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sandy amerio

France

Sandy Amerio

Sandy Amerio was born in 1973 in Paris. She lives and works in Berlin. She studied film directing at Le Fresnoy, Studio National des Arts Contemporains in France.

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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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News

15 documentary festival hits in the second edition of KineDok

15 documentary festival hits in the second edition of KineDok

Last year saw the launch and pilot edition of KineDok, a unique international project presenting the screenings of creative documentary films enhanced by the debates with the authors of the films and various experts and by other interesting accompanying events. In 2016, this project, organized by the Institute of Documentary Film, offers 15 more European documentaries and brings site specific screenings also to the new audiences in Poland and Norway. Within the Czech Republic, the fans of creative documentaries have a chance to visit more than 150 screenings at at least 25 diverse places and explore current Czech and European documentary production.

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- 9.5.2016 -

A world in a box - Interview with Słavomir Batyra

A world in a box - Interview with Słavomir Batyra

Read an exclusive interview with Polish filmmaker Słavomir Batyra, director of THE GREAT THEATRE. He will guide you through the recesses of his short film just like his film guides the viewers through the recesses of the largest opera house in the world. Would you like some opera tickets or rather cinema ones? What about taking both?

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- 20.4.2016 -

International My Street Films project launches its third edition

International My Street Films project launches its third edition

The My Street Films competition, which invites the public to make their own short films from their surroundings, launches its third edition in the streets of Central Europe. The project originally comes from London where it mapped the city on the Thames through film stories about the streets and their inhabitants. In collaboration with DAFilms.com, the film map has expanded to the Czech Republic and from there to Slovakia, Poland and Hungary.

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- 13.4.2016 -

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