DOC ALLIANCE is a partnership between 5 key documentary festivals: CPH:DOX Copenhagen, DOK Leipzig, IDFF Jihlava, Planete Doc Review Warsaw and VISION DU REEL Nyon. This unique collaboration emerged through a common aim to support and promote remarkable creative documentaries, increasing their accessibility to a worldwide audience.

    DOC ALLIANCE FILMS is selective platform for online distribution of documentary and experimental films. It offers permanent access to outstanding documentaries selected by the Doc Alliance partner, promising the esteemed trademark of film festival programming.

    The platform presents a diversity of creative documentaries across all genres, from the best in contemporary cinema du reel to the works of old masters. Over 350 of docs are available to stream or download, with 15 to 20 new films added monthly.

    Please visit http://www.docalliancefilms.com/


    P R E S S R E L E A S E


    March 23, 2010

    1. Doc Alliance Selection 2010 Announced

    2. Free Stream of Jan Spata's The Restored Films

    3. New Docs Added to http://www.docalliancefilms.com/

    4. Free Films Coming Soon

    5. Submit Your Film

    6. Follow Doc Alliance Films



    The Doc Alliance Selection 2010 was announced during the VISION DU REEL Nyon press conference this week. The Doc Alliance Selection is an annual series of FIVE innovative documentaries selected by each of the Doc Alliance partner festivals. All FIVE docs will tour each festival throughout the year and contend for the Doc Alliance Award, which will be granted by an international jury during IDFF Jihlava 2010.

    Into Eternity by Michael Madsen (Denmark, Finland 2009, 75 min)

    Selected by CPH: DOX Copenhagen

    Into Eternity follows the digging and pre-implementation of the Onkalo nuclear waste repository in Olkiluoto, Finland, while examining the principles at the core of nuclear waste management.

    The Arrivals by Claudine Bories and Patrice Chagnard (France 2009, 111 min)

    Selected by DOK Leipzig

    Centered around the CAFDA, a municipal reception centre for asylum seeking families, The Arrivals is sympathetic portrayal of transition that delicately reveals the nuances of contemporary Europe, in contrast to the persecution and political oppression found beyond its borders.

    Metrobranding by Ana Vlad and Adrian Voicu (Romania 2010, 92 min)

    Selected by IDFF Jihlava

    In communist Romania, each and every consumer product could be found only in one brand. These six brands appeared approximately at the same time, along with the socialist industrialization, becoming objects of desire in the daily lives and dreams of the Romanian people.

    Steam of Life by Joonas Berghäll and Mika Hotakainen (Finland, Sweden 2010, 84 min)

    Selected by Planete Doc Review Warsaw

    In the warmth of rusty stoves, naked men ritualistically cleanse themselves, both physically and mentally. With the utmost simplicity and exceptional intimacy, Steam of Life captures the naked souls of these vulnerable storytellers, creating a poetic portrayal of Finnish men.

    Aisheen (Still Alive in Gaza]) by Nicolas Wadimoff (Switzerland, France 2009, 86 min)

    Selected by VISIONS DU REEL Nyon

    A situation report from the Gaza Strip in February 2009, just one month after Israel's military offensive. Aisheen shows what it means to rebuild one's life and common existence in a destroyed region severed by an ongoing blockade.

    2. FREE STREAM of a selection from THE RESTORED FILMS by JAN SPATA

    From Monday March 22nd to Sunday, April 11th, Doc Alliance Films offers a FREE worldwide stream of three selected films by the master of Czech documentary filmmaking JAN SPATA. THE RESTORED FILMS was awarded by the Czech Film and Television Academy for The Best Audiovisual Enterprise of the year. Each of the films will be available for one week at http://www.docalliancefilms.com/.

    St. Patrick's Land (1967), a travel essay on Ireland; then considered the best film made about the country. From March 22 - 28

    Between Light and Darkness (1990), the photographs of Jindrich Streit and the lives of his subjects in the border region. From March 29 - April 4

    The Greatest Wish (1964), a sociological probe into the actual values of young people under socialism. From April 5 - 11

    Eighteen films by Jan Spata were digitally restored and transferred into HD format and are now available on 4 DVDs. A selection of five digitally restored films is also in theatrical distribution.

    A limited-time special offer at the e-shop http://www.janspata.cz/. From March 24 - April 4, you can purchase 4 DVDs for 499 CZK instead of 699 CZK.

    For more information about Jan Spata and the project, visit http://www.janspata.cz/

    3. NEW DOCS ADDED TO http://www.docalliancefilms.com/

    Like every month, March brings another outstanding batch of international docs on all topics.

    The follow films are recently new to the portal:

    100 Days by Viera Cakanyova, Czech Republic, 22 min

    Gradmothers of Revolution by Petra Seliskar, Cuba, Macedonia, Slovenia, Netherlands, 90 min

    Alda by Viera Cakanyova, Czech Republic, 52 min

    The Monastery: Mr. Vig and the Nun by Pernille Rose Grønkjær, Denmark, 84 min

    Squatter Punk by Khavn De La Cruz, The Philippines, 79 min

    Football Father by Michał Jóźwiak, Michał Jóźwiak, Poland, 29 min

    Sestreni by Veronika Janeckova, Czech Republic, 23 min


    Each month, Doc Alliance Films offers a select few docs to STREAM FOR FREE.

    These are the first FREE titles in the coming weeks... and there's more to come this Spring!

    Rugby Boyz by Khavn De La Cruz - March 22

    Ukradeno (o slovech) by Andrea Slovakova - March 25

    Our Daily Bread by Khavn De LA Cruz - April 1


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    Last modified on 25-03-2010