The Best of DAFilms

Until the end of the year, you can spend the long winter evenings by watching the best and most popular documentary films presented on our portal during the year. In collaboration with their makers, we decided to offer some of them for free as a present. With love from DAF to you!

Many people (including viewers, distributors and documentary filmmakers) can tell the end of the year by top hits of office entertainment such as the annual report, balancing of the books, sales overviews and viewer ratings. If you’re into that kind of thing, just log in our admin and you will get a voucher for some kind of didactic film on psychiatric research. However, numbers are very important to us at DAFilms! First of all, the hidden emotional charge of numerical values has something to it. When the numbers are high, we’re jumping for joy; when they’re low, they stir a whole range of completely opposite emotions. The average goes somehow unacknowledged – just like anything that’s average. Sometimes, numbers take us by surprise (in a pleasant way). But our work is not only about numbers but also about values that cannot be quantified.

We give a lot of energy into making films crowned with festival laurels available in our online documentary cinema. We also put a great effort into presenting highly arthouse and experimental films. We’re not expecting these two investments to bring the same number of viewers but we believe that there is something unique about the two types of films that they can pass on. We believe that a debut film does not have to be 100% perfect but if the filmmaker has something to say, he or she will master the film craft with the next film; hopefully also thanks to the support of Doc Alliance. People sometimes ask us if we’ve really seen all those 1500+ films that we present. Honestly, we have seen them; and we stand by them for various reasons.

But back to numbers; they are also helpful to us because now we know which films you loved the most in the past year. So we prepared their “super gala show.”

Have a great documentary holiday!

Selected films

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