The names of the possible future winners of the 8th edition of the Doc Alliance Selection Award are already circulating across festivals and media. The luckiest of the nominated directors will receive the award on August 8, 2015 in Locarno. However, the important decision about the award winner is not brought by luck but rather by the jury comprised of seven leading European film critics. We are introducing the first one of them, Portuguese representative of Público Daily Jorge Mourinha!
Directors on the DAFilms portal
Born in Liege in 1969, Jerôme le Maire began studying journalism and communication at the Free University of Brussels and then started to study for a degree in film-making at the 'Institut des Arts de Diffusion'. For six years, as he kept writing, he directed several corporate films and had a career as assistant to the director for many feature and short films of all types.
Tiago Leão was born as a fimmaker and screenplayer. In 2005, he has co-directed, together with Laura Silleras, his first fictional short film, titled Poker. His passion for documentary arrives when he studies with Margarida Cardoso, Ateliers Varan and directors Catarina Mourão and Catarina Alves Costa...
Juraj Lehotsky studied documentary filmmaking in Bratislava from 1995 to 2000. He works as a director of documentaries, music videos and advertising spots. In 2003 he won the prestigious Aurel Award for directing the song "Prvá". Blind Loves with which he participated in the 2008 Cannes Film Festival is his first feature film.
Jet LEYCO (Philippines, 1987) works as an independent filmmaker, cameraman and editor, as well as being director for ABS CBN News and Current Affairs in Manila. He gained experience in filmmaking as an intern for the Filipino directors Lav Diaz and Khavn De La Cruz. Leyco's feature debut EX PRESS is also his graduation film at the Asia Pacific Film Institute in Manila.
Jan Libora was a script writer (Yesterday We Had Sunday, 1938) and director of several short documentary films made by the cultural department of AB Company, co-operating with Jiří Lehovec on some of them (Stone Glory, 1938). After the liberation, he worked in nationalized film as dramaturgist and lecturer.
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.
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...