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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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- 27.10.2013 -

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Day-and-date release premiere – an experiment or a change in film distribution?

Day-and-date release premiere – an experiment or a change in film distribution?

On a single day, you can watch the premiere of a new film online and go see it in your favourite cinema. A music of the future, an experiment with the viewers, or a new distribution trend? DAFilms.com and Artcam distribution company have teamed up to offer a brand new film premiere experience to Czech viewers. On Thursday, October 24, they present the award-winning film An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker by Bosnian director Danis Tanović both in cinemas and online.

- 21.10.2013 -

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How does a blind girl feel the love?

How does a blind girl feel the love?

White Cane Day

Interview with Juraj Lehotský, the director of the documentary Blind Loves, about the hidden impulses of love and the revealing of the new worlds.

For many, the world of the blind represents a space filled with darkness and emptiness. However, as is clear from the five films offered for free at DAFilms.com in the week from October 14 to 20, marking the international White Cane Day, their world, too, is brimming with flavours, sounds and physical sensations. These transform the familiar surroundings into brand new and fascinating forms, within which powerful family, friendly and romantic emotions crystallize. Complicated, tender, exhausting, devoted, dependent – what is the nature of love for those who will never see their beloved ones?

- 14.10.2013 -

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Films by Czech Film Pioneers for the First Time Online

Films by Czech Film Pioneers for the First Time Online

On the occasion of its year’s 70th anniversary, the National Film Archive has prepared several new projects, looking to attract not only film audience, but also wide public. For the first time in history and in cooperation with the international documentary platform Doc Alliance Films, the archive films will find their way to the Internet.

- 30.9.2013 -

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Cinema in Portugal today

Cinema in Portugal today

The current Portuguese Government took a clear stand regarding culture and arts from day one: sidelining the Ministry of Culture and appointing a Secretary of State reporting directly to the Prime Minister. And since then – and not innocently – culture and arts have been treated according to an economic vision subservient to markets and commercial goals

- 26.9.2013 -

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Interview with Anja Salomonowitz

Interview with Anja Salomonowitz

Read an interview with Anja Salomonowitz for the “UNIQUE” about her film It happened just before one of the films of this week's event.

- 15.9.2013 -

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Slovak documentaries

Slovak documentaries

Slovak documentaries, our focus for this week. A cinematography in the last months best known for Peter Kereke's Velvet terrorists, who will also present his new much awaited film at the International film festival Cinematik. This documentary competition presents the essentials of Slovak theatrical documentary distribution. We have gone through the history of their selection and made one of our own, leading to a presentation of 5 documentaries, which might ring the bell, having travelled a couple of international film festivals in history. We present films of directors Jaroslav Vojtek, Erika Hníková (Czech director, but Slovak coproduction), Zuzana Piussi, Marek Šulík and Jana Bučka.

- 9.9.2013 -

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Young Cinema FAMU

Young Cinema FAMU

Your summer, brimming with young film, would not be complete without delicacies from FAMU. Some of the students of the FAMU’s Department of Documentary Film, whose films are included in the selection, already have their profiles at the portal, providing portal’s visitors with a unique opportunity to follow the creative development of these young filmmakers...

- 2.9.2013 -

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Fresh Cinema

Fresh Cinema

For the third week in a row, DAFilms has been vibrating with fresh blood and showcasing student works online. In addition to films presented in the past days, we bring you a selection from the Fresh Film Fest international film festival that focuses directly on film debuts and student films.
Watch a selection of the best from this and last year’s edition. Why not start with an essay, a meditation, a firework of pictures, which brings the filmmaker from the wrestling ring to a talking car, through the desert back to his roots? Me, Nobody and I...

...and other films form August 26 to September 1.

- 26.8.2013 -

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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 -

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 -

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