The concept of our documentary film festival
Mov(i)e Activism is a travelling documentary film festival that wants to get in touch with local communities to create an opportunity to explore some of the most current social, political, economic, and environmental issues, spark meaningful dialogue as well as inspire change. By using documentary films as a platform for underrepresented activist groups and filmmakers, our festival caravan aims to showcase practical examples related to different forms of activism from around the world.
Our goal is to make courageous individual actions more visible in order to empower audiences with the knowledge that personal commitment based on inclusion, equity, fairness and justice can make a difference. Moreover, we would like to contribute to the creation of an international community, in which people can freely share experiences and ideas. That is why we believe that everyone should have access to information and ideas that the films at our festival represent. Therefore, we decided to apply a no-ticket policy to all our screenings.
Mov(i)e Activism is a completely DIY and non-profit film festival. All the persons involved in the organisation of Mov(i)e Activism are doing it for the sake of the cause and are investing their own resources. The financial help that this documentary film festival gets, which is coming solely through private donations and a symbolic 1 dollar movies submission fee, is being used to organise festival events or support activists and their causes. Everything else is the result of a true passion and a great cooperation between the festival and filmmakers, cultural centres, cultural organisations, associations, and activists.
Started as a local initiative carried forward by a small group of young enthusiasts, until today Mov(i)e Activism has visited 8 different locations in 8 countries all over Europe. But thanks to the great enthusiasm of our volunteer members our documentary film festival is constantly growing and evolving. Visit our about section to learn more on how the International Activist Documentary Film Festival Mov(i)e Activism works, or check out the news page to stay tuned.