DOCUDAYS UA CINEMA CLUB STATUTE
Constantly acting film club for media education in human right Docudays UA (henceforth – film club) is created on voluntary basis to conduct regular non-commercial screenings of documentary and educational films about human rights in pursuit of educational and human rights awareness purposes.
Film clubs can be stationary, mobile and temporary. Stationary film club is a film club created at institution/ organization with one constant address where screenings are organized. Mobile film club is a film club created by organization or a group of people without their own premises but with a constant target audience. An important criterion here is regularity of screenings for each target audience and clearly specified screenings addresses.
Temporary film club is a film club created for a certain period of time on basis of temporary establishments / institutions, aiming to work with constant audience (summer camps, student camps etc). Based on this Statute, leaders of organisations or regional coordinators of Docudays UA festival can create constantly acting non-commercial film clubs in offices of their own organisations (including schools, colleges, vocational training institutions, libraries, NGOs). Decision about creation of film club is made by the board of organization (or another governing body, according to organization’s statute) that sends an official application form to Festival’s Organizing Committee.
Final decision about the film club’s creation is approved by Festival’s Organizing Committee. Membership in film club is open to employees, volunteers and target audiences of organization (institution), where film club is functioning, regional coordinators of Docudays UA Festival. Film club for media education in human rights Docduays UA has following aims: to prepare, organize and conduct non-commercial film screenings, to conduct the accompanying educational and human rights awareness events (discussions, meetings with films' authors and protagonists, lectures, forum theatres, master classes, that help to educate members of film club about human rights and build in them understanding of human dignity as the highest value).
Film club's program is formed according to following rules: 80% of films screened should be taken from collections of films for film clubs for media education in human rights Docudays UA created by Docudays UA Festival.
For the other 20% of programming film club's manager has to get approval from the Festival's Organizing Committee. Film club's independent programming must consist of documentary films, and film club must have rights to film's screening, given to film club by film's right holder (agreement on transfer of rights or license agreement). During the Travelling Festival Docudays UA in the region, film club can become one of the locations for film screenings and discussions with constant target audience. Film club’s chair suggests topics for screenings and discussions. They can use help of International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival Docudays UA Organizing Committee to invite interesting personalities – civil society and human rights activists, artists, journalists, NGO activists, film directors, film protagonists, writers, etc – to participate in events following the film screenings.
Film club keeps in touch with International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival Docudays UA Organizing Committee, with Docudays UA regional coordinators, with NGOs, cultural intuitions whose activity is related to film screenings, educational and other cultural institutions.
Docudays UA film club independently decides about the regularity of its meetings, forms of work and internal decision-making processes.
Screenings and other film club events can take place only at the address of film club’s activities. Films from collections created for film clubs for media education in human rights Docudays UA cannot be screened during other festivals, cultural events and happenings. The only exception is when these films are screened to promote either film club or International Film Festival Docudays UA. Such screenings have to be approved by Docudays UA Festival’s Organizing Committee and legal owners of screening rights. Film club is obliged to notify in all communications, information and advertising materials about film screenings and /or film club events that screening/ event is a part of «Film club for media education in human rights Docudays UA» or «Film club Docudays UA».
Film club for media education in human rights Docudays UA can cease operating following the decision made either by board of organization that created it, or by two thirds of its members, or by Festival's Organizing Committee. Festival's Organizing Committee can make this decision for following reasons: film club was inactive for more than half a year, film club did not communicate with Docudays UA Organizing Committee and/ or did not send reports about activity for longer than two months, infringement of rights to film screenings, use of film club to pursue aims that contradict aims and missions of Docudays UA Festival, or under other grounds deemed sufficient by the Organizing Committee.
Organizing Committee of
International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival