FREE STREAM: VISIONS DU REEL PRESENTS HAIKUS

Festivals 2009-12-08

From December 12 to January 3, Doc Alliance Films will offer FREE STREAMING of over 60 SHORT FILMS. To commemorate the 15th anniversary of Visions du Réel, the festival has asked select filmmakers for the gift of images, in the form of cinematic HAIKUS. Each short film in the HAIKU series is comprised of "three shots to contemplate reality and to capture, in the manner of Japanese poems, the unforeseeable, fleeting, and eternity of a moment, to be discovered at the beginning of each projection."

NEW FILMS ON THE PORTAL: THE FINAL PICKS OF 2009

Doc Alliance Films is pleased to acquire SIX DOCS this month, the final selection of this year. The films include two from Peter Mettler - Balifilm is a mystical exploration of an extraordinary culture and Picture of Light ventures to Canada's arctic in search of the Northern Lights. Alexandru Solomon's Great Communist Robbery attempts to restore the truth about an infamous bank heist in communist Romania, and Three Men and a Fish Pond by Latvian filmmakers, Maris Maskalans and Laila Pakalniņa, is a meditation on the physical and spiritual understanding of the world. The Korea/Bolivia co-production, Daughter of Chorolque by Park Mi-Sun, follows the lives of three female miners against the mesmerizing backdrop of Bolivia, and Alix Didrich's short film, Portrait of a Wedding Day (detail) examines the transition from a fleeting pose to an immortal image of happiness.

All of the following films will be available to stream or download on http://www.docalliances.com/ by the end of the month. Select titles are available now. Please check out RECENTLY ADDED films to watch the newest additions to Doc Alliance Films.


DOC ALLIANCE

The New Deal for Feature Documentaries

Doc Alliance is a partnership which emerged as a result of the co-operative effort of five key European documentary film festivals - CPH:DOX Copenhagen, DOK Leipzig, IDFF Jihlava, Planete Doc Review Warsaw and VISIONS DU REEL Nyon. The aim of the Doc Alliance initiative is to support the diversity of feature documentaries. Doc Alliance was born with the awareness that new initiatives are needed to promote remarkable films to a general market that is less permeable to their circulation and commercialisation and to approach various audiences in every conceivable manner, ranging from cinema, television, DVD to VOD, and other networks. Its objective is to create an inventive and dynamic distribution platform for filmmakers and producers by offering attractive alternatives, debates, choices and perspectives.