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Julian Schwanitz

United Kingdom


Julian Schwanitz born in 1982 is German cinematographer and director. Julian studied camera and Film studies at the Fachhochschule Dortmund before moving to Scotland where he continued his studies.

After graduation, Julian completed a post-graduate in documentary directing at Edinburgh College of Art.

In 2011 Julian won a BAFTA New Talent Award for his cinematography on Disco and he won his second BAFTA in 2012 for Kirkcaldy Man.

Julian is now based in Scotland.

Kirkcaldy Man (17', UK, 2011)



KIRKCALDY MAN (Orig.) / 2011 / United Kingdom / 17 min

In search of Jocky Wilson, former Darts world champion and hero of the small, run-down Scottish blue-collar town of Kirkcaldy...





“My work has two strands: the first one deals with direct political images of violence, aggression and protest, mostly in Israeli-Palestinian context. It’s critique of news media, researching the complex, both realistic and surrealistic aspects of these images. The second strand of videos is more abstract and universal, dealing with cognitive, environmental and existential issues,” says the director about his works.

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Charter 77

Charter 77

We commemorate the 40th anniversary of the founding of Charter 77 by presenting documentary profiles of the signatories to this important initiative of anti-communist resistance. Learn more about the context of this historical event by means of an authentic film experience.

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Merry and Cinematic Christmas from DAFilms!

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A bonus subscription to DAFilms.com is a present you will never get tired of thanks to its diversity. You can get it for your close ones or just for yourself.

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