The Duhok International Film Festival in cooperation with Goethe-Institut Irak, is pleased to launch Nuhat as the annual support programme for the Kurdish cinema industry. The program aims to be a regional hub for meetings and trainings of aspiring film professionals and emerging film creatives. Planned as a long-term project of Duhok IFF, Nuhat will kick off its first edition with two workshops “Script Station” and “Write & Pitch”.

The programme is aimed at young professional filmmakers who are seeking more knowledge and skill development within their field. The trainers of Nuhat program are increasingly renowned professional artists with high profiles and solid academic backgrounds.



About the Workshops


For the 1st edition of Nuhat, two workshops are on offer:

  • Script Station: Offers a practical approach and guidance, enabling the participants to refine their craft and imagination in storytelling. This workshop will consist of lectures on screenwriting as well as group meetings around the participants’ own projects. The goals of Script Station are to open space for constructive discussions on projects and encourage their further developments. At the end of the workshop, two projects will be selected to receive follow-up support sessions (via Skype) for a period of six months.
  • Write & Pitch: This workshop supports emerging producers in getting ready for the market place. Under the guidance of a professional pitching trainer, participants will get the opportunity to analyze their project ideas thoroughly as well as packaging them in written and oral presentations. At the end of the program, the participants will present their projects in a public pitch to the trainer, industry professionals from the Duhok Cinema Department, and their colleagues from Nuhat.

Interested applicants must complete and submit the online application with all required materials by August 1st

For more information on the programme and the application, please click here.