Leona Chaliha

Creative Dev
Open City Documentary Festival

Leona Chaliha is a Documentary Filmmaker and Creative Producer. She has worked with a number of British arts and cultural institutions in the UK including the BFI, the Barbican, The British Museum, Quadrangle film festival (aka Otherfield http://otherfield.uk/ ) and more recently, the Aldeburgh Docfest and Open City Documentary Festival. Currently developing a non-fiction film Lab and residency, she also continues to work on a number of film projects in production. Above all, Leona aims to nurture artistic and boundary breaking storytelling within the practice of non fiction filmmaking.

With Open City Documentary Festival, she led on creative development for the operation which initially grew out of the Anthropology department of UCL. It is the result of the transformative effect of working within UCL, an institution where social, physical and natural sciences jostle alongside the fine arts.

Open City Documentary Festival creates an open space in London to nurture and champion the art of creative documentary and non-fiction filmmakers.

The festival takes place over six days in venues across London and the programme offers a chance to see the best in contemporary, international documentary as well as filmmaker Q&As, industry panels, workshops, networking and parties. The 2018 festival will take place between 4th - 9th September.

[Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.]

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.