With its 8th edition, the prestigious Doc Alliance Selection Award moves to Locarno, Switzerland. There, one of the seven directors nominated for the award designed primarily for emerging documentary talents will receive the award on August 8. With her debut HAUNTED, Syrian native LIWAA YAZJI enters this year’s competition. Read about the success of her film as well as about her creative path towards documentary in our exclusive interview!
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The French documentary festival FID Marseille ranks among the key destinations of viewers who are not afraid to experiment, discover and learn new dialects of the film language. It is the unrelenting effort to explore the possibilities of the film medium, articulate complex social themes and give space to young talented filmmakers that has defined the past quarter century of the festival. Recall a selection of films awarded last year before the launch of the festival’s 26th edition! Recall the film atmosphere of the French Riviera from April 20 to May 3 at DAFilms.com!
Look under the cover of your everyday routine, stop and look around you. Where are you, who are you, where do you belong and why are you in a hurry? These are essential questions to which there are no easy answers. Learn the art of asking in the visually diverse film essays and experiments by multimedia artist Deborah Stratman. Watch the filmmaker’s first online retrospective from April 13 to 19 at DAFilms.com for free!
The beginning of the new Doc Alliance season is drawing near! The Swiss festival Visions du Réel is traditionally the first one to pick up the documentary baton. However, even before the opening of the 46th edition, the festival has a spectacular online surprise for all impatient viewers; 60 short films by renowned local and global directors in which selected personalities celebrate the past anniversaries of the festival and introduce their vision of the future. What is the “Trace of the Future according to...” like? Watch from March 30 to April 12, 2015 at DAFilms.com for free!
Do you like meeting new cultures, continents, worlds that are both close and remote, analogue and digital? Then drop your notepads and grab your cameras! That is exactly what contemporary anthropological research looks like in the rendition of a group of scientists, artists and ethnographers from the experimental audiovisual laboratory Sensory Ethnography Lab of the prestigious Harvard University. Thanks to our co-operation with Canada’s RIDM (Montreal International Documentary Festival), you can watch 14 original films whose makers were not afraid to create their own film language and travel to the most far-flung corners of the world; from March 16 to 29 at DAFilms.com for free!
When injustice occurs, do you hide in the corner or do you rush to help? Are you able to raise your voice when there is a need to speak up? The Romanian festival One World Romania definitely does not hide in the corner and will speak to viewers across the globe through remarkable documentary films from Monday, March 9 to Sunday, March 15 online at DAFilms.com! Join the Romanian “Kino Maidan” and watch five nominated films for free!
What is the role of short film in the history of Czech cinema? How and to whom did it speak in its few minutes? Why is it so important for the contemporary form of documentary film? Open the as yet unknown collections of short Czech film of the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s from the National Film Archive in Prague! Immerse yourselves in film history through the unique project Atoms of Eternity and watch five archive short films selected exclusively for the viewers of DAFilms.com from Monday, February 23 to Sunday, March 8 for free!
Already this Saturday, February 21, the statuettes of the major Czech film award, the Czech Lion, will be presented to their new holders. These will include the fresh winner of the Best Documentary Film category. The nominees include five renowned and popular films Into the Clouds We Gaze, The Magic Voice of a Rebel, Olga, The Century of Miroslav Zikmund and Václav Havel – Living in Freedom. You have a unique chance to watch all of the nominated films for free or for a small fee from Monday, February 16 to Sunday, February 22! You can also join our vote and choose your own winner of the prestigious award!
A place of a perfect vacation for some, a unique trace of ancient European history for others; whatever face Greece has for you, the one that has been most discussed recently cannot be overlooked; that of Greece as a country struck by the economic crisis whose turbulent impact soon followed, along with the response of the citizens. Learn about the recent history of the Greek protests and economic crisis from February 9 to 15, 2015 at DAFilms.com for free!
The third world, the black continent, “aphrike” as a land without cold. Africa that has been discovered, exhausted, stereotyped, colonized, terrorized; Africa that is diverse, original, historically rich, quickly developing. What are the other perspectives of Africa; a continent that is still little known? Watch the original documentary perspectives of six acclaimed European directors. Watch Africa through the eyes of European filmmakers from February 2 to 8 at DAFilms.com for free!
The films made by the star of contemporary documentary film, Russian director Victor Kossakovsky, have literally travelled the whole festival world. However, it is for the first time that they enter the virtual online world and thus also your computer screens via DAFilms.com so that you have a unique chance to watch the director’s first world film retrospective! Do not miss seven most famous documentaries by Victor Kossakovsky which have made their mark in modern film history. Watch the director’s first online retrospective in the course of two weeks from January 19 to February 1 for free!