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Documentary Filmmakers Group folds into EDN

The UK-based collective has ceased operations under the moniker and has instead merged with the European Documentary Network to better represent the interests of documentarians in a fast-changing media landscape.
June 17, 2016

UK-based Documentary Filmmakers Group (DFG) has ceased operations under the moniker and has instead merged with the European Documentary Network (EDN) to form a single entity in the region.

All future activities by the collective will be conducted under the EDN banner.

The move now makes the EDN the largest documentary organization across Europe and comes at a time when audience numbers are becoming more fragmented with increasing digital opportunities, changing laws and policies.

Further details regarding the merger will be announced to the organization’s members in the coming weeks.

“We know that by joining forces with an organization that has its finger on the pulse of documentary, with a reach throughout Europe and beyond, and with a strong agenda to campaign for, advocate and lobby for documentary filmmakers and the genre of documentary film, we know we can do so much more with EDN than we can do alone,” said Andy Glynne, DFG founder and chairman of EDN, in a statement. “Current DFG members will have the opportunity to benefit from all advantages that have previously only been available to members of EDN.”

“We shared the same values and objectives, and I have no doubt that by joining our forces we will be in an even better position to serve the documentary community than we are today”, added EDN director Paul Pauwels.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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