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Andersen Thom

United States

Thom Andersen

Thom Andersen has lived in Los Angeles for most of his life. In 1974 he completed “Eadweard Muybridge, Zoopraxographer”, an hour-long documentation of Muybridge’s photographic work.

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Andersson

Kenya

Beatrice "Maggie" Andersson

Beatrice "Maggie" Andersson was born in Kenya in 1962 in a Maasai village and died in 2012 from cancer while she was living in Malmö, Sweden.

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Andresson

Iceland

Markús Þór Andrésson

Markús Þór Andrésson is an independent curator, writer and filmmaker. He holds a degree in Curatorial Studies from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, class of 2007. Previously he was an undergraduate in studio arts at the Iceland Academy of The Arts. His work includes the making of exhibitions, writing on art for catalogues and magazines and writing/directing documentary films and television programs on art...

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mauro andrizzi

Argentina

Mauro Andrizzi

Mauro Andrizzi was born in Mar del Plata, Argentina in 1980. He studied scriptwriting and graduated from the ENERC (National Film School), Buenos Aires, in 2001...

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Hubert

Canada

Hubert Aquin

Hubert Aquin was born on October 24, 1929 in Montréal, Québec, Canada. He was a producer and director, known for Courtship (1961), À Saint-Henri le cinq septembre (1962) and Of Sport and Men (1959).

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Asher

Netherlands

Meira Asher

Composer-performer and image-sound artist Meira Asher, was born in Israel and lives in the Netherlands...

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Ribena

Latvia

Ribena Asnate

Ribena Asnate is a Latvian documentary and experimental filmmaker...

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M_A_Atassi

Syria

Mohammad Ali Atassi

Mohammad Ali Atassi is a journalist and documentary filmmaker. He was born in 1967 in Damascus, Syria. Atassi obtained a diploma in civil engineering from Damascus University in 1992 and a DEA in history from the Sorbonne Paris 4 in 1996. Since 2000, he has been writing for several Arab and international newspapers on political and cultural topics...

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Sanaz_Azari

Iran

Sanaz Azari

Sanaz Azari was born in Ispahan (Iran) in 1981. She grew up and lives in Brussels where, after studying photography, she graduated from the scenography workshop at the Ecole nationale supérieure des arts visuels de la Cambre (National School of Visual Arts)...

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Azcona

Spain

Carlos Serrano Azcona

Carlos Serrano Azcona (b. 1969, Madrid, Spain) studied philosophy at the Complutense University of Madrid and direction at the London Film School. In 2006, he founded his own production company, ESTAR AHÍ CINEMA, with which he produced the films El árbol (The tree) and Quantum Men...

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Mieko

Japan

Mieko Azuma

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).

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Debois_Baandrup

Denmark

Jeppe Debois Baandrup

Jeppe Debois Baandrup (born 1973) is an Art historian and co-founder of Galleri Tusk. He is mainly occupied with the production of cultural events and art exhibitions.

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Babitz

Israel

Liviu Babitz

Liviu Babitz is a director and actor, known for The Little Western Wall (2009), Essential Killing (2010) and Infiltration (2010).

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Erik Bafving

Sweden

Erik Bäfving

Erik Bäfving is a Swedish film editor and documentary film director...

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jaroslava bagdasarova

Slovakia

Jaroslava Bagdasarová

Jaroslava Bagdasarová was born in Slovakia. She concerns on anthropology and ethnografical documentary...

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Bahar Demirel

Turkey

Şirin Bahar Demirel

Şirin Bahar demirel - After graduating from the cinema department at Galatasaray University, Istanbul in 2010, she finished her MA in Artistic Direction of Cultural Projects at Université Paul Valéry, France. She has worked as assistant director in feature documentaries. She continues to work on her photography, video and street art projects in Istanbul.

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Lionel_Baier

Switzerland

Lionel Baier

Lionel Baier was born on December 13, 1976 in Lausanne, Switzerland. He is a director and producer, known for Garçon stupide (2004), Les grandes ondes (à l'ouest) (2013) and Un autre homme (2008)...

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Fred_Baillif

Switzerland

Frédéric Baillif

Born in 1973 in Geneva, Switzerland. 2000 Receives degree from the Institut d'Études Sociales, in special education. Self-taught filmmaker. Several internships as production assistant in New York. Also directs commissioned films.

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massoud_bakhshi

Iran

Massound Bakhshi

Born in Tehran, Iran, Massoud Bakhshi earned his high school diploma in photography and cinema (1990) and his BS in Agriculture Engineering (1995). He later studied filmmaking in Italy (1999) and Cultural Financement Formation in France (2005). He has worked as a film critic, screenwriter and producer.

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anitha_1

India

Anitha Balachandran

Anitha Balachandran is an Indian freelance animation film-maker, illustrator and graphic designer...

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Iraqi film Homeland winning the Doc Alliance Selection Award 2015

Iraqi film Homeland winning the Doc Alliance Selection Award 2015

Homeland (Iraq Year Zero) by Abbas Fahdel has won the Doc Alliance Selection Award. The winning film is composed of two parts – the first was shot before the US army’s invasion of Iraq while the second part captures the post-war events – providing an essential report on the turning point in the country’s development. Instead of shorthand news features on the events in Iraq, it brings an impressive portrayal of life in the country. Director Fahdel received the award at the Locarno film festival.

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Explore the fascinating world of experimental film!

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A Look Inside DAFilms: Part 4

A Look Inside DAFilms: Part 4

Despite the holiday season, we keep bringing you new documentaries that can travel with you anywhere you go. Each week, acquisitions manager Diana Tabakov selects them carefully for you, searching for them on the websites of festival catalogues and in dark video libraries. Learn more about her job!

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