|DOC ALLIANCE is the result of a creative partnership of six key European documentary film festivals : CPH:DOX Copenhagen, DOK Leipzig, FIDMarseille, Jihlava IDFF, Planete Doc Film Festival and Visions du Réel Nyon. |
The aim of Doc Alliance is to support the diverse nature of documentary film and to increase audience awareness of the fascinating possibilities of this genre, which often manages to be more moving than the world of fiction. Doc Alliance represents a dynamic platform offering filmmakers and producers alternative forms of distribution for films that are often difficult to get onto the market. The purpose of Doc Alliance is to help documentary films reach as many viewers as possible, and to systematically support their distribution on the festival market and through its website, DAFilms.com.
Doc Alliance Sélection is an annual selection of five films that Doc Alliance considers exceptional and worthy of special support. Each of Doc Alliance’s partner festivals chooses one film, and all five selections are then presented at all five partner festivals. In this way, the films receive attention and support on five national markets, thus facilitating their future road to audiences through their distribution in cinemas, on television, or on DVD. At the end of the year, an international jury presents the “Doc Alliance Award” at one of the allied festivals.
DAFilms.com is Doc Alliance’s online distribution tool. The website offers Video on Demand and permanent access to more than 600 documentary and experimental films. Audiences and film professionals from around the world can legally watch all the films at DAFilms.com; for a small fee, they can view the films directly on their computer or download them in AVI and DVD format.