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HISTORY DOC

National Network: 
Greece
Address: 
19, Mithimnis Str, 112 57 Athens
Athens
Greece
Telephone: 
0030 210 8616449
Mobile Phone: 
0030 6973430545
Mobile Phone (other): 
0030 6972972700
Organisation Type: 
Public Institution
Year of Establishment: 
2008
Fields of Activity: 
General Information: 

Structure of the organization, including number of staff employed and/or partners Board of Directors (4 members), Executive Director, International Advisory Board (12 members), Head of Studies and Head of Tutors with annual contracts, 10 trainers payed per project and 2 staff employed.
Budgetary resources available in a year 110.000 euros
Resources of Funding Media Program, ERT, Ministry of Culture & Tourism, Athens Municipality, Goethe Institute Athens & Ramallah.
Modalities of action: Workshops, Seminars and exchanges in the field of International co-productions documentaries.
Main partners involved in the organization's projects/activities: European Documentary Network, Dok-Festival Leipzig, SEMAT Productions, Egypt, Pen Media, Palestine, Box-Dox Festival Syria, Media to Community Network - Jordan, Hellenic Culture Foundation, ERT, Greek Ministry of Culture & Tourism, Athens Municipality, Goethe Institute (Athens, Ramallah and Tel Aviv ), Institute Francais (Athens and Ramallah), British Council. StoryDoc is a non profit international educational institute for documentaries based in Athens, Greece. StoryDoc specializes in providing professional development training to filmmakers from South and North of Mediterranean, to encourage the multilateral cooperation and to provide opportunities for culture and professional networking with key Industry players in Central and North Europe. StoryDoc training sessions focus on concept/idea development, film structure, script development, and production of professional trailer, preparation for participation in pitching forums, know-how and negotiating for international co-productions, introduction and promotion to the international market. To date StoryDoc has organized 20 international workshops In Europe and the Middle East and has a significant success record in producing results-documentaries–films

Mission and Objectives: 

StoryDoc has organized successfully four annually series of workshops for development and pitching forums with sessions in Ramallah Palestine, Athens and Corfu in Greece and Leipzig, Copenhagen and Sheffield. Storydoc has organized delegations of Mediterranean filmmakers to the Sheffield Doc Festival and to the Leipzig International Festival and exchanges delegation of producers between Israel and Greece. Furthermore Storydoc has established bilateral agreements with the international Festivals in Hanover, in Duisburg and Thessaloniki with the aim to host Special Promotion activities with the work of StoryDoc alumni. In 2011-2012 Storydoc was the educational partner in the film production project UNKNOWN LIFE where 12 youths from Germany and Greece explored, discovered unknown aspects of the social life in both countries and produced 6 documentaries with the aim to facilitate a deeper understanding between the nation in the time of financial crisis in Greece and Europe.

Main Projects / Activities: 

Storydoc intends to join the ALF Network with the aim to expand our network of associates in the Mediterranean area and in Europe, to exchange experience and work with in new projects similar to the mission of our Institute.

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?: 

• The development of skills of the Greek filmmakers in order for their films to be accepted by international festivals and international TV stations.
• The organization of meetings of creators/producers with international distributors, film fund representatives and commissioning editors with the aim of achieving international co-productions.
• The organization of group missions to acclaimed international festivals for the promotion of the Greek documentary.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?: 

We can contribute the ALF Network in Greece by co organize symposiums and conferences in Greece, by adding our local network of professionals and artists and through distribution of the ALF activities, press releases and calls among the potential interested organizations and individuals in Greece

Additional Information: 
Contact (1) Full Name: 
Konstantinos Spyropoulos
Head of the organisation: 
Konstantinos Spyropoulos
Contact (2) Full Name: 
Chara Lampidou