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10 Years of Discovering the Best Documentaries for You



Since the beginning of January 2013, the Doc Alliance, running the DAFilms portal, has a new and respectable member – the Portuguese Doclisboa film festival that will offer its best festival films from the recent years online at DAFilms.com.

Doclisboa proposes a rethinking of the documentary across its respective implications and potentials: cinema thereby representing a practice enabling us to discover new ways and means of conceiving and acting the world.
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It's the Earth, not the Moon

É na Terra, não é na Lua (Orig.) / 2011 / Portugal / 185 min

A cameraman and a soundman arrive in Corvo in 2007, the smallest island in the archipelago of the Azores. Right in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, Corvo is a large rock, 6km high and 4km long, with the crater of a volcano and a single tiny village of 440 people...



Beyond the Mountains

Yama No Anata (Orig.) / 2011 / Portugal / 60 min

“I submerge in the Mondego river landscape, where I came to live with my parents when I was still a child, leaving behind Tokyo, my hometown. Through the letters I've received from friends and family who remained in Japan, I recall the past and reflect on our coming to Portugal. This film is a journey with the spirits which remain in me, in an attempt to retain the ephemeral memory”



Li Ké Terra

Li Ké Terra (Orig.) / 2010 / Portugal / 65 min

The story of Miguel Moreira and Ruben Furtado, two Cape Verdean immigrant descendants who live in Portugal but have no legal documents...




Praxis (Orig.) / 2011 / Portugal / 29 min

Year after year, students from across the country subject themselves to initiation rites when they start college. Hazings, organized by older students, take place throughout the whole first year...



Snack-Bar Aquário

Snack-Bar Aquário (Orig.) / 2011 / Portugal, Switzerland / 38 min

Portrait of a Portuguese bar whose boundary is a road in a little village. Through a succession of everyday scenes, a community appears, which is unified by the fact that there they feel “at home”. Its protagonists eat, drink, discuss, watch tv... they all spend time there, waiting for something.



The Rise of the Salt Mountains

Como as Serras Crescem (Orig.) / 2010 / Portugal / 28 min

Each year the salt pans are harvested to receive salt mountains. Water, mud, wind, sun and man are the elements that produce the emerging salt.



The Way We Are

A Nossa Forma de Vida (Orig.) / 2011 / Portugal / 91 min

A spectacular view of the world as seen from Armando and Maria's control tower, eight floors up from the river Douro.



Visegrad? Where the hell is that?

Visegrad? Where the hell is that?

With this daring motto, playfully ironic visual design and primarily interesting film selection, Visegrad Film Festival presented its programme in Cork, Ireland. How was it, where does it go and why is it actually held in Ireland?

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A Showcase of Asian Documentary Film Jewels? TIDF!

A Showcase of Asian Documentary Film Jewels? TIDF!

The interest in all things Asian is growing faster than capital markets in the global world. That goes for documentary films as well. The contemporary production of Asian documentary filmmakers is regularly presented by Taiwan International Documentary Festival.

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- 12.9.2016 -

Gulîstan, Land of Roses Wins Prestigious Doc Alliance Selection Award at Locarno IFF

Gulîstan, Land of Roses Wins Prestigious Doc Alliance Selection Award at Locarno IFF

On Sunday, August 7, young director Zaynê Akyol became the 9th winner of the unique Doc Alliance Selection Award that is awarded since 2008 by the international Doc Alliance platform. The Kurdish director based in Canada received the award during an award ceremony at Locarno IFF. Along with the award, the filmmaker also received financial support of 5.000 euro for her future film.

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- 8.8.2016 -

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