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State of Play: When a game becomes a job

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State of Play: When a game becomes a job

Do you like playing, or even better, escaping from the sphere of everyday life through video games? What would your passion for playing be like if your game console turned into your daily bread? Welcome to the world of professional online players; enter the high game where loss is not forgiven; watch the film of the week STATE OF PLAY for free!

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The Event: A Real Film (and World) Event

The Event: A Real Film (and World) Event

Recall the key event of world history, the August Coup of 1991 which thawed the Cold War and dealt a death blow to the grandiose political octopus of USSR, with DAFilms.com. Admire period documentary footage sewn together by the masterful directorial hand of Sergei Loznitsa. Watch the world online premiere of Loznitsa’s latest film THE EVENT in the week from August 15 to 21 for free!

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Take a leave with FAMU: Leave all limitations behind!

Take a leave with FAMU: Leave all limitations behind!

The summer holiday is a traditional time for us to embark on an adventure in the company of the students of Prague’s FAMU. Are you wondering what the young Czech filmmakers have learned in the past year, who has grown since last year and what themes reverberate in university circles today? Leave it to us and join us on a two-week leave with Prague students who have packed games for the road, postcards (1 CZK a piece), stories from the Balkans and a large dose of experiment in their backpacks.

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Mozart Film Balls

Mozart Film Balls

Have a great viewing experience in the middle of the sultry summer and try the film titbits made by the most intriguing contemporary Austrian directors. In the cool shade of a tall tree and the giant of world music, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, stream the film collage THE MOZART MINUTE in the week from July 25 to 31 for free!

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Natalie Bookchin: Long Story Short

Natalie Bookchin: Long Story Short

Seize the unique opportunity to watch the winning film of this year’s edition of the prestigious French festival Cinéma du Réel LONG STORY SHORT for free! Look into the lives of people who keep striving for social acceptance despite the stigma of homelessness and poverty in their emotionally open video blogs. In the week from July 18 to 24, you can watch the exceptional film by renowned American video artist Natalie Bookchin deliberately defying the aesthetic of perfect film images and the strength of social prejudice.

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Andreas Horvath: Looking at the shadows, listening to echoes

Andreas Horvath: Looking at the shadows, listening to echoes

Whether for the first time or again and even deeper, sail into the visually attractive and seemingly calm film waters, with the extraordinary audiovisual works by Austrian filmmaker and photographer Andreas Horvath reflecting on the surface. Be sucked into the dramatic whirlpool of modern historical events and learn to breathlessly observe the subtle suspense built within timelessness. Be amused, surprised, angered and lyrically enchanted by the director’s colourful film retrospective available at DAFilms.com from July 4 to 17 for free!

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Czech Documentary Joy

Czech Documentary Joy

Check out our selection of the cream of Czech documentary crop vying for the title of the best documentary film in the “Czech Joy” section at one of the Doc Alliance festivals – Jihlava IDFF. You can now enjoy the fruits of the local documentary harvest directly from your home and join DAFilms.com to celebrate the upcoming twentieth anniversary of the festival. Watch films made by the rising stars and constants on the Czech documentary skies from June 20 to July 3 online for free!

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Celebrating the Winners of FID Marseille 2015

Celebrating the Winners of FID Marseille 2015

There are only five weeks left until this year’s 27th edition of Doc Alliance member FIDMarseille. The sun-drenched seaport will then raise its red-and-white festival flags and offer international audiences refuge in air-conditioned cinemas. However, as always, FID Marseille will offer anything but simple respite, presenting instead a wealth of artistically and critically challenging new documentaries. Before meeting the new stars of the Cote d’Azur, from June 6 – 19 join us to celebrate the festival winners of FIDMarseille 2015!

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The clock is ticking outside of space: Lessons in cinema philosophy

The clock is ticking outside of space: Lessons in cinema philosophy

For many centuries, the world thought that time could be captured only through literary narrative, and space could be captured only by painting. But then came film, which set static spatial frames into motion, followed by modern physics, which moved time and space beyond the limits of the human imagination. What is time, where is space, and how do they work together? Watch five lessons in film philosophy from 30 May to 5 June, free at DAFilms.com!

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Doomed Beauty: One Woman’s Face as a Mirror of 20th Century History

Doomed Beauty: One Woman’s Face as a Mirror of 20th Century History

Experience a docudrama that was scripted not by a writer, but by European wartime and post-war history. See a meteoric rise and abysmal fall, set against the glamour of early cinema stardom, the expansion of the Third Reich, and the desolation of exile. Learn the story of Lída Baarová, the 1920s and 1930s Czechoslovak film diva, the woman who bewitched Nazi Germany, in the latest film by the international award-winning director Helena TřeštíkováZKÁZA KRÁSOU (DOOMED BEAUTY)!

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News

Gulîstan, Land of Roses Wins Prestigious Doc Alliance Selection Award at Locarno IFF

Gulîstan, Land of Roses Wins Prestigious Doc Alliance Selection Award at Locarno IFF

On Sunday, August 7, young director Zaynê Akyol became the 9th winner of the unique Doc Alliance Selection Award that is awarded since 2008 by the international Doc Alliance platform. The Kurdish director based in Canada received the award during an award ceremony at Locarno IFF. Along with the award, the filmmaker also received financial support of 5.000 euro for her future film.

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- 8.8.2016 -

Doc Alliance Selection Award 2016: Fresh Documentary Talents at the Upcoming Ninth DAS Awards

Doc Alliance Selection Award 2016: Fresh Documentary Talents at the Upcoming Ninth DAS Awards

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.

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- 13.6.2016 -

15 documentary festival hits in the second edition of KineDok

15 documentary festival hits in the second edition of KineDok

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.

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- 9.5.2016 -

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