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Olivier Sarbil is an award-winning French documentary director and cinematographer based in London. During the past decade he’s covered wars, conflicts and critical social issues across Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Europe. He has won a number of industry awards including, Royal Television Society, One World Media, Overseas Press Club of America, two Bayeux-Calvados, Golden Nymph, Rory Peck, Grand Award and Gold Medal at the New York festivals International TV & Film and he has been nominated for a British Academy Television Craft Award for Cinematography. His latest film, MOSUL, is a theatrical documentary shot over the course of the nine-month battle, which follows a group of young Iraqi Special Forces soldiers tasked with leading the fight against ISIS. 

 


 

AWARDS 

 

2018 - Winner of the Jury Grand Prize at the Golden Nymph Awards

2018 - Nominated for best TV documentary at One World Media Awards

2018 - Nominated for the British Academy Television Craft Awards (BAFTA) - Cinematography

2018 - Winner of the Grand Award for Cinematography at the New York festivals International TV & Film Awards

2018 - Winner of Gold World Medal for Cinematography at the New York festivals International TV & Film Awards

2018 - Winner of the Overseas Press Club of America Edward R. Murrow Award  for Best TV documentary

2018 - Winner of the Royal Television Society Independent Film Award

2018 - Nominated for the Royal Television Society Camera Operator of the Year Award

2017 - Winner of the Rory Peck Award for News Features

2017 - Winner of the Bayeux-Calvados Award for war correspondents - Grand Format Television

2017 - Winner of the Bayeux-Calvados Award for war correspondents - Best Cinematography

2017 - Winner of Best Short Film at One World Media Awards 

2016 - Nominated for the Royal Television Society Camera Operator of the Year Award

2015 - Finalist in the Rory Peck Award for News