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From Doc Alliance to Monty Python and Back. From the whole of Europe to Prague and Back.

From Doc Alliance to Monty Python and Back. From the whole of Europe to Prague and Back.

A report from the annual meeting of festival members of Doc Alliance platform in Prague. Read more to learn what is it like to be a member of Doc Alliance team!

- 3.2.2014 -

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The Spirit of ´45: A History of the Ideas

The Spirit of ´45: A History of the Ideas

The critical review by th Czech film critic Jan Prasilu devoted to the new documentary film Spirit of ´45 by British director Ken Loach. Available only in Czech language.

- 3.2.2014 -

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When film making became a life obsession...

When film making became a life obsession...

The first complex retrospective of Portuguese documentarist Catarina Mourão represents a unique chance to get to know the personality of a filmmaker not only through her film language but also through her everyday speech. Read a special online interview with our virtual director guest!

- 27.1.2014 -

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The Strength of Documentary Lies in Its Cultural and Political Role in the 21st Century

The Strength of Documentary Lies in Its Cultural and Political Role in the 21st Century

The Apordoc Portuguese Documentary Association has become in the course of 16 years one of the leading platforms of documentary film development in Southern Europe. What programme does it offer? What audiences does it address? And why support documentary film at all?

- 20.1.2014 -

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Search for quality documentaries online via Institute of documentary film

Search for quality documentaries online via Institute of documentary film

With the arrival of the new year 2014, the international collaboration of DAFilms.com portal and one of Europe‘s leading documentary organizations, Institute of Documentary Film (IDF), has gone one step further. We are currently working on the interconnection of the film databases of the two projects. Enjoy this part of our long-term collaboration!

- 13.1.2014 -

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It is fascinating to be part of a gradual yet crucial transformation of film industry

It is fascinating to be part of a gradual yet crucial transformation of film industry

Will the DAFilms.com team celebrate in the last hours of 2013? How does the European festival platform Doc Alliance work after seven years and what new online projects will see the light of day in 2014? Learn all about it in our interview with DAFilm acquisitions manager Diana Tabakov.

- 29.12.2013 -

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Human Nature Live

Human Nature Live

An interview about 4 greats of Slovak documentary with Alexandra Strelková, director of the National Cinematographic Centre of the Slovak Film Institute.

- 16.12.2013 -

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Give a film as a Christmas gift! Online, legally and without endless lines!

Give a film as a Christmas gift! Online, legally and without endless lines!

Each year you are promising to yourself that next year you will be ready for Christmas ahead of time. Yet each year you have the same experience of endless lines, nervous faces of other shoppers and perfect presents that are hopelessly sold out. Is that the case with you? Make your fervent wish for peaceful Christmas shopping come true with Dafilms.com! Do your Christmas shopping online and without standing in lines. Give a present the quality and appeal of which do not change in the course of time. Give your close ones our film!

- 15.12.2013 -

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RIDM Festival under Women’s Rule

RIDM Festival under Women’s Rule

Interview with RIDM’s executive director Roxanne Sayegh. How to tell Canadian films from global documentaries? How does the support of young North American filmmakers work? Why is it good for a festival to be governed by a woman?

- 9.12.2013 -

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Slave Inside Us. An interview with Russian filmmaker Vitaly Mansky about Motherland or Death

Slave Inside Us. An interview with Russian filmmaker Vitaly Mansky about Motherland or Death

In Motherland or Death you don't add to the uncritical fascination with the Island of Freedom but you don't talk to dissidents either. You avoid siding with any of these typical images of contemporary Cuba. The film is rather a portrait of decay and rupture... An interview with Vitaly Mansky on Russian documentary world by Hana Rezkova (IDF).

- 2.12.2013 -

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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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