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Directors on the DAFilms portal

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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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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Nicos_Ligouris

Greece

Nicos Ligouris

Nicos Ligouris was born in Athens in 1952. After three years studies in low in the University of Athens, he wrote from 1971-1980 film critics for the magazine „Synchronos Kinimatographos“ founded by Theo Angelopoulos. In 1974 he moved to Munich. He is a graduated of the Academy for Television and Film in Munich. He is the director of the fictional greek-german trilogy „FOG UNDER THE SUN“, „EREBOS“, „HEART OF STONE“ and of the documentary cretan trilogy „SUMMER LIGHTNING“, „THE LOVERS FROM AXOS“, „SULTAN AHMED HAS AWAKEN“. He lives in Berlin.

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China

Zero Lin

Lin received his B.A. degree in arts from School of Film & TV Art and Technology of Shanghai University. His short film "FILL.KISH" was invited to screen at AISFF 2005, Cannes Film Festival 2006, Shanghai International Film Festival 2006, and Hawaii International Film Festival 2006...

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marcus_lindeen

Sweden

Marcus Lindeen

Marcus Lindeen is an artist, writer and director. He studied directing at Dramatiska Institutet in Stockholm...

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Lindner

Germany

Tobias Lindner

2004-2011 Studied cinematography at the Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin.
2008-2010 Several stays in South Africa, working on documentary photography and film projects...

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Zuzana_Liova

Slovakia

Zuzana Liová

Zuzana Liová (*1977, Žilina) studied dramaturgy and screenwriting at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava where she completed her PhD in 2008. She has been working as dramaturge for the Slovak Television...

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Lippi L.

Switzerland

Lucrezia Lippi

After her studies in theory of Cinema at the University La Sapienza in Rome and Denis Diderot- Paris VII in Paris between 2002 and 2008, Lucrezia Lippi joined the Cinema/cinéma du réel Department of Geneva University of Art and Design.

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lipsett

Canada

Arthur Lipsett

Director, Screenwriter, Editor (b. January 1, 1936 Montreal, Quebec).

The ghost of experimental film in the National Film Board documentary machine, Arthur Lipsett was one of Canadian cinema’s most original artists and a key figure in the development of experimental cinema.

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veronika_liskova

Czech Republic

Veronika Lišková

Veronika Lišková was born in Prague, Czech Republic in 1982. She graduated from cultural studies at Charles University, and screenwriting and dramaturgy at Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. She was the editor in chief of the Novy Prostor magazine...

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Loach

United Kingdom

Ken Loach

Ken Loach was born in 1936 in Nuneaton. He attended King Edward VI Grammar School and went on to study law at St. Peter's Hall, Oxford. After a brief spell in the theatre, Loach was recruited by the BBC in 1963 as a television director.

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Switzerland

Jean Loyson

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Juan Jose Lozano

Switzerland

Juan José Lozano

Juan José Lozano is a Swiss-Colombian documentary filmmaker. He is based in Geneva but regularly coming back to Colombia to shoot his films there…

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Loznitsa

Ukraine

Sergei Loznitsa

Sergei Loznitsa, Ukrainian film maker, was born on September, 5th 1964. He grew up in Kiev, and in 1987 graduated from the Kiev Polytechnic with a degree in Applied Mathematics. In 1987-1991 Sergei worked as a scientist at the Kiev Institute of Cybernetics, specializing in artificial intelligence research. He also worked as a translator from Japanese. In 1997 Loznitsa graduated from the Russian State Institute of Cinematography (VGIK) in Moscow, where he studied feature film making...

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pavel lukas

Pavel Lukáš

Pavel Lukáš is a Czech documentary film director, student of Documentary Film Departement at FAMU, Prague.

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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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