// Your online documentary cinema //

10 Years of Discovering the Best Documentaries for You



Doclisboa ´13 between Political and Artistic Engagement

doc_lisboa_event_2013_1

The youngest member of Europe’s Doc Alliance, Portuguese Doclisboa festival, has successfully concluded its 11th edition on Sunday, November 3. Shortly after, it addresses international audiences through DAFilms.com, offering 6 short and 6 feature-length documentary films representing a selection of the best of the 2012 Portuguese competition in the week from November 4 to 10 for free.


An active interconnection of personal and political life has been the main characteristic of Doclisboa, Portugal’s largest festival, since its founding in 2002. The long-term objective of the festival’s programming is to screen films revealing the background of political and social problems while providing new ways of perceiving the surrounding world. As festival organizers explain: “We see the close connection of the artistic and political world as a certain way of expressing freedom. We want to introduce films that can help us understand the world we live in and enable us to discover the possible sources of its transformation.”

An account of the relation between personal behaviour and power struggle within the boundaries of a national state, a community and a family microcosm; such are the themes of the selection of 12 Portuguese films from the 2012 local competition of short and feature-length documentaries. What are the feelings of Portuguese emigrants who are going back to their native country? What is everyday life at a Portuguese village like, with its isolation, far away from modern cities and global civilization? See the Portugal of today through the eyes of its most talented filmmakers from November 4 to 10 at DAFilms.com for free!


Recommend this event

Films for the event

the_queens_bath_1

The Queen’s Baths

Aux bains de la reine (Orig.) / 2012 / Switzerland / 37 min

Elsa returns to her homeland, Caldas da Rainha, in Portugal to meet her mother. Through this little adventure, we discover the city and the mysterious activities of its inhabitants, as well as elements of Elsa's family history. A crossed impressionist portrait is woven, temporalities become confused, and dreams mingle with reality.

Detail…

Captivity_1

Captivity

Cativeiro (Orig.) / 2012 / Portugal / 63 min

To be captive is to be confined, both in space and in time. The captive one is not only and necessarily a prisoner, but becomes an inherent part of that space, his identity being continually projected on it. The captivity space itself is in turn not inert; it is rather characterized by whomever it contains, it is shaped by that experience.

Detail…



News

CLIMBING HIGHER: SPECIAL FREE STREAM EVENT

CLIMBING HIGHER: SPECIAL FREE STREAM EVENT

David Čálek‘s successful documentary Climbing Higher about Czech climber Radek Jaroš, which won at the BANFF festival, is available for FREE streaming in the online documentary cinema DAFilms.com from December 8 to 11.

Read more…

- 8.12.2016 -

Winter Portion of Czech Documentary Films

Winter Portion of Czech Documentary Films

For 3.99 euro, you can get a selection of documentaries that entered Czech cinematic distribution in 2016 as well as access to another 1500 films from around the world. Dear friends, please, do not forget that you can give an ideal present not only to your intellectual friends but also to yourselves.

Read more…

- 7.12.2016 -

Unique films at FAMUFEST

Unique films at FAMUFEST

The 33rd edition of FAMUFEST, a competition display of films made by students of Prague’s FAMU, will be held on November 23 to 27 at Prague’s Letná District. Like in the past year, it will take place at Bio Oko, plus at the new venues of Studio Hrdinů and Café Jedna.

Read more…

- 22.11.2016 -

More news…