One NGO, 500 documentaries, 300 square meters. DocuArt works to raise awareness of cultural and social diversity and support the acceptance of these values as well as the peaceful coexistence of social groups.
A Neorenaissance building built by the plans of Miklós Ybl, originally a horse cart depot and winter residence to barons and counts – and some of today’s residents claim that the cellar was once used as a political prison in Franz Joseph’s era – but now it serves the purposes of a cinematography centre on 300 square meters.
It is here that Palantír Film Visual Anthropology Foundation set up DocuArt as a non-profit service, the First Hungarian Documentary Film Collection and Cinema. The founders wish to make accessible to the general public the greater part of the documentary, experimental and short films created in Hungary. By doing so, DocuArt performs a unique cultural mission.
“Since 1998 we have collected here almost 500 films.”
– Zoltán Füredi, founder
It is a hub for film makers, their audience and students in film-related fields where they can all feel at home. Here, they can not only watch films but also make them and voice their opinion about them! And it’s open to all!
1. Viewers have a right to see the films created using their tax.
2. All Hungarian films must get an opportunity to find their way to the audience.
3. Documentaries must be distributed using the same channels and tried and true methods of distribution as fiction films.
4. The ‘place’ of the documentary is not exclusively on the program of television.
DocuArt cooperates with other NGOs that also work in the field of interculturality and inclusion.