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
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)...
Born in 1975, Mahdi Zamanpour Kiasari holds an MA degree in TV production. He started his career as a Director, Writer & Producer and has made more than 65 documentaries and TV programs. Mashti Esmaeil is Mahdi’s latest work that has garnered him numerous international awards such as the grand prize in Vision Du Réel 2014.
Steffen Köhn, born in 1980, completed a Master’s degree in anthropology and film studies before studying film directing at the German Film- and Television Academy Berlin (dffb) and at Columbia University in New York. He produces fiction and documentary films as well as more experimental video art pieces and installations...
Andrej Kolenčík, nicknamed Admiral (* 3.8.1984 in Bratislava) is a film director and a visual artist. He studied graphic design at School of Applied Arts and graduated from Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava in field of animation. He studied also at RITS in Brussels during his Erasmus studies and made intership at Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava...