“My work has two strands: the first one deals with direct political images of violence, aggression and protest, mostly in Israeli-Palestinian context. It’s critique of news media, researching the complex, both realistic and surrealistic aspects of these images. The second strand of videos is more abstract and universal, dealing with cognitive, environmental and existential issues,” says the director about his works.
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The interest in all things Asian is growing faster than capital markets in the global world. That goes for documentary films as well. The contemporary production of Asian documentary filmmakers is regularly presented by Taiwan International Documentary Festival.
- 12.9.2016 -
On Sunday, August 7, young director Zaynê Akyol became the 9th winner of the unique Doc Alliance Selection Award that is awarded since 2008 by the international Doc Alliance platform. The Kurdish director based in Canada received the award during an award ceremony at Locarno IFF. Along with the award, the filmmaker also received financial support of 5.000 euro for her future film.
- 8.8.2016 -
Ever since 2008, Doc Alliance has been organising an international award intended especially for first-time directors. The Doc Alliance Selection Award helps up-and-coming filmmaking talents to put their name on the documentary map, providing a prize of EUR 5,000 to support their future projects. In 2016, Doc Alliance again nominated 7 outstanding films that will be vying for the 9th annual Doc Alliance Selection Award. The name of the winning title will be announced on August 7, 2016 during an official ceremony at the Locarno International Film Festival.
- 13.6.2016 -
Last year saw the launch and pilot edition of KineDok, a unique international project presenting the screenings of creative documentary films enhanced by the debates with the authors of the films and various experts and by other interesting accompanying events. In 2016, this project, organized by the Institute of Documentary Film, offers 15 more European documentaries and brings site specific screenings also to the new audiences in Poland and Norway. Within the Czech Republic, the fans of creative documentaries have a chance to visit more than 150 screenings at at least 25 diverse places and explore current Czech and European documentary production.
- 9.5.2016 -
Read an exclusive interview with Polish filmmaker Słavomir Batyra, director of THE GREAT THEATRE. He will guide you through the recesses of his short film just like his film guides the viewers through the recesses of the largest opera house in the world. Would you like some opera tickets or rather cinema ones? What about taking both?
- 20.4.2016 -
The My Street Films competition, which invites the public to make their own short films from their surroundings, launches its third edition in the streets of Central Europe. The project originally comes from London where it mapped the city on the Thames through film stories about the streets and their inhabitants. In collaboration with DAFilms.com, the film map has expanded to the Czech Republic and from there to Slovakia, Poland and Hungary.
- 13.4.2016 -
The 47th edition of the film festival Visions du Réel is just about to start in three weeks. The festival is also the first member of the Doc Alliance film festival platform that is going to present its film programme and thus set a high standard in terms of seeking for original artistic expressions and strong social issues. In the following two weeks, from March 21 to April 4, DAFilms.com is hosting an online film event which presents the most interesting and successful documentaries of the last festival edition.
- 18.3.2016 -
The key documentary industry event in the CEE region, East Doc Platform (EDP), organized by the Institute of documentary film in association with One World IHRDFF, brought more than 400 international guests to Prague in the week of March 7-13, 2016. They were both emerging and experienced filmmakers, representatives of important international film festivals or key personalities of world documentary industry. The record number of more than 220 upcoming documentaries in the stages of development, production and post production applied to this year’s edition of the event. Out of them, 32 projects were selected to take part in the core activities and compete for 9 awards.
- 16.3.2016 -
Documentary “Fire at Sea” won Berlinale. Meet the winners Danis Tanović and Gianfranco Rosi at DAFilms
The Italian documentary Fire at Sea (Fuocoammare) won the Golden Bear at Berlinale. The documentary film directed by Gianfranco Rosi is an impressive poetic and political portrayal of Lampedusa Island where 400.000 migrants have arrived in the past years. The Grand Jury Prize went to Bosnian feature film Death in Sarajevo by Danis Tanović. After his recent triumph at Venice Film Festival, Gianfranco Rosi has scored again at an A festival. Danis Tanović has continued the success of his film An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker. You can watch the previous films by the two filmmakers at DAFilms!
- 23.2.2016 -