The Foundation

The DocsOnline Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit organization with its main office in Utrecht, the Netherlands. The organization is controlled by an independent management board and employs 10 staff members. The Utrecht office acts as the hub for a network of professional contacts worldwide. Our mission is to support professional documentary makers financially by exposing their work on a wide international scale to a paying audience. The DocsOnline Foundation further aims to encourage the use of documentaries as a valuable resource of information and promote an unrestricted exchange of views and opinions. Despite successes of films like Bowling for Col, Super Size Me or the March of the Penguins, most documentaries are still of limited commercial value. So, if we want to preserve the diversity of the documentary genre and its unquestionable value for society, we need to develop business opportunities beyond theater and television. To this end, the DocsOnline foundation organizes a documentary-on-demand website that is designed to increase public interest worldwide and provide the documentary tradition a lasting presents on the internet, thereby promoting the genre and fostering sales.

Office Location

The DocsOnline office is located on one of the oldest historical sites in Europe. Dating back to Roman Times (47 CE) the site has been home to the clerical workers of the Bishopric of Utrecht (695 - 1580 CE), University libraries of Utrecht, a long series of typographers, and now to The DocsOnline Foundation. So in a sense nothing has changed - the building has always been a site of knowledge and culture gathering.

The Docsonline Foundation

Kromme Nieuwegracht 9
3512 HC Utrecht
The Netherlands
+31 (0)30 8895488

Board

Luc van Leeuwen
Els van Adrichem
Vernon Gielen
David van der Meulen

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