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WE ARE NEVER SOLD OUT

WE ARE NEVER SOLD OUT

A quality present for all in 10 minutes! Not enough time to buy all Christmas presents? Use our special offer and present your family or friends with an online film!

- 17.12.2012 -

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Against the dictatorship of film festivals

Against the dictatorship of film festivals

Zuzana Piussi is not an author who likes to please her audience. Her films are provocative, often made all by herself and even without the help of a cameraman. For her, films are an “inner compulsion”. She has been labelled a heroine, although she does not accept this label and refuses to answer questions about what she is and what she is not afraid of.

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A charge brought against Slovak independent documentarist Zuzana Piussi for an unauthorized use of the footage of judge Helena Kožíková in her documentary reportage entitled DISEASE OF THE THIRD POWER, which focuses on uncovering the faults of the non-functioning Slovak judicial system, initiated a debate about the freedom of speech in Slovakia. Her film KOLIBA is a documentary detective story exploring the fate of Slovakian film. What might look as a portrait of film critic Pavel Branko has been recast by Piussi into an intimate confession in the documentary called HERO OF OUR TIMES. In her film CRYING OF ANGELS, the director shows the conflict of homosexuality with catholic faith in Slovakia.

- 5.12.2012 -

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Animals for Slaughter and People under Control

Animals for Slaughter and People under Control

We offer a selection of the best documents of the appraised documentarist and producer Nikolaus Geyrhalter

Our Daily Bread (Special Mention at the Ji.hlava IDFF) represent one of the most powerful visual depictions of the food-processing industry. Abendland - an observation of the European continent at night shows crowds of people partying, protesting as well as impersonal crews of workers at conveyor belts, for example burning coffins in a crematorium.

Watch for a SMALL FEE from December 3 to 9.

- 3.12.2012 -

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She wanted to be a priest but became a filmmaker

She wanted to be a priest but became a filmmaker

Viola Ježková exclusively at DAFilms.

The selection of works by Viola Ježková is pervaded with the themes of faith and religion, ranging from The Cowshed where cows represent both the old and new, the worldly and the beyond; through Not Just Standing But Rising Up, an impressive portrait of Old Testament scholar Milan Balabán, showing that God is not a “what” but a “where” (a Way); to the ontological search for a background in My Body's Body, providing a disturbing and dislocated perspective of motherhood connected with contemplation.

Watch her films FOR FREE from November 26. to December 2.

- 26.11.2012 -

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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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A Long October Journey to Doc Alliance Festivals!

A Long October Journey to Doc Alliance Festivals!

The first world online retrospective of director Helena Třeštíková, a selection of Romanian documentaries and the big fall start of Doc Alliance festivals Doclisboa and Jihlava IDFF. What is cooking at DAFilms.com portal? Plan a busy film October with us!

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- 29.9.2014 -

Extraordinary and patient Helena Trestikova

Extraordinary and patient Helena Trestikova

An interview with globally successful documentary director Helena Třeštíková about her film journey, her observational method and the essential milestones on her way to the European film Oscar.

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- 22.9.2014 -

The “Hottest“ Documentary Goods at DAFilms.com

The “Hottest“ Documentary Goods at DAFilms.com

Would you like to know which documentaries were most popular among viewers at DAFilms.com in the past six months? We have set up a TOP TEN list of most bought films for you! Will the documentary tensome be rather surprising or inspiring?

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- 15.9.2014 -

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