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Frequently Asked Questions

GENERAL FAQ

What is Share.Doc? 

Share.Doc is an online platform that aims to empower the audience of documentaries to take action by donating or raising awareness for a protagonist or a charity.

 

Why did Creative Europe help Share.Doc?

Share.Doc was awarded a Grant by Creative Europe to enable audience engagement and development of all ages across Europe with a platform as a place to collaborate & network in the next few years.

 

What is the goal of ShareDoc?

Our goal is to provide peer-to-peer action from the public to the protagonist in documentaries, by doing so we increase audience engagement.

 

What is a peer-to-peer platform?

It enables the audience to donate directly to the protagonist or the charity without the intervention of a third party.

 

Why a QR Code?

We decided to use the QR code to make it easy and instantaneous for everyone who wants to get involved. Thanks to the QR code you can take action on the go.

 

How does ShareDoc work?

After watching a documentary, you can scan the QR code featured in the credits or on the ticket that directs you to the landing page of the documentary, enabling you to donate or take action. 

 

Which currencies are accepted? 

We work with Mollie as a payment system and therefore accept all currencies and a broad range of payment methods. 

 

What is Creative Europe? 

Creative Europe is the European Commission's flagship program to support the culture and audiovisual sectors.

 

 

FAQ AUDIENCE 

Why should I donate or take action on ShareDoc? 

ShareDoc brings novelty to the documentary landscape by supporting filmmakers, sparing them the costs and energy of building websites,  and enabling them to invest their time where it matters by making films.   On top of it, ShareDoc helps filmmakers engage with their audience and enhance visibility. 

 

How can I see how my donation helped? 

Throughout the process, filmmakers will share updates on the page regarding the protagonist or the charity you supported. 

 

Can I use my donation for tax deduction? How? 

It depends on the regulations in your country. 

 

Can I support several documentaries? 

Yes, please! 

 

How can I contact a filmmaker or a protagonist? 

You cannot contact them directly, but you can leave a message on the Sharedoc platform or via their social media channels. 

 

How do I know I won’t get spammed? 

We work with top IT professionals to ensure that the website is 100% safe and fully compliant with the GDPR. 

 

 

FAQ FESTIVALS 

How can ShareDoc benefit film festivals as a partner? 

The benefit is that the Share-Doc platform can structure networks. Share-Doc measures the impact of films,  therefore, festivals can enhance their Programmation and screen films that made an impact. Share-Doc is a gross road for the industry, so everyone can gain more  visibility,  online and offline. By engaging the audience, ShareDoc empowers everyone visiting the festival and enhances the community revolving around films and documentaries. 

ShareDoc can  be present during the venue. Not only will we inform filmmakers about the very purpose of Share.Doc, we will also contribute to expand the festival's visibility to the right audience. 


 

I am the organizer of a non-EU festival. Can I get in touch?

We work with all film festivals ! 

 

What are the costs involved? 

There are no costs involved.

 

How do you verify the filmmakers?  

We are a foundation and work closely with film festivals. We always run due diligence on the projects of our filmmakers.  

 

 

 

FAQ FILMMAKERS 

How do I submit a documentary? 

It is super easy! All you need is to sign up to feature your documentary project. You will get a page where  to write a summary of your documentary,  upload your trailer, and any other information you think is relevant. Our instructions will lead you through it!

 

Are all kinds of documentaries accepted on the platform?

We accept all documentaries and topics as long as they aim to make a positive impact and resonate with our social and philanthropic values. 

 

What do I need to create a page for my documentary? 

No but your page will only go live once your documentary is completed. 

 

Is ShareDoc free? 

Yes! 

 

Do I need to set a goal? And what if I do and exceed my goal? 

We think a substantive purpose goal is more important, however you can target a predetermined amount if you like. 

If you exceed your goals, it will amplify your support for the charity or the protagonists. 

 

 

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