D.E-R is an association of documentary filmmakers from Emilia-Romagna, founded in 2006 in Bologna, Italy. Its members are documentary directors and producers active in producing and distributing documentary films originated in the Emilia-Romagna Region. Aim of the association is the promotion of regional productions at the national and international level.
D.E-R gathers a network of professionals expressing different skills and resources: directors, producers, institutional partners, private companies, festivals. D.E-R develops new distribution strategies worldwide and is committed to the promotion of public cultural activities to increase visibility for this specific film slot.
We strongly believe in the undisputed value of documentary film as a cultural value of our Region. Documentary film in all its different forms – creative, reportage, factual, historical – owes its strength to its inner peculiarities: freedom, flexibility and the potential to record and interpret social and cultural changes.
Among the activities carried out by the Association are:
- Organization of festivals and documentary showcases in various parts of the Region
training workshops with international experts
- International meetings with foreign producers for co-productions and professional exchanges
- Conferences and meetings on documentary
- Educational projects in the schools
- Training courses for teachers, education professionals, students
- Partnerships with regional, national and international subjects, including institutions, universities, festivals and associations
- Participation in international fairs, markets, and events
Main partners of the Association are the Culture Regional Ministry, the Regional Videotheque, the Regional Assembly.
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A SAMPLE OF CURRENT AND PAST PROJECTS
DOCINTOUR (2007- present)
A showcase bringing documentaries in movie halls in different cities, organized by Emilia-Romagna Region, Fice, Associazione D.E-R, Cineteca di Bologna/Fronte del Pubblico
DOCUMENTARY AT SCHOOL (2007- present)
A project which sees the partnership of D.E-R and the Regional Videotheque, aiming at the promotion of the cultural, social and educational value of documentary. It fosters the distribution and showings of documentaries in educational settings.
DOCUNDER30 (2007- present)
An itinerant documentary showcase dedicated to authors under 30 years of age. The 2-day event takes place in a different city each year, and it sees the presence of young authors and film experts, journalists, film critics.
ESTATE DOC (2009 – present)
Summer documentary showcase, which takes place in public spaces (squares, courts, parks, beaches). It combines the promotion of documentaries with the appreciation of the regional territory.
TRAINING WORKSHOPS FOR SCHOOL TEACHERS (2009 – present)
The Association organizes training workshops for schools teachers in partnership with local and national institutions, to promote the use of audiovisual techniques in educational settings. The workshops are held in different cities: Modena, Forlì, Ravenna, Imola, Bologna.
The website “Documentando” offers visibility to documentary authors, who can create updates on their activity and productions directly online.
PRODUCTION / DISTRIBUTION
On occasion D.E-R has produced and distributed documentaries in collaboration with other partners, such as Unicef (La staffetta dei diritti) the Regional Assembly (Cittadinanza e nuova licealità: competenze e saperi per il cittadino europeo), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Italian Cultural Insititutes and Embassies around the world (Parole e Musica).