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
Nikos Katsaounis is an award winning documentary director and producer who works out of Brooklyn and Athens. Since the early 2000s he has directed and produced 3 feature documentaries, 100s of short format videos for the web, an award winning cross platform documentary The Prism GR2011, and many corporate communication videos...
Studied filmmaking at the Ateliers Varan and the UK National Film and Television School. Made films in the Balkans, the UK, and the Middle East. Among his recent recognitions are Best Central and East European Documentary at Jihlava IDFF 2012, Best Documentary at London Short Film Festival 2012, Cottbus Discovery Award at Filmfestival Cottbus 2011 (for Mirage) and Best Balkan Documentary at Dokufest 2011 (for A Letter to Dad).
Judith Keil (37) is a documentary filmmaker who lives in Berlin. After studying Germanistik, journalism, theatrical film and television studies at the FUBerlin, she has worked on development and production of several award-winning (including the Adolf Grimme Prize in 2003) film projects. Under the"David Lynch Presents Interview Project Germany", she worked as an interviewer and editor.
Michel Khleifi (born 1950 in Nazareth) is a Palestinian film writer, director and producer. He emigrated from Israel in 1970 and now resides in Belgium. There, he studied television and theatre directing at the Institut National Supérieur des Arts du Spectacle (INSAS). After graduating from INSAS, he worked in Belgium television before turning to making his own films. He has directed and produced several documentary and feature films and received several prestigious awards.
Lamine Ammar Khodja (born 1983, Algeria) moved to France in 2003. His previous short films include: ALGIERS LESS THAN ZERO, ’56 SOUTH and HOW TO REFRAME AN OUTLAW BY PULLING AT A THREAD. His first feature documentary film ASK YOUR SHADOW was selected in FID Marseille 2012 and received the Best Film Award.
Paliz Khoshdel was born in 1985 in Rasht, Iran he is a Iranian underground film director and producer. His films as director and producer include, Street Sultans (2011), Mutiny of Colours, and he produced On Underground ( 2014 ) directed by Mahan Khomamipor and Remission (2015)...