Audio Visual Access

Encounters Festivals

Audience Development

England

2016

Total project grant (euros)

150,000

Programme

Creative Europe

Sub-programme

MEDIA

Funding scheme

Audience Development

Call number

22/2015

Call publication date

30 Nov 2015

Application deadline

3 Mar 2016

Result publication date

6 Jun 2016

Lead organisation

Reelport (DE)

Partners

Encounters Festivals (UK)

Associazione Culturale La Guarimba International Film Festival (IT)

Fonk (BE)

The Cork Film Festival (IE)

Tampere Film Festival (FI)

Interfilm Berlin (DE)

Kurzfilmfreunde Koln (DE)

Audio Visual Access is a project that brings festival films to public libraries. Since 2016, AVA has launched seven on-demand video libraries featuring exclusive short film festival programs in libraries and public institutions. The project has facilitated collaborations between short film festivals and public libraries in seven European cities - providing European cinema to library users.

The project aims to:

  • Bring European films to a new (and vast) audience of public library users 
  • Extend the life of a film festival program and make it available after the event 
  • Modernise the way in which libraries offer audiovisual content to their users 

Reelport handles the coordination, management, and the technical infrastructure of the project.

It launched in 2017 in Partner Cities on the following dates: 

  • March 13th – Cologne Short Film Festival program at Cologne City Library 
  • April 5th – Leuven Short Film Festival at program de Bib library 
  • April 6th – Tampere film festival program at Ylöjärvi library 
  • May 6th – interfilm program at ZLB Berlin 
  • June 1st – Cork Film Festival program at Cork City Library 
  • July 23rd – La Guarimba program at Amantea Tourist Office 
  • July 25th – Encounters program at 20th Century Flick & Bristol Records office 

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