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MOVING DOCS



SUMMARY:
Moving Docs is an EDN initiative supported by Creative Europe. Its aim is to create innovative outreach strategies and provide opportunities for urban and rural European audiences to enjoy regular screenings of documentary films through a wide variety of media and platforms.

Moving Docs further operates the streaming platform 'Moving Docs Home Cinema' on the Moving Docs VHX platform.

Category:
Pan-European
Screenings
Duration:
Continuous
Frequency:
Annual
Editions:
2015-present
Partners/Supporters:
Creative Europe MEDIA
Incl. various EU partners


FULL DESCRIPTION:
Moving Docs brings powerful documentary films to screens big and small, by combining event cinema with innovative online distribution. It is driven by a shared belief in the value of documentaries and the importance of a diverse film culture within Europe.

With 20 screening partners across Europe and two mainstream media partners, Moving Docs enables a selection of the best European documentaries to cross borders and reach new audiences.

These are films with an impact. They make you see the world differently.

Moving Docs is the very first initiative of its kind, powered by partners across Europe, managed by the European Documentary Network, and supported by Creative Europe.




FILM ELIGIBILITY:
In order for a documentary to be eligible for Moving Docs it has to be European and match the following criteria:

  • Feature length
  • Just completed or in a rough cut stage
  • Have a strong outreach potential
  • Focus on culture, environment, politics, climate change, as well as general human and social stories with a pan-European relevance
  • Be in English or with English subtitles
Filmmakers from Europe can submit an application and films must be European, coming from countries participating in the MEDIA sub-programme.*

*Current eligible countries in the MEDIA sub-programme are all EU member states and non-EU countries listed in this link


WHEN IS A FILM EUROPEAN?
Films are considered European if the following applies:
  • the work has been majority produced by a producer or producers established in the countries participating in the MEDIA Sub-programme.
  • the actual producers and production companies are credited as majority producer(s). Other elements such as creative control, ownership of exploitation rights and share of profits may also be taken into account to determine who the actual producer is
  • the work has been produced with the significant participation of professionals who are nationals/residents of countries participating in the MEDIA Sub-programme
  • European films will be considered as national in that country or territory participating in the MEDIA Sub-programme whose citizens / residents have participated in the highest proportion in the making of the film. They will be considered as non-national in all the other territories




FILMS SELECTED FOR MOVING DOCS WILL:
  • enjoy a pan-European release, across leading festivals, screening venues, cinemas, enjoying a potential audience of more than one million people
  • benefit from working with leading distribution and marketing professionals from across Europe
  • receive a minimum guarantee
  • participate in the creation of a pan-European Marketing strategy
  • be eligible for the Moving Docs award for the most-watched European documentary


WATCH GREAT DOCUMENTARIES ON MOVING DOCS HOME CINEMA:
You can enjoy a selection of outstanding documentary films by streaming directly from the Moving Docs VHX platform.





FURTHER DETAILS:
More information about the programme can be found on the official Moving Docs website.


EDN CONTACT

Cecilie Bolvinkel
cecilie@edn.network
Phone: +45 3313 1122



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