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
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...