Slovak documentary films online at DAFilms.cz
On the occasion of its 50th anniversary, the Slovak Film Institute presents a special collection of Slovak archive documentaries at DAFilms.cz. It is for the first time that the Slovak archive films are available online to wide international audiences. Selection of documentary works by Dušan Hanák, Martin Slivka, Dezider Ursiny and Martin Šulík will be accompanied by a bonus collection of films from the crucial periods of Slovak (and Czechoslovak) history, the Prague Spring of August 1968 and the Velvet Revolution of November 1989 in the next days.
For the Christmas period (Dec 16 – 29, 2013) the films are open to DAFilms.cz audiences for free within DAFilms´ special event Slovak Documentary Masters Online for the First Time.
With the exception of the Pictures of the Old World, all films will stay in the platform´s library for the whole of 2014. The event is organized as a collaboration of the Slovak Film Institute, Doc Alliance, the Slovak distribution company Filmtopia, with the financial support of the Slovak Audiovisual Fund.
|WATER AND LABOR / 1963 / 10 min.
A BALLAD IN WOOD / 1966 / 14 min.
ICONS / 1966 / 14 min.
KEEPING THE DISTANCE / 1968 / 7 min.
THE MAN IS LEAVING / 1968 / 26 min.
THE LAST SUPPER / 1968 / 16 min.
BULGARIAN LAMENTATION SONGS / 1968 / 27 min.
NATIONAL ARTIST PROFESSOR KAROL PLICKA / 1970 / 25 min.
MARTIN JONÁŠ / 1973 / 17 min.
|PICTURES OF THE OLD WORLD / 1972 / 65 min. AVAILABLE ONLY 16. - 29. 12. 2013!
PRACTICE / 1965 / 15 min.
ARTISTS / 1965 / 14 min.
OLD SHATTERHAND CAME TO SEE US / 1966 / 13 min.
MASS / 1967 / 12 min.
|SANITRAR BROTHERS / co-directed by M. Urban / 1980 / 23 min.
BAGPIPER ANTALÍK / co-directed by M. Urban / 1982 / 14 min.
ABOUT CANCER AND HOPE / 1991 / 104 min.
|SILENCE / 1988 / 13 min.
HOORAY / 1989 / 28 min.
ETHICS AND POLITICS / 1990 / 16 min.
|BONUS: AUGUST 1968|
|THE TIME WE LIVE / by V. Kubenko, L. Kudelka, J. Pogran, O. Krivánek, I. Húšťava / 1968 / 60 min.
BLACK DAYS / by L. Kudelka, M. Černák, Š. Kamenický, C. Kováč / 1968 / 30 min.
THE WAKE / by V. Kubenko, P. Mihálik, D. Trančík / 1968 / 24 min.
|BONUS: NOVEMBER 1989|
|FLIGHT REPORT OK 89-90 / by I. Ruppeldt / 1990 / 63 min.
ALL TOGETHER.... (IN A SLOVAK WAY) / by E. Štefankovičová / 1991 / 60 min.
VELVET REVOLUTION TRAIN / by R. Ferko, A. Horák / 1990 / 16 min.
All films of the collection: © Slovak Film Institute
Doc Alliance is the result of a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals: CPH:DOX Copenhagen, Doclisboa, DOK Leipzig, FID Marseille, Jihlava IDFF, Planete Doc Film Festival and Visions du Réel Nyon; with the aim to support the diverse nature of documentary film and to help documentary films reach as many viewers as possible, and to systematically support their distribution through their festival markets and online platform DAFilms.com (currently offering access to more than 800 documentaries from all over the world).
Filmtopia is a Slovak distribution company, focused on non-commercial films and alternative ways of reaching audiences; in 2013, in collaboration with Doc Alliance and with the financial support of the Slovak Audiovisual Fund, the company presents Slovak documentaries to Slovak audiences online.