“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.
News on the DAFilms portal
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 -
What is most mysterious in life is existence itself, says renowned Norwegian director Thomas A. Østbye in an interview about his documentary films and his Indonesian interactive project 17.000 Islands. The interview was made at the 19th Jihlava IDFF.
- 6.11.2015 -
The 13th edition of Doclisboa International Film Festival takes place from October 22 to November 1 and shows 236 films from 40 countries, including a total of 43 world premieres. On November 2 to 15, the festival will be followed by a special Doclisboa event at DAFilms.com.
- 22.10.2015 -
What are documentary festivals up to? Boundaries and identity will be the theme of DOK Leipzig, freedom resonates in Jihlava
There is a lot we can look forward to! Former member of Pussy Riot Masha (Maria Alyokhina) and founder of WikiLeaks Julian Assange will be the guests of the Inspiration Forum at 19th Jihlava IDFF. DOK Leipzig is preparing a program featuring 350 films. The leitmotif of this year’s Special Programmes will be that of Borders and Identities.
- 28.9.2015 -