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Jørgen Leth and Hamburger in Four Minutes

Jørgen Leth and Hamburger in Four Minutes

Jørgen Leth (born 1937), living legend of world documentary, writer and poet, studied literature and anthropology. In the 1960s, he became a leading personality of Danish poetic modernism and experimental film. In his films, Leth creates film images similarly to a painter. At the beginning, he directs both the characters and the camera; during shooting, he stops “painting” the scenes and becomes an observer of the depicted events. We offer a rigorously selected retrospective of this Danish director most known for example for The Five Obstructions or his last film Erotic Man. Stream FOR FREE from November 13 to 25.

- 12.11.2012 -

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CPH:DOX Copenhagen 2012

CPH:DOX Copenhagen 2012

CPH:DOX Copenhagen / Enjoy the selection of 5 outstanding films from this year's edition. Among these for example Big Boys Gone Bananas or Village at the End of the World. Stream FOR FREE from November 11 to 12.

- 11.11.2012 -

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DISEASE OF THE THIRD POWER

DISEASE OF THE THIRD POWER

Disease Of The Third Power - the film from the backstage of the Slovak judiciary system. You can watch from November 5 to 10 FOR FREE.

- 5.11.2012 -

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The Doc Alliance Selection Award 2012 goes to...

The Doc Alliance Selection Award 2012 goes to...

"The Will" by Christian Sønderby Jepsen! Ch. S. Jepsen was awarded by the Doc Alliance Selection Jury (Özge Calafato, Eva Mulvad and Sean Farnel) personally at the Opening Ceremony of DOK Leipzig on 29th October. Congratulations!

- 31.10.2012 -

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SHORT DOCUMENTARY – Leipzig Selection

SHORT DOCUMENTARY – Leipzig Selection

In the past weeks, European fans of documentary film have had a pretty packed schedule. Two documentary festivals; DOK Leipzig and Jihlava IDFF; followed in close succession. Both of these festivals belong among the key partners of Doc Alliance and their activities are regularly reflected on the Dafilms portal. While the programming of the Jihlava festival also deals with films on the borderline between documentary and fiction film, the Leipzig festival includes the INTERNATIONAL SHORT DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION section of short documentaries. From October 29 to November 4, eight of the films presented in this section are available for free streaming.

- 29.10.2012 -

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Watch this year`s films online

Watch this year`s films online

For the past 6 years besides its physical festival, the IDFF Jihlava has organised also online events, in cooperation with the video on demand platform www.DAFilms.com. This year we offer a selection of the best Czech and international short docs produced in the last year or two. Watch what you missed at the festival!

Short Joy online for free - October 22 - 28th.

- 22.10.2012 -

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Roma Dream

Roma Dream

“Paradise hotel” in Bulgarian panel heaven, self-made Mad-max like recycling vehicles in Belgrade, Soňa - the mother of 15 children.... All this observed in 3 stories of dreams and reality. Watch online Paradise Hotel, Pretty Dyana and Sona and her family.

- 14.10.2012 -

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Johan Grimonprez

Johan Grimonprez

Johan Grimonprez, a Belgian director known for his film Double Take, where he casts Alfred Hitchcock as a paranoid history professor. Far before that, in 1997, he came out with the film Dial H-I-S-T-O-R-Y revealing a shift in the history of the representation of skyjackers.

- 7.10.2012 -

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Contemporary Austrian Film

Contemporary Austrian Film

Austria’s avant-garde film tradition has been among the most sustained and radical of such traditions. As with other Austrian arts, it is a response (in part) to past national decadence and conservatism; its repository of cutting-edge experimental film and video works is uniquely impressive and progressive. Works that experiment with sonic art and digital technology, works that wreak havoc with the retina, this selection is an attempt to define a poetic edge within a vast array of production while (re)discovering new ways of entering into the “material” and the frame, and examining the mechanics of cinema.

from Breaking Ground: 60 Years of Austrian Experimental Cinema, 2012, UCLA Film & Television Archive

- 21.9.2012 -

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Czech Joy online

Czech Joy online

Five Czech documentary films which have been presented together in cinemas within the Czech Joy in Czech Cinemas project since last year are available for free streaming from 17 to 23 September. Having received numerous festival awards as well as the best Czech documentary film of 2011 award, Solar Eclipse by Martin Mareček tells the story of two Czech development experts in a remote part of Zambia; EM and HE by Vladimír Michálek deals with songwriter Xavier Baumaxa and Northbohemian poet Em Rudenko; A Catapult of Fate by Jan Gogola introduces frontman of Katapult band Olda Říha; observational documentary On the Outside by Veronika Sobková follows three people leaving a prison; Race to the Bottom by Vít Janeček is concerned with the questions of work and unemployment.

- 16.9.2012 -

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Personal Stories, Urban Legends and National Myths

Personal Stories, Urban Legends and National Myths

For some, September means the beginning of school; for us, September means the beginning of a great documentary programme! Enjoy it with us!

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- 1.9.2014 -

Happy Days of Brazilian Documentary

Happy Days of Brazilian Documentary

Why does documentary film have a longer tradition than fiction in Brazil? What trends and themes have ruled in Brazilian documentary in the past decade? We have discussed Brazilian documentary with a most competent person; founder and director of É Tudo Verdade festival Amir Labaki!

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- 25.8.2014 -

Get Ready for the Fall Festival Harvest!

Get Ready for the Fall Festival Harvest!

Slowly but surely, the fall festival season announces its awaited arrival! See what documentary surprises the three Doc Alliance festivals that will open their imaginary film gates in October have in store for you! Get a taste of the festival programmes of Doclisboa, Jihlava IDFF and DOK Leipzig.

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- 18.8.2014 -

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