About Moving Docs

Moving Docs brings powerful films to screens big and small – films you may never be able to see otherwise.

We enable a selection of European documentaries to cross borders and reach new audiences all over Europe.

These are films with an impact. They make you see the world differently. And they may even change your mind.

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

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    Citizen's Basic Income explained in 2 minutes

    What would life be like if your government made sure every citizen was financially secure – regardless of whether they worked or not?

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    #MyBlueEurope photo competition

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    Are you in love with the sea?

    Upload photos of your connection with the sea, rivers or lakes before 7 January 2017 and win a unique diving experience in Greece with the Grand Resort Lagonissi and the Athens Divers Club*, an online course by world record-holding freediver Sara CampbellCressi diving equipment**, and Dolphin Man cinema tickets across Europe.

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  • News about Moving Docs and our films

    CMSI Report: "Movies & Grassroots Community Engagement"

    The Center for Media & Social Impact (CMSI), a lab and research center based in Washington DC, has recently published 'Movies & Grassroots Community Engagement', written by Caty Borum Chattoo and Will Jenkins. This is the second volume of a two-volume report about documentary films’ growing impact on legislative change in the US. In effect, the publication advises documentary filmmakers how to develop an effective public-policy impact strategy.

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    What is the future of Greece's neo-fascist Golden Dawn?

    Moving Docs has commissioned Al Jazeera English journalist Patrick Strickland to write about the future of Golden Dawn, in order to further contribute to raising awareness about the rise of the far-right in Europe.

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    #MyBlueEurope winners

    Dive into the blue with the winning photographs of the #MyBlueEurope Photo Competition!

    Huub Waaldijk wins the first prize with this great photo taken in Dahab, Egypt. 📸 🌊
    Moving Docs will fly him to Greece, where he will stay at the Grand Resort Lagonissi and dive in the pristine waters of the Aegean with the Athens Divers Club.

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    Selected for Moving Docs 2018: Golden Dawn Girls

    Norwegian documentary filmmaker Håvard Bustnes examines the rise of far-right nationalist party “Golden Dawn”.

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    Can event cinema happen online?

    How do we get more people to watch documentaries on the big screen, especially given that regular theatrical releases of docs mostly fail to reach the right audiences? Moving Docs proves that 'event cinema' is the answer – but how can I participate when I'm stuck at home? 

    Event cinema appears to be the one thing that works: never just offer a simple film screening; always combine it with discussions, music, food and drink; better yet, hold these events in unusual places. Moving Docs partners have been good at that: In Cyprus, Lemesos International Documentary Festival held an outdoor screening on a beach, while Doc Lounge in Sweden has gone as far as screening a film in a swimming pool, their audience floating in the water. Slowly, as Fritz Kohle recently reported for Moving Docs from the IBC, the world of traditional cinema is waking up to the concept of event cinema, too.

    But what about those of us who are stuck at home: as parents, due to illness, or in remote places? Do we have to miss out on the rise of event cinema? And what could Moving Docs do in order to make us feel part of it, easily, remotely, virtually?

    It was in early 2016 – when we had to decide on the Moving Docs strategy for 2017 – that we all agreed we should look into virtual screening rooms that would enable us to bring event cinema to everyone – with a special focus on enabling online audiences to participate rather than just watch a one-directional live stream. And with a bigger question lurking in the long term: if such online events could be monetised through ticket sales for online participation.

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    Who wants to see a documentary?

    Moving Docs is excited to share news about positive trends concerning documentary audiences in Europe. Moving Docs enables a selection of European documentaries to cross borders and reach new audiences all over Europe. It is the very first initiative of its kind, powered by over 20 local and national partners across Europe, managed by the European Documentary Network, and supported by Creative Europe

    Moving Docs data reveals that viewers across Europe are showing growing interest in watching documentaries on a diversity of platforms.  While the traditional theatrical release of documentaries remains financially viable in territories such as Germany, partner data reveals how the targeted release of issue-oriented theatrical documentaries and single event screenings are able to reach large, transnational audiences.

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  • Upcoming screenings

    Dolphin Man in Warsaw
    Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 15:00
    Luna in Warszawa, Poland
    Golden Dawn Girls in Munich
    May 12, 2018 to May 13, 2018
    Carl-Amery-Saal, Gasteig in München , Germany
    Silvana in Warsaw
    Sunday, May 13, 2018 at 20:45
    Luna in Warsaw, Poland
    Dolphin Man in Warsaw
    Monday, May 14, 2018 at 19:00
    Luna in Warszawa, Poland
    Golden Dawn Girls in Warsaw
    Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 12:15
    Kinoteka in Warsaw, Poland
    Golden Dawn Girls in Warsaw
    Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 14:45
    Kinoteka in Warsaw, Poland
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