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Watch and take action

Nothing is more frustrating than wanting to help and being powerless. ShareDoc enables the audience to overcome the post-documentary blues by taking immediate action and supporting the protagonists or a cause. We created ShareDoc to empower you to become a change-maker and amplify the social impact of documentaries. Following the screening of a documentary, you can now donate to a protagonist or a charity or take concrete actions such as signing a petition or organizing a protest to raise awareness of a cause.

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It is not only about watching...

Your audience does not only want to dwell in awareness.... awareness cannot provide shelter to those millions of refugees nor change the fate of the 26 billion chickens trapped in the global factory industry. At best, awareness can be a beginning.... Awareness might lead your audience to take action via ShareDoc : the action that will make an impact to change the lives of your protagonists


The Homes We Carry by Brenda Akele Jorde

Interview by Geoffrey Macnab,  Business Doc Europe

It’s a badly neglected episode in recent German history. Before the Berlin Wall came down, thousands of Mozambicans travelled to the GDR to work and study. Many started families. Both countries were socialist and they seemed like natural allies. But then, after reunification, the contract workers discovered they were no longer wanted or needed in the new Germany. Impoverished and without any chance of work, they were forced to head back to Africa, often leaving wives and children behind them. They had been very badly exploited. 

Industry Report: Documentary

Interview by Valerio Caruso,  Cineuropa

Anne Marie Borsboom, the founder of ShareDoc, breaks down her tool designed to bridge the gap between documentary lovers and immediate action, enabling viewers to support protagonists and drive social impact.

Cineuropa: Why did you create
Anne Marie Borsboom:
I'm a filmmaker, so I make documentaries and I love documentaries. And I was always so irritated by the fact that when a film is shown at a festival or wherever, people don’t know what to do if their heart is bleeding and they want to do something. I call it the post-documentary blues. We thought this could easily be resolved by giving them a tool they could use to lend their support.

Rise of Institutions

Friday 24 March, Social Cinema, Kunsthal Charlottenborg

In face of the broken, unjust or insufficient systems they document, these filmmakers stepped-up their change-making game and proceeded to practical solutions of larger societal problems of knowledge, coordination and resources. In these mini-case study sessions, speakers will explore the power of institutions, their journey from initial small steps to the final achievements and the vision they have for the future.

ShareDoc Presentation

Speaker: Anne Marie Borsboom - ShareDoc

After a screening of an engaging documentary, audiences tend to ask: how can I help? ShareDoc start-up enables documentary lovers to take action after watching a documentary by supporting a  protagonist or a charity with a QR code featured in the credits; and to act for impact by donating or igniting a petition or organizing awareness.

The Impact of sharing

14 March 2023 by Nick Cunningham - Business Doc Europe

Founder Anne Marie Borsboom explains to Business Doc Europe how her ShareDoc initiative is designed for doc-watchers “with a philanthropic mindset.” 

By scanning a QR code at the end of a screening audiences can donate directly to the protagonists whose lives they have just observed. Or if not financially, then they can engage in impact activity in other ways, such as by forming a petition, Borsboom suggests, or arranging a protest or even simply communicating their support (via the film’s producer).

ShareDoc Interview

with Anne Marie Borsboom - ShareDoc

“I’m a filmmaker, so I make documentaries and I love documentaries,” adds Borsboom. “And I always was so irritated that if you see a film at a festival or wherever, what can people do if their heart is bleeding and they want to do something? I call it the post-documentary blues. We thought these could be easy to resolve by giving them a tool they can use to donate.”

Don’t Let Them Lose Your Thread

27 March 15:00–16:00, French Institute in Prague, Štěpánská 35, Praha

How Digital Platform Could Help Your Film

Are you a documentary maker aiming to support the protagonists involved in your film and to share their unique story? Then ShareDoc might be just for you. This new free-to-use platform offers a unique solution for making a change with your film. ShareDoc would like to be seen as a crossroad between everyone involved in the lifecycle of a documentary. Through setting up a profile on the platform and implementing simple QR code in your film credits, the viewers could directly donate to your cause, characters or otherwise contribute to the good thing.

ShareDoc Presentation

Speaker: Anne Marie Borsboom - ShareDoc

ShareDoc presentation of new digital tools 

The session will introduce the ShareDoc platforms and how you could join as a filmmaker, what are the benefits and what is needed to join. For more info visit

ShareDoc is the brainchild of Anne-Marie Borsboom, an Amsterdam native working as a filmmaker and producer. Anne-Marie was the first camerawoman in the Netherlands, collaborating with a broad array of directors.

Industry: Take on Film & Impact

27 March 9:00–13:00, Filmhuis Den Haag

How can films on social issues do more than just raise awareness? Are you a filmmaker looking for the formula to take your film to the next level? Join this morning session on creating impact campaigns that drive social change and get inspired!

