There is a lot we can look forward to! Former member of Pussy Riot Masha (Maria Alyokhina) and founder of WikiLeaks Julian Assange will be the guests of the Inspiration Forum at 19th Jihlava IDFF. DOK Leipzig is preparing a program featuring 350 films. The leitmotif of this year’s Special Programmes will be that of Borders and Identities.
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From October 27 to November 1, 2015, 19th Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival will be held in the Czech Republic. Before its launch, DAFilms.com presents master classes of leading filmmakers who attended the festival in the past year.
Swiss architects in China. Le Corbusier. Office spaces in the US. An artificial hill in Berlin. Communist sculptures in Czech public space. The subway. Mining settlements... We present a rich variety of films dealing with urban space and architecture. Until Sunday, October 11, you can watch them at DAFilms for free.
Refugees and the migrant crisis are definitely Europe‘s biggest theme of 2015. From September 21 to October 4, the DAFilms.com portal presents a selection of films dealing with this issue. Documentary filmmakers have captured migrants in their homeland (Syria among others), on their way (in refugee camps) as well as in their new homeland where they are seeking asylum.
Mats Bigert (1965) and Lars Bergström (1962) have formed an artistic duo since their studies at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Stockholm. Besides documentaries, their work also includes exhibitions, conceptual art and installations in public space. In 1993, they participated in the Venice Biennale with their installation Adrenaline Dream and have exhibited their work across the world ever since. They often deal with current social and climatic issues. Discover the Swedish duo through their films for free!
The Department of Film, Television and Scenography ELO is part of the School of Arts, Design and Architecture at Aalto University in Helsinki, Finland’s only film university. Producing both fiction and documentary films, it focuses on the visual aspect and the film language of its projects, digital ones as well as those shot on raw film material. In a number of those films, viewers can clearly distinguish what is usually labelled as the Nordic atmosphere.
At the end of the holiday season, the Student Film Summer at DAFilms.com moves on to Łódź, Poland housing the Lodz Film School (The Leon Schiller National Higher School of Film, Television and Theatre in Lodz). The academy is educating future directors, animators, cinematographers, TV professionals, actors and, last but not least, documentary filmmakers. Watch contemporary short documentaries by emerging talents from Poland!
FAMU, the most prominent Czech film school showcases its documentary film production. What are the latest filmmaking trends at an institution that breeds up-and-coming Czech documentary talents? Watch our selection of films from FAMU for free.
From August 14 to 22, Sarajevo will see the 21st edition of its traditional film festival. Festival visitors will have a chance to see 259 films from 57 countries, including documentaries. For those who can’t make it to Sarajevo, DAFilms offers a free online selection of the cream of the crop of the festival’s previous editions!
Halfway through our summer travels in our search for the most notable student films, we are leaving the European continent and heading for Latin America! Join us and discover up-and-coming film talents pampered at the oldest Chilean university – Universidad de Chile. Watch and compare five of the works of the rising stars of Chilean cinematography from August 3 to 9, 2015 for free at DAFilms.com!
Extend your film holiday in the South of Europe by one more week! This time, film students of Portugal’s youngest generation will show you how diverse the results of the creative assignment “FILM ESSAY“ can be. From July 27 to August 2, you can explore the film studios of the prestigious art school Escola Superior de Artes e Design de Caldas da Rainha and the most interesting films born behind its doors for free.