
Entrant confirms and warrants required legal authority to submit the entry into the Festival and to use all music, images and content in the entry.
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