Ever since 2008, Doc Alliance has been organising an international award intended especially for first-time directors. The Doc Alliance Selection Award helps up-and-coming filmmaking talents to put their name on the documentary map, providing a prize of EUR 5,000 to support their future projects. In 2016, Doc Alliance again nominated 7 outstanding films that will be vying for the 9th annual Doc Alliance Selection Award. The name of the winning title will be announced on August 7, 2016 during an official ceremony at the Locarno International Film Festival.
Events on the DAFilms portal
From mediocrity to alien civilizations, from a theatre theme to 3D technology, from conceptual art to documentary film. Explore the unexpected and original ways of the art world of Danish director Michael Madsen, one of the leading filmmakers of the Nordic cinematic superpower. Watch the director’s film retrospective for free and do not miss your first encounter of the “third kind” via the Czech online premiere of the documentary sci-fi THE VISIT in the week from May 2 to 15!
Can a documentary film carry a strong political message while reaching the dimensions of a conceptual work? Can it speak of complex human stories while making use of highly aestheticized images? Meet the film work of one of today’s most remarkable Norwegian directors Thomas A. Østbye. Watch his original films winning awards at human rights festivals while filling global art galleries, including the director’s master class, from April 18 to25 at DAFilms.com for free!
When was the last time you touched the film reel, if at all? When clicking the single button “Play“, can you still imagine hours of physically demanding work spent in the darkroom to conjure up a few moving images? Return to the world of film material brought alive by human hands; material that can be separated and joined again. Enter the darkroom along with world-famous avant-garde filmmaker Peter Tscherkassky and watch his online retrospective from May 25 to June 7 at DAFilms.com for free!
In the past years, his name has regularly appeared on the lists of the most remarkable talents of contemporary documentary film. With each of his new films, star of young Argentinian cinema MAURO ANDRIZZI proves that he is not going to fall from the wobbly ladder of festival fame and programme selection any time soon. Watch the films by a filmmaker to whom film means life and vice versa; meet Mauro Andrizzi from May 11 to 17 at DAFilms.com for free!
Look under the cover of your everyday routine, stop and look around you. Where are you, who are you, where do you belong and why are you in a hurry? These are essential questions to which there are no easy answers. Learn the art of asking in the visually diverse film essays and experiments by multimedia artist Deborah Stratman. Watch the filmmaker’s first online retrospective from April 13 to 19 at DAFilms.com for free!
The films made by the star of contemporary documentary film, Russian director Victor Kossakovsky, have literally travelled the whole festival world. However, it is for the first time that they enter the virtual online world and thus also your computer screens via DAFilms.com so that you have a unique chance to watch the director’s first world film retrospective! Do not miss seven most famous documentaries by Victor Kossakovsky which have made their mark in modern film history. Watch the director’s first online retrospective in the course of two weeks from January 19 to February 1 for free!
Hans film tiltrækker sig stor opmærksomhed. Festivaljuryer over hele verden sparer ikke på priser, som vi har set det i Cannes, Karlovy Vary eller på dokumentarfilmfestivalen i Jihlava. Han bjergtager sit publikum med sine poetiske billeders rolige tempo. Sidste gang vi kunne se det, var da han på sin stille og rolige facon optog de revolutionære begivenheder på Maidan-pladsen i Kiev. Nu får Sergei Loznitsa for første gang en anden form for udmærkelse: vi præsenterer den første on-line kavalkade med hans dokumentarfilm. Instruktøren, som også fik anerkendelse for sine interessante spillefilm My Joy og In the Fog, får her præsenteret ni dokumentarfilm, og oven i dem sin masterclass, som aldrig før er blevet offentliggjort. Filmene vises på DAFilms.dk fra 1. til 14. december.
„En lang vej“ er titlen på den første on-line filmkavalkade af den verdensberømte tjekkiske instruktør Helena Třeštíková. Filmene kan ses på DAFilms.dk mellem 22. september og 5. oktober 2014 gratis! Portalen præsenterer 25 film af den populære dokumentarist, som høstede mange udenlandske priser, inklusive Europas største filmpris, Prix Arte. De ældste film i udvalget stammer helt tilbage fra 70´erne.
Viewers from across the world will remember the past edition of Venice IFF for a long time. Not only did it impress itself on their minds for its 70th anniversary but it also had a big surprise in store for them. For the first time ever, the desired statuette of the Golden Lion went to a documentary film. The one to tame the Golden Lion of Venice and rank among iconic filmmakers such as Luis Buñuel and Luchino Visconti was Italian director GIANFRANCO ROSI.