In the first week of March, while international audiences have a chance to virtually watch the Silver Eye Nominees selection, Prague will host the third edition of meetings of film professionals called East Doc Platform. DAFilms.com has discussed the platform as well as other new projects focused on the support and development of European documentary with IDF representative Filip Šebek.
Directors on the DAFilms portal
Yossi Abolafia is the illustrator of several I Can Read Books, including It's Snowing! It's Snowing!: Winter Poems by Jack Prelutsky, as well as Barbara Ann Porte's stories about Harry. He is also the author-illustrator of several of his own picture books, including Fox Tale and A Fish for Mrs. Gardenia. He lives with his family near Jerusalem.
EL CIELO GIRA (2005), first long film by Mercedes Álvarez, gained the unanimous acclaim of both critics and numerous international awards, such as the Tiger Awards from Rotterdam, Cinema du Rèel from Paris, Infinity from Alba (Italy) or BACIFI from Buenos Aires, and has been shown in more than 30 countries. She has also made the short documentary EL VIENTO AFRICANO (1997) and, more recently, her cinematographic poem CINCO ELEMENTOS PARA CUALQUIER UNIVERSO. As in the case of EL CIELO GIRA, FUTURES MARKET emerged within the scope of the Master de Documental de Creacion from the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, with the support of its director, Jordi Balló, and the participation of his students.
Born in 1977 in Kyoto, Azuma majored in metalwork at the Kanazawa College of Art. Since graduation in 2000, she has lived in Germany and studied documentary film at the University of Television and Film Munich (HFF). In 2008 she received the Starter Film Prize from the city of Munich and the German DAAD Prize for Yuri and Tuesday (for which she was cinematographer).