3 Films at Yamagata 201319.06.2013
3 of the 15 films in the international competition at Yamagata 2013 are ours (selected from a total number of 1152 submissions): MOTHERLAND OR DEATH, PARTS OF A FAMILY, REVISION. The festival will take place October 10–17, 2013.
Congratulations to Tora Mårtens03.06.2013
Golden Horn for the director of the Best Film: for Tora Mårtens, the director of COLOMBIANOS, in the international documentary competition at Krakow Film Festival 2013.
JURY VERDICT: "With the camera always ready to catch the right moment and the right place, with an intimate yet never embarrassing approach, with a unique access and a lot of respect for the characters, the filmmaker Tora Mårtens and cameraman Erik Vallsten follow the protagonists to deliver a universal message of coming to terms with how much family members can care for each other – and of understanding that we barely have control over our own lives and very limited responsibility towards others. Set against the problem of drugs and alcohol addiction, this family drama unfolds, leaving us thinking not only about Pablo, Fernando and their mother but also about ourselves."
Father's Garden awarded24.05.2013
FATHER'S GARDEN - THE LOVE OF MY PARENTS has won the Special Prize of the Jury – SSA/Suissimage for the most innovative Swiss feature or middle-length film [out of all sections] at Visions du Réel Nyon 2013 and the Fedeora Documentary Award 2013 at Crossing Europe IFF Linz 2013.
Sundance Festival Award Winner 201311.03.2013
Tinatin Gurchiani won the Directing Award in the World Cinema Documentary category at 2013 Sundance Film Festival for the film THE MACHINE WHICH MAKES EVERYTHING DISAPPEAR.
Golden Dove at DOK LEIPZIG 2012 for our film10.02.2013
HEINO JAEGER - LOOK BEFORE YOU KUCK by Gerd Kroske won the Golden Dove in the German Competition at DOK Leipzig 2012.
FOR AN OUTSTANDING GERMAN DOCUMENTARY
"The film dares to portray a person who is absent, who is not actually a character in the film and who cannot simply be described in one sentence. The story succeeds thanks to the sober, steady persistence with which the colourful multifacetedness of this absent person, who is a sort of medium for the traumata of Germany in the 20th century, is translated into a complex, multi-medial cinematic language. So it is art, of all things, which cleverly compiles almost all the aesthetic disciplines and which formulates, virtually en passant at the beginning of the digital era, an homage to the cinema of tapes and reels, that describes an artist in a state bordering on madness – and that teaches the viewer to see through that man’s eyes."
DOK Leipzig 2012
Deckert Distribution at Berlinale 201305.02.2013
FATHER'S GARDEN - THE LOVE OF MY PARENTS
12.02.2013 09:30 CinemaxX 6 (press screening)
13.02.2013 20:00 Arsenal
15.02.2013 19:30 CinemaxX 4
16.02.2013 16:30 Delphi-Filmpalast
17.02.2013 15:00 Cubix 7
HEINO JAEGER - LOOK BEFORE YOU KUCK
13.02.2013 17:30 CinemaxX 1
09.02.2013 13:30 CinemaxX 1
Heino Deckert and Ina Rossow will attend Berlinale. Please contact us via email@example.com to arrange a meeting.
Films online at Doc Alliance Films – www.DAFilms.com20.12.2012
A selection of documentaries from our catalogue is now online at the international VOD platform powered by the Doc Alliance network.
66 SEASONS by Peter Kerekes
BAKHMARO by Salomé Jashi
IMAGINING EMANUEL by Thomas A. Østbye
MATERIAL by Thomas Heise http://dafilms.com/film/8366-material/
RECIPES FOR DISASTER by John Webster
SOLAR SYSTEM by Thomas Heise
THE 3 ROOMS OF MELANCHOLIA by Pirjo Honkasalo
THE LIVING ROOM OF THE NATION by Jukka Kärkkäinen
Send a film as a gift! http://dafilms.com/event/102-christmas-shopping-at-dafilmscom/
Košice - European Capital of Culture 201315.05.2012
The documentary film 66 SEASONS about the Old Swimming Pool in Košice, where the history came to bathe, was made over the summer seasons 2000 to 2002. Seen through several stories which unfolded between the years 1936 and 2002, the film captures 66 seasons at the popular swimming pool, and also the same number of years in the history of Central and Eastern Europe. The film is supported by the reminiscences of several visitors to the “Čéháčko”, as the pool was known, which the film crew try to reconstruct years later. The swimming pool thus acquires another metaphysical dimension – it resembles a model of the world where, with greater intensity, private stories merge with universal history. Different generations of swimmers replaced one another over the course of the decades, only the craving for water as a place of absolute equality and also a source of security remains just as strong.
VIVAN LAS ANTIPODAS! at Venice Film Festival22.04.2012