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Truls Lie

Director Truls Lie is a documentary filmmaker born in Norway. He is the editor-in-chief of DOX European Documentary Magazine and a film critic at Le Monde diplomatique Scandinavian edition. He has a degree in media and philosophy from New School and University of Oslo, Norway.

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liechti

Switzerland

Peter Liechti

Peter Liechti´s work eludes categorization. His impressive and original films are usually a mixture of documentary, essey and experimental film...

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Nicos_Ligouris

Greece

Nicos Ligouris

Nicos Ligouris was born in Athens in 1952. After three years studies in low in the University of Athens, he wrote from 1971-1980 film critics for the magazine „Synchronos Kinimatographos“ founded by Theo Angelopoulos. In 1974 he moved to Munich. He is a graduated of the Academy for Television and Film in Munich. He is the director of the fictional greek-german trilogy „FOG UNDER THE SUN“, „EREBOS“, „HEART OF STONE“ and of the documentary cretan trilogy „SUMMER LIGHTNING“, „THE LOVERS FROM AXOS“, „SULTAN AHMED HAS AWAKEN“. He lives in Berlin.

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China

Zero Lin

Lin received his B.A. degree in arts from School of Film & TV Art and Technology of Shanghai University. His short film "FILL.KISH" was invited to screen at AISFF 2005, Cannes Film Festival 2006, Shanghai International Film Festival 2006, and Hawaii International Film Festival 2006...

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Lindner

Germany

Tobias Lindner

2004-2011 Studied cinematography at the Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin.
2008-2010 Several stays in South Africa, working on documentary photography and film projects...

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Zuzana_Liova

Slovakia

Zuzana Liová

Zuzana Liová (*1977, Žilina) studied dramaturgy and screenwriting at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava where she completed her PhD in 2008. She has been working as dramaturge for the Slovak Television...

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Lippi L.

Switzerland

Lucrezia Lippi

After her studies in theory of Cinema at the University La Sapienza in Rome and Denis Diderot- Paris VII in Paris between 2002 and 2008, Lucrezia Lippi joined the Cinema/cinéma du réel Department of Geneva University of Art and Design.

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lipsett

Canada

Arthur Lipsett

Director, Screenwriter, Editor (b. January 1, 1936 Montreal, Quebec).

The ghost of experimental film in the National Film Board documentary machine, Arthur Lipsett was one of Canadian cinema’s most original artists and a key figure in the development of experimental cinema.

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Loach

United Kingdom

Ken Loach

Ken Loach was born in 1936 in Nuneaton. He attended King Edward VI Grammar School and went on to study law at St. Peter's Hall, Oxford. After a brief spell in the theatre, Loach was recruited by the BBC in 1963 as a television director.

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Switzerland

Jean Loyson

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Juan Jose Lozano

Switzerland

Juan José Lozano

Juan José Lozano is a Swiss-Colombian documentary filmmaker. He is based in Geneva but regularly coming back to Colombia to shoot his films there…

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Loznitsa

Ukraine

Sergei Loznitsa

Sergei Loznitsa, Ukrainian film maker, was born on September, 5th 1964. He grew up in Kiev, and in 1987 graduated from the Kiev Polytechnic with a degree in Applied Mathematics. In 1987-1991 Sergei worked as a scientist at the Kiev Institute of Cybernetics, specializing in artificial intelligence research. He also worked as a translator from Japanese. In 1997 Loznitsa graduated from the Russian State Institute of Cinematography (VGIK) in Moscow, where he studied feature film making...

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Pavel Lukáš

Pavel Lukáš is a Czech documentary film director, student of Documentary Film Departement at FAMU, Prague.

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Anne Lund

Denmark

Anne Svejgård Lund

Anne Svejgård Lund is a Danish film director, she studies documentary film in London...

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myrna_maakaron

Lebanon

Myrna Maakaron

Myrna Maakaron is an actress and documentary film maker. She comes from Lebanon...

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MacPherson

Chile

Valentina Mac-Pherson

Valentina Mac-Pherson graduated from Audiovisual Communications, with a minor in film-making from the university UNIACC in Santiago, Chile. During her studies and career, she was developing a major concern in the area of art direction and in the area of documentaries, always with the concern of what the images represent and mean...

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Kirsty MacDonald

New Zealand

Kirsty MacDonald

Kirsty MacDonald is an independent filmmaker based in Auckland, New Zealand...

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Maciej Madracki

Poland

Maciej Madracki

Maciej Mądracki is a Polish filmmaker, author of experimental movies and short video forms...

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Michal Madracki

Poland

Michal Madracki

Michał Mądracki is a Polish writer and filmmaker...

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michael_madsen

Denmark

Michael Madsen

Michael Madsen is a Danish Film director and conceptual artist who is „interested in the areas of documentary filmmaking where additional reality is created“….

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DAS Award 2015 Nominee: Liwaa Yazji

DAS Award 2015 Nominee: Liwaa Yazji

With its 8th edition, the prestigious Doc Alliance Selection Award moves to Locarno, Switzerland. There, one of the seven directors nominated for the award designed primarily for emerging documentary talents will receive the award on August 8. With her debut HAUNTED, Syrian native LIWAA YAZJI enters this year’s competition. Read about the success of her film as well as about her creative path towards documentary in our exclusive interview!

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The new, already 46th edition of the famous Swiss festival and member of the Doc Alliance network Visions du Réel is literally round the corner. Get ready for the unique atmosphere of demanding and innovative cinema in the charming environment of Lake Geneva in an interview with festival director Luciano Barisone!

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