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DTF Magazine and ARARAT present the second online film festival

Last year, DTF Magazine, together with ARARAT, started a tradition of online film festivals, opening up access to the premieres of landmark films on our platform. Starting with short hits by Ukrainian directors, this year we are moving on to international feature films.

The program includes 5 documentary hits, united by a story with the message «creating art» — it’s all about backstage in contemporary art, sneaker culture, photography, choreography and even about memes online. We, along with ARARAT, will be presenting a new film every day from December 1 to 5, which will be available for free until December 24.


   1—20 December


2020 / Austria, Germany

Directed by: Jens Meurer. | Runtime: 1 hour 39 minutes

The film screening is supported by ARARAT Akhtamar

Eccentric former biologist Florian Kaps has the crazy idea to buy back and reanimate the last Polaroid factory, which closed in 2008. He fails at first, but looks for inspiration among fans of the analog world in Silicon Valley. Florian starts «An Impossible Project» with calligraphers, vinyl lovers and film fans to save the factory. They shot the film on a 35mm camera and recorded an orchestral soundtrack for it straight to disc so that the protagonist’s intentions would rhyme with the film’s aesthetic.


   2—21 December


2020 / UK

Directed by: Yemi Bamiro. | Runtime: 1 hour 23 minutes

The film screening is supported by ARARAT «Аni»

In 1985, Nike and future NBA star Michael Jordan launched the iconic Air Jordan I, the game-changing sneakers without which it is hard to imagine modern American culture. Forbes estimates that the Jordan Brand generates more than three billion dollars annually for Nike. The film «Michael and His Jordans» explores the social and cultural significance of Air Jordan and shows (and not always in terms of complementarity) how marketing strategies have created a veritable empire around the brand. But both Nike and Jordan refrained from commenting.


   3—22 December


2020 / USA

Directed by: Arthur Jones. | Runtime: 1 hour 32 minutes

The film screening is supported by ARARAT Apricot

When artist and comic book artist Matt Furie created the meme Pepe the Frog, he could not have imagined how large his creation would be. After it first appeared online, it became a symbol of the depression, and then a symbol of the alt-right movement and support for Donald Trump. Matt decides to take back what belongs to him and begins to fight the Internet trolls for Pepe’s authorship. This is a fascinating story about the phenomenon and influence of memes.


    4—23 December


2020 / France

Directed by: Patric Chiha. | Runtime: 1 hour 22 minutes

The film screening is supported by ARARAT Coffee

Fifteen young dancers get together as the Crowd troupe and went on tour together. They reimagine ballerina Gisèle Vienne’s dance about the French rave scene of the 1990s and gradually build an increasingly intimate and bizarre relationship with each other. When the line between reality and dance almost disappears, the scene represents real life for them, where the main characters experience shared nights, parties and love.


   5—24 December


2014 / USA

Directed by: Sam Cullman, Jennifer Grausman and Mark Becker. | Runtime: 1 hour 29 minutes

The film screening is supported by ARARAT Nairi

Mark Landis has been called one of the most prolific art forgers in U.S. history. He forged works by fifteenth-century iconographers, Picasso and even Walt Disney for 30 years. Landis doesn’t work for money despite the fact that he can make incredible amounts of money on these copies. Landis gives hundreds of works to various U.S. institutions posing as a charitable donor, the executor of a family member’s will, or a Jesuit priest. The FBI sees no crime in his actions because he doesn’t sell the paintings, but Mark tricks connoisseur Matthew Leininger, who loses his job at the museum in pursuit of exposing the fraud.


Collaborative project

Design partner —
Development — Mixis