Ever since 2008, Doc Alliance has been organising an international award intended especially for first-time directors. The Doc Alliance Selection Award helps up-and-coming filmmaking talents to put their name on the documentary map, providing a prize of EUR 5,000 to support their future projects. In 2016, Doc Alliance again nominated 7 outstanding films that will be vying for the 9th annual Doc Alliance Selection Award. The name of the winning title will be announced on August 7, 2016 during an official ceremony at the Locarno International Film Festival.
Directors on the DAFilms portal
Markús Þór Andrésson is an independent curator, writer and filmmaker. He holds a degree in Curatorial Studies from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, class of 2007. Previously he was an undergraduate in studio arts at the Iceland Academy of The Arts. His work includes the making of exhibitions, writing on art for catalogues and magazines and writing/directing documentary films and television programs on art...
Carlos Serrano Azcona (b. 1969, Madrid, Spain) studied philosophy at the Complutense University of Madrid and direction at the London Film School. In 2006, he founded his own production company, ESTAR AHÍ CINEMA, with which he produced the films El árbol (The tree) and Quantum Men...
Born in 1977 in Kyoto, Azuma majored in metalwork at the Kanazawa College of Art. Since graduation in 2000, she has lived in Germany and studied documentary film at the University of Television and Film Munich (HFF). In 2008 she received the Starter Film Prize from the city of Munich and the German DAAD Prize for Yuri and Tuesday (for which she was cinematographer).
Şirin Bahar demirel - After graduating from the cinema department at Galatasaray University, Istanbul in 2010, she finished her MA in Artistic Direction of Cultural Projects at Université Paul Valéry, France. She has worked as assistant director in feature documentaries. She continues to work on her photography, video and street art projects in Istanbul.