Moving Docs 2017

Film & Campaign

Distribution: Online

Scotland

2017

Total project grant (euros)

140,000

Programme

Creative Europe

Sub-programme

MEDIA

Funding scheme

Development: Online

Call number

EACEA/26/2016

Call publication date

25 Nov 2016

Application deadline

6 Apr 2017

Result publication date

17 Aug 2017

Number of partners in project

4

Lead organisation

European Documentary Network (DK)

Partners

Autlook Filmsales (AT);

Film & Campaign (UK);

Anemon (EL)

The objective of Moving Docs is to engage urban and rural audiences across Europe through regular and simultaneous screenings of the best European and international documentary films.  This is achieved through the joint action of six innovative and pioneering initiatives in conjunction with the expertise and leadership of the European Documentary Network (EDN).

The initiative is structured around ‘European Screening Days’, unique media moments which connect diverse European audiences.  These screening days consist of the simultaneous European screenings of documentaries that have already premiered at important festivals or received significant awards.  Taking place in multiple locations and on multiple platforms across Europe, they engage audiences through issues relevant to contemporary life, communicated through theme-led European campaigns. Special attention is given to films that promote inter-cultural understanding, sustainable living and human rights. 

Moving Docs helps to create the marketing tools needed to reach a European audience of over 7 million:

  • it develops a common online and viral marketing strategy for the selected films
  • it secures the multi-territory licensing of rights
  • it enables partners to share knowledge and compare experiences and ideas, enhancing the ability of the partnership to concentrate on unified digital marketing strategies, and to target a growing and changing audience on local, national and European levels.

In 2017 and 2018, Moving Docs works with partners in 19 countries (Austria, Belgium, Bosnia, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey and the United Kingdom) to offer audiences across Europe broader access to Europe’s unique audiovisual documentary heritage.

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