DAFilms launches ”Best Of” 2021

An article by the always competent Vladan Petkovic in Cineuropa – link for the whole text below – gives me the opportunity to praise the DocAlliance platform as so many times before. Due to the pandemic, I guess, DAFilms has had ”a busy year in film for the platform, which has acquired a record number of films and mounted a wealth of retrospectives”. In other words, if I am right, the film lovers have turned to the home screen, small or bigger, as the pandemic have made them stay at home instead of going to the cinema or to the local festival. And/Or the platform has again offered great retrospectives of films by Minervini, Chytilova and Marc Isaacs. Anyway the platform offers superb access to high quality artistic documentaries for very little money.

And these were the best of DAFilms 2021:

Homelands [+] – Jelena Maksimović (Serbia) (2020) 

Point and Line to Plane – Sofia Bohdanowicz(Canada) (2020)
I Was at Home, but… [+] – Angela Schanelec(Germany/Serbia) (2019) 
Those That, at a Distance, Resemble Another [+] – Jessica Sarah Rinland(UK/Argentina) (2019) 
Exemplary Behaviour [+] – Audrius Mickevičius,Nerijus Milerius(Lithuania/Slovenia/Bulgaria/Italy) (2019) 
I Never Climbed the Provincia – Ignacio Agüero (Chile) (2019)
The Filmmaker’s House [+] – Marc Isaacs (UK) (2020) 
The Viewing Booth – Ra’anan Alexandrowicz(Israel) (2020) 
Days in Sintra – Paula Gaitán (Brazil) (2007)
The Other Side [+] – Roberto Minervini(Italy/France) (2015) 
The Vodka Factory – Jerzy Sladkowski (Sweden) (2010) 
The Portuguese Woman [+] – Rita Azevedo Gomes(Portugal) (2019) 
Hashti Tehran – Daniel Kötter (Iran) (2016) 
Casa Roshell – Camila José Donoso(Mexico/Chile) (2017)
White on White [+] – Viera Čákanyová(Slovakia/Czech Republic) (2020)
The Kiosk [+] – Alexandra Pianelli (France) (2020) 
Comrades in Arms – Catarina Henriques(Portugal) (2021) 
The Blunder of Love – Rocco di Mento(Germany) (2021) 
Daisies – Věra Chytilová(Czechoslovakia) (1966) 
Extinction [+] – Salomé Lamas (Portugal/Germany) (2018)

https://dafilms.com

https://cineuropa.org/en/newsdetail/419724/ 

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Tue Steen Müller
Tue Steen Müller

Müller, Tue Steen
Documentary Consultant and Critic, DENMARK

Worked with documentary films for more than 20 years at the Danish Film Board, as press officer, festival representative and film consultant/commissioner. Co-founder of Balticum Film and TV Festival, Filmkontakt Nord, Documentary of the EU and EDN (European Documentary Network).
Awards: 2004 the Danish Roos Prize for his contribution to the Danish and European documentary culture. 2006 an award for promoting Portuguese documentaries. 2014 he received the EDN Award “for an outstanding contribution to the development of the European documentary culture”. 2016 The Cross of the Knight of the Order for Merits to Lithuania. 2019 a Big Stamp at the 15th edition of ZagrebDox. 2021 receipt of the highest state decoration, Order of the Three Stars, Fourth Class, for the significant contribution to the development and promotion of Latvian documentary cinema outside Latvia. In 2022 he received an honorary award at DocsBarcelona’s 25th edition having served as organizer and programmer since the start of the festival.
From 1996 until 2005 he was the first director of EDN (European Documentary Network). From 2006 a freelance consultant and teacher in workshops like Ex Oriente, DocsBarcelona, Archidoc, Documentary Campus, Storydoc, Baltic Sea Forum, Black Sea DocStories, Caucadoc, CinéDOC Tbilisi, Docudays Kiev, Dealing With the Past Sarajevo FF as well as programme consultant for the festivals Magnificent7 in Belgrade, DOCSBarcelona, Verzio Budapest, Message2Man in St. Petersburg and DOKLeipzig. Teaches at the Zelig Documentary School in Bolzano Italy.

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