Why does documentary film have a longer tradition than fiction in Brazil? What trends and themes have ruled in Brazilian documentary in the past decade? We have discussed Brazilian documentary with a most competent person; founder and director of É Tudo Verdade festival Amir Labaki!
News on the DAFilms portal
The most successful Arab documentary according to the reviews in Variety and Slant Magazine and a New York Times Critic’s Pick, Grandma, a Thousand Times, Daughters of Malakeh, the last documentary of the profound directors Jet Homoet and Sharog Heshmat Manesh, subtle family album Harat by Sepideh Farsi.
We offer Haratt for FREE stream from September 3 to 9.
- 2.9.2012 -
Check out a selection of the favourite films of all the DAFilms.com team members.
Since 2007 we have all been working on selecting the most remarkable documentaries produced. Now we decided to go through our rich online catalogue and point out our actual tips. Get to know the DAFilms.com team and enjoy their selection!
- 17.8.2012 -
In the sweltering months of summer, even a glance at water can be pleasant. The melancholy slow rhythm of what used to be the third largest European port is captured in the Bulgarian film Europolis, The Town of the Delta. The documentary films Dubai in Me and We Are Living on the Edge represent two opposites; while the former captures the way the growing city swallows the surrounding ocean, the latter follows the difficulties and joys in the life of Belarusian fishermen. Two more films to give you a sense of real refreshment are the family portrait Irenka shot at a perfectly clean pool and a Brazilian film which reveals its magic already in its title; I Travel because I Have to, I Come Back because I Love.
- 12.8.2012 -
Wajda School - The most interesting directors of the younger generation, both Polish and foreign, are developing their projects there. More than 50 documentary and feature films, as well as 200 shorts have been produced so far. They have been selected and often won prizes at the most prestigious festivals. This week we will offer a FREE taste of the best documentaries produced in 2011–2012.
- 6.8.2012 -
In the hot days that have prevailed lately, a Central European will hardly believe that anyone could consider the desert a convenient place to live; let alone a homeland one should fight or even die for. In the dunes of the Sahara desert, Belgian director Pierre Yves Vandeweerd discovered a nation forgotten by the world and dedicated his latest film to its troubled fate. You can watch the bewitching documentary Lost Land at Dafilms from July 16.
- 16.7.2012 -
From the periphery to the centre; from the underground to pop-culture; from noise to melody; from art to design. Thinking in circles means fullness! Having twisted deep-rooted viewing stereotypes, the Rafani art collective offer their original and powerful notion of a documentary feature. Their specific version of Prague’s “cultural service” titled 31 Endings/31 Beginnings is presented in online premiere at the DAFilms portal from June 25. This week all formats for FREE!
- 25.6.2012 -
On June 21, the squares of many European cities will resound with music; for the 13th time already, Europe will be celebrating the Music Day which falls upon the “longest day” of the year; the summer solstice. The DAFilms portal joins the music celebrations in its own way, having selected a special collection of “music” documentaries out of its rich offer. From June 18, you can watch (and listen to!) contemporary Czech hip hop in Pavel Abrahám’s Czech Rapublic, singer and multi-instrumentalist Radůza in a portrait by Olga Špátová I Go Where I Want, indigenous singers and dancers in the hypnotic essay Balifilm by Peter Mettler and many others. The films Balifilm, Step across the border and Sonor are available for FREE STREAM during this week.
- 18.6.2012 -
Six years have passed since the fatal step of documentarist Pavel Koutecký which cost him his life. The event is easy to remember due to the Pavel Koutecký Award. Established shortly after Koutecký’s tragic accident, it will be presented for the sixth time this year. On this occasion, the DAFilms portal has prepared a selection of awarded films from last years as well as a large retrospective of films by Pavel Koutecký. It will be available online in the week from June 11 at www.dafilms.com FOR FREE
- 11.6.2012 -
After testing a sample from the Copenhagen film laboratory, it is now time to look under the lid of yet another festival cuisine. As the summer is approaching, let us bask in the sun at the French Riviera. Since the times of Jimmy “Popeye” Doyle, quality “stuff” has been cooked in the famous port of Marseille; so this time the DAFilms portal presents a selection of films from the filmmaking workshop of the FID Marseille IFF. FIDlab is an open creative platform where filmmakers from around the world present their works and meet producers, distributors and television representatives. “The French Connection” starts at DAFilms on June 4; in the following week, a collection of four films will be available FOR FREE.
- 4.6.2012 -
This week Dafilms portal presents original choice of films that won numerous awards at world acclaimed festivals: 108 - Cuchillo de Palo, a personal story that brings two generations face to face in a confrontation revealing part of the hidden and silenced history of Paraguay. Film Bassidji takes you among the most extremist supporters of the Islamic Republic of Iran. René is an incredible story of a young man accompanied by a film camera from the age of eighteen, on his life’s journey between prisons and short intermezzos outside and last but not least Cooking history - a portrait of different military cooks from all over Europe who served in various armies and have witnessed the European wars of the 20th century.
- 28.5.2012 -