“A carefully curated selection
of documentaries from around the world
swooping down into extraordinary individual lives.”


99 is a free

and not-for-profit project


99 subtitles short docs

that otherwise would not

be seen enough, or at all


99 is available

in 7 languages

(and more soon)

Ivy is a young Swedish man who shows us who he really is: a woman.

Olga is a Russian dancer who lives and breathes ballet.

Loss is an Ivorian migrant who, putting home behind him, tries to cross Europe.

These stories – true stories – are unpacked right here, in three short documentaries on 99.media.

99 shares and screens short documentaries for free, subtitled in seven languages:
English, Arabic, Spanish, French, Portuguese, German and Italian, thanks to our exceptional translation community.

What drives us?
We believe that a film can change our vision of the world. We have faith, too, in the transformative power of documentaries: they inspire empathy and understanding around issues such as climate change, the elderly, LGBT communities, migration, disabilities – and much more. Just as importantly, they enthral us, entertain us, make us laugh.

And since true stories are played out in our daily lives – in your life – we do it for that reason too. Because true stories connect us. And because, after all, 99% of our DNA is the same as everyone else’s.

We also organise in-person screenings across the globe, in cinemas, cultural centres, universities, NGOs. Here, seeds of debate are sown, feelings shared, and change brought about.

Looking forward, we aspire to offer films subtitled in three extra languages: Chinese, Russian, and Turkish. Three languages that will allow us to reach new audiences and to move a step closer to each other.

To do this, we need you.

Exquisite, powerful, sometimes quirky.
What an exceptional curation
of short international documentaries!

— Sharon Rigby, Lismore, Australia

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“By contributing
I am able to play my small part
and help these stories to be shared
and seen all over the world.”

— Andy Neale, member, United Kingdom

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99 donates 1% of its annual budget to other non-profit organisations
working to preserve the environment and biodiversity.


Jérôme Plan | 99.media

Journalist, filmmaker
[email protected]