AVA Doc – free world documentaries and short films for library members

AVA Doc is an international project which brought together 27 partners from 9 European countries with the aim of making the world’s best documentary and short films available to users of libraries in various European countries. Through the project, European short and documentary film festivals made their film program available to users of 15 libraries across Europe (Great Britain, Germany, Portugal, Czech Republic, Finland, Italy, Serbia, etc.). In Serbia, those were users of the National Library of Serbia and the Belgrade City Library. They could watch movies on computers in the libraries themselves or from home via a specialized online platform. Four significant documentary film festivals from Europe are included in the project – Ji.hlava IDFF, DocLisboa, Sheffield IFF and Beldocs IDFF. The project holder is the German company Reelport, while the Serbian partner in the project is the Beldocs festival.

With this innovative project, multimedia content in libraries has been enriched. For the first time, an online VOD (video on demand) service has been introduced in Serbian librarianship.

The European Union supported the project through the Creative Europe program, the subprogram Media, and the Ministry of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia.

Project website: www.ava-library.com

Project value: 38,940,000.00 dinars
Realization period: 2017-2019
Donor: European Union (Creative Europe Program)