New Membership Fees Make EDN Accessible to More Countries
EDN - European Documentary Network introduces adjusted membership fees starting 1 April 2016. The initiative is a response to the economic reality in countries across the globe and levels the fees required to become an EDN member depending on where members are located. This will make it easier for many filmmakers worldwide to join EDN and access valuable resources related to documentary filmmaking.
Starting in April, the adjusted EDN membership fees will feature three levels for individual memberships with prices depending on the country that documentary professionals come from. Filmmakers and documentarians from the vast majority of countries worldwide will be able to join EDN for an annual fee of €100 for a single-person membership. Further gradations, depending on the economic ranking of the country of origin, include €145 and a maximum of €185 for an individual EDN membership. This three level system of membership fees will allow for a more balanced access to EDN services for international filmmakers.
The upcoming change of membership fees is based on a proposal that had been prepared by the association's Executive Committee. In November 2015, the proposal had been approved by the EDN General Assembly in Amsterdam.
"Today we welcome members from around 60 countries. This is very much in line with our ambition to work globally and to be a very open association that is in a position to serve all members to the best of its abilities and to defend the documentary genre for the benefit of all. This service should not be limited to members coming from regions with strong economies, but should also be available to the vast majority of filmmakers worldwide. We believe the new membership fees account for this intention and mission of EDN.", says EDN Director Paul Pauwels.
The complete list of fees for individual memberships (per country) can be found in this PDF overview. The EDN team is looking forward to opening the association to the many talented filmmakers in the world, who up to now were not in a situation to become part of one of the largest documentary networks.
EDN - European Documentary Network is a member-based organisation for professionals working with documentary film and television. EDN supports, stimulates and creates networks within the documentary sector in Europe and beyond; informs about funding, financing, development, co - production, distribution and collaboration across borders by individual consultation and a range of activities including workshops and seminars. Join EDN via http://www.edn.dk/edn/join-edn/
This news story has also been published as a press release which is available here: http://www.edn.dk/edn/contact-press/press/
* see this PDF country-list for detailed information about fees per country