I am delighted to announce that my long-term project “Souls of Syrians” has won the 1st edition of the Italian Doc Screenings Development Award at the International Audiovisual Market (MIA) 2015 for the best one-off documentary film! Here is the motivation of the jury: “A highly personal documentary that follows a young Syrian refugee and is made all the more unique for the relationship between the filmmaker, a talented photojournalist, and the refugee who takes up a camera to capture his life in Syria and his dangerous journey across Europe. The jury hopes the award will not only help him continue shooting but also create momentum for the project, in inspire those broadcasters who expressed interest to come on board.”. The 5000 euro price is sponsored by the Italian Ministry of Economic Development.

http://www.miamarket.it/en/ncn-miwi-e-ids-i-premi-di-mia-al-miglior-progetto/