When EURODOC was launched in 1999, no training lab existed specifically for documentary producers. The founders wished to foster a new way to produce and coproduce ambitious creative documentaries across European borders: a deep engagement, international scope, and groundbreaking cinematic research were their battle cry. Documentary is the force that never stops pushing cinema’s boundaries, and our societies need the widest and the craziest diversity of documentaries to deeply reflect on themselves, these are the mottos of our programs.
Soon after its creation, EURODOC opened to non-Europeans and to this day has trained about 1600 fearless producers, producers-directors, and some commissioning editors, from more than 70 countries. The films developed at EURODOC have been broadcasted on television, released in theaters, and shown in festivals worldwide - some are still available, some have become classics, and others have been forgotten in various cinematheques. To mark our 25th anniversary, we wish to celebrate the dazzling variety of documentary films that were developed and dearly honed in our labs, and to proudly share them with our audiences through a monthly program. Among the hundreds of films in our « catalogue », the delicate selection was curated by Farah Clémentine Dramani Issifou and Festival Scope.
The program will comprise a stellar series of online Q&As with the teams of the films.