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Lavigne

Canada

Isabelle Lavigne

After turning 30 and becoming a mother, Isabelle Lavigne turned her attention to a women’s world, making La nuit, elles dansent (At Night, They Dance). She remains as interested as ever in the intersections between social order and difference, observing a family of belly dancers who – by simply making a living – transgress against moral order.

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Khoa_Le

Taiwan

Khoa Le

Khoa Dinh Le, born on June 2nd, 1980, in Thailand is a multi-talented Americanized Film Director, Film Producer, Writer, Cinematographer, Photographer, and Businessman. He is the founder of the production and media company “Kvibe Productions, LLC” since 2004. Khoa is best known for his work ethics and ability to quickly adapt to anything that challenges his creativity.

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Jerome_Le_Maire

Belgium

Jerome le Maire

Born in Liege in 1969, Jerôme le Maire began studying journalism and communication at the Free University of Brussels and then started to study for a degree in film-making at the 'Institut des Arts de Diffusion'. For six years, as he kept writing, he directed several corporate films and had a career as assistant to the director for many feature and short films of all types.

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Tiago_Leao

Spain

Tiago Leão

Tiago Leão was born as a fimmaker and screenplayer. In 2005, he has co-directed, together with Laura Silleras, his first fictional short film, titled Poker. His passion for documentary arrives when he studies with Margarida Cardoso, Ateliers Varan and directors Catarina Mourão and Catarina Alves Costa...

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lebrun

France

Françoise Lebrun

Françoise Lebrun is a French actress and director. She is known for her role in The Mother and the Whore (1973) and The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007).

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ledune

Belgium

Eric Ledune

Born on October 1st, 1963 in Belgium. Studied illustration at Mons High School of Fine Arts...

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lee

Brazil

Iara Lee

Iara Lee, a Brazilian of Korean descent, is an activist, filmmaker, and founder of the Caipirinha Foundation, an organization that promotes global solidarity and supports peace with justice projects...

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stuart_legg_left

United Kingdom

Stuart Legg

Stuart Legg (31 August 1910, London, England – 23 July 1988, Wiltshire, England) was a documentary film-maker...

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juraj lehotsky

Slovakia

Juraj Lehotský

Juraj Lehotsky studied documentary filmmaking in Bratislava from 1995 to 2000. He works as a director of documentaries, music videos and advertising spots. In 2003 he won the prestigious Aurel Award for directing the song "Prvá". Blind Loves with which he participated in the 2008 Cannes Film Festival is his first feature film.

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Jiri_Lehovec

Czech Republic

Jiří Lehovec

Jiří Lehovec (1909-1995) got to filmmaking as an avant-garde intellectual whose interests embraced electrotechnology, art history and aesthetics, film and photography...

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jussi_lehtomaki

Finland

Jussi Lehtomäki

Jussi Lehtomäki (b. 1981) is a documentary film director from ELO Film School Helsinki (School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Aalto University). His short films have been screened and awarded at film festivals. In addition to his directing endeavours, Lehtomäki also works as a film producer and will publish his first novel next year...

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Jorge Leon

Belgium

Jorge León

Jorge León comes from Belgium. He is active as a photographer, cinematographer and film director...

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Gilles Lepore

Switzerland

Gilles Lepore

Gilles Lepore is a Swiss filmmaker, author of comic books and illustrations...

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Jorgen Leth

Denmark

Jørgen Leth

Jørgen Leth is a Danish poet and film director who is considered a leading figure in experimental documentary film making...

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levesque

Canada

Claudie Lévesque

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Leyco_Jet

Philippines

Jet Leyco

Jet LEYCO (Philippines, 1987) works as an independent filmmaker, cameraman and editor, as well as being director for ABS CBN News and Current Affairs in Manila. He gained experience in filmmaking as an intern for the Filipino directors Lav Diaz and Khavn De La Cruz. Leyco's feature debut EX PRESS is also his graduation film at the Asia Pacific Film Institute in Manila.

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Logo

Czech Republic

Jan Libora

Jan Libora was a script writer (Yesterday We Had Sunday, 1938) and director of several short documentary films made by the cultural department of AB Company, co-operating with Jiří Lehovec on some of them (Stone Glory, 1938). After the liberation, he worked in nationalized film as dramaturgist and lecturer.

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truls lie

Truls Lie

Director Truls Lie is a documentary filmmaker born in Norway. He is the editor-in-chief of DOX European Documentary Magazine and a film critic at Le Monde diplomatique Scandinavian edition. He has a degree in media and philosophy from New School and University of Oslo, Norway.

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liechti

Switzerland

Peter Liechti

Peter Liechti's work eludes categorization. His impressive and original films are usually a mixture of documentary, essey and experimental film...

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fenfen_portrait

China

Guo Fenfen Lifen

Born in 1983, Guo Lifen began her career as a migrant worker in 1996. In 2008, she started filming herself with a DV camera. In 2009, she edited her own film My Name Is Fenfen.

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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.

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- 13.6.2016 -

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 -

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