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Doc Alliance Announces This Year’s Nominees!

Doc Alliance Announces This Year’s Nominees!

7 unique documentaries, 7 Doc Alliance festivals, 7th edition of Doc Alliance Selection Award. For the seventh time, documentary rivals from various corners of Europe meet in the imaginary competition ring. Their goal is clear; to become a winner of Doc Alliance Selection Award 2014.

- 31.3.2014 -

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The industry part is crucial for a festival with premiere policy

The industry part is crucial for a festival with premiere policy

What does it mean to offer a full-fledged industry programme to leading and emerging film professionals from across the world? How important is it for the good prestige of festivals to be able to prepare this kind of industry programme? We asked the representatives of programme Christine Hille and Lina Dinkla from DOK Leipzig.

- 24.3.2014 -

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A sober viewer with artistic perspective. An Interview with Dariusz Kowalski

A sober viewer with artistic perspective. An Interview with Dariusz Kowalski

Audiovisual artist Dariusz Kowalski is very well known in the field of documentary film as well as in the area of contemporary visual arts. His works have been presented in film festivals and international galleries. What is the unique way how does Dariusz Kowalski perceive the reality? Read in the interview!

- 17.3.2014 -

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KINO KOMBAT: What is it? An interview with Alexandru Solomon

KINO KOMBAT: What is it? An interview with Alexandru Solomon

Why is the documentary film an important medium for a state where a lot of civic protests and political actions are taking the place? Find out in the interview with the director of One World Romania festival Alexandru Solomon.

- 10.3.2014 -

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Doc Tank: Cross-Media Projects in Central and Eastern Europe

Doc Tank: Cross-Media Projects in Central and Eastern Europe

In the first week of March, while international audiences have a chance to virtually watch the Silver Eye Nominees selection, Prague will host the third edition of meetings of film professionals called East Doc Platform. DAFilms.com has discussed the platform as well as other new projects focused on the support and development of European documentary with IDF representative Filip Šebek.

- 3.3.2014 -

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ZagrebDox celebrates the 10th anniversary!

ZagrebDox celebrates the 10th anniversary!

ZagrebDox, one of the most popular documentary festivals in the region of Eastern Europe, celebrates the 10th anniversary of being an important member of the film festival community. DAFilms.com asked festival director Nenad Puhovski how the story of ZagrebDox started and if there is a happy-ending.

- 24.2.2014 -

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The Czech Lion was "tamed" again

The Czech Lion was "tamed" again

An interview with the executive director of the Czech Film and Television Academy Tereza Rychnovska inviting you behind the official scene for a discussion about the importance and the (in)visible changes of the most prestigous Czech film award.

- 17.2.2014 -

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I am not interested in any kind of genre. I am interested in cinema

I am not interested in any kind of genre. I am interested in cinema

In co-operation with DOX European Documentary Magazine, DAFilms.com brings you a unique interview with worldwide known experimental filmmaker and artist Peter Liechti. Enjoy the text by journalist Sevara Pan while watching the the online retrospective of Liechti´s films from February 10 until February 16 for free!

- 10.2.2014 -

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From Doc Alliance to Monty Python and Back. From the whole of Europe to Prague and Back.

From Doc Alliance to Monty Python and Back. From the whole of Europe to Prague and Back.

A report from the annual meeting of festival members of Doc Alliance platform in Prague. Read more to learn what is it like to be a member of Doc Alliance team!

- 3.2.2014 -

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The Spirit of ´45: A History of the Ideas

The Spirit of ´45: A History of the Ideas

The critical review by th Czech film critic Jan Prasilu devoted to the new documentary film Spirit of ´45 by British director Ken Loach. Available only in Czech language.

- 3.2.2014 -

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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 -

Doc Alliance Selection Award 2016: Fresh Documentary Talents at the Upcoming Ninth DAS Awards

Doc Alliance Selection Award 2016: Fresh Documentary Talents at the Upcoming Ninth DAS Awards

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.

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- 13.6.2016 -

15 documentary festival hits in the second edition of KineDok

15 documentary festival hits in the second edition of KineDok

Last year saw the launch and pilot edition of KineDok, a unique international project presenting the screenings of creative documentary films enhanced by the debates with the authors of the films and various experts and by other interesting accompanying events. In 2016, this project, organized by the Institute of Documentary Film, offers 15 more European documentaries and brings site specific screenings also to the new audiences in Poland and Norway. Within the Czech Republic, the fans of creative documentaries have a chance to visit more than 150 screenings at at least 25 diverse places and explore current Czech and European documentary production.

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- 9.5.2016 -

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