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
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...
A graduate of the Faculty of Humanities, Tomáš Kratochvíl spent just one year studying editing at FAMU. He worked on the 2012 film Hives, a collaborative effort among five European film schools. His breakthrough work, the documentary Gadjo (2014), was a cinematic diary from his time living among Roma in the socially excluded neighborhood of Předlice...
Peter Krištúfek (*1973, Bratislava) studied film and television directing at the Academy of Perorming Arts in Bratislava. He made over twenty original television documentaries. His feature-length document Snapshots about Dežo Ursiny was nominated for Central European award Silver Eye 2009...
Tomas Krupa (born in 1983 in Zilina) studied at Documentary Film Department at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts at Academy of Arts in Slovakia in the class of well-known Czech documentary director Olga Sommerova. Since 2009 he has been working in the field of audiovisual production as an independent director, screenwriter and producer.