Feras Fayyad



Feras Fayyad was born in Syria in 1984. He holds a BA in Audio-visual Arts and Filmmaking from the international film and television school EICAR in Paris. Fayyad has directed and edited several films, both documentaries and fiction, and has received particular recognition for his work on contemporary Syrian issues and the political transformation of the Arab world.

His films include “Behind the White Color” (2014) and “My Escape” (2016). “Last Men in Aleppo” (2017), which won the international documentary competition at Sundance Film Festival among with more than 18 other international awards (Best World Cinema Minneapolis/St. Paul IFF, Audience Award Washington DC IFF, Best World Cinema Sarasota FF, New Talent Award DocsBarcelona, DOX:AWARD - CPH:DOX, Best Film at Docs Against Gravity in Poland and the Inspiration Award Full Frame). He also recently produced, co-wrote and edited the short-film winner “One Day in Aleppo” (2017) directed by Ali Alibrahim.

"Last Men in Aleppo" is nominated in the Documentary Feature category at the Academy Awards, taking place on March 4th, 2018.


Last Men in Aleppo (2017) as director
One Day in Aleppo (2017) as producer, co-writer and editor
Between the Fighter in Syria (2016) as director
My Escape (short - 2016) as director
Behind the White Color (short - 2014) as director
Wide Shot-Colse Shot (2013) as director
Windows (2013) as director


Last Men in Aleppo

Winner Grand Jury Prize, Sundance Film Festival (2017)
Winner Grand Jury Prize, CPH:DOX (2017)
Winner Jury Prize, best documentary feature, Audience Award, best in world cinema, Sarasota Film Festival (2017)
Winner Inspiration Award, Full Frame Documentary Film Festival (2017)
Winner Special Jury Mention, Full Frame Documentary Film Festival (2017)
Winner New Vision Award, best Director, Docs Barcelona (2017)
Winner Courage Under Fire IDA Award, International Documentary Association (2017)
Winner Critic Choices Award Most Innovative Documentary (2017)
Winner DocEdge Award, best international feature, Documentary Edge Festival (2017)
Winner Gold Lion Award, best first-time Director, Film London Awards (2017)

Winner Best Testimony on Politics, Jihlava International Documentary Festival (2017)
Winner Millenium Award, Audience Award, Lower Silesia, Art/Doc Award, The Mayor of Gdynia Award, best film / special mention, Millenium Docs Against Gravity (2017)

One Day in Aleppo
Winner Special Mention, short film, Nyon Visions du Réel (2017)
Winner Jury Honorable Mention, best international documentary  short film, Shorts Mexico (2017)
Winner Special Mention, best international documentary short film, St. Petersburg Message to Man Film Festival (2017)