21st THESSALONIKI DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL [1-10/3/2019]
Moving Docs presentation
Moving Docs conference, which took place as part of Agora Doc Market of the 21st Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, concluded on Saturday 9 March 2019 in Takis Kanellopoulos theater, located at the Cinema Museum. During the annual workshop for the promotion of documentaries, the 20 collaborating organizations had had the opportunity to discover, under specialists’ guidance, the best strategies to marketing and distributing selected documentaries, as well as approaching the target audience. Moving Docs is an initiative under the guidance of European Documentary Network (EDN) funded by Creative Europe Media program. Its purpose is to create resourceful promotion strategies and enable urban, non-European audience to enjoy regular documentary screenings through a variety of means.
The two working groups that were formed in the process presented their own case studies, each one mainly focused on one documentary. The first group focused on the documentary Push by Fredrik Gertten, describing the global real estate crisis, which combined with the broader economic crisis pushes wages down and sharply increases rents. The working group made the following conclusions:
The particular documentary’s expected audience:
Institutions with which collaboration could build for the promotion of the particular documentary:
Actions that could assist in promoting the particular documentary:
The second group mainly focused on the documentary Citizen Europe by Angeliki Aristomenopoulou and Andreas Apostolidis, whose subject is the impact of Erasmus program (the European mobility program which was established for academic purposes, but has now extended to include various sectors) to the EU citizens. This working group made the following conclusions:
Expected audience for the particular documentary:
Issues to consider which could be connected to the project:
Institutions for possible collaboration with the aim of promoting the particular documentary:
Actions for the promotion of this particular documentary
The two working groups also focused in two more projects: the documentary Sakawa by Belgian film director Ben Asamoah and the award-winning The Silence of Others by Almudena Carracedo and Robert Bahar, screening at the 21st Thessaloniki Documentary Festival.