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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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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.

- 31.3.2014 -

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The industry part is crucial for a festival with premiere policy

The industry part is crucial for a festival with premiere policy

What does it mean to offer a full-fledged industry programme to leading and emerging film professionals from across the world? How important is it for the good prestige of festivals to be able to prepare this kind of industry programme? We asked the representatives of programme Christine Hille and Lina Dinkla from DOK Leipzig.

- 24.3.2014 -

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A sober viewer with artistic perspective. An Interview with Dariusz Kowalski

A sober viewer with artistic perspective. An Interview with Dariusz Kowalski

Audiovisual artist Dariusz Kowalski is very well known in the field of documentary film as well as in the area of contemporary visual arts. His works have been presented in film festivals and international galleries. What is the unique way how does Dariusz Kowalski perceive the reality? Read in the interview!

- 17.3.2014 -

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KINO KOMBAT: What is it? An interview with Alexandru Solomon

KINO KOMBAT: What is it? An interview with Alexandru Solomon

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.

- 10.3.2014 -

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New film additions on the shelves of DAFilms.com!

New film additions on the shelves of DAFilms.com!

Do you want to keep up to date with the new film additions in our online catalogue? You will appreciate our selection of the five most recent films that share the same subject. An uncompromising look at the most pressing political issues ranging from the Gaza strip conflict to the alarming number of young unemployed in Europe. Find out about our new and up-to-date offer!

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- 28.7.2014 -

Marseille Full of Contrast

Marseille Full of Contrast

It has been a week since the festive open air screening has concluded the 25th edition of FIDMarseille IFF, the French representative of Doc Alliance documentary platform. Held at the Côte d’Azur, the festival has shined again with its appealingly contrasting character. The demanding conceptual film programme was complemented by the warm energy of social meetings.

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- 14.7.2014 -

The Tough Task of a Festival Juror

The Tough Task of a Festival Juror

The jury is an inherent part of film festivals, just like the viewers. What is it like to sit on a prestigious international jury? We have posed this question to DAFilms acquisitions manager Diana Tabakov, who has risen to the juror’s task at London’s Open City Docs Fest.

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- 7.7.2014 -

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