Moving Docs reaches out to new European audiences
by Jorn Rossing Jensen
- The new screening partnership with members from 11 countries will screen a package of six high-quality European documentaries across the continent
The initiative originates from the CineDoc Festival in Athens, which organises regular screenings of award-winning European and international documentaries across Greece. Moving Docs takes the idea to a pan-European level, working with international partners to set up joint screenings of a package of European docs.
One of the first projects was a live transmission from Athens on 29 September of German directors Marcus Vetter and Karin Steinberger’s The Forecaster – the day before the film’s main character, US financial advisor Martin Armstrong, had predicted a financial crash. Armstrong and Vetter discussed the film and took questions from audiences across Europe.
Moving Doc’s partners so far are Against Gravity (Poland), Apordoc (Portugal), Doc/it and Il Mese del Documentario (Italy), Brave New Culture (Cyprus), CineDoc (Greece), DocLounge (Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland), Docs Barcelona (Spain) and the Scottish Documentary Institute (UK). Upcoming members are Jupiter Films (France), Autlook Filmsales (Austria) and Rise and Shine (Germany).
The opening film package includes Swedish director Fredrik Gertten’s Bikes vs Cars, Vetter and Steinberger’s The Forecaster, Czech filmmaker Andrea Culkova’s Sugar Blues [+see also:
film profile], Danish director Phie Ambo’s Good Things Await, Austrian-French filmmaker Hubert Sauper’s We Come as Friends [+see also:
film profile], Romanian director Alexander Nanau’s Toto and his Sisters [+see also:
film profile] and Greek filmmaker Elena Zervopoulou’s Greece Works in Progress.