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Cinema in Portugal today

Cinema in Portugal today

The current Portuguese Government took a clear stand regarding culture and arts from day one: sidelining the Ministry of Culture and appointing a Secretary of State reporting directly to the Prime Minister. And since then – and not innocently – culture and arts have been treated according to an economic vision subservient to markets and commercial goals

- 26.9.2013 -

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Interview with Anja Salomonowitz

Interview with Anja Salomonowitz

Read an interview with Anja Salomonowitz for the “UNIQUE” about her film It happened just before one of the films of this week's event.

- 15.9.2013 -

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Slovak documentaries

Slovak documentaries

Slovak documentaries, our focus for this week. A cinematography in the last months best known for Peter Kereke's Velvet terrorists, who will also present his new much awaited film at the International film festival Cinematik. This documentary competition presents the essentials of Slovak theatrical documentary distribution. We have gone through the history of their selection and made one of our own, leading to a presentation of 5 documentaries, which might ring the bell, having travelled a couple of international film festivals in history. We present films of directors Jaroslav Vojtek, Erika Hníková (Czech director, but Slovak coproduction), Zuzana Piussi, Marek Šulík and Jana Bučka.

- 9.9.2013 -

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Young Cinema FAMU

Young Cinema FAMU

Your summer, brimming with young film, would not be complete without delicacies from FAMU. Some of the students of the FAMU’s Department of Documentary Film, whose films are included in the selection, already have their profiles at the portal, providing portal’s visitors with a unique opportunity to follow the creative development of these young filmmakers...

- 2.9.2013 -

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Fresh Cinema

Fresh Cinema

For the third week in a row, DAFilms has been vibrating with fresh blood and showcasing student works online. In addition to films presented in the past days, we bring you a selection from the Fresh Film Fest international film festival that focuses directly on film debuts and student films.
Watch a selection of the best from this and last year’s edition. Why not start with an essay, a meditation, a firework of pictures, which brings the filmmaker from the wrestling ring to a talking car, through the desert back to his roots? Me, Nobody and I...

...and other films form August 26 to September 1.

- 26.8.2013 -

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Young Cinema Geneva

Young Cinema Geneva

In August, DAFilms will liven up with new talents. GENEVA UNIVERSITY OF ART AND DESIGN will present a selection of the best student works.

STREAM the films of students of GENEVA UNIVERSITY OF ART AND DESIGN for free from August 19 to 25

- 19.8.2013 -

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Young Cinema

Young Cinema

In August, DAFilms will liven up with new talents. The Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague - FAMU, will present a selection of the best student works, followed by an event dedicated to film debuts at Fresh Film Fest (International Festival of First Features and Student Films in Prague) and Nisi Masa (European network of associations consisting of young professionals and students from 26 countries).

STREAM the films of NISI MASA for free from August 12 to 18

- 12.8.2013 -

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Portugal about Portugal

Portugal about Portugal

This films explore the continuous journey between the past and the present. In the sense of change, like the natural condition of man.

In Portugal films up to 60 minutes are considered short films (compared to other countries where only films up to 30 minutes are shorts). What impression will the Portuguese culture make through this specific format and film choice? Is Portuguese cinematography on the rise? Our selection will reveal more.

STREAM FOR FREE from August 5 to August 11

- 5.8.2013 -

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Can’t decide which films to watch?

Can’t decide which films to watch?

Is it hard to decide which documentaries to choose from our catalogue of 800 films? We are always happy to recommend the best from our offer! Our film selectors updated the Recommended section highlighting the best world documentaries by filmmakers such as Petr Kerekes, Zuzana Piussi, Nicolas Philibert, Agnes Varda, Bert Haanstra, Nikolaus Geyrhalter or Jorgen Leth.

- 29.7.2013 -

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Great retrospective of a director with an original sense of humour: Laila Pakalnina

Great retrospective of a director with an original sense of humour: Laila Pakalnina

Laila Pakalnina is one of the most prolific contemporary Latvian directors. She made dozens of documentaries well received at international festivals. In the film Leiputria, the film crew look for new, mutated animal forms living at garbage dumps. This documentary film received the European Film Award. Her feature length films usually have the form of comic, absurd mystification.

- 15.7.2013 -

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Doc no Rio Through the Eyes of Curator Maria Mendes

Doc no Rio Through the Eyes of Curator Maria Mendes

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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- 29.6.2015 -

Eternal or Factual 19th Jihlava IDFF?

Eternal or Factual 19th Jihlava IDFF?

The Doc Alliance festival season is in full swing! While the film world is preparing for the baking hot Marseille, the fall stop on the film festival map, Jihlava IDFF, is also getting ready; quite intensely in fact. The 19th edition is inspired by the theme of eternity and the festival visitors will be inspired by a truly exceptional guest – Julian Assange.

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- 22.6.2015 -

To the Border of the Sea and Documentary with FID Marseille

To the Border of the Sea and Documentary with FID Marseille

If you have ever doubted the fact that documentary film is an independent means of artistic expression, you have probably never been to the French documentary film festival FID Marseille. The French member of the Doc Alliance platform will welcome the first visitors at the hot French Riviera in less than a month. What will the 26th edition be like?

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- 15.6.2015 -

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