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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Nayeem Mahbub is a Bangladeshi filmmaker currently based in Dhaka. He was an Erasmus Mundus scholar in the DOCNomads Documentary Directing Master’s Programme (2012-14), getting the opportunity to live and film in several European countries. His films have played in festivals around the world, including DocLisboa and Fantastic Fest...
Martin Mareček is one of the most remarkable filmmakers of the new generation, being aware of the power of the documentary and the film medium, respectively television medium. Without exploiting it for the sake of self-centered exhibition, he contrarily justifies their existence by commitment...
Born in Zagreb, Croatia in 1967. Graduated in scriptwriting at the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb. His first dramatic works appear in the early nineties. His plays, performed in Croatia and abroad, have received numerous awards. From the world of theater he moved to television and in the years 1996-2005 worked for the Drama Department of the Croatian TV, supervising scriptwriting on some twenty long and medium-length features, and several miniseries.