We are an international Video on Demand (VOD) platform focused on bringing documentary films from festivals across the globe directly to your living room. You can stream or download films commercial-free from anywhere in the world via our website.
What makes DAFilms special?
Our aim is to bring audiences films that have a distinct creative approach, that push the boundaries of the documentary form, and that address important contemporary social issues. All of our films are carefully selected by our diverse team of curators. We work closely with 7 prestigious European film festivals associated with Doc Alliance: CPH:DOX (Denmark), Doclisboa (Portugal), Docs Against Gravity FF (Poland), DOK Leipzig (Germany), FIDMarseille (France), Jihlava IDFF (Czech Republic), and Visions du Réel (Switzerland), as well as with regional partners.
What kinds of films can I find on DAFilms?
The DAFilms catalogue includes films made by prolific filmmakers, festival hits, hybrids, experimental films, archival films, and animated films along with more traditional documentaries. You can also discover new films through our regular programs. The main program is curated individually for various continents, including Europe, Asia, and The Americas.
How often do you add new content?
Our film catalogue is constantly expanding. In addition to acquiring new films, every two weeks our curators create a unique program that highlights a select number of films in our catalogue. This program is visible directly on the homepage. As a DAFilms viewer, you can look forward to new content under such themes as Spotlight On, Featured Filmmaker, Country in Focus, and the Film of the Week.
How much does it cost?
A subscription costs $6.99 USD per month. But for a substantial discount, you can subscribe annually for $59.99 USD ($4.99 per month). You can cancel your annual or monthly automatic payment at any time under your user profile. As a subscriber, you will have access to a catalogue available in your territory with over 2,000 films.
You can also stream or download individual films.
Short Film Stream - US $1.50
Feature Film Stream - US $2.50
Short Film Download - US $2
Feature Film Download - US $4
Short Film Stream - US $0.75 *
Feature Film Stream - US $1.50 *
Short Film Download - US $1
Feature Film Download- US $3
*For films that are not available as a part of a subscription.
Can I watch films for free?
Yes. We offer free-trial registration with the option to watch films for free. If you do not cancel your subscription before the trial period ends, you will continue with a paid monthly subscription. During this period, you can watch films available for free trial completely free of charge.
How does free trial work?
First, you need to set up an account by filling out a simple form and providing an email address. You can also choose to register through your Facebook or Twitter account. After setting up a new account, you will then choose your payment method and enter your payment information. After the free trial period is over, your subscription will be automatically charged unless you cancel it beforehand in your user profile.
What does a subscription get me?
With a subscription to DAFilms, you’ll have access to our international catalogue available in your territory with over 2,000 films available for streaming. However, due to licensing restrictions from film rights holders, a very small percentage of films might not be available as part of your subscription. More often than not, this involves new releases that are only available for download or viewing for a one-time fee. If you already have a subscription, you can stream or download these films for a significantly discounted price.
Do I need to subscribe to watch all the films on your platform?
The film catalogue is only available to subscribers. You have the option of downloading or streaming most of the films individually in the catalogue for a certain fee.
How do I register?
You can register by filling out a simple form or by registering your Facebook account.
How do I pay for a subscription?
Payment is made via a payment portal. You can pay by debit or credit card or through your PayPal account.
Can I use my subscription when travelling?
Yes, DAFilms is available from all over the world. After you log in, you will be able to watch films that are available in your territory selected during the subscription process.
Can I gift someone a subscription?
Yes, absolutely! After purchasing a subscription as a gift, you will receive a unique code that the recipient can use in place of making a payment. You can send your subscription electronically or print a gift voucher, which you will receive by email. The subscription starts as soon as the code is redeemed.
How do I cancel my subscription?
Subscriptions can be cancelled in your PayPal account (if you have paid via this service) or by clicking on your name in the top menu in the user profile and then clicking on the "subscription" tab where you will find the option to "cancel automatic renewal."
What is the difference between streaming and downloading a film?
Films are streamed online directly in your browser while a film stays saved on your computer after being downloaded so that you can watch it without an internet connection.
How do I stream or download a film?
With a subscription, you will gain access to the entire catalogue available in your territory and you can watch all films from the catalogue directly in your browser without any restrictions. A small number of films are not available as part of your subscription. More often than not, this involves new releases that are only available for download or viewing for a one-time fee. For films that are available to download for a small fee, there will be a “Download” button located just below the film. If you don’t have a subscription, you'll be asked to register and make a payment after clicking the "Watch for …” or "Download for …" button. After making a payment, you will be redirected back to the film’s landing page and the film will be ready for you to watch or download. You will also receive a link for later use sent to your e-mail inbox.
What are the requirements for streaming a film?
After purchasing a subscription, you can watch the film directly in your browser. You don't need any special software or hardware – if you're not sure whether playback will run smoothly, you can try playing a trailer for free. If everything runs as expected, you won't have a problem streaming the film. You can also watch all films on your portable electronic devices (smartphones, tablets, etc.). For streaming a downloaded film, all you need is an ordinary video player on your computer.
What internet connection do I need to play a film?
Your computer or tablet must be connected to the internet in order to play a film. To watch a film in the best possible quality (1080p), you should have the best possible connection and switch the quality of the player to HD.
Can I watch films in HD quality?
Yes, we also process films in HD quality. Some movies are available for download in Full HD quality. DAFilms always processes films in formats that match the quality of the source provided by the filmmakers themselves.
Can I download films to my computer?
After you click the "Download Film" or "Watch Film" button, you'll be asked to register and pay. After making a payment, you will be redirected back to the film’s landing page and the film will be ready for you to download or watch. You will also receive a link for later use sent to your e-mail inbox.
How do I find out what languages a film is offered in and what subtitles are available?
Every film's profile page has audio track and subtitle information listed. However, films can also be filtered by audio track and subtitles using our Advanced Search feature.
DAFilms.com is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.
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