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.
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Bára works as director, editor, screenwriter, dramaturgist, film teacher and writer. She graduated from FAMU Editing department. And worked several years as the head of the department. She also spent several years abroad and worked for a number of film productions in Canada and United States. She now continues teaching at FAMU and FAMU International.
After earning his first degree in biology, Kostomarov graduated from VGIK’s Cinematography Department in 2002. In 2005 he studied at the European Discovery Campus, and then in 2006 at BBC’s London office. As a DoP, Kostomarov shot features with Sergei Loznitsa, AlekseiUchitel, Aleksei Popogrebsky, and Boris Khlebnikov...
Jaroslav Kratochvíl was born in 1985 in Pilsen. Besides studying political science at the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, he also enrolled at the Department of Documentary Film at Prague’s FAMU where he successfully finished his studies in 2012. He is currently a doctoral student there...