Homeland (Iraq Year Zero) by Abbas Fahdel has won the Doc Alliance Selection Award. The winning film is composed of two parts – the first was shot before the US army’s invasion of Iraq while the second part captures the post-war events – providing an essential report on the turning point in the country’s development. Instead of shorthand news features on the events in Iraq, it brings an impressive portrayal of life in the country. Director Fahdel received the award at the Locarno film festival.
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Besides the retrospective of Peter Tscherkassky and his film master class from the fall of 2014, we are also bringing you an interview with Tscherkassky and with American filmmaker Eve Heller. Watch the films, read the interview, learn from the master class!
- 1.6.2015 -
You don’t feel like spending the summer days shut in screening halls? You won’t make it to the late night screenings of crowded open-air cinemas? We have a solution for you! Visit the online cinema DAFilms.com and choose when and where you will watch your favourite films. What films and themes can you look forward to in June?
- 25.5.2015 -
The names of the possible future winners of the 8th edition of the Doc Alliance Selection Award are already circulating across festivals and media. The luckiest of the nominated directors will receive the award on August 8, 2015 in Locarno. However, the important decision about the award winner is not brought by luck but rather by the jury comprised of seven leading European film critics. We are introducing the first one of them, Portuguese representative of Público Daily Jorge Mourinha!
- 18.5.2015 -
We have not forgotten our promise! We are bringing you a third interview from behind the scenes of our team. Who is hiding behind the mysterious address firstname.lastname@example.org, takes care of the smooth running of the website and, besides user support, also lovingly supports the whole team? We are introducing Production Manager Jana Ptáčková!
- 11.5.2015 -
Are you planning trips outside the city or somewhere warm in the first days of May? Don’t forget to take a trip to the world of film as well! From the comfort of your favourite armchair, you can embark on an expedition to American experimental cinema or contemporary Iranian documentary. Travel online, anywhere and anytime!
- 4.5.2015 -
Discovering new film talents has become an inherent part of the brand of the European Doc Alliance Selection Award awarded by the independent Doc Alliance platform uniting seven key European documentary festivals since 2008. The list of nominees, names of the members of the jury as well as the new location of the award ceremony – Locarno IFF – were revealed in the last week of April.
- 27.4.2015 -
With its 8th edition, the prestigious Doc Alliance Selection Award moves to Locarno, Switzerland. There, one of the seven directors nominated for the award designed primarily for emerging documentary talents will receive the award on August 8. With her debut HAUNTED, Syrian native LIWAA YAZJI enters this year’s competition. Read about the success of her film as well as about her creative path towards documentary in our exclusive interview!
- 20.4.2015 -
The amateur film movement keeps growing every day and the unique My Street Films map is a clear proof of that! The enthusiasm of filmmakers who are telling the stories of places they live in through their short films is spreading from London through the Czech Republic to three more European countries; Slovakia, Poland and Hungary thanks to DAFilms.com!
- 13.4.2015 -
The new, already 46th edition of the famous Swiss festival and member of the Doc Alliance network Visions du Réel is literally round the corner. Get ready for the unique atmosphere of demanding and innovative cinema in the charming environment of Lake Geneva in an interview with festival director Luciano Barisone!
- 6.4.2015 -
Start the new Doc Alliance festival season with us! Travel to one of the first festivals, for instance Switzerland’s Visions du Réel or Poland’s Docs Against Gravity, or set out to an online festival journey. Leading film directors, festival winners and more than 100 new films in the programme are waiting for you in the course of April!
- 30.3.2015 -