As usual, the position of the first Doc Alliance festival in 2015 will be held by Swiss documentary lovers from Visions du Réel. The festival has already revealed to its fans the name of the main guest of the upcoming edition as well as its new poster. Read about what you can look forward to in April!
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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!
Set out to the south of Latin America towards the colourful Chilean documentary in the cold winter days! Explore a variety of themes, directors‘ approaches and film images offering the best of contemporary Chilean cinema. Seize the unique moment as DAFilms.com, in collaboration with ChileDoc documentary organization, brings you an exclusive selection of 8 star films of the Chilean film scene for the first time in the portal’s history from January 12 to 18 for free!
Enter the new year in the company of one of the most inspirational personalities of modern Czech history. Meet the woman who has motivated and supported the first Czech president Václav Havel all her life. Meet the first lady and friend who never pushed her way to the foreground but always shone bright in the background. Watch the global online premiere of OLGA by Czech director Miroslav Janek in the week from January 5 to 11 at DAFilms.com!
The last film event of 2014 is fully under the control of the viewers of the DAFilms.com portal. It presents a selection of films that became the most sought after documentary goods at www.dafilms.com in the last year. Be surprised and inspired by the selection of the most popular documentary films of DAFilms.com in 2014 and enjoy your film Christmas gifts from December 22 to January 4 for free!
The first world online retrospective of director Sergei Loznitsa has reached its grand finale! After a two-week presentation of ten documentary films by the director, DAFilms.com gives you a chance to watch Loznitsa’s latest, currently discussed and award-winning film MAIDAN from Saturday, December 13 to Sunday, December 21 exclusively and for free!
His films tend to attract general attention. While festival juries churn out awards, as seen in Cannes, Karlovy Vary and at Jihlava IDFF, viewers are charmed by the quiet pace of his poetic images he has recently employed to capture the revolutionary events at the MAIDAN square in Kiev. Sergei Loznitsa, director of the remarkable feature films My Joy and In the Fog, now receives another honour for the first time; the launch of his online world film retrospective. Ten documentaries by Sergei Loznitsa, including his yet unpublished film master class, are available from December 1 to 14 at the DAFilms.com portal for free.
Have you always secretly wished to travel to space or were you rather interested in the lives of those to whom the rules of gravitation do not apply inside their space shuttles? Whether you are driven by a desire to push the limits or by pure curiosity, you can embark on a free documentary space journey in the week from Monday, November 24 to Sunday, November 30 under the guidance of DAFilms.com!
The big celebrations of the quarter century since the dispersion of the communist cloud above Czechoslovakia also call for a big reflection. While the Czech Republic is still waiting for a major cinematic evaluation of its democratic maturity, Slovakia prides itself on the film mosaic Slovensko 2.0, composed of short ten-minute films of diverse genres made by ten renowned Slovak directors.
The Doc Alliance festival season is on its way to the finishing straight and it goes north! Meet the stars of contemporary Danish documentary; the biggest Scandinavian festival CPH:DOX, which has been setting the trends on the local as well as international film scene since 2003, and films by Danish audiovisual artist Michael Madsen. In the eight days from November 10 to 17, they will join forces to show you why it is worth it for lovers of contemporary progressive cinema to fix their eyes on the Danish kingdom!
Does it seem to you that more and more films of East European provenance appear at international film festivals? Well, it doesn’t only seem so! The “East European” label is changing fast, turning from a diffident brother of popular film regions into a bearer of new trends and original themes. Watch five films nominated for the Silver Eye Award that definitely do not stand in the corner from November 3 to 9 at DAFilms.com for free!