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Locarno nabs Doc Award from Cannes

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[p

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