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.
News on the DAFilms portal
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Can a group of poor Nicaraguans succeed in a trial against an American corporation? What risks have transnational concerns dared take in the Third World? Can a film by Swedish documentarist prove the freedom of speech in the United States? From September 19, the Doc Alliance Films portal presents the detective documentary Bananas!*...
- 19.9.2011 -
An American multimillionaire rises to the sky from the Baikonur cosmodrome; a thousand-year-old Buddha turns to dust in a valley in Afghanistan; for a hundredth time, a war photographer makes a bleak portrait of human poverty. The worlds depicted by Swiss documentarist Christian Frei are varied and dramatic. Three of his most renowned films; The Giant Buddhas, War Photographer and Space Tourists; are available from September 12 at www.docalliancefilms.com...
- 12.9.2011 -
Why does a bag of jelly bears include mostly red ones? How large should the ideal slice of ham be? What crunchy sound should chips make in between your teeth? Look under the lid of scientists and designers who define your favourite mouthfuls of tomorrow. From September 5, the Doc Alliance Films portal presents the Austrian film Food Design.
- 4.9.2011 -
Midsummer nights are mild and starry. In those nights, well-ordered sentences make no sense and only poetry can speak. For the last days of the summer holidays, the Doc Alliance Films portal has prepared the poetic film Midsummer Night’s Dream by Czech director Radek Tůma. From August 29, you can plunge into its dreamy atmosphere for free.
- 29.8.2011 -
Water which saw the “bathing of history”; water which has been influencing the surrounding dry land from time immemorial; water witnessing the silent intimacy between mother and daughter. Water living and dead, water of pools, seas, rivers, sewers, crystal clear family pools and floods. Get immersed in water with 66 Seasons, The Voice of the Water, and Irenka. In the period from August 22 to 28, the Doc Alliance Films portal offers a documentary bath with The Voice of the Water and Irenka for free.
- 22.8.2011 -