More than ever, we need documentary filmmakers to help us make sense of a complex and ever-changing world. We need documentaries to remind us—and to teach younger generations—about the joy of discovery, the celebration of debate, and the importance of tolerance.
DOC AROUND EUROPE is dedicated to supporting and promoting European documentaries by emerging filmmakers, and to help them connect to audiences and to the international market alike. Over the past four years, the network has successfully facilitated film circulation across Europe, and has organized a range of events during member festivals.
Nurturing new voices and directors, the network understands the exciting potential of digital tools to reach wider audiences. This VOD platform represents a strategic and innovative way of improving visibility for European films.
Bringing together the joint forces of network members (DocsBarcelona, DOK.fest München, MakeDox, FIPADOC, and VERZIÓ), the platform aims to showcase films made by younger talents. It will also target European and international festival programmers, broadcasters, buyers and distributors, with the goal of providing more opportunities to the films and their creators.
The platform will offer an annual catalog of up to 40 new documentary films curated by the network members from their festival selections. The films will be available for up to two years, ensuring a constant renewal and a steady offering of European documentary talent.
The project is funded by Creative Media Europe