Homeland (Iraq Year Zero) by Abbas Fahdel has won the Doc Alliance Selection Award. The winning film is composed of two parts – the first was shot before the US army’s invasion of Iraq while the second part captures the post-war events – providing an essential report on the turning point in the country’s development. Instead of shorthand news features on the events in Iraq, it brings an impressive portrayal of life in the country. Director Fahdel received the award at the Locarno film festival.
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At the end of the holiday season, the Student Film Summer at DAFilms.com moves on to Łódź, Poland housing the Lodz Film School (The Leon Schiller National Higher School of Film, Television and Theatre in Lodz). The academy is educating future directors, animators, cinematographers, TV professionals, actors and, last but not least, documentary filmmakers. Watch contemporary short documentaries by emerging talents from Poland!
FAMU, the most prominent Czech film school showcases its documentary film production. What are the latest filmmaking trends at an institution that breeds up-and-coming Czech documentary talents? Watch our selection of films from FAMU for free.
From August 14 to 22, Sarajevo will see the 21st edition of its traditional film festival. Festival visitors will have a chance to see 259 films from 57 countries, including documentaries. For those who can’t make it to Sarajevo, DAFilms offers a free online selection of the cream of the crop of the festival’s previous editions!
Halfway through our summer travels in our search for the most notable student films, we are leaving the European continent and heading for Latin America! Join us and discover up-and-coming film talents pampered at the oldest Chilean university – Universidad de Chile. Watch and compare five of the works of the rising stars of Chilean cinematography from August 3 to 9, 2015 for free at DAFilms.com!
Extend your film holiday in the South of Europe by one more week! This time, film students of Portugal’s youngest generation will show you how diverse the results of the creative assignment “FILM ESSAY“ can be. From July 27 to August 2, you can explore the film studios of the prestigious art school Escola Superior de Artes e Design de Caldas da Rainha and the most interesting films born behind its doors for free.
In the third week of the student film summer, you can draw a red circle around the western tip of Europe. Our steps directed towards the film schools around the world and the films made by their students will lead to Portugal this time. How do the students of the renowned Escola Superior de Artes e Design de Caldas da Rainha see the cities and places of their lives? You can watch the results of the film assignment on the theme of “City Places” from July 20 to August 2 at DAFilms.com for free!
Take an online walk through the halls of FIDCampus! Enter the prestigious company of talented students and young filmmakers who have been chosen since 2013 by the French Doc Alliance festival FID Marseille for an intensive one-week workshop and an international screening of their films. Enjoy the showcase of new talents in the week from July 13 to 19 exclusively at DAFilms.com for free!
The summer months are inseparably linked to travelling and student holidays. You can now combine the two with DAFilms.com and travel to prestigious film schools! We are preparing a showcase of young documentary talents from Europe, Latin and North America for the two summer months. Follow us and get tuned for the great summer documentary journey with a selection of over 10 successful student films made by established as well as emerging filmmakers. The student film summer starts in the week from July 6 to 12 at DAFilms.com for free!
Meet an original selection of contemporary Brazilian cinema Doc no Rio which livened up the waterfront of Portugal’s capital but a few days ago. Meet the middle generation of Brazilian filmmakers whose films straddle the fine line between documentary and fiction while seizing their place in the catalogues of prestigious film festivals. Enjoy an online film experience offered in the past days to Lisbon’s viewers by the Doc Alliance festival Doclisboa at DAFilms.com from June 29 to July 5 for free!
The moment when the viewers sink into their comfortable seats in front of the film screen or their computer screen to watch the opening credits is preceded by a rather difficult process. Polishing the film treatment to a crystal clear form, securing quality technical equipment and primarily raising financial support; these are but a few points in the long list that rouses every filmmaker from his sleep. One of the ways to find relief from sleepless nights, gain new inspiration and establish international collaboration has been offered by FIDLab, a creative platform of the French Doc Alliance festival FID Marseille, for seven years already. From June 22 to 28, you can watch four films that have received its professional care!