Born in Australia in 1977, David Fedele is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, particularly interested in exploring cultural, humanitarian and social justice issues. His films have been broadcast and screened widely around the world, and he now spends most of his time between the European and African continents.
David’s latest film REVENIR (2018, 81mins) is a collaboration with Kumut Imesh from the Ivory Coast in West Africa, who now lives in France as a refugee. This film follows Kumut as he returns to the African continent to attempt to retrace and film the same journey that he himself took more than ten years ago, when forced to flee his country to seek asylum …. But this time with a camera in his hand. The film was awarded the Jury Prize at the Document Human Rights Film Festival 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.
David’s previous film THE LAND BETWEEN (2014, 78mins) was awarded “Best Feature-length Documentary” at the FIFE International Environmental Film Festival in Paris, and has since been broadcast and screened hundreds of times around the world, winning many awards including Naples Human Rights Film Festival (Best Film), Festival of Migrant Film (Best Film) and Lampedusa Infestival (Best Film). It was also screened at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium in 2015. www.thelandbetweenfilm.com
In 2014, David was selected to participate at Berlinale Talents as part of Berlin International Film Festival. He was also a jury member at the Cinema Planeta International Environmental Film Festival 2014 in Cuernavaca, Mexico, and president of the jury at the SREM International Environmental Film Festival 2015 in Srem, Serbia.