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Search for quality documentaries online via Institute of documentary film

Search for quality documentaries online via Institute of documentary film

With the arrival of the new year 2014, the international collaboration of DAFilms.com portal and one of Europe‘s leading documentary organizations, Institute of Documentary Film (IDF), has gone one step further. We are currently working on the interconnection of the film databases of the two projects. Enjoy this part of our long-term collaboration!

- 13.1.2014 -

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It is fascinating to be part of a gradual yet crucial transformation of film industry

It is fascinating to be part of a gradual yet crucial transformation of film industry

Will the DAFilms.com team celebrate in the last hours of 2013? How does the European festival platform Doc Alliance work after seven years and what new online projects will see the light of day in 2014? Learn all about it in our interview with DAFilm acquisitions manager Diana Tabakov.

- 29.12.2013 -

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Human Nature Live

Human Nature Live

An interview about 4 greats of Slovak documentary with Alexandra Strelková, director of the National Cinematographic Centre of the Slovak Film Institute.

- 16.12.2013 -

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Give a film as a Christmas gift! Online, legally and without endless lines!

Give a film as a Christmas gift! Online, legally and without endless lines!

Each year you are promising to yourself that next year you will be ready for Christmas ahead of time. Yet each year you have the same experience of endless lines, nervous faces of other shoppers and perfect presents that are hopelessly sold out. Is that the case with you? Make your fervent wish for peaceful Christmas shopping come true with Dafilms.com! Do your Christmas shopping online and without standing in lines. Give a present the quality and appeal of which do not change in the course of time. Give your close ones our film!

- 15.12.2013 -

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RIDM Festival under Women’s Rule

RIDM Festival under Women’s Rule

Interview with RIDM’s executive director Roxanne Sayegh. How to tell Canadian films from global documentaries? How does the support of young North American filmmakers work? Why is it good for a festival to be governed by a woman?

- 9.12.2013 -

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Slave Inside Us. An interview with Russian filmmaker Vitaly Mansky about Motherland or Death

Slave Inside Us. An interview with Russian filmmaker Vitaly Mansky about Motherland or Death

In Motherland or Death you don't add to the uncritical fascination with the Island of Freedom but you don't talk to dissidents either. You avoid siding with any of these typical images of contemporary Cuba. The film is rather a portrait of decay and rupture... An interview with Vitaly Mansky on Russian documentary world by Hana Rezkova (IDF).

- 2.12.2013 -

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“They get born with that Scandinavian gene, you know…”

“They get born with that Scandinavian gene, you know…”

Report of the Doc Alliance Films team from our Danish festival partner CPH:DOX.

- 18.11.2013 -

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Will There Be a “Great Night“ at CPH:DOX? Interview with Jihlava IDFF winner Petr Hátle

Will There Be a “Great Night“ at CPH:DOX? Interview with Jihlava IDFF winner Petr Hátle

The Great Night by young Czech director Petr Hátle has been one of the surprising winners of the recent Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival. However, the film’s journey to prestigious international film destinations has only started in Jihlava. Currently, The Great Night is screened at another Doc Alliance partner festival, Danish CPH:DOX. Will it be a success as well?

- 11.11.2013 -

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It´s got a name. Call it Golden Dove.

It´s got a name. Call it Golden Dove.

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 -

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Animated Documentary as Strong Social Testimony

Animated Documentary as Strong Social Testimony

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 -

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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 -

A world in a box - Interview with Słavomir Batyra

A world in a box - Interview with Słavomir Batyra

Read an exclusive interview with Polish filmmaker Słavomir Batyra, director of THE GREAT THEATRE. He will guide you through the recesses of his short film just like his film guides the viewers through the recesses of the largest opera house in the world. Would you like some opera tickets or rather cinema ones? What about taking both?

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- 20.4.2016 -

International My Street Films project launches its third edition

International My Street Films project launches its third edition

The My Street Films competition, which invites the public to make their own short films from their surroundings, launches its third edition in the streets of Central Europe. The project originally comes from London where it mapped the city on the Thames through film stories about the streets and their inhabitants. In collaboration with DAFilms.com, the film map has expanded to the Czech Republic and from there to Slovakia, Poland and Hungary.

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- 13.4.2016 -

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