Talal Derki was born in Damascus and is based in Berlin since 2014. He studied film directing in Athens and worked as an assistant director for many feature film productions and was a director for different Arab TV programs between 2009 and 2011. Furthermore, he worked as a freelance cameraman for CNN and Thomson & Reuters. Talal Derkis short films and feature length documentaries received many awards at a variety of festivals. His feature documentary Return to Homs (2013) has won the Sundance Film Festival’s World Cinema Grand   Jury Prize in 2014. The same year, he was also a member of the international Jury at IDFA.

Accolades

Talal Derki and Ansgar Frerich and Eva Kemme and Tobias N. Siebert and Hans Robert Eisenhauer
Best Documentary Film, 2018

Of Fathers and Sons

Best Documentary Film, 2018

Of Fathers and Sons

Director Talal Derki embedded himself with the family of Abu Osama in northern Syria impersonating as pro-jihadi war photographer. A founding member of the Al…

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Films

Of Fathers and Sons
2017

Of Fathers and Sons

Syrian Arab Republic, Lebanon, Qatar, Germany
2017

Of Fathers and Sons

Director Talal Derki embedded himself with the family of Abu Osama in northern Syria impersonating as pro-jihadi war photographer. A founding member of the Al…

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