Homeland (Iraq Year Zero) by Abbas Fahdel has won the Doc Alliance Selection Award. The winning film is composed of two parts – the first was shot before the US army’s invasion of Iraq while the second part captures the post-war events – providing an essential report on the turning point in the country’s development. Instead of shorthand news features on the events in Iraq, it brings an impressive portrayal of life in the country. Director Fahdel received the award at the Locarno film festival.
News on the DAFilms portal
The first among the subjective reports by Doc Alliance Films team members from their European trips to partner festivals. Our journey starts in the cinematic world of Germany’s DOK Leipzig festival indulging in animated films and new contemporary documentary genres.
- 4.11.2013 -
The German festival DOK Leipzig has been presenting the genre of animated documentary film to the audiences for 17 years. The international significance of the festival’s Animadoc section will be definitely confirmed by this year’s launch of the new unique Animadoc Dove award which will go to directors of films on the border between documentary and animated film for the first time in the festival’s history.
- 28.10.2013 -
- 27.10.2013 -
On a single day, you can watch the premiere of a new film online and go see it in your favourite cinema. A music of the future, an experiment with the viewers, or a new distribution trend? DAFilms.com and Artcam distribution company have teamed up to offer a brand new film premiere experience to Czech viewers. On Thursday, October 24, they present the award-winning film An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker by Bosnian director Danis Tanović both in cinemas and online.
- 21.10.2013 -
Interview with Juraj Lehotský, the director of the documentary Blind Loves, about the hidden impulses of love and the revealing of the new worlds.
For many, the world of the blind represents a space filled with darkness and emptiness. However, as is clear from the five films offered for free at DAFilms.com in the week from October 14 to 20, marking the international White Cane Day, their world, too, is brimming with flavours, sounds and physical sensations. These transform the familiar surroundings into brand new and fascinating forms, within which powerful family, friendly and romantic emotions crystallize. Complicated, tender, exhausting, devoted, dependent – what is the nature of love for those who will never see their beloved ones?
- 14.10.2013 -
On the occasion of its year’s 70th anniversary, the National Film Archive has prepared several new projects, looking to attract not only film audience, but also wide public. For the first time in history and in cooperation with the international documentary platform Doc Alliance Films, the archive films will find their way to the Internet.
- 30.9.2013 -
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 -
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 -
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 -