Marc Isaacs has spent the past two decades with so many of the people the modern United Kingdom would prefer not to acknowledge, sharing spaces and stories from the peripheries of British society in a distinctive non-fiction hybrid style that defies easy classification.
As part of our collaboration with Sheffield DocFest in 2021, we curated a special retrospective of cinematic portraits by Colombian-Brazilian experimental filmmaker Paula Gaitán. We're now happy to follow it up with two of her audacious epics.
The titles of her films say it all: the shoe, the ferry, silence, stones, silence, the bus, the oak, the mail. Simple nouns that encompass the stuff of life.
Short Joy! A competitive section at Ji.hlava IDFF 2021, featuring some of the best and boldest short documentaries in world premiere. In anticipation of the festival, you can now watch all films for free and vote on your favourite. Be in for a chance to win an annual subscription!
A documentary essay about the construction of the in which the filmmaker – a New Yorker who has made his life in Buenos Aires – wonders how can he give to his daughters that which does not belong to him.
Last year's Doc Alliance Award winning film!
Picturesque Portuguese countryside is rich in legends about supernatural creatures, souls and witches who guide the locals through their everyday lives, helping them resist the hectic pace of modernity...
As the climate crisis becomes increasingly urgent beyond the point of no return, and artificial intelligence expands exponentially, FREM presents a striking and sometimes uncomfortable reaction to the current wave of post-humanist, anthropocentric thinking.
Intimately shot in his home, and emerging somewhere between artist portrait and testimony, Riverock is a conversation with the musician, poet, sociologist and thinker Negro Leo.
One of the most acclaimed Indigenous directors in the world. In several dozen of her films, which have won widespread critical acclaim at festivals all around the world, she re-evaluates Canadian national mythology.
Luis Ospina was an iconic and influential Colombian filmmaker, one of the key members of the Cali Group. His films were awarded at numerous international film festivals, and he was also the founder of the Calí International Film Festival.
This Mekas retrospective is the first of three in an on-going program entitled Chasing Independence that will also feature work by Luis Ospina and Alanis Obomsawin.
Jonas Mekas was one of the most significant experimental filmmakers in the history of American cinema, who revolutionized the entire avant-garde scene in New York and remained a filmmaking legend right up until his death.
J.P. Sniadecki was born on a goat farm in Michigan, grew up in the rustbelt of Northern Indiana, and has lived and worked for several years in China. His films were screened at museums and galleries, such as the Guggenheim, the MoMA, the Museum of Natural History, and the Whitney Biennale, as well as at festivals such as the Berlinale, New York, Locarno, Vancouver, Edinburgh, BAFICI, and Beijing Independent.
Edwin's Golden Leopard win for Vengeance is Mine, All Others Pay Cash at the 2021 Locarno Film Festival has catapulted Indonesian cinema to the forefront of the global conversation around arthouse and documentary film. Here's an introduction to the country's tradition of non-fiction to mark the occasion.
A selection of documentary films from Portugal's University of Beira Interior, now accessible for free on DAFilms. These are outstanding works produced in both the BA and MA in Cinema at the University, located in the city of Covilhã.
In the early '90s, Taiwan saw an unprecedented boom of documentary films made by indigenous filmmakers. We have selected 14 important films of the period that is considered the first wave of indigenous cinema in Taiwan.
The Sarajevo Film Festival has for years showcased films in a high-profile section entitled Dealing with the Past. Processing the violence and destruction that led to and then followed the collapse of Yugoslavia in 1991 is central to virtually any major artistic, cultural, or historical project in Sarajevo, and the SFF is no exception.
The Kiosk is a video diary filmed by Alexandra, a young artist who has come to help her mother who runs a newsstand in a chic Paris neighbourhood.
At 30, with not much of a job, and too timid in love, Rémi is a little lost in life until the day he has to share it with his doppelgänger, another him, who is overbearing and not very nice. Which one is the real Rémi?
A documentary about a film workshop for children given by Alicia Vega, a teacher in a marginal quarter of Santiago, to kids whose common characteristic is that they have never been to the movies.
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