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Retrospective of Peter Mettler: State of Expanded Cinematic Vision

Retrospective of Peter Mettler: State of Expanded Cinematic Vision

Take a trip to the unique film space-time inhabited by the infinite imagination of Canadian director Peter Mettler; a filmmaker pushing the borders of documentary and experimental film with each new film; an audiovisual artist who is not afraid to explore the fundamental philosophical questions of modern civilization by means of images. Get carried away to the world of expanded cinematic vision and watch Mettler’s online retrospective from April 21 to May 4 at DAFilms.com!

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Where Does Ukraine Start and Russia End? On the Border of Eastern Documentary

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Where Does Ukraine Start and Russia End? On the Border of Eastern Documentary

Russia. A country which is much heard of in any historical period. A country supplying the European continent with unrivalled literature, political autocrats and gas. A country of ideological and temperature extremes. What is the vast Russian landscape like in the critically focused view of documentarists? Are the Russian and Ukrainian brothers inseparable? Watch the selection of films about Ukraine and Russia from April 7 to 20 at DAFilms.com for free!

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Doc Alliance Selection, from the Past to the Present

Doc Alliance Selection, from the Past to the Present

For seven years, the Doc Alliance Selection brand has been part of European festival programmes. Since 2008, each of the 7 key documentary festivals collaborating within Doc Alliance selects a film candidate that has shined the most on the documentary scene in the given year. This year won’t be an exception; DAFilms.com is proud to announce 7 films nominated for Doc Alliance Selection Award 2014. Celebrate the new edition of DAS with us and watch the documentary METROBRANDING, which has competed for the award in 2010, in the week from March 31 to April 6 for free.

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Time to Meet European Directors!

Time to Meet European Directors!

The world of documentary film as audiences know it: darkened cinema halls full of keen eyes, heavy professional equipment and festive moments reserved for the time of film festivals. However, what about the other side of contemporary documentary events? How difficult is it to choose the right documentary theme? What are most days of directors spent outside the unique festival times like? Follow 4 parts of interviews with leading representatives of European documentary made within the special programme series of Germany’s DOK Leipzig documentary festival DOK LEIPZIG TALKS from March 24 to 30 at DAFilms.com for free!

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Dariusz Kowalski: Observation of Invisible Everydayness

Dariusz Kowalski: Observation of Invisible Everydayness

Recurrent images of everyday life. How to get distanced from them? How to see the real shapes, colours and details of objects that we do not perceive any more due to our fast lives? Audiovisual artist Dariusz Kowalski has chosen the method of patient observation by means of the experimental camera. He lets the phenomenon of vision emerge in its full strength in front of the camera objective. Challenging the usual ways of observing the surrounding reality, he explores new forms of the image. Join the neverending collage of blinking eyes and camera lenses with your vision and watch the selection of films by Dariusz Kowalski in the week from March 17 to 23 at DAFilms.com for free!

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Kino Kombat Online

Kino Kombat Online

Become a film warrior this week, holding a documentary camera as the strongest weapon in your hands! Join the Kino Kombat movement where victory comes through film images. From Monday, March 10 to Sunday, March 16, you can watch the selection of 5 films from the current programme of the 7th edition of One World Romania International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival for free!

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Silver Eye Nominees

Silver Eye Nominees

Enjoy the selection of the most remarkable films nominated for the prestigious documentary Silver Eye Award! Follow the latest documentary trends in the region of Central and Eastern Europe and watch a selection of 4 documentary films which ran for the international award of the East Silver distribution platform in 2012 and 2013 from Monday, March 3 to Sunday, March 9 for free!

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Phone Dox

Phone Dox

What is the relation between contemporary documentary world and new technologies? Can the iPhone substitute the film camera in the future? In a pilot collaboration with Croatia‘s documentary festival ZagrebDox, DAFilms.com presents unique films made by mobile phones. Watch the unique documentary genre and new festival category Phone Dox from Wednesday, February 26, to Sunday, March 2, 2014 at DAFilms.com for free!

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2 + 1 = 21

2 + 1 = 21

2 nominated documentaries + 1 exclusive interview = 21st Czech Lion Awards at DAFilms.com!

In the second half of February, the Czech film world will put on evening gowns and tuxedos for the 21st time. Czech Lion Awards, the leading local film event, is coming, and it goes online, too! For a whole week, you can watch two nominated documentaries President Wanted and Crooks online and for free; moreover, you can look behind the scenes of the award in an interview with executive director of the Czech Film and Television Academy Tereza Rychnovská. All that from February 17 to 23 at DAFilms.com for free!

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The Power of Imagination: A Retrospective of Peter Liechti

The Power of Imagination: A Retrospective of Peter Liechti

What forms can documentary film take? Really extraordinary ones, as far as films by internationally renowned Swiss director Peter Liechti are concerned. To Liechti, the film medium is an open field entered by other art elements such as music and literary text. Under his directing guidance, plastic documentary images emerge, dominated by a common trait; that of a stream of imagination.

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News

The Czech and the Slovak premiere of Sacro GRA will be enriched by photos of highways taken by the audience

The Czech and the Slovak premiere of Sacro GRA will be enriched by photos of highways taken by the audience

How can the audience participate in a film premiere actively? DAFilms.com offers to the Czech and the Slovak viewers a unique chance to create a visual material presented during the local day and date release of SACRO GRA, the first documentary winner of the Venice Film Festival. How to do it? Here is the outline! We are very sorry, but the text is available only in Czech.

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- 16.4.2014 -

Every Age Has Its Own Heroes. An interview with Andrey Gryazev

Every Age Has Its Own Heroes. An interview with Andrey Gryazev

How important can the role of politically engaged art in the times of political repression and wild transformation be? When does it become impossible to stay silent; and is political art the right way to speak out loud? DAFilms.com spoke about these questions with Andrey Gryazev, director of the documentary film Tomorrow.

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- 14.4.2014 -

Doc Alliance Announces This Year’s Nominees!

Doc Alliance Announces This Year’s Nominees!

7 unique documentaries, 7 Doc Alliance festivals, 7th edition of Doc Alliance Selection Award. For the seventh time, documentary rivals from various corners of Europe meet in the imaginary competition ring. Their goal is clear; to become a winner of Doc Alliance Selection Award 2014.

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- 31.3.2014 -

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