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.
Directors on the DAFilms portal
Ruth Beckermann was born in Vienna where she also spent her childhood. After her studies in journalism and history of art in Vienna, Tel Aviv and New York, she took her degree as Dr.phil in 1977 at the University of Vienna. Since then she has contributed as a journalist to several Austrian and Swiss magazines...
Tereza Bernátková is a student of documentary film at FAMU. At the Jihlava IDFF, she previously showed her half-hour student documentary In Love With (My Own) State (2014), about artist Milan Knížák and the relationship between the artist and the state. Techsquat (2015) is her bachelor film.