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Young Cinema

Young Cinema

In August, DAFilms will liven up with new talents. The Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague - FAMU, will present a selection of the best student works, followed by an event dedicated to film debuts at Fresh Film Fest (International Festival of First Features and Student Films in Prague) and Nisi Masa (European network of associations consisting of young professionals and students from 26 countries).

STREAM the films of NISI MASA for free from August 12 to 18

- 12.8.2013 -

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Portugal about Portugal

Portugal about Portugal

This films explore the continuous journey between the past and the present. In the sense of change, like the natural condition of man.

In Portugal films up to 60 minutes are considered short films (compared to other countries where only films up to 30 minutes are shorts). What impression will the Portuguese culture make through this specific format and film choice? Is Portuguese cinematography on the rise? Our selection will reveal more.

STREAM FOR FREE from August 5 to August 11

- 5.8.2013 -

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Can’t decide which films to watch?

Can’t decide which films to watch?

Is it hard to decide which documentaries to choose from our catalogue of 800 films? We are always happy to recommend the best from our offer! Our film selectors updated the Recommended section highlighting the best world documentaries by filmmakers such as Petr Kerekes, Zuzana Piussi, Nicolas Philibert, Agnes Varda, Bert Haanstra, Nikolaus Geyrhalter or Jorgen Leth.

- 29.7.2013 -

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Great retrospective of a director with an original sense of humour: Laila Pakalnina

Great retrospective of a director with an original sense of humour: Laila Pakalnina

Laila Pakalnina is one of the most prolific contemporary Latvian directors. She made dozens of documentaries well received at international festivals. In the film Leiputria, the film crew look for new, mutated animal forms living at garbage dumps. This documentary film received the European Film Award. Her feature length films usually have the form of comic, absurd mystification.

- 15.7.2013 -

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THE FRENCH CONNECTION

THE FRENCH CONNECTION

After testing a sample from the EDN (European Documentary Network is a global network for professionals working with documentary film and TV), it is now time to look under the lid of festival cuisine. DAFilms portal presents a selection of the most remarkable films from the FIDMarseille film festival 2011 and 2012.

- 8.7.2013 -

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EDN CHOICE

EDN CHOICE

European Documentary Network is a global network for professionals working with documentary film and TV. Over 1000 members from more than 60 countries have joined EDN. This organisation is open for both newcomers and established filmmakers from around the world. Paul Pauwels, Cecilie Bolvinkel a Ove Rishøj Jensen from EDN prepared selection of most remarkable films from DAFilms.

- 1.7.2013 -

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The Miners’ Bread

The Miners’ Bread

The contrast of two generations living in a region of Slovakia raises the question of what happened in the past and what the future is. The Slovak debut by director Roman Fábian looks for a way towards understanding.

STREAM FOR FREE to June 27.

- 24.6.2013 -

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Retrospective Of Nicolas Philibert

Retrospective Of Nicolas Philibert

This French director is a critic of documentary activism who calls himself “a bit of an anti-Michael Moore”, refusing, unlike one of the most famous activist filmmakers, to „think for the audience“. On the contrary, he „offers them something they can think about“. Philibert gained attention especially thanks to his successful film To Be and To Have, in which he portrayed a French single-class school and its specifics. A combination of a sensitive perspective of a specific world of preparations in one single-class school full of children of various ages and an original topic depicting ordinary life attracted large audiences, resulting in a worldwide commercial success. Other films in the retrospective also include Nénette, an original feature documentary about a female orang-utan with a Mona Lisa smile, and a film, or rather a return to the world of making a film about a triple murder – Back To Normandy

Stream FOR FREE from June 10 to 23!

- 10.6.2013 -

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A Taste Of Film Debuts From FIDMarseille

A Taste Of Film Debuts From FIDMarseille

Since the French film festival FID Marseille is nearing, we have prepared, in cooperation with its organizers, a selection of the most original film debuts by contemporary documentary filmmakers.

STREAM FOR FREE to June 9

- 3.6.2013 -

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Mirror to the Society

Mirror to the Society

RETROSPECTIVE OF BERT HAANSTRA – Filmmaker Holding a Mirror to the Society

Bert Haanstra was born in 1916 in Holten in the Netherlands. He became a professional filmmaker in 1947. He received international acclaim for his short documentary film Mirror of Holland, which was awarded the Grand Prix for a short film at the Cannes festival in 1951. Throughout his carrier, Haanstra has won over a hundred film awards. As a director, he holds a mirror to the society, reflecting also on the material most mirrors are made of – glass in his film of the same name Glass: a short, Oscar-winning film made at glassworks in Leerdam and Schiedam that shows the work of glass blowers. His other films include a fresh and humorous montage entitled ZOO (Haanstra draws striking similarities between humans and animals).

STREAM FOR FREE to June 2

- 27.5.2013 -

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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 -

International My Street Films project launches its third edition

International My Street Films project launches its third edition

The My Street Films competition, which invites the public to make their own short films from their surroundings, launches its third edition in the streets of Central Europe. The project originally comes from London where it mapped the city on the Thames through film stories about the streets and their inhabitants. In collaboration with DAFilms.com, the film map has expanded to the Czech Republic and from there to Slovakia, Poland and Hungary.

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- 13.4.2016 -

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