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Doc Alliance Award 2011

Doc Alliance Award 2011

Like in the past years, one of five films of the travelling Doc Alliance Selection has been awarded as the “best of the best”. In 2011, the Doc Alliance Award has been presented at the CPH:DOX documentary film festival in Copenhagen.

- 20.11.2011 -

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Little Heroes’ Voices

Little Heroes’ Voices

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 -

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Prison we live in

Prison we live in

“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 -

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What can film do?

What can film do?

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 -

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Animadoc – Leipzig Selection

Animadoc – Leipzig Selection

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 -

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What Lies Between the Seas?

What Lies Between the Seas?

The Jihlava IDFF and the Doc Alliance Films online portal celebrate the 15th anniversary of the significant event dedicated to documentary film. The portal visitors will have their share as well. From October 24, DAFilms presents several unique films awarded at the Jihlava festival. The selection of the best films of the past years comes from the Between the Seas competition section, traditionally presenting and awarding the best documentaries from Central and Eastern Europe.

- 24.10.2011 -

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The fictional character of documentary film

The fictional character of documentary film

But a few days are left till the beginning of the 15th Jihlava Documentary Film Festival. Even a quick glance into the programme of the progressive festival will reveal that the genre scope of international film keeps extending and merging. The documentary film of today is more than cinema-verité, introducing other genres such as docu-soap, docu-drama, web documentary, mockumentary; in short, docu-fiction. To watch the genre blend on the backdrop of fiction and reality, go to the Doc Alliance Films from October 17 on.

- 17.10.2011 -

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Once Upon a Time in the (Globalized) West

Once Upon a Time in the (Globalized) West

A train arrives at a sleepy train station in the backwoods of the American Midwest. Accompanied by the telling sound of trembling guitar strings, a mysterious stranger in a long coat comes to town. The last just man among economists, Joseph Stiglitz comes back to his hometown to get even with a villain called “The Free Market”.

- 10.10.2011 -

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Burma Uncensored

Burma Uncensored

From October 3, the Doc Alliance Films documentary portal presents Burma VJ, a unique media account of the struggle against totalitarianism. Portraying the violent suppression of the Saffron Revolution in Burma, the compilation documentary has struck the world by its rawness and authenticity. Burma VJ is an ultimate mixture of radical street reports. Hundred per cent “Photoshop free”!

- 7.10.2011 -

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Keep Bangin‘ on the Walls

Keep Bangin‘ on the Walls

Immigration is one of the key topics to literally shake contemporary Europe; the very Europe which is seen by the rest of the world in a way similar to that of British world music band Asian Dub Foundation; like a fortress that must be conquered. However, what is real “fortress Europe” like? What are its weak spots? Is there really enough happiness for everybody behind its walls? Three new documentary premieres will take you on a journey towards a better life…

- 26.9.2011 -

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The Czech and the Slovak premiere of Sacro GRA will be enriched by photos of highways taken by the audience

The Czech and the Slovak premiere of Sacro GRA will be enriched by photos of highways taken by the audience

How can the audience participate in a film premiere actively? DAFilms.com offers to the Czech and the Slovak viewers a unique chance to create a visual material presented during the local day and date release of SACRO GRA, the first documentary winner of the Venice Film Festival. How to do it? Here is the outline! We are very sorry, but the text is available only in Czech.

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- 16.4.2014 -

Every Age Has Its Own Heroes. An interview with Andrey Gryazev

Every Age Has Its Own Heroes. An interview with Andrey Gryazev

How important can the role of politically engaged art in the times of political repression and wild transformation be? When does it become impossible to stay silent; and is political art the right way to speak out loud? DAFilms.com spoke about these questions with Andrey Gryazev, director of the documentary film Tomorrow.

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- 14.4.2014 -

Doc Alliance Announces This Year’s Nominees!

Doc Alliance Announces This Year’s Nominees!

7 unique documentaries, 7 Doc Alliance festivals, 7th edition of Doc Alliance Selection Award. For the seventh time, documentary rivals from various corners of Europe meet in the imaginary competition ring. Their goal is clear; to become a winner of Doc Alliance Selection Award 2014.

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- 31.3.2014 -

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