Local freelancers dominate Rory Peck Awards line-up

Date: 29/10/2015

This year's awards honour work filmed by Iraqi, Pakistani, Palestinian, Syrian, Italian, British and French freelance finalists. Entries from inside conflicts in the Middle East feature prominently, alongside coverage from the frontlines of Eastern Ukraine, and shocking human stories uncovered in Pakistan and the Philippines. 

"MICHAEL HARRIT, Marketing Director, Media Solutions, Sony Europe. This year, with so many local freelancers represented, those images are even more impactful coming from situations and events so personal and close to home. Our sponsorship of the Rory Peck Awards over the last twenty years, is Sony's recognition of the immense value that freelancers hold and our support of the work of the Rory Peck Trust provides freelancers with the safety skills, knowledge and support they need to continue to work with confidence."

rorypeckawards.orgSonys Media Cloud Services platform CiRory Peck Awards - Finalists 2015

ZEIN AL-RIFAI Shot in Syria, June 2014 February 2015.  Commissioned and broadcast by AFPTV

Shot in Gaza, July-September 2014.  Commissioned and broadcast by AFPTV

(French) for Ukraine: Sounds of a Ceasefire

Commissioned and broadcast by CCTV News 

 

(Note: this is a new category for 2015 replacing Rory Peck Award for Features)

(Iraqi) for On the Road with Yazidis Fleeing Islamic State

(British) for Caged and Chained
Shot in the Philippines, October 2014Self-funded, broadcast by The Guardian

SALAM RIZK Shot in Syria, April-May 2015.  Commissioned and broadcast by Vice News

 

HAIDER ALI (Filmed in Pakistan, June 2013 February 2014.  Clover Films for Channel 4

(Palestinian) for The Islamic State

HERNAN ZIN Filmed in Gaza, August October 2014.  Self-funded. Broadcast by Canal+. 



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