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Feras Fayyad

Director, writer, radio producer. Born in Syria. Feras Fayyad has a BA in audiovisual arts and filmmaking from the international film and television school EICAR in Paris.

Fayyad has directed and edited a number of films, both documentary and fiction, and has received recognition for his work on contemporary Syrian issues and the political transformation of the Arab world.

His films include 'Damascus and the Last Manifestations' (2011), 'On the Other Side' (2012), 'Behind the White Color' (2014) and 'My Escape' (2016).

'Last Men in Aleppo' (2017), directed by Fayyad (co-director Steen Johannessen), won the international documentary competition at Sundance and CPH:DOX' main award DOX:AWARD. The film was since nominated for an Oscar in the category for Best Documentary and won the award for Best Current Affairs Documentary at the annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards in 2018.

Fayyad returned to the war in Syria with his documentary feature 'The Cave' (2019), which won the Grolsch People’s Choice Documentary Award at its world premiere at Toronto.
Filmography Awards Festivals
Title Year Function Category
The Cave 2019 Direction, Co-writer DK/Documentary
Last Men in Aleppo 2017 Direction, Screenplay, Story and research DK/Documentary

Awards and nominations

Award Release year Festival Film
Audience Award: Warsaw Documentary Award 2017 Warszawa, Against Gravity 2017 Last Men in Aleppo
Grand Prix 2017 Warszawa, Against Gravity 2017 Last Men in Aleppo
Lower Silesia Marshal’s Grand Prix Special Mention 2017 Warszawa, Against Gravity 2017 Last Men in Aleppo
The Mayor of Gdynia Award for Best Film 2017 Warszawa, Against Gravity 2017 Last Men in Aleppo
The BYDGOSZCZ ART/DOC AWARD 2017 Warszawa, Against Gravity 2017 Last Men in Aleppo
World Cinema Jury Prize: Documentary 2017 Sundance Film Festival 2017 Last Men in Aleppo
DOX:AWARD 2017 CPH:DOX 2017 Last Men in Aleppo
New Talent Award 2017 Docsbarcelona 2017 Last Men in Aleppo
Honorable Mention 2017 Durham, Full Frame 2017 Last Men in Aleppo
Full Frame Inspiration Award 2017 Durham, Full Frame 2017 Last Men in Aleppo
THE REVA AND DAVID LOGAN GRAND JURY AWARD 2017 Durham, Full Frame 2017 Last Men in Aleppo
Best Nordic Documentary 2017 Malmö Nordisk Panorama 2017 Last Men in Aleppo
Best International Feature - Special Mention 2017 Auckland, Documentary Edge Festival 2017 Last Men in Aleppo
Peoples Choice Award 2019 Toronto International Film Festival 2019 The Cave
Det Danske Filminstitut registrerer international festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, dog primært de titler, som Filminstituttet varetager i sin festivaldistribution, og primært i forbindelse med de festivaler, som Filminstituttet har prioriteret at samarbejde med. Registreringen af festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, der ikke er i festivaldistribution, foretages kun for "launch"-festivaler ifølge Filminstituttets prioriterede festivalliste. Se listen over prioriterede festivaler.

Festivals

Festival Festival date Film
Amsterdam, IDFA 2019-11-20 The Cave
New York, DOC NYC Film Festival 2019-11-07 The Cave
Busan International Film Festival 2019-10-03 The Cave
London Film Festival 2019-10-02 The Cave
Toronto International Film Festival 2019-09-05 The Cave
Dubai International Film Festival 2017-12-06 Last Men in Aleppo
Torun, Camerimage 2017-11-11 Last Men in Aleppo
Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival 2017-10-24 Last Men in Aleppo
Moscow - Royal Danish Embassy 2017-10-18 Last Men in Aleppo
Malmö Nordisk Panorama 2017-09-16 Last Men in Aleppo
Seoul, EBS International Documentary Festival 2017-08-21 Last Men in Aleppo
Dokufest Prizren 2017-08-04 Last Men in Aleppo
Edinburgh International Film Festival 2017-06-21 Last Men in Aleppo
Sydney Film Festival 2017-06-07 Last Men in Aleppo
Cape Town, Encounters South African Int. Documentary Film Festival 2017-06-01 Last Men in Aleppo
Docsbarcelona 2017-05-22 Last Men in Aleppo
Amsterdam, IDFA 2017-05-20 Last Men in Aleppo
Warszawa, Against Gravity 2017-05-12 Last Men in Aleppo
München Documentary Festival 2017-05-04 Last Men in Aleppo
Toronto, Hot Docs Int. Documentary Festival 2017-04-27 Last Men in Aleppo
Istanbul Int. Film Festival 2017-04-06 Last Men in Aleppo
Durham, Full Frame 2017-04-06 Last Men in Aleppo
Haag, Amnesty Int. Movies that Matter Festival 2017-03-29 Last Men in Aleppo
CPH:DOX 2017-03-16 Last Men in Aleppo
Sundance Film Festival 2017-01-19 Last Men in Aleppo
Det Danske Filminstitut registrerer international festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, dog primært de titler, som Filminstituttet varetager i sin festivaldistribution, og primært i forbindelse med de festivaler, som Filminstituttet har prioriteret at samarbejde med. Registreringen af festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, der ikke er i festivaldistribution, foretages kun for "launch"-festivaler ifølge Filminstituttets prioriterede festivalliste. Se listen over prioriterede festivaler.