Saturday 12 May – 14:00 - 16:00 – Palais K, Level 4, Palais des Festivals

 

Doc Alliance is the result of a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals: CPH:DOX Copenhagen, Doclisboa, Docs Against Gravity FF, DOK Leipzig, FID Marseille, Jihlava IDFF and Visions du Réel Nyon.. The aim of the Doc Alliance initiative is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and continuously promote quality creative documentary films.

Distant Love Affairs - ©Catarina VASCONCELOS

Distant Love Affairs and Imaginary Homelands (Amores Distantes e Patrias Imaginadas)

Portugal – Documentary – Portugese – 70’

Festival: Doc Lisboa

Directed by: Catarina VASCONCELOS

Produced by: Joana GUSMÃO, Pedro Fernandes DUARTE (Primeira Idade)

Synopsis: How does a family persist after a mother’s death? When the absence is so great that it becomes a presence.

Dubeck - ©Director Robert Kirchhoff

Dubeck: All Men Are Brothers

Czech Republic – Documentary – Slovak, Czech – 100’

Festival: Jihlava Documentary Film Festival

Directed by: Robert KIRCHHOFF

Produced by: Jirí KONECNY (Endorfilm), Robert KIRCHHOFF (Atelier.doc)

Synopsis: A film on the phenomenon of Alexander Dubcek, Czechoslovak politician, one of the most prominent personalities in the attempt to reform real socialism: The Prague Spring of a 1968, author of the concept of “socialism with a human face.”

Last Night I saw You Smiling - ©Director Kavich Neang

Last Night I Saw You Smiling

Cambodia – Documentary – Khmer – 90’

Festival: Visions du Réel

Directed by: Kavich NEANG

Produced by: Davy CHOU (Anti-Archive)

Synopsis: The White Building, an iconic structure in central Phnom Penh from 1963 and home to 493 families, faces demolition.. Kavich Neang, a young filmmaker raised there, documents the final days of its residents.

Motorboats - ©Director Yuri Ancarani

Motorboats (Barchini)

Italy – Documentary – Italian – 90’

Festival: FID Marseille

Directed by: Yuri ANCARANI

Produced by: Marco ALESSI (Dugong Films) / co-Produced by: Fiorella MORETTI (Luxbox)

Synopsis: In Venice, teenagers drive motorboats to win girl’s hearts. They challenge each other in dangerous illegal races with techno music at full volume while this eternal Laguna keeps silently looking on.

Scars - ©Director Agnieszka Zwiefka

Scars

Poland, Germany – Documentary – Tamil – 82’

Festival: Docs Against Gravity

Directed by: Agnieszka ZWIEFKA

Produced by: Stefan KLOOS (Kloos&Co), Agnieszka ZWIEFKA (Chilli Productions), Michaela PNACEKOVA (Kloos & Co Ost.)

Synopsis: A former female fighter and ideologist of Tamil Tigers is determined to find her comrades, tell their unknown stories and face her own dark past, even if in postwar Sri Lanka it means risking life.