On Sunday, August 7, young director Zaynê Akyol became the 9th winner of the unique Doc Alliance Selection Award that is awarded since 2008 by the international Doc Alliance platform. The Kurdish director based in Canada received the award during an award ceremony at Locarno IFF. Along with the award, the filmmaker also received financial support of 5.000 euro for her future film.
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.