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Directors on the DAFilms portal

anitha_1

India

Anitha Balachandran

Anitha Balachandran is an Indian freelance animation film-maker, illustrator and graphic designer...

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Balagura

Ukraine

Aleksandr Balagura

Oleksandr Balahura was born in 1960 in Luboml. He graduated from the Faculty of History of Kyiv State University. From 1989 to 1998, he worked as a director at the Ukrainian Studio of Chronicle and Documentary Films and TV Projects.

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kolfinna_baldvinsdottir

Iceland

Kolfinna Baldvinsdottir

Kolfinna Baldvinsdottir's background is TV and printed press (1994-2000) before she succumbed into documentary and film making. Educated as an historian (MA 1994), her first documentary was about Franco-Icelandic relations in 19th century...

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Ballantyne

Canada

Tanya Ballantyne

Also known as: Tanya Ballantyne, Tanya Mackay, Tanya Tree.

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julian_ballester

France

Julian Ballester

Julian Ballester is a documentary filmmaker from France currently residing in Barcelona. His film Curiol Street was completed as part of his master degree with the financial support of “region PACA”. Having lived in France, Spain and Canada, Julian is passionate about cities, identity and personal and social transformations.

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Sylvie Ballyot

France

Sylvie Ballyot

A graduate of La fémis, Sylvie Ballyot first worked as an editor, she collaborated for example on films by acclaimed French director François Ozon...

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Balog Milan

Slovakia

Milan Balog

Milan Balog is a Slovak film director. He got his reputation after winning "Arte award" of international jury for European short film at the film festival in Oberhausen...

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Baltera

Italy

Alessandro Baltera

My father was a mechanic, my mother a blue collar worker. After my studies in theoretical philosophy, I worked as teacher in a swiss college, as snowplough, as barman and panel beater. Nowadays I occupy myself with cinema.

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Bambušek

Czech Republic

Miroslav Bambušek

Playwright, stage and film director. Graduated in philosophy and translatology (French, Old Greek) from Charles University, Prague. In 1996, with his brother co-founded D. I. Lebedung, a theatre company based in Louny dedicated to contemporary theatre. Cooperation with the Činoherní studio, Ústí nad Labem. From 2001, creative director, Multiprostor Louny.

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michel_banabila

Netherlands

Michel Banabila

Michel Banabila (Amsterdam 1961) is a sound artist, composer, and producer. Banabila's career kicked off with his album VoizNoiz (2000), which received international critical acclaim. He worked/performed in The Netherlands, Poland, South Africa, Russia, Japan, Spain, China, USA and Belgium. Banabila has produced musical scores for numerous films, documentaries, theatre plays and choreographies...

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Nuno Baptista

Portugal

Nuno Baptista

Nuno Baptista was born in Lisbon in 1979. He began his career directing video projects at Rui Lopes Graça Company and at Festival Alkantara. He directed several fiction and experimental shorts.

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mansky vitaly

Russia

Susanna Baranzhieva

Susanna Baranzhieva is a Russian journalist and script-writer...

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Taylor_Barbash

Ilisa Barbash

Barbash and Castaing-Taylor work in art, cinema, and anthropology. In 2009 they completed the film Sweetgrass, at once an unsentimental elegy to the American West and to the 10,000 years of uneasy accommodation between post-Paleolithic humans and animals.

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Fellipe_Barbosa

Brazil

Fellipe Barbosa

Fellipe Barbosa (1980) was born in Rio de Janeiro and completed his MFA in film at Columbia University, New York. His shorts, including the award-winning SALT KISS (2007), have screened at Sundance, Clermont-Ferrand and the New York Film Festival. In 2007, Fellipe was named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film...

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severine barde

Switzerland

Séverine Barde

Séverine Barde is a Swiss cinematographer based in Geneva...

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Bardsley Jessica

United States

Jessica Anne Bardsley

Jessica Bardsley is a film artist and critical writer exploring experimental non-fiction forms. Her work has screened across the U.S. and internationally at esteemed venues such as RIDM, CPH:DOX, Visions du Réel, Antimatter Film Festival, European Media Arts Festival, Kasseler Dokfest, Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid, Images Festival, Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, Rooftop Films and more...

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bari

Argentina

Laura Bari

Originally from Argentina, self-taught filmmaker Laura Bari currently resides in Montreal. Fascinated by singularity and difference, she chose film as a way to merge Arts, cultures and mental health. Antoine (2009), her first full-length film, was shown at some thirty festivals around the world, winning 15 prizes. Her new opus Ariel (2013) is an intimate and metaphorical portrait of an Argentinean man rebuilding his identity after a terrible accident. Revealing once again the power of imagination through Laura’s unique artistic approach, she pushes the boundaries between real and unreal.

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Georgina_Barreiro

Argentina

Georgina Barreiro

Georgina Barreiro was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and studied the career of Design of Image and Sound at the University of Buenos Aires...

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Barthel Lars

Germany

Lars Barthel

Director of Photography and film director based in Berlin.

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sebastien baudet

Switzerland

Sébastien Baudet

Sébastien Baudet is a Swiss autodidact screenwriter and director...

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News

How to bring film to schools? How to teach about film?

How to bring film to schools? How to teach about film?

On January 15, the first edition of the international conference Film Literacy Lab dealing with the topic of film education was held in Prague. 7 European documentary film festivals presented their film educational methods and started a creative dialogue on 'How to teach about film?' in the present-day cultural landscape. The event was initiated by Doc Alliance and served as an introduction to the online educational platform Doc Alliance Academy.

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- 10.2.2016 -

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 -

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