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The Strength of Documentary Lies in Its Cultural and Political Role in the 21st Century

The Strength of Documentary Lies in Its Cultural and Political Role in the 21st Century

The Apordoc Portuguese Documentary Association has become in the course of 16 years one of the leading platforms of documentary film development in Southern Europe. What programme does it offer? What audiences does it address? And why support documentary film at all?

- 20.1.2014 -

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Search for quality documentaries online via Institute of documentary film

Search for quality documentaries online via Institute of documentary film

With the arrival of the new year 2014, the international collaboration of DAFilms.com portal and one of Europe‘s leading documentary organizations, Institute of Documentary Film (IDF), has gone one step further. We are currently working on the interconnection of the film databases of the two projects. Enjoy this part of our long-term collaboration!

- 13.1.2014 -

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It is fascinating to be part of a gradual yet crucial transformation of film industry

It is fascinating to be part of a gradual yet crucial transformation of film industry

Will the DAFilms.com team celebrate in the last hours of 2013? How does the European festival platform Doc Alliance work after seven years and what new online projects will see the light of day in 2014? Learn all about it in our interview with DAFilm acquisitions manager Diana Tabakov.

- 29.12.2013 -

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Human Nature Live

Human Nature Live

An interview about 4 greats of Slovak documentary with Alexandra Strelková, director of the National Cinematographic Centre of the Slovak Film Institute.

- 16.12.2013 -

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Give a film as a Christmas gift! Online, legally and without endless lines!

Give a film as a Christmas gift! Online, legally and without endless lines!

Each year you are promising to yourself that next year you will be ready for Christmas ahead of time. Yet each year you have the same experience of endless lines, nervous faces of other shoppers and perfect presents that are hopelessly sold out. Is that the case with you? Make your fervent wish for peaceful Christmas shopping come true with Dafilms.com! Do your Christmas shopping online and without standing in lines. Give a present the quality and appeal of which do not change in the course of time. Give your close ones our film!

- 15.12.2013 -

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RIDM Festival under Women’s Rule

RIDM Festival under Women’s Rule

Interview with RIDM’s executive director Roxanne Sayegh. How to tell Canadian films from global documentaries? How does the support of young North American filmmakers work? Why is it good for a festival to be governed by a woman?

- 9.12.2013 -

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Slave Inside Us. An interview with Russian filmmaker Vitaly Mansky about Motherland or Death

Slave Inside Us. An interview with Russian filmmaker Vitaly Mansky about Motherland or Death

In Motherland or Death you don't add to the uncritical fascination with the Island of Freedom but you don't talk to dissidents either. You avoid siding with any of these typical images of contemporary Cuba. The film is rather a portrait of decay and rupture... An interview with Vitaly Mansky on Russian documentary world by Hana Rezkova (IDF).

- 2.12.2013 -

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“They get born with that Scandinavian gene, you know…”

“They get born with that Scandinavian gene, you know…”

Report of the Doc Alliance Films team from our Danish festival partner CPH:DOX.

- 18.11.2013 -

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Will There Be a “Great Night“ at CPH:DOX? Interview with Jihlava IDFF winner Petr Hátle

Will There Be a “Great Night“ at CPH:DOX? Interview with Jihlava IDFF winner Petr Hátle

The Great Night by young Czech director Petr Hátle has been one of the surprising winners of the recent Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival. However, the film’s journey to prestigious international film destinations has only started in Jihlava. Currently, The Great Night is screened at another Doc Alliance partner festival, Danish CPH:DOX. Will it be a success as well?

- 11.11.2013 -

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It´s got a name. Call it Golden Dove.

It´s got a name. Call it Golden Dove.

The first among the subjective reports by Doc Alliance Films team members from their European trips to partner festivals. Our journey starts in the cinematic world of Germany’s DOK Leipzig festival indulging in animated films and new contemporary documentary genres.

- 4.11.2013 -

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Get Ready for the Fall Festival Harvest!

Get Ready for the Fall Festival Harvest!

Slowly but surely, the fall festival season announces its awaited arrival! See what documentary surprises the three Doc Alliance festivals that will open their imaginary film gates in October have in store for you! Get a taste of the festival programmes of Doclisboa, Jihlava IDFF and DOK Leipzig.

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- 18.8.2014 -

Film Is What Stays

Film Is What Stays

The documentary year 2014 has entered its second half and everybody is expectant about the films to be discovered by the fall festival season. The richer the first half of the year in terms of new film titles, the more it has struck the documentary history, which has paid its last respects to several respected and talented filmmakers.

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- 11.8.2014 -

Sarajevo film heart will beat again marking the festival’s 20th anniversary!

Sarajevo film heart will beat again marking the festival’s 20th anniversary!

Balkan documentary filmmaking, and especially the short documentary film format, is now at its prime. On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Sarajevo Film Festival, DAFilms.com has prepared a special selection of 11 regional short films and talked to Rada Šešić, the head of its documentary film competition, about the local documentary film tradition and the festival’s remarkable jubilee.

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- 4.8.2014 -

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