Last year saw the launch and pilot edition of KineDok, a unique international project presenting the screenings of creative documentary films enhanced by the debates with the authors of the films and various experts and by other interesting accompanying events. In 2016, this project, organized by the Institute of Documentary Film, offers 15 more European documentaries and brings site specific screenings also to the new audiences in Poland and Norway. Within the Czech Republic, the fans of creative documentaries have a chance to visit more than 150 screenings at at least 25 diverse places and explore current Czech and European documentary production.
Directors on the DAFilms portal
Talena Sanders is a filmmaker and interdisciplinary artist interested in the development of individual and collective senses of identity in the context of religious and affinity groups. Through examining the influences of visual and material culture, dress and adornment, and geographic place, her work seeks to understand the ways in which people produce their self-worth within and against social institutions...
Born 29.10.1965 in West-Berlin. Cheesed off with school, apprenticeship as baker succesful finished. First exhibition 1988, installations, “Endstation der Moderne”, group show, Stuttgarter Hof, Berlin March 1990 moving to East-Berlin, part of Tacheles first exhibition.
Marc Schmidt (1970) works as an independent director and location sound mixer of documentary films. After studies in filmtheory (Utrecht University) and media arts (Tilburg Art Academy), he initially worked as a sound engineer and video editor on a variety of film projects. He also directed a few short fiction films. But directing documentaries raised his interest, and gradually became his main occupation. The role of social codes in our lifes is a recurrent theme in his work. Among his films are SCHOOLYARD, a conceptual documentary about a schoolyard, filmed from his balcony and Bidcatcher, a visual impression of an auction, which won the prize for best documentary at the Tampere Filmfestival. Currently he is developing THE CHIMPANZEE COMPLEX, about the social process among traumatized chimpanzees. MATTHEW’S LAWS is a portrait of Marc Schmidt’s school friend Matthew and is so far his most personal film.
Lee Anne Schmitt is a writer and director of both film and performance events, working in film, writing, photography, and performance to create work that elevates the everyday elements of American life towards the level of cultural ritual. She has set out to explore the juncture between fiction and documentary that defines the ‘essay film’...