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When film making became a life obsession...

When film making became a life obsession...

The first complex retrospective of Portuguese documentarist Catarina Mourão represents a unique chance to get to know the personality of a filmmaker not only through her film language but also through her everyday speech. Read a special online interview with our virtual director guest!

- 27.1.2014 -

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The Strength of Documentary Lies in Its Cultural and Political Role in the 21st Century

The Strength of Documentary Lies in Its Cultural and Political Role in the 21st Century

The Apordoc Portuguese Documentary Association has become in the course of 16 years one of the leading platforms of documentary film development in Southern Europe. What programme does it offer? What audiences does it address? And why support documentary film at all?

- 20.1.2014 -

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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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Gulîstan, Land of Roses Wins Prestigious Doc Alliance Selection Award at Locarno IFF

Gulîstan, Land of Roses Wins Prestigious Doc Alliance Selection Award at Locarno IFF

On Sunday, August 7, young director Zaynê Akyol became the 9th winner of the unique Doc Alliance Selection Award that is awarded since 2008 by the international Doc Alliance platform. The Kurdish director based in Canada received the award during an award ceremony at Locarno IFF. Along with the award, the filmmaker also received financial support of 5.000 euro for her future film.

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- 8.8.2016 -

Doc Alliance Selection Award 2016: Fresh Documentary Talents at the Upcoming Ninth DAS Awards

Doc Alliance Selection Award 2016: Fresh Documentary Talents at the Upcoming Ninth DAS Awards

Ever since 2008, Doc Alliance has been organising an international award intended especially for first-time directors. The Doc Alliance Selection Award helps up-and-coming filmmaking talents to put their name on the documentary map, providing a prize of EUR 5,000 to support their future projects. In 2016, Doc Alliance again nominated 7 outstanding films that will be vying for the 9th annual Doc Alliance Selection Award. The name of the winning title will be announced on August 7, 2016 during an official ceremony at the Locarno International Film Festival.

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- 13.6.2016 -

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 -

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