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The art of learning documentary filmmaking

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The art of learning documentary filmmaking

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!

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Isolated Reality: Winner of FID Marseille 2013

Isolated Reality: Winner of FID Marseille 2013

The 25th edition of FID Marseille film festival, the French member of the Doc Alliance documentary platform, has been over for more than a week. However, the enchantment with highly creative films, which are honoured each year by the festival’s programme, will not go away any time soon. While celebrating the brand new festival winners, let us not forget the exceptional films that have shined on the screens and winners’ podiums in the past year. Watch the film awarded by the demanding jury of FID Marseille 2013 in the week from July 14 to 20 for free - FROM GULF TO GULF TO GULF!

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Czech Documentary Harvest 2013

Czech Documentary Harvest 2013

The greatest Czech international film festival Karlovy Vary is round the corner. The spa colonnades are getting smartened up for the festival and the film fans are setting up lists of films they should definitely not miss according to the critics. However, before the most remarkable films of the new year appear on the screens of the festival screening halls, it might be worth it to look back on what the past year has brought to Czech documentary. What was the Czech documentary harvest carrying the stamp of 2013 like? Find out for free in the first two summer weeks at DAFilms.com!

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Don’t Stop the Music!

Don’t Stop the Music!

For over 10 years, Copenhagen’s CPH:DOX has been surprising international audiences with its original programme, crossing the borders of art genres with experimental playfulness. Welcome to the realm of sounds and tones, which are not a mere accompaniment of film images, rather becoming the leitmotifs and keys unlocking unexpected documentary adventures. Set out to the north where music documentary has found its place thanks to Sound & Vision. Our one-week journey starts on Monday, June 23 at DAFilms.com!

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Focused on Football!

Focused on Football!

Do you think the world of film and art is miles apart from everyday life? See for yourself that this is not so and watch seven exceptional comic, experimental and archive documentaries to explore the unique sports and social phenomenon of football! This phenomenon won’t leave anybody cold, be they die-hard fans or filmmakers from across the globe. From Monday, June 16 to Sunday, June 22, you can be a fan of both documentary and football at the field of DAFilms.com!

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Visions du Réel Is Back; with a Virtual Facelift!

Visions du Réel Is Back; with a Virtual Facelift!

The festival days at Lake Geneva seemed to be gone for good this year. Though you will have to wait for the crowded halls of Nyon until next year, unique films from the festival programme are available at DAFilms.com now! Watch the online selection of films by Swiss documentary legend Richard Dindo and the works with an anthropological accent by Pierre-Yves Vandeweerd from June 2 to 15, 2014 for free!

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First Taste of Documentary London

First Taste of Documentary London

In a few days, UK‘s capital will be flooded by documentary euphoria. The highly anticipated film event of the capital city, Open City Docs Fest, will gradually enter various parts of London to lure as many audiences as possible. Be enticed to visit the documentary scene above Thames River as well! From May 26 to June 1, DAFilms.com presents exceptional films which have shined in the international competition of the festival in the past year for free.

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World’s Most Famous Film Riviera Meets Winner of DAS Award 2014

World’s Most Famous Film Riviera Meets Winner of DAS Award 2014

The red carpet, sunlit palm leaves and blinding flashes of ubiquitous cameras. For 68 years, this unique combination has been an inherent part of a place that attracts the attention of (not only) the film world each year. CANNES; a place where film becomes industry as well as media entertainment. How has the “city promised to film” changed over time? Watch at DAFilms.com from May 19 to 25 for free!

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Two directors, four films, incalculbly diversity of today´s society

Two directors, four films, incalculbly diversity of today´s society

Although there are two of them, their films only have one aim; to show the transformation of today’s society, with a light dose of humour thrown in. Whether the Italian duo of directors Massimo D’Anolfi and Martina Parenti depict untraditional environments, such as airport lounges and military grounds, or capture the social rituals of weddings and of the chase for financial success, they are always able to tell the big story through the life stories of individual people. It is the story of the daily, invisible and at times even tragicomic transformation of our lives. Watch 4 films by the filmmaking duo from Monday, May 12 to Sunday, May 18 at DAFilms.com for free!

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How Much Is the Golden Lion Worth? Premiere of Sacro GRA in a Retrospective of Gianfranco Rosi

How Much Is the Golden Lion Worth? Premiere of Sacro GRA in a Retrospective of Gianfranco Rosi

Viewers from across the world will remember the past edition of Venice IFF for a long time. Not only did it impress itself on their minds for its 70th anniversary but it also had a big surprise in store for them. For the first time ever, the desired statuette of the Golden Lion went to a documentary film. The one to tame the Golden Lion of Venice and rank among iconic filmmakers such as Luis Buñuel and Luchino Visconti was Italian director GIANFRANCO ROSI.

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New film additions on the shelves of DAFilms.com!

New film additions on the shelves of DAFilms.com!

Do you want to keep up to date with the new film additions in our online catalogue? You will appreciate our selection of the five most recent films that share the same subject. An uncompromising look at the most pressing political issues ranging from the Gaza strip conflict to the alarming number of young unemployed in Europe. Find out about our new and up-to-date offer!

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Marseille Full of Contrast

Marseille Full of Contrast

It has been a week since the festive open air screening has concluded the 25th edition of FIDMarseille IFF, the French representative of Doc Alliance documentary platform. Held at the Côte d’Azur, the festival has shined again with its appealingly contrasting character. The demanding conceptual film programme was complemented by the warm energy of social meetings.

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- 14.7.2014 -

The Tough Task of a Festival Juror

The Tough Task of a Festival Juror

The jury is an inherent part of film festivals, just like the viewers. What is it like to sit on a prestigious international jury? We have posed this question to DAFilms acquisitions manager Diana Tabakov, who has risen to the juror’s task at London’s Open City Docs Fest.

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- 7.7.2014 -

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