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.
2004 / Finland / 10 min
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In the mid 90's I lived in a squat in St. Petersburg, Russia. There I made friends with Marina, a Russian girl of my age with a difficult life. Later on Marina died in strange circumstances. In this film I make a journey to her grave and into my memories of her. Durochka is a film about being close, yet worlds away, a requiem for a dear, yet unknown friend.
|Dir. of Photography||JUKKA ROUHUVIRTA|
|Tags||filmic diary, poetic, portrait, private, relationships|