Why does documentary film have a longer tradition than fiction in Brazil? What trends and themes have ruled in Brazilian documentary in the past decade? We have discussed Brazilian documentary with a most competent person; founder and director of É Tudo Verdade festival Amir Labaki!
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Do you think of yourselves as true documentary fans? Do you know what new films are in the spotlight at world festivals and what directing talents shouldn’t escape your attention? Do you have the same ready answer in case of Latin America? Take a trip beyond the borders of documentary; at least the European one; and meet the latest Brazilian films from the past two years. The greatest Latin American documentary feast, É Tudo Verdade festival, has a premiere at the global online cinema at DAFilms.com! Make yourself comfortable and watch us from August 25 to 31 for free!
The third August week of 1991 has become an unexpected milestone to the citizens of Moscow. During a single August week, the capital city has seen the arrival of tanks to the Red Square, the occupation of the Russian parliament and the birth of the political star of Boris Yeltsin. Join DAFilms.com to recall the key stages of modern Russian history represented by three presidential figures; Gorbachev, Yeltsin and Putin. Watch the three-part study RED TSARS. PRESIDENTS OF RUSSIA by Russian documentary legend Vitaly Mansky in the week from August 18 to 24 for free!
Are you a fan of short films? Do you want to be up to date with the latest documentary film achievements from South Eastern Europe? Do you like celebrations? If at least one of the answers is “yes”, check out our special film programme, marking the 20 years of existence of the Sarajevo Film Festival! We have prepared a selection of 11 short Balkan documentaries to watch for free for two entire weeks from August 4 to 17 at DAFilms.com!
Documentary filmmaking is a specific discipline which requires students to master several skills. Only the best journalists, writers, visual artists and style icons possess the ability to come up with relevant topics, find engaging verbal and visual means of narration and, at the same time, employ an original artistic perspective. Is it possible to learn this unique combination of skills? Watch films by the contemporary students of the Documentary department of Prague’s FAMU from July 21 to August 3, 2014 for free!
The 25th edition of FID Marseille film festival, the French member of the Doc Alliance documentary platform, has been over for more than a week. However, the enchantment with highly creative films, which are honoured each year by the festival’s programme, will not go away any time soon. While celebrating the brand new festival winners, let us not forget the exceptional films that have shined on the screens and winners’ podiums in the past year. Watch the film awarded by the demanding jury of FID Marseille 2013 in the week from July 14 to 20 for free - FROM GULF TO GULF TO GULF!
The greatest Czech international film festival Karlovy Vary is round the corner. The spa colonnades are getting smartened up for the festival and the film fans are setting up lists of films they should definitely not miss according to the critics. However, before the most remarkable films of the new year appear on the screens of the festival screening halls, it might be worth it to look back on what the past year has brought to Czech documentary. What was the Czech documentary harvest carrying the stamp of 2013 like? Find out for free in the first two summer weeks at DAFilms.com!
For over 10 years, Copenhagen’s CPH:DOX has been surprising international audiences with its original programme, crossing the borders of art genres with experimental playfulness. Welcome to the realm of sounds and tones, which are not a mere accompaniment of film images, rather becoming the leitmotifs and keys unlocking unexpected documentary adventures. Set out to the north where music documentary has found its place thanks to Sound & Vision. Our one-week journey starts on Monday, June 23 at DAFilms.com!
Do you think the world of film and art is miles apart from everyday life? See for yourself that this is not so and watch seven exceptional comic, experimental and archive documentaries to explore the unique sports and social phenomenon of football! This phenomenon won’t leave anybody cold, be they die-hard fans or filmmakers from across the globe. From Monday, June 16 to Sunday, June 22, you can be a fan of both documentary and football at the field of DAFilms.com!
The festival days at Lake Geneva seemed to be gone for good this year. Though you will have to wait for the crowded halls of Nyon until next year, unique films from the festival programme are available at DAFilms.com now! Watch the online selection of films by Swiss documentary legend Richard Dindo and the works with an anthropological accent by Pierre-Yves Vandeweerd from June 2 to 15, 2014 for free!
In a few days, UK‘s capital will be flooded by documentary euphoria. The highly anticipated film event of the capital city, Open City Docs Fest, will gradually enter various parts of London to lure as many audiences as possible. Be enticed to visit the documentary scene above Thames River as well! From May 26 to June 1, DAFilms.com presents exceptional films which have shined in the international competition of the festival in the past year for free.