Doc Alliance Selection Award

August 7th, 2016 in Locarno

Doc Alliance Selection Award 2016, with winner Zaynê Akyol for her film "Gulîstan, Land of Roses"



Gulîstan, Land of Roses Wins Prestigious Doc Alliance Selection Award at the Locarno Festival 2016

Discovering new film talents has become an inherent part of the brand of the European Doc Alliance Selection Award awarded by the independent Doc Alliance platform uniting seven key European documentary festivals since 2008. CPH:DOX, Docs Against Gravity FF, Doclisboa, DOK Leipzig, FID Marseille, Jihlava IDFF and Visions du Réel each nominate a candidate among emerging filmmakers in their competition. 

On Sunday, August 7, 2016, young director Zaynê Akyol became the 9th winner of the unique Doc Alliance Selection Award for her film Gulîstan, Land of Roses. The Kurdish director based in Canada received the prize during the Doc Alliance Selection award ceremony at the Festival del film Locarno. The filmmaker also received financial support of €5'000 for her future film.

Read more about the winning film here.

The Doc Alliance Selection Award represents a key project of the Alliance (along with the documentary portal DAFilms.com), whose goals include collaboration between film festivals, support of quality documentary projects as well as looking for new solutions of their public presentation. 


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