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Directors on the DAFilms portal

IH_Andersen

Denmark

Iben Haahr Andersen

Born 1953, Copenhagen.
Educated sounddesigner, Danish National Filmschool, 1982.
Iben started in 1996 directing documentaries beside doing sounddesign...

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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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Lorenzo_Apolli

Italy

Lorenzo Apolli

Lorenzo Apolli was born in 1983 in Brescia, where he studied music and visual arts. He graduated in architecture in Milan. Until now he has been dedicating himself to exploring fringe landscapes and image archives...

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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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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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News

Nina Numankadić: What is important is the quality of the films. We were never after quantity.

Nina Numankadić: What is important is the quality of the films. We were never after quantity.

The online documentary cinema DAFilms.com celebrates its 10th anniversary. It is one of the first VOD portals in the world. Managing director of DAFilms.com Nina Numankadić replies to 5 questions concerning the directors‘ changing approach to the online distribution of their films and other topics.

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- 25.1.2016 -

Miroslav Janek: I show my cards to the viewers so they can play with me more easily

Miroslav Janek: I show my cards to the viewers so they can play with me more easily

As a bonus to the retrospective of films by Miroslav Janek, we are bringing you an interview with the remarkable Czech director (as well as editor and cinematographer). Learn more about how he drives himself out of the editing room, about Citizen Havel, about shooting with children as well as about his new upcoming project.

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- 14.12.2015 -

New Portal Brings Film to the Classroom

New Portal Brings Film to the Classroom

We are launching a new portal Doc Alliance Academy offering documentary films and teaching materials for secondary schools and universities. In January, Doc Alliance Academy organizes a conference on film education.

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- 9.12.2015 -

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