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
Miro Jelok (b. 1987, Zvolen) studied screenwriting and dramaturgy at the Film and Television Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava. He is currently a student of the last year of the Department of Documentary Film. He is the youngest of the ten directors of Slovakia 2.0.
Dhia Jerbi is a young Tunisian filmmaker ; born in 1991 in the United Arab Emirates, he moved to Tunisia in 2003. After his baccalaureate and a year of engineering school, he changed his orientation and he is actually enrolled at L’Institut Supérieur d'Art Multimédia Manouba (ISAMM) specialized in filmmaking and script writing...
Bruno Jorge was born at Recife, Brazil, in 1981 but moved to São Paulo at a very young age. He has directed and edited more than 10 short to medium films to-date, including dramas and documentaries. His films have been selected and awarded prizes at many festivals all over the world, such as the FESTIVAL DE CANNES – CINEFONDATION - and the International Film Festival Rotterdam...
Born in 1979 and raised in Beirut, Kaabour graduated from the Mel Oppenheim School of Cinema and worked at the National Film Board of Canada and the CBC newsroom. His short film "Being Osama" received four international awards and made him the youngest commissioned filmmaker in Canadian television.