Date: Thursday 5th September
Time: 4pm – 8pm
Location: Regent Street Cinema, 307 Regent Street, W1B 2HW
On Thursday 5th September, we’ll be hosting an afternoon jam-packed with audio activities at the Regent’s Street Cinema as part of the annual Open City Documentary Festival. There will be free beer and fun activities in the breaks between each event.
First up is the Radio & Audio Funding Award Pitch from 4pm-5.30pm. Who will win £7,000 to create the audio documentary of their dreams? Join us as we bring together five finalists from around the world to pitch their non-fiction projects to a panel of top industry judges: In The Dark founder Nina Garthwaite, Overcoat Media’s Steven Rajam and BBC commissioner Steve Titherington.
Next is the Whicker World Premiere of ‘It’s Not Easy Being Green… and Black’ from 6pm-7pm, a special live performance and world premiere of Isis Thompson’s 2018 award-winning work. Charting a new growing landscape of activism in the UK, the piece will be performed in collaboration with composer Axel Kacoutié.
The Whicker Audio Awards from 7.30pm-8pm will close the evening. Comedian and broadcaster Hardeep Singh Kohli will announce the winners of this year’s Radio & Audio Funding Award, worth £7,000, and the 2019 Documentary Audio Recognition Award, worth £3,000.
Photo of Isis Thompson by Andrew Northrup, courtesy of the Open City Documentary Festival.