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Eastern Europe in the Centre of Documentary Events

Eastern Europe in the Centre of Documentary Events

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!

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Films that have charmed DOK Leipzig. Let them charm you, too!

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Films that have charmed DOK Leipzig. Let them charm you, too!

The great Doc Alliance festival fall is in full swing! The third stop of the festival journey belongs to one of Europe‘s oldest film feasts; the German DOK Leipzig. For a whole week from October 27 to November 2, the screens of Leipzig cinemas will light up for the 57th time, welcoming over 41 world film premieres. Save these days for your own home online festival with a unique programme; six international documentaries which charmed the festival jurors in 2013!

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Jihlava IDFF Celebrates Its 18th Birthday in a Documentary Factory!

Jihlava IDFF Celebrates Its 18th Birthday in a Documentary Factory!

For the 18th time, the centre of Czech Republic turns into a festival centre of Central Europe; Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival is coming! Enjoy the great film celebration held in the spirit of factory halls this year; and, for the first time in the festival’s history, watch a special part of the main festival film programme only virtually; in the documentary factory at DAFilms.com from Monday, October 20 to Tuesday, October 28 for free!

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Doclisboa Festival Opens the Online Gates of Its Screening Halls!

Doclisboa Festival Opens the Online Gates of Its Screening Halls!

Since 2013, Portugal’s leading festival Doclisboa has been a member of the Doc Alliance platform, supplying viewers around the world with the best of local documentary production by means of the DAFilms.com portal. This year is not an exception. While the gates of the festival’s screening halls open for the 12th time from October 16 to 26, DAFilms.com invites you to a virtual cinema screening a selection from the festival’s Portuguese competition of 2013 from Monday, October 12 to Sunday, October 19 for free!

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Romanian Documentaries No Longer Stand in the Corner!

Romanian Documentaries No Longer Stand in the Corner!

It is not a secret anymore that Eastern Europe is becoming a more and more interesting region for documentary viewers. Romania, too, has slowly but surely found its place on the map of world documentary. In cooperation with Astra Film Festival, we have selected 4 most successful Romanian documentaries of the past years screened at world festivals. Watch the best of contemporary Romanian documentary from October 6 to 12 at DAFilms.com for free!

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A Long Journey: Online Film Retrospective of Helena Třeštíková

A Long Journey: Online Film Retrospective of Helena Třeštíková

From September 22 to October 5, 2014, the DAFilms.com documentary portal presents the first world online retrospective of unique Czech director Helena Třeštíková under the telling title “A Long Journey”. The works by the popular documentarist who has won a whole range of international awards, including Europe’s highest film award Prix Arte, are introduced on the portal in the form of more than 25 films made since the mid-1970s. Moreover, Czech viewers can vote for their favourite film by the filmmaker at www.dafilms.com and win an invitation to an exclusive film meeting with Helena Třeštíková.

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On the Border of Documentary, on the Border of the Gaza Strip

On the Border of Documentary, on the Border of the Gaza Strip

To trace back the beginning of the complicated relation between Israel and Palestine is not a simple task even for international experts. However, how do world-renowned and acclaimed documentarists see the long-lasting dispute with moments of fragile peace alternating with acts of aggression? Is their camera a silent observer or a holder of strong political opinion? Take a trip to the border of the Gaza Strip while staying safe in front of your computer screens for two weeks from Monday, September 8 to Sunday, September 21 for free!

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No More Baedekers; Long Live the Film Maps!

No More Baedekers; Long Live the Film Maps!

“Every street has its story. Not every street has its film...,” says the My Street Films project and the citizens of London and Prague seem to agree. They have grabbed their film cameras, cameras and mobile phones to introduce the stories of their streets to the whole world. Meet their best films as well! Watch a selection of the best British and Czech My Street documentaries from Monday, September 1 to Sunday, September 7 at DAFilms.com for free!

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The Truth and Nothing but the Truth…

The Truth and Nothing but the Truth…

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!

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Russia in Three Acts

Russia in Three Acts

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!

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News

Fight cold weather with an online dose of fresh docs!

Fight cold weather with an online dose of fresh docs!

How to bust your bad mood caused by the arrival of cold winter days? DAFilms.com has a unique cure for you; a fresh documentary programme which will guide you through November days with a smile on your face!

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- 28.10.2014 -

Jihlava Festival Factory Delivers Exceptional Documentary Goods!

Jihlava Festival Factory Delivers Exceptional Documentary Goods!

The 18th Jihlava IDFF promises an unconventional experience to its visitors! During the last October week, the festival screening halls will turn into factory halls, producing an infinite number of unique programme events; by far not only film ones.

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- 20.10.2014 -

The First Czech My Street Films Map Knows Its Winner!

The First Czech My Street Films Map Knows Its Winner!

Inspiration, enthusiasm, hard work, worries and relief. That’s how all the essential feelings concerning the first edition of My Street Films, which has introduced the project to Czech documentary enthusiasts, professionals and amateurs who were not afraid to answer the call of the first edition: Your street. Your film. Make it!

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- 13.10.2014 -

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