Are you searching for an ideal textbook of documentary film to introduce all key personalities of world cinema at once? Famous names, crucial works, experimental genres and innovative methods can finally be found in one place; in the online film retrospectives at DAFilms.com!
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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 -
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 -
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 -
"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 -
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 -
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 -
Johan Grimonprez, a Belgian director known for his film Double Take, where he casts Alfred Hitchcock as a paranoid history professor. Far before that, in 1997, he came out with the film Dial H-I-S-T-O-R-Y revealing a shift in the history of the representation of skyjackers.
- 7.10.2012 -