Second edition records 100% increase in ticket sales, with around 5,000 attendees.
Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi’s 5 Broken Cameras has won the Grand Jury Prize at the second edition of Open City Docs Fest, London’s biggest documentary festival, which ran June 21-24.
The documentary follows Palestinian farm labourer Emad who has five video cameras, each telling a different part of his village’s resistance to Israeli oppression, and its win follows on from its Audience Award prize at this year’s Sheffield Doc/Fest. New Wave Films have picked the film up for UK distribution.
Other winners at this year’s edition included Antoine Vivani’s Insitu, winning the Time Out Prize which is awarded to a film that explores life in the 21st century city, and Chris Christodoulou’s One More Kiss, which picked up the UK Emerging Prize.
Jacqui Morris’ McCullin received its UK premiere as it closed this year’s festival, which attracted nearly 5,000 attendees - a 100% increase in ticket sales on its inaugural edition - and hosted over 100 screenings as well as live events.
Full lists of winners were:
Grand Jury Prize
5 Broken Cameras, directed by Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi (Israel/Palestine/France 2011)
The Time Out Prize
Insitu, directed by Antoine Vivani (France, 2011)
UK Emerging Prize
One More Kiss by Chris Christodoulou (UK 2012)
Special Mention to The Betrayal by Karen Winther (UK/Norway 2012).
International Emerging Prize
High Tech, Low Life directed by Stephen Maing (USA 2012)
Special Mention to A Life Without Words by Adam Isenberg (Turkey, Nicaragua 2011).
Best Short Film Prize
The Marble Village by Ioana Dorobantu (UK 2011)
My Street, the festival’s national digital filmmaking competition which awards prizes of £500 cash plus Steady Wing camera equipment and one on one film consultation with filmmaker, Marc Isaacs
First Prize: On The Bench directed by Maha Taki (London)
Second Prize: Still Life directed by Emma Barnie (London)
Third Prize: 55 Seconds directed by Jan Cawood (Saltburn).