Still from documentary 'Sugar Blues'

Scottish Doc Institute hosts UK edition of Moving Docs

The Scottish Documentary Institute are hosting the new UK edition of Moving Docs, with MEDIA-funded documentary Bikes vs Cars selected as the first film to tour Europe as part of the new initiative.

Run by the European Documentary Network (EDN), Moving Docs is a partnership founded for the joint distribution of documentaries across Europe. 

Through eight partners, Moving Docs will create a common marketing and distribution strategy to enable and facilitate the pan-European release of documentaries. Five titles will be screened across Europe by all partners in a maximum of venues and platforms. 

The project is funded through Creative Europe's Audience Development scheme. The first UK screening has been announced for 10 June 2015, and SDI are encouraging hosts to sign up and set up their own screening of the three films selected so far.

The partners involved in the project across Europe are: CineDoc (Greece), DocLounge (Sweden), DocsBarcelona (Spain and South America), APORDOC (Portugal), DocIt (Italy), Lemessos International Documentary Festival (Cyprus), Planete Doc (Poland). 

Bikes vs Cars, by Swedish filmmaker Fredrik Gertten, premiered in March at the Tempo Documentary Festival in Stockholm and later that month saw its international premiere at SxSW in Austin. The film received funding through the MEDIA programme's TV Broadcasting scheme. For Moving Docs, SDI will present the feature as part of the UK Green Film Festival in cities across the UK. These will be the film's first European screenings outside the film's home country of Sweden.

Sugar Blues, a film about one mother's fight against the global sugar mafia, has also been added to the line-up alongside The Forecaster - a film which tells the story of Martin Armstrong, once a US-based trillion dollar financial advisor who developed a computer model based on the number pi and other cyclical theories to predict economic turning points with eerie accuracy.

Pictured: Sugar Blues has been added to the line-up for the UK edition of Moving Docs.