55 films will participate in the 9th Duhok International Film Festival

Culture and art
  • 26-11-2022, 11:51
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    Duhok –INA
    The Organizing Committee of Duhok International Film Festival announced on Saturday, the participation of 55 cinematic films in the festival in its ninth edition, affirming that The Festival theme is “migration,” for that the shows will be screened in the Domiz camp for Syrian refugees near the city of Duhok. 
    Shawkat Amin Korki, the festival's artistic director told the Iraqi News Agency (INA): "The number of films listed in this year's festival amounted to 570 films, and the artistic team also chose 98 films from well-known film festivals for display during the festival days."
    He pointed out that "55 films were nominated, including 27 Kurdish films and 28 international films, and the rest are shown outside the competition."
    He also added, "The Film (The Rain Bride) by Hussein Hassan will be the opening film for the ninth session of the festival, and it will be shown in the festival hall."
    Korki explained that "there are five jury committees, with a total of twenty members. The international feature film arbitration committee was chaired by director Solin Youssef, with the membership of director Mahdi Omid, the Iranian director Shahram Alidi, Elaheh Nobakht, an Iranian distributor and producer, and Swedish Marcus Bartas," 
     “As for the Kurdish feature film jury committee, it is headed by Marcus Telecia, one of the producers of the movie (The Revenant) starring Leonardo DiCaprio, and the membership of each of the critic and academic Kawthar Jabara, the Lebanese director of photography Muriel Abu Al-Rous, the director Hishyar Nirway, and the Turkish producer Burhan Ozkan." He also added.
    He pointed out that "the jury of documentaries consists of three members, which are each of the director of the Goethe Institute in Erbil, the German Anais Polek, and the director Ripper Dusky, and it is chaired by the American director Paxton Winters, while the jury of short films is headed by the Swedish Jennifer, the Syrian director Muhammad Sheikho and Tuna Kaptan from Germany, and the Afghan director Abu Dhar Amini, while the committee of the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRISCE) consists of Salah El-Din Shen from Turkey, Valerius Kijazias from Greece, and Julia Dobri from Romania.
    He concluded by saying: "The festival will devote a special screening to the famous movie (Rheingold) directed by Fatih Akin, who won the Golden Globe and other awards, in the presence of the hero  of the film and its director."