Creative documentary makers wanted for Assembly development lab

Posted Tuesday 19 Mar 2019

Assembly, a new UK feature development lab for creative documentaries, is seeking international applicants - that means you! Participants from six selected projects will attend a four-day programme in London with talks, workshops and one-to-one mentoring followed by a closed pitch for �10,000 development funding. The programme is being funded by University College London and the UCL will cover successful participants' flights, food and festival pass, and will also provide accommodation. Participants will also be able to attend screenings, talks and networking events as part of Open City Documentary Festival 2019. It is free to apply.

Here are the key dates for 2019
Application deadline: 3 May
Workshop programme: 31 August - 3 September 
Pitch: 5 September 
Festival: 4 September - 10 September



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WIN tickets to Vai

Posted Tuesday 19 Mar 2019

We're giving away five double passes to Vai, the tour de force from female filmmakers. To be released in New Zealand cinemas on 4 April, Vai links together a story of family, culture, and at times, isolation. Eight connecting moments of seemingly different lives thread together in a journey of empowerment through culture. Beautifully shot in seven different Pacific countries, and featuring a different indigenous actress in each, the film is a delicate exploration into the meaning of growth, adaptation, and most notably, a connection to water and home. To be in to win, click here to watch the trailer and answer the question below:

What does the lady in purple say she will teach Vai to do?

Send your answer in the subject line of an email to before 5pm Friday 22 March, 2019. Winners only will be notified by email.