“My work has two strands: the first one deals with direct political images of violence, aggression and protest, mostly in Israeli-Palestinian context. It’s critique of news media, researching the complex, both realistic and surrealistic aspects of these images. The second strand of videos is more abstract and universal, dealing with cognitive, environmental and existential issues,” says the director about his works.
Directors on the DAFilms portal
Agnès Varda has been called the “Grandmother of the New Wave,” a well-meaning if curious tribute for a woman who directed her first feature film at the age of 26. Born in Brussels, Varda studied literature and psychology at the Sorbonne, and art history at the École du Louvre. She’d originally wanted to be a museum curator, but a night-school course in photography changed her mind. Rapidly establishing herself as a top-rank still photographer, Varda became the official cameraperson for the Theatre Festival of Avignon and the Theatre National Populaire, and then pursued a career as a photojournalist.
Catalina Vergara was born in 1981 in Concepción, Chile. She studied cinematography in Duoc UC and won various awards with shorts done in the institute. Her degree project was called "Mujeres del Silencio" (Silent Women) with which she won various prizes in national festivals.
Young talented director Ellen Vermeulen (1982) goes far beyond most directors would go when tackling a topic. She creates in her strong, unique and sincere style, films which can reach an audience over again. This time Ellen teams up again with her favorite DOP Jonathan Wannyn and editor Dieter Diependaele.
Architect and filmmaker, born in Chile in 1975. Author of the documentary ARCANA, about the last working year of the old prison of Valparaíso, Chile. On 2011 was edited the final edition of ARCANA, that consist on a book that complement the film (www.proyectoarcana.cl).
Aurore Laurent and Adrien Viel are filmmakers and photographers. Inspired by filmmakers like Dreyer, Herzog and Tarr, and influenced by anthropology, they wish to speak of the realities of the contemporary world and human encounters that they find far more entrancing than fiction...