KineDok is a new kind of international community, a unique film club and an alternative distribution platform,
connecting both the fans and makers of creative documentary. In its pilot edition, 12 thought-provoking East and
Central European documentaries will be screened at more than 20 non-traditional venues in each of the participating
countries: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and Croatia. In a form of shared experience that overcomes the
traditional walls of a cinema hall, KineDok comes to your local club, cafe, gallery, attic etc. and invites you not
only to come and see the film on a big screen, but also to meet the makers or the protagonists of the film in an informal
environment and discuss the issues with them over a drink. Without you, the interested audience, there would be no
point in creating documentaries and without the filmmakers, there would be no voice for you, people experiencing interesting
or tough times - let us support this symbiosis, let us make art easily accessible, let us spread the word and the basic message
of KineDok: these people, these issues, this genre, these places and these countries are not to be overlooked!
The online catalogue offers 12 films from Central and Eastern Europe, which are being screened at more than 20 new locations in each country
KineDok aims to expand and take care of a community of viewers and fans of documentary film and get creative documentary film to the
attention of a wider public through screenings and discussions at non-traditional places. Five countries from the CEE region will
cooperate on the pilot edition of KineDok: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and Croatia. The online catalogue of the project
will offer 12 East and Central European documentaries that will be screened at more than 20 venues in each country.
"After the 14 years of our intensive support for filmmakers through our activities focused on production and distribution of documentary films,
we want to make step towards the audience as well. We want to create new ways for the documentary genre to reach the
average viewer, but also enable a closer communication between those who create the films, and those who watch them.
Creative documentary brings important and challenging topics, without the public’s interest, however, its support would not
make sense. Therefore KineDok meets the specific needs and interests of the documentary audience inviting them to popular
cultural sites in their area and at the same time attracts them with new alternative spaces - clubs, cafes, galleries,
attics, etc., " says the executive director of Institute of Documentary Film, Bojan Schuch.
IDF as the main coordinator of the project, in cooperation with foreign partners, One World Romania Association (Bucharest, Romania), Restart (Zagreb, Croatia),
Mozinet (Budapest, Hungary) and Filmtopia (Bratislava, Slovakia), will create an extensive and continuous distribution network for the
documentaries on the territory of all the participating countries, and will thus help to significantly extend the audience base and
increase the general interest in creative documentary.
KineDok events will take place at already established multifunctional spaces which routinely host concerts, theatrical and dance performances,
as well as at more intimate and alternative venues, such as clubs, cafes, train stops, chapels, social centers, etc.
Local distributors and communities of young people interested in creative documentary will be the driving force of the project.
The projections will be followed by discussions with the directors or other experts in the documentary field.
"I visualise KineDok as a vibrant and growing organism, whose individual parts are autonomous and specific, coordinated by local
distributors who use the knowledge of their environment and audience as well as the support of local partners and festivals,
but at the same time all parts merge into one internationally recognized unit under the auspices of Institute of Documentary Film,
who provides it with the main facilities, service and promotion, " explains Jana Ripplová, the project manager of KineDok.
"KineDok will use IDF’s experience and extensive database as a guarantee for the successfull realization of the project.
By creating a new distributional platform KineDok, a unique tool will arise in the field of documentary filmmaking that will
become an integral part of the distribution of Czech and other documentary films in Central and Eastern Europe," adds Bojan Schuch.