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Thomas Ladenburger was born in 1975 in Ellwangen/Jagst. His studies began at the San Francisco Art Institute, where he studies almost 2 years with a major in Interdisciplinary Media. Then he returned to Germany and continued his studies at the University of Arts Berlin where he graduated with his Masters in 2005...




Arash Lahooti

Born in Tehran in 1982, Arash Lahooti is a filmmaking and editing graduate. He is a director, producer, and editor of documentary films and a member of the Iranian Union of the Documentary Filmmakers. His first feature documentary is Trucker and the Fox which has been screened in over 45 festivals and received 9 awards.


Robert Lakatos


Róbert Lakatos

Róbert Lakatos is a Hungarian director born in Romania...




Salomé Lamas

Studied Cinema (directing and editing) in Lisbon (ESTC) and Prague (FAMU international, Charles University), MFA (Master) in fine arts in Amsterdam, and is a PHD candidate in film studies in Coimbra University.




Pham Ngoc Lan

Pham Ngoc Lan {Phạm Ngọc Lân} was born in Hanoi, Vietnam; in July 02, 1986. He studied urban design and urban planning from 2004 to 2009 at Hanoi Architecture University (HAU)...



United States

Penny Lane

Penny Lane has been making award-winning documentaries and essay films since 2002. Her films have screened at Rotterdam, AFI FEST, The Media That Matters Film Festival, Rooftop Films, Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, MoMA's Documentary Fortnight and many other venues...




Jérôme Laniau

Jérôme Laniau was born in 1984 in France. His movies are telling about our urban world through science-fiction stories. His work between documentary, fiction and Art video, has been shown in cinema, festival and Artplaces like the "Palais de Tokyo" in Paris...



Czech Republic

Jan Látal

Jan Látal is a Czech documentary film director, student of Documentary Film Departement at FAMU, Prague.




Marcin Latałło

Marcin Latałło, director, producer and cameraman – born in Poland (1967), raised in France, where he studied directing at La fémis (National Film School). He attended the Cinematography department at the Lodz Film School.




Aurore Laurent

Aurore Laurent and Adrien Viel are filmmakers and photographers. Inspired by filmmakers like Dreyer, Herzog and Tarr, and influenced by anthropology, they wish to speak of the realities of the contemporary world and human encounters that they find far more entrancing than fiction...




Isabelle Lavigne

After turning 30 and becoming a mother, Isabelle Lavigne turned her attention to a women’s world, making La nuit, elles dansent (At Night, They Dance). She remains as interested as ever in the intersections between social order and difference, observing a family of belly dancers who – by simply making a living – transgress against moral order.




Khoa Le

Khoa Dinh Le, born on June 2nd, 1980, in Thailand is a multi-talented Americanized Film Director, Film Producer, Writer, Cinematographer, Photographer, and Businessman. He is the founder of the production and media company “Kvibe Productions, LLC” since 2004. Khoa is best known for his work ethics and ability to quickly adapt to anything that challenges his creativity.




Jerome le Maire

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

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...




Françoise Lebrun

Françoise Lebrun is a French actress and director. She is known for her role in The Mother and the Whore (1973) and The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007).




Eric Ledune

Born on October 1st, 1963 in Belgium. Studied illustration at Mons High School of Fine Arts...




Iara Lee

Iara Lee, a Brazilian of Korean descent, is an activist, filmmaker, and founder of the Caipirinha Foundation, an organization that promotes global solidarity and supports peace with justice projects...



United Kingdom

Stuart Legg

Stuart Legg (31 August 1910, London, England – 23 July 1988, Wiltshire, England) was a documentary film-maker...


juraj lehotsky


Juraj Lehotský

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.



Czech Republic

Jiří Lehovec

Jiří Lehovec (1909-1995) got to filmmaking as an avant-garde intellectual whose interests embraced electrotechnology, art history and aesthetics, film and photography...



Gulîstan, Land of Roses Wins Prestigious Doc Alliance Selection Award at Locarno IFF

Gulîstan, Land of Roses Wins Prestigious Doc Alliance Selection Award at Locarno IFF

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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- 8.8.2016 -

Doc Alliance Selection Award 2016: Fresh Documentary Talents at the Upcoming Ninth DAS Awards

Doc Alliance Selection Award 2016: Fresh Documentary Talents at the Upcoming Ninth DAS Awards

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.

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- 13.6.2016 -

15 documentary festival hits in the second edition of KineDok

15 documentary festival hits in the second edition of KineDok

Last year saw the launch and pilot edition of KineDok, a unique international project presenting the screenings of creative documentary films enhanced by the debates with the authors of the films and various experts and by other interesting accompanying events. In 2016, this project, organized by the Institute of Documentary Film, offers 15 more European documentaries and brings site specific screenings also to the new audiences in Poland and Norway. Within the Czech Republic, the fans of creative documentaries have a chance to visit more than 150 screenings at at least 25 diverse places and explore current Czech and European documentary production.

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- 9.5.2016 -

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