Doclisboa wants to question the present of film, bringing along its history and assuming cinema as a mode of freedom. By refusing the categorization of film practice, it searches for the new problematics that cinematic image implies, in its multiple ways of engagement with the contemporary. Doclisboa tries to be a place to imagine reality through new modes of perception, reflection, and possible new forms of action.

Axel Salvatori-Sinz (1982-2018)

It is with great sadness that the Doclisboa team today received news of the death of Axel Salvatori-Sinz.

Winner of the Doclisboa 2013 Investigation Prize for “Les Chebabs de Yarmouk”, Axel Salvatori-Sinz shared Doclisboa 2017 with us, presenting the world premiere of his film “Chjami è Rispondi” in the International Competition – a film that deals with the relationship between a father and son at the moment in which the young filmmaker became a father himself for the first time. Axel Salvatori-Sinz was a cheerful presence, full of life and love, and a very courageous and independent young director, with much respect for the ways cinema can be a space of sharing and freedom.

We will miss this friend, and send his family our deepest condolences.


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