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The first My Street Films were made by talented Czech documentarists!

The first My Street Films were made by talented Czech documentarists!

My Street Films, a new project of the DAFilms.com portal giving rise to a unique film map of the Czech Republic, has met with a positive response among Czech amateur as well as professional filmmakers! We present the works by three talented Czech filmmakers who you already know from the DAFilms catalogue! Bohdan Bláhovec, Ivo Bystřičan and Petr Hátle reveal places and stories yet unknown…

- 9.6.2014 -

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Let’s Celebrate 1000 Documentaries Online!

Let’s Celebrate 1000 Documentaries Online!

“1000 online, 700 offline!” In the ten years of the existence of DAFilms.com portal, we have managed to introduce 1700 films to viewers across the globe! An almost cosmic vision has become lived reality. We present you our personal team selection which we have prepared for you on the occasion of the celebration of the 1000th film available on our portal!

- 2.6.2014 -

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My Street Films. Your Street, Your Film!

My Street Films. Your Street, Your Film!

The unique My Street Films project comes to the Czech Republic! Founded in 2011 in London, the unique documentary project My Street Films finds its way outside the UK for the first time. Shoot a story of your street!

- 26.5.2014 -

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DAS Award Knows Its Latest Holder!

DAS Award Knows Its Latest Holder!

For the seventh year, an international jury has met over seven films nominated for the Doc Alliance Selection Award. The presentation ceremony, held during the Cannes festival for the second time, will take place within a few days. Meet ANDRE VALENTIM ALMEIDA, winner of DAS Award 2014.

- 19.5.2014 -

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The Taming of the Golden Lion of Venice in Prague

The Taming of the Golden Lion of Venice in Prague

Prague celebrated an international premiere of the surprising Venice winner Sacro GRA with a personal presence of director Gianfranco Rosi. How does this one quickened day from the perspective of the new Golden Lion´s holder look like and how does it differ from the point of view of organizers from DAFilms team? Read in our personal reportage!

- 12.5.2014 -

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Film Babylon at Lake Geneva

Film Babylon at Lake Geneva

As tradition has it, the first stop on the way of the DAFilms team to the festival locations of the 7-member documentary platform Doc Alliance was Nyon, Switzerland in late April. The festival Visions du Réel has woken the quiet town near Lake Geneva with its lively festival buzz wrapped in the traditional red colour for the 54th time. And we were there!

- 7.5.2014 -

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Triple premiere of Venice winner Sacro GRA in director´s presence in Prague

Triple premiere of Venice winner Sacro GRA in director´s presence in Prague

The unique premiere of Sacro GRA, the first documentary to ever win Venice IFF, will be held on Monday, May 5, 2014 in 6 selected Czech and Slovak cinemas, at DAFilms.com online portal and on Film Europe TV Channel. Moreover, the Prague gala premiere will be attended by the director and recent holder of the prestigious Golden Lion Gianfranco Rosi.

- 29.4.2014 -

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Addicted to Films by Peter Mettler

Addicted to Films by Peter Mettler

Canadian artist Peter Mettler makes films that turn viewers across the world into addicts. By means of optical illusions, layering of images and changes of perspective, Mettler brings a brand new, so far unknown sensory experience. Watch the director’s retrospective from April 21 to May 4!

- 21.4.2014 -

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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.

- 16.4.2014 -

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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.

- 14.4.2014 -

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Happy Days of Brazilian Documentary

Happy Days of Brazilian Documentary

Why does documentary film have a longer tradition than fiction in Brazil? What trends and themes have ruled in Brazilian documentary in the past decade? We have discussed Brazilian documentary with a most competent person; founder and director of É Tudo Verdade festival Amir Labaki!

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- 25.8.2014 -

Get Ready for the Fall Festival Harvest!

Get Ready for the Fall Festival Harvest!

Slowly but surely, the fall festival season announces its awaited arrival! See what documentary surprises the three Doc Alliance festivals that will open their imaginary film gates in October have in store for you! Get a taste of the festival programmes of Doclisboa, Jihlava IDFF and DOK Leipzig.

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- 18.8.2014 -

Film Is What Stays

Film Is What Stays

The documentary year 2014 has entered its second half and everybody is expectant about the films to be discovered by the fall festival season. The richer the first half of the year in terms of new film titles, the more it has struck the documentary history, which has paid its last respects to several respected and talented filmmakers.

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- 11.8.2014 -

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