Why is the documentary film an important medium for a state where a lot of civic protests and political actions are taking the place? Find out in the interview with the director of One World Romania festival Alexandru Solomon.
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The latest film by director and MIDI LIDI band frontman Petr Marek has ranked among the most significant events on the Czech film scene in 2011. Though it may not be as formally refined as Alois Nebel nor does it feature famous Czech actor Bolek Polívka, Nothing Against Nothing disposes of a whole arsenal of cinematographic originality. Do not wait for Christmas Eve and be one of the first 49 DAFilms visitors to watch the film in the week before Christmas FOR FREE. (We are sorry but this event is only for Czech and Slovak audience)
- 19.12.2011 -
Oh, those kids! This phrase has loomed large over many a generation. However, what are they really like? How do they behave, what do they wear, what do they dream about; what do the teenagers of the 21st century really think? Do not search trendy teenager magazines for an answer. Just watch the first part of Teen Stories, a unique observational project mapping the chaotic jungle of adolescence.
- 12.12.2011 -
In his latest work, Swiss-Canadian director Peter Mettler has radically diverged from his position of a supremely individualistic filmmaker. From a nearly divine perspective, he tells the story of the rise (and fall) of an empire called Petropolis; an empire we all are part of.
- 5.12.2011 -
Although Prix Arte does not sound as stylish as Oscar, the European Academy Awards, too have an excellent reputation in the filmmaking community. Held already for the 24th time on Saturday, December 3 in Berlin, the presenting ceremony will include awards in the category of documentary film. While waiting for the name of this year’s winner, you can watch the winning film of 2009; The Sound of Insects: Record of a Mummy
- 28.11.2011 -
At present, Colombia is the most violent country of Latin America. Each year, guerrilla conflicts take their terrible toll in the form of thousands of dead people. For that matter, unrest and instability have prevailed in the country for more than half a century. That is why the first Colombian 3D feature deserves great attention; instead of offering a monumental action spectacle, the animated documentary Little Voices depicts the world of children.
- 15.11.2011 -
“A prison is a social catastrophe for the society which constructed it.” With these words, famous German documentarist Harun Farocki introduces the new Czech film In Sight revealing the fact that the contemporary society is gradually turning into a perfect prison. The film essay by Andrea Slováková is available from November 14 to 20 for free.
- 14.11.2011 -
This week premiere have been taken over from the cinema screens of the Cannes International Film Festival into the distribution of the DAFilms portal. I Want to See tells story of living in the shadow of fear and expectation of salvation; story about the threat of violence and the desire for freedom; story of thwarted plans and resurrected hope.
- 7.11.2011 -
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 Animadoc competition section of animated documentaries. From October 31 to November 6, seven of the films presented in this section are available for free streaming.
- 31.10.2011 -