The DocNomads Association (DNA)

The DocNomads Association (DNA) was created to foster a dynamic connective environment amongst current enrolled students and Alumni, together with the faculty and guest experts that participate in the curriculum.  

The mission of DNA will focus on activities outside the strictly educational context of the DocNomads program. 

The first role of its mission is the sharing of valuable info that may be useful for the DocNomads collective, in particularly after the study, though not exclusively. 

Furthermore, while being a think thank for the whole DocNomads venture and contributing to the cohesion of its community’s global network, the Association aims at promoting a bridge with third parties in the professional world, and being a conduit for filmmaking opportunities amongst the members and their projects. 

Several initiatives are currently in development within the DNA framework. 

A special event will be organized by the Association in each semester beyond the curricular activities of the course, aiming to reach the interest of wider audiences and professionals. Programming of these public events, also combined with local festivals, may include the showcase of completed films or the presentation of ongoing projects by Alumni, together with debates and colloquiums.  

Besides finding open windows for showing the community’s past and current films, the promotion of recent DocNomads films to festivals will be a key activity of the DNA, starting with a short list of films produced in each semester to be curated in a customized basis taking in consideration its particular qualities and foreseen chances in specific festivals.  

Opportunities of specialized training upgrades, in seminars, workshops, summer schools or artistic residencies should be conjointly arranged with affiliated schools and partner organizations, in Europe and abroad.   

The DNA’s resources platform will include a database concerning the production landscape (funding, festivals, broadcasters) of the countries of origin of DocNomads students, which should be an important tool to be developed in the framework of fostering future cooperation of students in cross-countries projects.  

Further actions will follow in order to provide a contacts network for legal support and counselling in the various countries.   

The DNA newsletter will be the collaborative organ of the Association, fully edited by former students and current students with the contributions of members and other people involved in the DocNomads community, but as well in the professional world which is targeted to be part of its audience. The newsletter is intended to be published quarterly, which first issue is expected to the Fall of 2015. The distribution of complementary monthly press releases is foreseen to start in the near future.


As a student or Alumni you’re welcome to take an active role in your Association, which may start with contributing ideas about activities you think of common interest to be undertaken in DNA. 



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