How did the idea of presenting the Doc no Rio showcase of Brazilian documentary, a part of which is available exclusively online at DAFilms.com, come about? Why does it make sense to be interested in Brazilian film? The curator of the programme Maria Mendes has answers!
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Meet an original selection of contemporary Brazilian cinema Doc no Rio which livened up the waterfront of Portugal’s capital but a few days ago. Meet the middle generation of Brazilian filmmakers whose films straddle the fine line between documentary and fiction while seizing their place in the catalogues of prestigious film festivals. Enjoy an online film experience offered in the past days to Lisbon’s viewers by the Doc Alliance festival Doclisboa at DAFilms.com from June 29 to July 5 for free!
The moment when the viewers sink into their comfortable seats in front of the film screen or their computer screen to watch the opening credits is preceded by a rather difficult process. Polishing the film treatment to a crystal clear form, securing quality technical equipment and primarily raising financial support; these are but a few points in the long list that rouses every filmmaker from his sleep. One of the ways to find relief from sleepless nights, gain new inspiration and establish international collaboration has been offered by FIDLab, a creative platform of the French Doc Alliance festival FID Marseille, for seven years already. From June 22 to 28, you can watch four films that have received its professional care!
Do your screen savers flicker with images of fuming Icelandic volcanos? Is it your lifelong dream to travel to the geothermal kingdoms in the middle of unspoiled nature? Are you one of the true fans of the fragile sounds of contemporary Icelandic music? You can discover the original Icelandic nature and culture which has proved many a time that “size doesn’t matter” in the next two weeks at DAFilms.com. Explore Icelandic documentary from June 8 to 21 for free!
When was the last time you touched the film reel, if at all? When clicking the single button “Play“, can you still imagine hours of physically demanding work spent in the darkroom to conjure up a few moving images? Return to the world of film material brought alive by human hands; material that can be separated and joined again. Enter the darkroom along with world-famous avant-garde filmmaker Peter Tscherkassky and watch his online retrospective from May 25 to June 7 at DAFilms.com for free!
Most of us will likely be able to find Iran on the map of the world. However, what mark has Iranian cinema made on the map of contemporary world documentary? The difficult path of contemporary Iranian film across film festival programmes is lined with a complicated political situation as well as an evident desire for change. Use the unique opportunity to watch a selection of the most interesting Iranian documentaries of the past 15 years online from May 18 to 24 at DAFilms.com for free!
In the past years, his name has regularly appeared on the lists of the most remarkable talents of contemporary documentary film. With each of his new films, star of young Argentinian cinema MAURO ANDRIZZI proves that he is not going to fall from the wobbly ladder of festival fame and programme selection any time soon. Watch the films by a filmmaker to whom film means life and vice versa; meet Mauro Andrizzi from May 11 to 17 at DAFilms.com for free!
Three unique letters that are stirring the global stream of political, economic and cultural events; three letters that have defined the western hemisphere and become the symbol of power and physical strength. However, what are the symbols of contemporary America oscillating between a temple of consumerism, a self-appointed watchdog of democracy and a utopian paradise of dreams come true? Compose the film fragments of contemporary America with DAFilms.com! Spin your documentary kaleidoscope from May 4 to 10, 2015.
The French documentary festival FID Marseille ranks among the key destinations of viewers who are not afraid to experiment, discover and learn new dialects of the film language. It is the unrelenting effort to explore the possibilities of the film medium, articulate complex social themes and give space to young talented filmmakers that has defined the past quarter century of the festival. Recall a selection of films awarded last year before the launch of the festival’s 26th edition! Recall the film atmosphere of the French Riviera from April 20 to May 3 at DAFilms.com!
Look under the cover of your everyday routine, stop and look around you. Where are you, who are you, where do you belong and why are you in a hurry? These are essential questions to which there are no easy answers. Learn the art of asking in the visually diverse film essays and experiments by multimedia artist Deborah Stratman. Watch the filmmaker’s first online retrospective from April 13 to 19 at DAFilms.com for free!
The beginning of the new Doc Alliance season is drawing near! The Swiss festival Visions du Réel is traditionally the first one to pick up the documentary baton. However, even before the opening of the 46th edition, the festival has a spectacular online surprise for all impatient viewers; 60 short films by renowned local and global directors in which selected personalities celebrate the past anniversaries of the festival and introduce their vision of the future. What is the “Trace of the Future according to...” like? Watch from March 30 to April 12, 2015 at DAFilms.com for free!