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Between Dec 4 and 8, French documentry film association ADDOC organizes a gathering of 14 European countries and their documentary filmmakers’ associations in order to discuss European documentary filmmaking and its financing. The event, open to all, is focused on screenings of European documentaries, round tables, and encounters with filmmakers. Czech Republic is represented by the Institute of Documentary Film and screening of Jan Sikl's Low Level Flight.

Paris, France
Dates: December 4 - 8 2007
Organizer: ADDOC


Un tour d’Europe du doc brings together European documentary filmmakers’ associations in order to discuss European documentary filmmaking and its financing. The event, open to all, is focused on screenings of European documentaries, round tables, and encounters with filmmakers.


Germany, Austria, Belgium, Spain, Finland, France, Great Britain, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Switzerland, the Czech Republic and Turkey. In an increasingly challenging artistic and economic context, Addoc’s documentary filmmakers feel the need to develop new synergies with their European counterparts. The idea is to defend original documentaries on a collective level where increasing numbers of decisions are being taken concerning cinematic and audiovisual issues.


Un tour d’Europe du doc proposes a panorama of European documentary cinema, and seeks to lay the foundations for a cohesive cooperation network of European documentary makers. The first contacts we have established with European documentary-makers have highlighted the similarity of our issues. Even though documentary films have encountered a certain success with audiences, their financing is more and more precarious and their diversity under threat. There is an urgent need to inform and apply pressure on the authorities and European institutions so that documentaries do not disappear from our screens (TV, theatres and alternative screenings). Our intervention comes at a time when the European Union is looking to strengthen dialogue with professionals in the culture industry. The first European culture forum was held 26-28 September in Lisbon and was the first stage of a series of consultations enabling representatives of civil society to debate the Union’s cultural activities and formulate propositions capable
of influencing political decision makers.

All films presented have been selected by partner documentary associations. Each association was invited to propose films that were representative of the cinema they support. From this, a group of directors attached to Addoc drew
up a program of films produced over the last few years to provide a glimpse of the diversity of creative approaches in Europe. All projections will be followed by a discussion with the filmmaker, giving creators a chance to share,
exchange and reflect with the audience. The screening will take place in the afternoon and evening in 3 locations : Goethe-Institut, Centre culturel suisse and Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles. All films will be subtitled in French and English. The complete schedule is available on our website.

Out of time (Aus der Zeit)
Harald Friedl
| 2006 | 80 min

Vous êtes ici
Jorge Léon
| 2006 | 80 min

Low level flight (Nízký let)
Jan Sikl
| 2007 | 52 min

No man is an island (Ei kulaan ole saari)
Sonja Lindén | 2006
| 40 min

Bienvenue à Bataville
François Caillat
| 2007 | 86 min

Chair de ta chair
Christine Seghezzi
| 2004 | 24 min

Vanina Vignal
| 2006 | 77 min

Full metal Village
Sung-Hyung Cho
| 2006 | 91 min

Still life (Natureza Morta )
Susana de Sousa Dias
| 2005 | 72 min

Sergio Trefaut |
2005 | 100 min

Fernand Melgar
| 2005 | 76 min

Umit Kivanc | 2006 | 72 min

About the organizer: ADDOC
"Through our action, it is our hope to bring together often-isolated creators to be able to defend more forcefully the diversity of documentary forms. To us,practical issues, and political and aesthetic commitments are an extensionand enrichment of our role as filmmakers.
Association des cinéastes documentaristes
Contact : Julien Berthoud
14, rue Alexandre Parodi
75010 PARIS
T. +33 1 44 89 99 88