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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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.
He has since worked on videos for groups including Human Rights Watch and the Global March Against Child Labour. His short documentary on the lives of Indian street artists, Writings on the Wall garnered awards at Worldfest Houston and the Columbus Film and Video Festival. It was broadcast nationally on Canada’s Bravo! Network, Indias NDTV, and internationally on Al Jazeera English.