From October 25 to 30, the 20th edition of the largest celebration of documentary film in Central and Eastern Europe is held in Jihlava, Czech Republic. Until November 6, the festival continues online at DAFilms.com.
News on the DAFilms portal
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 -
We present an interview with Portuguese director Catarina Vasconcelos, maker of Metaphor or Sadness Inside Out. The interview accompanies her film as well as the Portuguese retrospective at DAFilms.com. Until February 28, you can watch 6 remarkable Portuguese documentary films from Doclisboa at our portal for free.
- 22.2.2016 -
The fifth edition of EAST DOC PLATFORM – the biggest documentary event in the region – is drawing near
On March 7 to 13, the Institute of Documentary Film presents the fifth edition of East Doc Platform in Prague. The motto of this year’s edition is Sight Specific, expressing the variety of perspectives and approaches to documentary themes as well as one of the focuses of this year’s programme; site specific screenings and discussions as an alternative form of film distribution and support of dialogue between filmmakers and audiences. You can watch the trailer of this year’s EDP here.
- 19.2.2016 -
On January 15, the first edition of the international conference Film Literacy Lab dealing with the topic of film education was held in Prague. 7 European documentary film festivals presented their film educational methods and started a creative dialogue on 'How to teach about film?' in the present-day cultural landscape. The event was initiated by Doc Alliance and served as an introduction to the online educational platform Doc Alliance Academy.
- 10.2.2016 -
The online documentary cinema DAFilms.com celebrates its 10th anniversary. It is one of the first VOD portals in the world. Managing director of DAFilms.com Nina Numankadić replies to 5 questions concerning the directors‘ changing approach to the online distribution of their films and other topics.
- 25.1.2016 -
As a bonus to the retrospective of films by Miroslav Janek, we are bringing you an interview with the remarkable Czech director (as well as editor and cinematographer). Learn more about how he drives himself out of the editing room, about Citizen Havel, about shooting with children as well as about his new upcoming project.
- 14.12.2015 -