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Alois Nashali

(1997-08-18) August 18, 1997 (age 26)
Citizenship Canada

Alois Nashali (born August 18, 1997, ) is a Canadian film director and Author. He won the Digi60 awards for his documentary Beautiful Cracked Smile (2018). His documentary film, Through the Lens of a Migrant (2017), Also appeared at the One World Film Festival .

Early life and work

Alois Nashali started his film career with FilmAid International.

Alois went on to worked as a youth photographer and facilitator at Hotshoe Productions Canada, a social enterprise run by the Ottawa Social Planning Council .

He was also Mentored by Pixie Cram, creator of Emergency Broadcast, which is an animated film presented at the Ottawa International Animation Festival.

Featured awards and films

In 2018, Alois was awarded the Best Director and Best Film in the Documentary category at the Digi60 Film Festival in his memory, Beautiful Cracked Smile . Beautiful Cracked Smile was also listed in the top 3 documentary section of the Festival.

Alois Nashali Documentary Film - Through the lens of an migrant (2017) was one of five films that were recognized through screenings at the 28th One World Film Festival. In the film, he explored the differences of life and culture as a student in Ottawa versus a student in Africa, emphasizing differences in the meaning of society, and the struggle to integrate them into a new culture.

Personal life

In April 2020, he was one of the first people in Ottawa to be diagnosed with the COVID-19 virus . He was enlightened by the regional and international media as an example of caution for young people to take the virus seriously and thus avoid community transmission.


  • Through the lens of a migrant (2017), it was shown at the One World Film Festival
  • Six Voices, One Story (2017)
  • An Artist of Iran (2017)
  • Positivity in a New Place (2017)
  • Beautifully Cracked Smiles (2018) Best Film in the documentary category and listed one of the Top 3 Documentaries for the One World Film Festival.
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