Locarno Film Festival is to host the 8th Doc Alliance Selection (DAS) Award, after being announced during Cannes for the past seven years .


The seven European documentary festivals that make up Doc Alliance decided to make the move to Locarno in order to give the DAS Award a higher profile away from the packed schedules of Cannes.

The winner of the $5,700 (€5,000) prize will be announced at a ceremony during Locarno’s Industry Days on August 8 by a jury of European film critics, including Switzerland’s Christian Jungen, Poland’s Piotr Czerkawski, Germany’s Annette Walter, and the Czech Republic’s Tomáš Stejskal.

  • Homeland (Iraq Year Zero); Abbas Fahdel (IQ)
    nominated by Visions du Réel

  • Walking Under Water; Eliza Kubarska (UK/PL/DE)
    nominated by Docs Against Gravity FF

  • Stranded in Canton; Måns Månsson (SE/DK/CN)
    nominated by CPH:DOX

  • Illusion; Sofia Marques (PT)
    nominated by Doclisboa

  • I Am the People; Anna Roussillon (FR)
    nominated by Jihlava IDFF

  • Haunted; Liwaa Yazji (DE/SY)
    nominated by FID Marseille

  • All Things Ablaze; Oleksandr Techynskyi, Aleksey Solodunov, Dmitry Stoykov (UA)
    nominated by DOK Leipzig