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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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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
“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!
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!