Open City Documentary Festival: Observing the Grand Jury Winner

Open City Documentary Festival: Observing the Grand Jury Winner

Carla Cretan  23.06.2015
The film brings a story with a potential fallout into stereotypical politics and subliminal NGOs slogans but it maintains the focus on...
Religious Docs: Who Needs Them?

Religious Docs: Who Needs Them?

Lucy Wilson  23.06.2015
If more people are going to see films like 'A Sinner in Mecca' then we need the world of religious documentaries to evolve. So is there...
When Politics Becomes Blood Sport - Welcome to 'The Killing Season', Power Aussie Rules Style

When Politics Becomes Blood Sport - Welcome to 'The Killing Season', Power Aussie Rules Style

Alastair Campbell  23.06.2015
The Killing Season is extraordinary TV but sad to watch. Because ultimately it is a story of bad politics that failed because people simply...
The Only Place You'll See Alex Gibney's Scientology Film Anytime Soon

The Only Place You'll See Alex Gibney's Scientology Film Anytime Soon

Caroline Frost  22.06.2015
'Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief' has become one of those elusive films that many have heard of, but very few people...
'Jihad': My Journey Into the Roots of Islamic Radicalism in Britain

'Jihad': My Journey Into the Roots of Islamic Radicalism in Britain

Deeyah Khan  15.06.2015
I have watched the spread of violent extremism and jihadism across Europe and the UK with dismay, particularly given my history of experiencing...
The 5th Open City Documentary Festival Launches 16 June

The 5th Open City Documentary Festival Launches 16 June

Michael Stewart   4.06.2015
We are incredibly privileged to be running a festival of this sort in London and we try and give something back to the community that supports...
Amy Winehouse Film Made Dad Mitch 'Fear For His Life'

Amy Winehouse Film Made Dad Mitch 'Fear For His Life'

Caroline Frost  14.05.2015
Mitch Winehouse has revealed he feared his life would be in danger after he watched the first cut of the documentary 'Amy - The Girl Behind...

Tubby Hayes: When Fans Remember a British Jazz Legend

Jason Holmes  13.05.2015
"It's the classic story of crash and burn," says Mark Baxter, the writer of the new documentary film Tubby Hayes: A Man In A Hurry which...
'Amy Winehouse Wasn't Sure About Writing Songs'

'Amy Winehouse Wasn't Sure About Writing Songs'

Caroline Frost  8.05.2015
The first clip for the new documentary about the life of Amy Winehouse has been released, revealing that the talented performer was initially...
Mitch Winehouse Has Fresh Beef With 'Amy' Filmmakers - And He's Not Happy

Mitch Winehouse Has Fresh Beef With 'Amy' Filmmakers - And He's Not Happy

Caroline Frost  7.05.2015
Amy Winehouse's father Mitch has spoken out in the strongest terms against the forthcoming documentary about his daughter's life, calling...
Idris's Intimate Film About Grief And Music To Make Festival Debut

Idris's Intimate Film About Grief And Music To Make Festival Debut

Caroline Frost  7.05.2015
Idris Elba’s moving struggle to produce an album of South African music that pays tribute to Nelson Mandela – the man he played on...

GrassRoots: The Cannabis Revolution

Jason Reed  6.05.2015
Have you ever wanted to make a change, one that's literally life altering? There are very few issues that need nothing more than an alteration...
Four-Time BAFTA Winner Shares His Top Tips For Film Success

Four-Time BAFTA Winner Shares His Top Tips For Film Success

Caroline Frost  5.05.2015
“I’ll probably just put it on the shelf with the other three,” says TV director Dan Reed, when I ask him what he plans to do with...
Lineker, Mourinho, Rooney Contribute To Film On Talented, Troubled Gazza

Lineker, Mourinho, Rooney Contribute To Film On Talented, Troubled Gazza

Caroline Frost  1.05.2015
The talented, troubled life of Paul Gascoigne is set to be explored on film, with the former football star sharing his own thoughts, alongside...