Online Promotion of a Documentary - A Report on Citizen Europe

CITIZEN EUROPE was selected by Moving Docs to be distributed across Europe in April - May 2019 in selected theaters as well as online, on the occasion of the European Parliament Elections. The goal of the campaign was to release the film as widely as possible, in order to encourage debate about the future of Europe, reaching out in particular to young people.



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What Distributors Want

 

 

In Their Own Words…

Abramorama, Bleecker Street, Breaking Glass, Cohen Media Group, eOne, FilmRise, Freestyle Digital Media, Gravitas Ventures, Greenwich Entertainment, Gunpowder & Sky, IFC Films, Indie Rights, Juno Films, Magnolia Pictures, Music Box Films, Neon, The Orchard, Prolific Pictures, Roadside Attractions, Samuel Goldwyn, Seed & Spark, Sony Pictures Classics, Strand Releasing, Vertical Entertainment, Virgil, and Well Go.

 

Article by FILMTAKE

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European movies on the move: ten actions for better circulation across Europe

The Open Method of Coordination (OMC) group of experts on circulation of films has published a paper featuring good practices and recommendations to enhance the circulation of European films across the EU.

 

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Facebook Marketing for Documentary Distribution - A report on Over the Limit

OVER THE LIMIT by Marta Prus was one of three documentaries chosen by Moving Docs in 2018 to be distributed across Europe in partnership with Alphapanda and Moving Docs partners Arte, Autlook in Austria, Cinedoc in Greece, Docs Barcelona in Spain, Makedox in N. Macedonia and Dokudom in Bosnia & Herzegovina. The goal of the campaign was to release OVER THE LIMIT across Europe by pooling resources of all the partners and creating a cost-effective campaign with a limited budget, reaching the right target groups.

Results showed that cinema and VOD income increased almost 50% for some of the partners, bringing in young female audiences ( 18-24 years old). The campaign was also supported by the Polish Film Institute and Polish producer Telemark.

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Focus on Greece: Europa Distribution examines the independent film distribution situation in the country

by Jesús Silva

Εuropa Distribution continues its tour around Europe, in order to shed some light on the situation of independent film distribution across the continent. After their recent articles on countries such as Russia and LithuaniaIceland and the UK, they headed south to report on the individual aspects of the Greek market, and the challenges faced by its professionals. The members of Europa Distribution operating in the Hellenic Republic offered a common portrait of a highly competitive market, which has undergone significant changes due to the impact of the last economic crisis in 2008. A large number of releases, a great sensitivity to the weather, a limited amount of windows and a constant search for new business models are just some of the main traits of the film distribution market in Greece.

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Dolphin Man Report

As part of its commitment to increasing the impact of European documentaries and facilitating the exchange of knowledge between
documentary professionals across Europe, Moving Docs carried out a pan European campaign of the documentary Dolphin Man in 2017-2018, in partnership with: Against Gravity (Poland), Arte GEIE, Cinedoc (Greece), Demiurg distribucija (Slovenia), Destiny Films (France), Docs Barcelona (Spain), Doc Lounge (Sweden), DocPoppies (Belgium), Lemesos International Documentary Festival
(Cyprus) and MakeDox (Macedonia). 

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Setting up Facebook Pixel – 101 for Moving Docs partners

With Moving Docs putting a focus on conversion tracking in 2018, this guide written by New Notions' Aaron Guthrie shall be useful if:

  • You use Facebook Ads to sell tickets or market your brand, and want more conversions
  • You never used Facebook Pixel at all
  • You may have installed the Pixel but you haven’t done anything with it
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Advancing the concept of "Event Cinema Online" with the release of Silvana

A report by Film & Campaign

The idea of a ‘virtual screening room’ – when ‘event cinema’ goes online.

In 2018, Moving Docs continued to explore concepts for what we first described as a ‘virtual screening room’ – an online space that replicates the experience of watching a film jointly with others, and that facilitates the remote participation in an on-site event,
for example through interaction in a debate following a documentary screening. 

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Docudays UA, our newest partner

Docudays UA is a unique international film festival about human rights, that runs almost all year long. It launches in the last week of March in the capital Kyiv, and operates from October to December with the Traveling Festival. Docudays UA works on the edge of civil society activism, art and culture in Ukraine and has several core goals: bringing global documentaries to Ukrainian citizens; bringing Ukrainian documentaries to global citizens; contributing to the level of observance of human rights in Ukraine and developing the critical thinking among their audience. Get to know more about the Moving Docs Ukrainian partner Docudays UA with Julia Kartashova.

“We promote human rights and popularize national and global docs, by sharing Ukrainian docs and art abroad, as well as produce the catalogue of Ukrainian documentary films and present it on the international festivals. We mostly target youth, which comprises about 70-80% of the festival visitors every year!"

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‘Take One Action’ film festival

 

Take One Action film festival takes place in Edinburgh and Glasgow from September 12-23 and shares powerful stories from 27 countries. Event screenings bring together communities, filmmakers, politicians, journalists, campaigners, businesses, academics and artists that want to inspire and to change the world. International, empowering, creative, accessible and questioning are the five key values of the festival.  Follow-on digital and weekend screenings in Aberdeen & Inverness create further opportunities for debate and social networking.

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