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SHORT DOCUMENTARY – Leipzig Selection

SHORT DOCUMENTARY – 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 INTERNATIONAL SHORT DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION section of short documentaries. From October 29 to November 4, eight of the films presented in this section are available for free streaming.

- 29.10.2012 -

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Watch this year`s films online

Watch this year`s films online

For the past 6 years besides its physical festival, the IDFF Jihlava has organised also online events, in cooperation with the video on demand platform www.DAFilms.com. This year we offer a selection of the best Czech and international short docs produced in the last year or two. Watch what you missed at the festival!

Short Joy online for free - October 22 - 28th.

- 22.10.2012 -

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Roma Dream

Roma Dream

“Paradise hotel” in Bulgarian panel heaven, self-made Mad-max like recycling vehicles in Belgrade, Soňa - the mother of 15 children.... All this observed in 3 stories of dreams and reality. Watch online Paradise Hotel, Pretty Dyana and Sona and her family.

- 14.10.2012 -

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Johan Grimonprez

Johan Grimonprez

Johan Grimonprez, a Belgian director known for his film Double Take, where he casts Alfred Hitchcock as a paranoid history professor. Far before that, in 1997, he came out with the film Dial H-I-S-T-O-R-Y revealing a shift in the history of the representation of skyjackers.

- 7.10.2012 -

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Contemporary Austrian Film

Contemporary Austrian Film

Austria’s avant-garde film tradition has been among the most sustained and radical of such traditions. As with other Austrian arts, it is a response (in part) to past national decadence and conservatism; its repository of cutting-edge experimental film and video works is uniquely impressive and progressive. Works that experiment with sonic art and digital technology, works that wreak havoc with the retina, this selection is an attempt to define a poetic edge within a vast array of production while (re)discovering new ways of entering into the “material” and the frame, and examining the mechanics of cinema.

from Breaking Ground: 60 Years of Austrian Experimental Cinema, 2012, UCLA Film & Television Archive

- 21.9.2012 -

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Czech Joy online

Czech Joy online

Five Czech documentary films which have been presented together in cinemas within the Czech Joy in Czech Cinemas project since last year are available for free streaming from 17 to 23 September. Having received numerous festival awards as well as the best Czech documentary film of 2011 award, Solar Eclipse by Martin Mareček tells the story of two Czech development experts in a remote part of Zambia; EM and HE by Vladimír Michálek deals with songwriter Xavier Baumaxa and Northbohemian poet Em Rudenko; A Catapult of Fate by Jan Gogola introduces frontman of Katapult band Olda Říha; observational documentary On the Outside by Veronika Sobková follows three people leaving a prison; Race to the Bottom by Vít Janeček is concerned with the questions of work and unemployment.

- 16.9.2012 -

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Sean McAllister retrospective

Sean McAllister is a British documentary filmmaker who has brought stories from Israel, Iraq, Japan, and most recently Syria and Yemen. Sean's films portray people with characteristic intimacy and frankness, specifically in the film Japan: A Story of Love and Hate.

- 9.9.2012 -

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Peak into the Arab world by the medium of film

Peak into the Arab world by the medium of film

The most successful Arab documentary according to the reviews in Variety and Slant Magazine and a New York Times Critic’s Pick, Grandma, a Thousand Times, Daughters of Malakeh, the last documentary of the profound directors Jet Homoet and Sharog Heshmat Manesh, subtle family album Harat by Sepideh Farsi.

We offer Haratt for FREE stream from September 3 to 9.

- 2.9.2012 -

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Favourites of the DAFilms.com team

Favourites of the DAFilms.com team

Check out a selection of the favourite films of all the DAFilms.com team members.
Since 2007 we have all been working on selecting the most remarkable documentaries produced. Now we decided to go through our rich online catalogue and point out our actual tips. Get to know the DAFilms.com team and enjoy their selection!

- 17.8.2012 -

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Sea

Sea

In the sweltering months of summer, even a glance at water can be pleasant. The melancholy slow rhythm of what used to be the third largest European port is captured in the Bulgarian film Europolis, The Town of the Delta. The documentary films Dubai in Me and We Are Living on the Edge represent two opposites; while the former captures the way the growing city swallows the surrounding ocean, the latter follows the difficulties and joys in the life of Belarusian fishermen. Two more films to give you a sense of real refreshment are the family portrait Irenka shot at a perfectly clean pool and a Brazilian film which reveals its magic already in its title; I Travel because I Have to, I Come Back because I Love.

- 12.8.2012 -

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A Look Inside DAFilms: Part 1

A Look Inside DAFilms: Part 1

Did you know that the DAFilms.com portal celebrates its 10th anniversary this year? In the world of online distribution, this is an extraordinary thing; so we decided to celebrate our big anniversary by introducing the DAFilms.com team and our life outside the virtual reality.

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- 2.3.2015 -

On the “Eternity” of Short Film

On the “Eternity” of Short Film

Did you know that the history of short film is inseparably linked to documentary film? Read about the history of cinema, the unique Czech research project Atoms of Eternity and the potential of archive films online in our interview with film historian Lucie Česálková.

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- 23.2.2015 -

Documentary subscription is here!

Documentary subscription is here!

Besides the rich documentary programme, the new year also brings you a big bonus! From Monday, February 16, you can subscribe to the whole film catalogue of DAFilms.com, including more than 1 000 carefully selected films, for a month or for the whole year and stream without any limits! Subscribers can also look forward to many benefits and discounts. What are they? Read on!

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- 16.2.2015 -

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