2016 has already been a real delight for the documentary connoisseur in the UK. The end of April saw the inaugural edition of the Frames of Representation festival which concentrates on films navigating the boundaries between fiction, non-fiction and art. Next was the UK’s premier doc event, Sheffield Doc/Fest, showcasing an array of the most important and interesting the medium has to offer. Now comes the always fascinating Open City Docs which will be championing the art of creative documentary across a host of London venues (including the Regent Street Cinema, ICA, Bertha DocHouse and more) from 21-26 June.
Vincent Moon has a varied career taking in web series, photography, ethnomusicology and documentary and there will be a live audiovisual performance by him, Rituals, on Friday 24 June. Other filmmakers in attendance will include the Harvard Sensory Ethnographic Lab’s Lucien Castaing-Taylor (co-director of the brilliant Leviathan) and Czech documentary legend Helena Trestikova whose latest feature Mallory will also be showing. There will also a variety of other events and discussions, as well as a series of curated shorts showings, by the likes of Marc Isaacs and Gideon Koppel. The festival will draw to a close with a screening of Ognjen Glavonic’s documentary thriller Depth Two on 26 June back at Picturehouse Central.