Best of DAS Award online

On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of DAS Award, awarded by seven European documentary festivals, we have prepared a selection of films nominated in the past decade. What themes do they address and what documentary approaches did their directors choose? What development has documentary film undergone in the past 10 years? See for yourselves!

The winner of this year’s edition is Taste of Cement which is also one of 15 nominees for the European Film Award and has already won the main award at Switzerland’s Visions du Réel. Watch an interview with director Ziad Kalthoum.

Right now, you can watch one of this year’s nominees and last year’s Ji.hlava IDFF winner Spectres Are Haunting Europe about Idomeni refugee camp in Greece and its inhabitants’ struggle to maintain their dignity. The Syrian crisis is also addressed in Haunted by director Liwaa Yazji. The film follows nine Syrians who decide whether to escape, when to leave and what to leave in their homes. Illusion, Audience Award winner at Doclisboa 2015, offers a theatre staging of texts by world-famous poet Federico García Lorca.

What films were nominated for this year’s Award? How does DAS Award work? You will find all the information here.

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