Alfoz Tanjour

Alfoz Tanjour is a Syrian film director born in 1975. He studied Film Directing at the Academy of Fine Arts in the Republic of Moldova. Since his graduation Alfoz has directed many short films, for instance `The End of a Red Balloon` and `A Little Sun` that won the Bronze Tanit Award at the Carthage Film Festival in 2008 and the Special Jury Prize at the Mons Festival in Belgium in 2009.  He also directed a numerous amount of documentaries, such as ´Damascus, City Symphony´, `Black Stone`, `Cola Bridge`, `Outside the City’s Walls`, `Faraway, so close to Homeland` and `Wooden Rifle` which won the Public Liberties and Human Rights award at the Aljazeera International Documentary Film Festival in 2013 and the Gold Panda for best production at the International Gold Panda Awards for Documentary in China, in 2014.  His latest feature documentary `A Memory in Khaki` has been featured in several prestigious Festivals around the world such as:  Canadian Documentary Int. Film Festival Hot docs, Karlovy Vary Int. Film Festival, DOK Leipzig, Dubai International Film Festival and won the Grand Mayor’s Prize at Yamagata Documentary Int. Film Festival, and won Best Director award at Malmo Arab Film Festival in Sweden, and Karama’s Feather Award for Best Documentary at Karama Human Rights Film Festival in Amman.  Alfoz is living now in Vienna and he is currently preparing for his first feature-length narrative film `Run Away`.