Every crisis offers opportunity. The current European economic and political crisis polarises societies and challenges the ‘European dream’. But at the same time, and across Europe, ordinary people are reclaiming public space, demanding transparency and social justice. A new sense of community and citizenship is spreading and the great thing is: we share the experience.
Taking this as our starting point and with the European Parliament Elections ahead, we at Doc Next Network are calling on media makers, social activists and critical thinkers to share your views on ‘Europe’. We invite you to challenge prevailing notions of democracy and representation, to reflect on alternatives, and to create new narratives for an open society. Building an online video platform, we hope to discover ‘radical’ stories about what is and should be happening in Europe. We believe that through our stories and creative media works, we are able to represent ourselves and our communities, locally and globally. This is what we call Radical Democracy.
We are looking for media works in all genres and visual forms, shot or created in any format. We will accept videos of up to 5 minutes in length - but remember, less is more. All works should be made within the last 2 years. The best entries are awarded with up to €2500. Interested? Go to challenge.docnextnetwork.org!
Doc Next Network is active locally in Spain, Turkey, Poland and the UK. Online it embraces a European community of young media-makers, researchers, educators and policy makers. Doc Next Network is an initiative of the European Cultural Foundation. Radical Democracy: European Video Challenge 2014 is supported by the Open Society Foundations.