Ever since 2008, Doc Alliance has been organising an international award intended especially for first-time directors. The Doc Alliance Selection Award helps up-and-coming filmmaking talents to put their name on the documentary map, providing a prize of EUR 5,000 to support their future projects. In 2016, Doc Alliance again nominated 7 outstanding films that will be vying for the 9th annual Doc Alliance Selection Award. The name of the winning title will be announced on August 7, 2016 during an official ceremony at the Locarno International Film Festival.
Midnight // Půlnoc (Orig.)
2010 / Czech Republic / 40 min
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An essay on sources of light, the meaning of darkness and light pollution, with several layers of interwoven meaning. In one of them the author describes her experiences during an experiment in which she was shut up in total darkness. Another layer of the film describes the activity of "darkers" who interrupt electricity supplies and then have fun recording the spectacular results of their "ecoattacks." This polemical collage also points out how terribly dependent humans are on electricity, and how much of it they waste. One of the most interesting passages in this imaginative mosaic on the crisis of current civilisation is a meditation by Václav Bartuška on the limits of progress.
|Screenplay||Klára Tasovská, Lukáš Kokeš|
|Dir. of Photography||Lukáš Kokeš, Klára Tasovská, Edita Kainrathová, Martin Tichovský|
|Tags||energy resources, essay, poetic, society, student|
Address: Smetanovo nábřeží 2
City: 11000 Praha 1
Country: Czech Republic
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