ShareDoc Presentation

Speakers: Jacqueline van Vugt (director) and Janke Smit (ShareDoc)

Jacqueline van Vugt and Janke Smit explain what the Share-Doc platform can offer filmmakers and the impact it can make. ShareDoc is a new platform for all filmmakers and producers seeking support for the protagonist of their film. ShareDoc enables documentary lovers to take action after watching a documentary by supporting a protagonist or a charity with a QR code featured in the credits; and to act for impact by donating or igniting a petition or organizing awareness. ShareDoc stands as a crossroad between everyone involved in the lifecycle of a documentary. 

Documentaries for the audience to create an everlasting impact

We are the crossroad for everyone involved and bridges the gap between the filmmakers, the protagonists, the audience and the industry. Share doc enables you to easily make a long-lasting impact by providing you the instant possibility to take action. We set up an easy QR code system, featured in the credits and on your ticket, so that everyone can easily donate or take action.

Global Impact

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Support Sharedoc!

With your contribution ShareDoc as a nonprofit organization can continue to ensure that filmmakers can use the platform free of charge so protagonists in need of help can receive support wherever they are in the world.

They loved ShareDoc!

At CPH:DOX, we were impressed by the spirit and determination of Share Doc to further the efforts of filmmakers and their work, and provide concrete support for film characters and issues they fight for- or with. It is essential that civil society and film collaborate in their role of "change agents” in the society. ShareDoc is an excellent tool to advocate for social, cultural, political and legal change around documentary films.

Tereza Simikova Head of Industry CPH:DOX 2023

Here is why we believe our platform can be a success and disrupt the film industry! Watching a heavy documentary is one thing, but leaving it helpless after watching does not make me happy. If I were satisfied and able to act, I would go to this type of film more often.' ShareDoc’s mission is critical. As a film festival, we aim to collaborate with the platform for several reasons. Mainly, the project has the potential to become a single platform continually working with impact and with specific human-rights documentaries, which are the core of our festival programming strategy.

Organizer Festival One World

The audience can be more willing to visit specific documentaries if they can be involved instead of being reduced to passivity. The more festivals engage with ShareDoc, the greater the possibility of a united industry that encourages dialogue between the audience, filmmakers, protagonists, and festival representatives. ShareDoc and film festivals could work together to encourage the rise of an engaged audience willing to go beyond the film experience and engage in broader social changes.

Ondřej Kamenický, Director One World

I believe ShareDoc can lead to more satisfied audiences at our film festival and significant changes for the protagonists. It would change our image from being an information-oriented and discussion-oriented festival to an action-oriented festival. It is innovative as there are no similar initiatives only focused on the documentary industry.

Eric van de Giessen, Former International Support Manager at Movies that Matter

For us as producers, the ShareDoc concept is fantastic. We often get the question: "How can we help this person in your film?"
and here we actually have an answer, where the protagonists themselves can receive direct donations. Maria Kristensen /Producer Final Cut for Real

The logistics are manageable, and most importantly: We always have a feeling that we are collaborating with an organisation that has its heart in the right place.

Maria Kristensen, Producer Final Cut for Real

As a documentry filmmaker I sometimes asked myself – does my job still have sense in this world, overloaded with video material and documentaries of any kind?
Are festivals, red carpets and prizes really my goal? No.

Anastasia Vinokurova, Filmmaker

The share-doc idea was for me an insight. Making documentaries to create a real social impact – that sounds good! Share-docs makes it possible on very direct way.
Thanks to share-docs I found a new motivation to continue working on documentary film, looking for stories and protagonists, who are making this world better and need help on it.

Anastasia Vinokurova, Filmmaker

I wanted to say HUGE THANKS for your idea and platform! think we did it well

Ruslan Fedotow, Filmmaker Away

ShareDoc festival events

ShareDoc @ DOK.fest
3-05-2023 to 14-05-2023
ShareDoc @ CPH:DOX
16-03-2023 to 26-03-2023
ShareDoc @ One World
22-03-2023 to 04-04-2023
ShareDoc @ Movies that Matter
24-03-2023 to 01-04-2023
ShareDoc @ FIFDH Genève
10-03-2023 to 19-03-2023

Become a partner

ShareDoc is a crossroad for everyone in the industry to connect and get involved in new collaborations. We aim to partner with the most influential Human Rights Films Festivals in Europe and to join forces to create a more accessible documentary industry where the audience can instantly act.

Contact us

We love to hear from you! Are you a documentarist willing to make an impact for your protagonist, a festival organizer, a producer, or a documentary enthusiast embracing the idea of collaborating to enhance the social impact of documentaries? Let us start a conversation!