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.
While we as documentary makers are not allowed to reimburse our characters, Share Doc has ensured that our Daughters of the Sun have received a wonderful contribution for their efforts. I also noticed that the film audience that attended the Q&As really enjoyed to be able to do something concrete for the Yazidi women after watching the film.
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.
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.
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.
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. 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.
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.
The ShareDoc idea was for me an insight. Making documentaries to create a real social impact – that sounds good! ShareDoc makes it possible on very direct way.
Thanks to ShareDoc 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.
I wanted to say HUGE THANKS for your idea and platform! I think we did it well.
ShareDoc is a fantastic initiative and resource for documentary filmmakers, and we were honoured to have the ShareDoc team at our festival to meet with documentarians from the island of Ireland.
We hope to continue to develop our relationship in the coming years!
ShareDoc is a simple and great tool that can benefit many protagonists and also film teams to create impact in an efficient way.
ShareDoc stands at a crossroad between everyone involved in the lifecycle of a documentary. We bring an innovative take as the first platform entirely focusing on documentaries. Our platform comes with a broad range of benefits and opportunities for filmmakers and their producers, seeking help for their protagonist. ShareDoc benefits all documentary professionals as well as festival-organizers, and distributors, providing easy access to tools that enable them to measure the social impact of documentaries.
Every filmmaker with social impact documentaries can create a page on our platform to help their protagonist. You can use our platform for free, however it is essential to update your page and let the audience see how the protagonists benefited from the donation. This effort will help the audience bonding.
ShareDoc is a free platform that enables you to spread the story of your protagonist and gaining support for them. ShareDoc helps you to act quickly in a context of emergency. Our platform gives you access to the technology you need to raise funds or awareness on the story of your protagonist.
When you sign up for ShareDoc and create a page for your documentary, you will receive a QR code to integrate in the credits of your film. When the audience scans the QR code on the tickets or in the credit of the film, they are directed to your ShareDoc page and can instantaneously take action to help your protagonist.
As a filmmaker working on documentaries you would like to enhance your social impact and support the protagonists in your documentary. The mico-campaigns appear extremely progressive, enabling you to easily connect with the audience to gain visibility and share additional content related to your documentary and the cause you aim to support.
Signing up for ShareDoc is free. Never upload your film on the platform, only the related material such as the trailer to collect donations for your protagonist or support them in any other way.
It’s very easy to sign up your campaign for ShareDoc and start supporting your protagonists in need,
Our one-of-a-kind platform offers great benefits for film festivals especially when it comes to enhancing your program and gathering insightful audience engagement data to understand which movies currently stand out. Accessing these insights will enable your team to identify relevant topics. What is more, ShareDoc could impact the future of film festivals by bringing an active dimension to the core of an activity that used to be passive and conversational. Eventually, ShareDoc has the potential to make a positive impact amongst film distributors and NGOs looking for action-oriented documentaries or seeking exposure to enhance distribution.
As a multilingual platform ShareDoc has the potential to impact the industry, including distributors seeking action-oriented documentaries or seeking exposure to enhance the distribution. By raising awareness of a cause, NGOs can benefit from ShareDoc and leverage the platform as a performance tool to work towards gaining visibility and scalability.
If our platform focuses on Human Rights Films, we do not only address Human Rights Film Festivals. Most European film festivals are involved in human rights and screen films in that category. Due to increasing environmental issues, ShareDoc expects an increasing number of films in this category in the upcoming years.
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