How did the idea of presenting the Doc no Rio showcase of Brazilian documentary, a part of which is available exclusively online at DAFilms.com, come about? Why does it make sense to be interested in Brazilian film? The curator of the programme Maria Mendes has answers!
Directors on the DAFilms portal
Martin Mareček is one of the most remarkable filmmakers of the new generation, being aware of the power of the documentary and the film medium, respectively television medium. Without exploiting it for the sake of self-centered exhibition, he contrarily justifies their existence by commitment...
Born in Zagreb, Croatia in 1967. Graduated in scriptwriting at the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb. His first dramatic works appear in the early nineties. His plays, performed in Croatia and abroad, have received numerous awards. From the world of theater he moved to television and in the years 1996-2005 worked for the Drama Department of the Croatian TV, supervising scriptwriting on some twenty long and medium-length features, and several miniseries.
Born in 1978. Studied Mathematics. Worked in photography and theatre. Founded the Photography and Cinema Laboratory Átomo47. He is one of the members of “Bando à Parte”. WATER ARK is his first film as a director. He finished in 2012 his master degree in film direction at ESTC and his currently starting his PhD at Film.Factory (Sarajevo).
Zaheed Mawani received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Middlebury College. He subsequently worked in public policy research in Washington, DC before moving to Toronto to seek a career in documentary film. He recently completed an MFA in film production at York University. Three Walls is his first film.