Talal Derki – Director, Producer


Talal Derki was born in Damascus and has been based in Berlin since 2013. He studied film directing in Athens and worked as an assistant director through many feature film productions as well as producer and co-producer.

He was Oscar nominated in 2019 and became a member of the Academy. He is the winner of the German Film Awards, Lola, in 2019.

Talal Derki’s short films and feature length documentaries received tens of awards at various festivals. Both of his films Return to Homs and Of Fathers and Sons won the Grand Jury Award at Sundance Film Festival 2014 and 2018.