Doc Lounge workshop at CinéDOC-Tbilisi, Georgia!
Unique collaboration between the Nordic countries and the Caucacus region, in new exchange project by Doc Lounge, Noosfera Foundation and CinéDoc Tbilisi.
In collaboration with the Noosfera Foundation, Doc Lounge will produce and arrange a 2-day training workshop for regional film coordinators in Georgia and the Caucasus region. The workshop will take place during CinéDOC-Tbilisi in May 2017 and focus on audience development, press, marketing and event production.
The aim of the project is to share with the Georgian film community the Doc Lounge expertise in event management, audience development and knowledge in how to run a screening network. Further on, the project strives to help the participants improve the impact of their own work, as well as strengthen democracy in Georgia through film screenings and debates.
The project is also a way for Doc Lounge to widen it’s international network, for the Doc Lounge staff to develop and deepen their own understanding of the complex world we live in today and to get inspired and challenged to do things in new ways.
"I believe that we who are working with Doc Lounge in the Nordic countries have a lot to learn from the way CinéDOC-Tbilisi are working with documentary film screenings to create awareness about human rights. Georgia is a country that is changing dramatically right now, and in within these changes there is a hope for a more open and equal society to take shape. CinéDOC is working with documentary films as tools for change on many different levels, they arrange a big documentary festival once a year but they also arrange trainings for people working with social issues and NGO's to learn how to make films."
Ilja Stenberg, Doc Lounge producer of training workshop Tiblis.
"We are very happy that we cooperate with Doc Lounge and that we can learn from each other's experiences. Who knows? maybe one day we will build up a regional network in the Caucasus too, together with partners in Armenia and Azerbaijan, same like Doc Lounge has built up a great network in the Scandinavian countries."
Ileana Stanculescu, Director Noosfera Foundation.