Homeland (Iraq Year Zero) by Abbas Fahdel has won the Doc Alliance Selection Award. The winning film is composed of two parts – the first was shot before the US army’s invasion of Iraq while the second part captures the post-war events – providing an essential report on the turning point in the country’s development. Instead of shorthand news features on the events in Iraq, it brings an impressive portrayal of life in the country. Director Fahdel received the award at the Locarno film festival.
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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...
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.
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...