// Your online documentary cinema //

10 Years of Discovering the Best Documentaries for You



Karel_Melisek

Karel Melíšek

Czech Republic

Biography

Karel Melíšek (1905–1942) was an inter-war and war Czech film text writer, script writer (e.g. Father Kondelík and Bridegroom Vejvara, 1937; Woman below the Cross, 1937) and short film director. His key short films include How Film Is Made (1936), Attack on Prague (1936) and The Summer of Two Presidents (1936), capturing Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk in the last years of his life and his successor Edvard Beneš, both at their summer residences.

Utok_na_Prahu_1

Attack on Prague

Útok na Prahu (Orig.) / 1936 / Czech Republic / 10 min

Making use of footage filmed during an air raid drill in 1936, the short film was made within a series of films commissioned by the Civil Anti-Aircraft Defence as part of a preventive promotional campaign...

Detail…



News

A Showcase of Asian Documentary Film Jewels? TIDF!

A Showcase of Asian Documentary Film Jewels? TIDF!

The interest in all things Asian is growing faster than capital markets in the global world. That goes for documentary films as well. The contemporary production of Asian documentary filmmakers is regularly presented by Taiwan International Documentary Festival.

Read more…

- 12.9.2016 -

Gulîstan, Land of Roses Wins Prestigious Doc Alliance Selection Award at Locarno IFF

Gulîstan, Land of Roses Wins Prestigious Doc Alliance Selection Award at Locarno IFF

On Sunday, August 7, young director Zaynê Akyol became the 9th winner of the unique Doc Alliance Selection Award that is awarded since 2008 by the international Doc Alliance platform. The Kurdish director based in Canada received the award during an award ceremony at Locarno IFF. Along with the award, the filmmaker also received financial support of 5.000 euro for her future film.

Read more…

- 8.8.2016 -

Doc Alliance Selection Award 2016: Fresh Documentary Talents at the Upcoming Ninth DAS Awards

Doc Alliance Selection Award 2016: Fresh Documentary Talents at the Upcoming Ninth DAS Awards

Ever since 2008, Doc Alliance has been organising an international award intended especially for first-time directors. The Doc Alliance Selection Award helps up-and-coming filmmaking talents to put their name on the documentary map, providing a prize of EUR 5,000 to support their future projects. In 2016, Doc Alliance again nominated 7 outstanding films that will be vying for the 9th annual Doc Alliance Selection Award. The name of the winning title will be announced on August 7, 2016 during an official ceremony at the Locarno International Film Festival.

Read more…

- 13.6.2016 -

More news…