Are you searching for an ideal textbook of documentary film to introduce all key personalities of world cinema at once? Famous names, crucial works, experimental genres and innovative methods can finally be found in one place; in the online film retrospectives at DAFilms.com!
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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!
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!
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!