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Duhok IFF announces this year's Jury

Thursday evening 27.8.2015, In the second press conference of Duhok international film festival, the names of the Juries were announced,

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Country Focus: France

Duhok IFF’s Country Focus for this year is settled on France. We proudly announce our partnership with the Institut Français, which is the festival’s main reference for classical, new French fictions, and documentaries.

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Duhok IFF release the official poster of its 3rd Edition‏

The object around which encloses the core concept of this year is the Nazar, a symbol that encloses many meanings; the eye of god, luck, tradition and cultural identity.

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Duhok IFF announces the 9th APSA Iraqi Candidates

After officially becoming an organized member of APSA, The Duhok International Film Festival’s APSA committee is delighted to announce the two Iraqi candidates for 9th Asia Pacific Screen Awards,

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Restrospective Kurdistan

Duhok International Film Festival looks back to film history. In this years festival edition the Retrospective Kurdistan presents feature films and documentaries all about the Kurdish region and its culture. The retrospective unites big and small cinema movies with television productions.

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Photography Exhibitions: Rû bi Rû / Invisible Landscapes by Savaş Boyraz and Sign of Shame by Khaled Hasan

Rû bi Rû / Invisible Landscapes is a two-piece work by the Kurdish artist Savaş Boyraz. Chapter I   observations consists of a photography exhibition in the documentary tradition: “Having used a large format camera, I photographed Kurds living in villages close to the state borders that separated them from a neighboring Kurdish village. With the help of the photographic image I was attempting, in a symbolic way, to unite a Kurdish identity that is torn by four borders”, Boyraz explains the aim of his exhibition.

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2000 Refugees from Syria to participate for free at the Duhok IFF

The civil war in Syria forced tens of thousands of Kurdish people to leave their homes, of whom many fled to the Kurdistan Regional Government and found refuge in the Domiz Camp. Now through a cooperation between the UNHCR and the Duhok IFF 2000 Kurdish refugees from all ages are given the opportunity to participate at selected film screenings of the festival for free. This cooperation was initiated by Protection Officer Erdogan Kalkan and Mehmet Aktas, the festival's Artistic Director.

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It's Festival Time! The Opening Ceremony and Opening Film BEFORE SNOWFALL

The 2nd Duhok IFF celebrated its opening with a magnificent ceremony and screening of the feature film BEFORE SNOWFALL at the Kongireyan-Zankoya Hall of the City of Duhok.

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Introducing the juries of this year’s Duhok IFF

The films of the 2nd Duhok IFF programme will compete in several categories for a variety of awards and prizes. We are proud to have a fantastic assembly of jury members and wish to introduce them to you.

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Duhok IFF 2013 Opening Film: BEFORE SNOWFALL by Hisham Zaman 

The Duhok IFF is happy to announce that Hisham Zaman’s feature film BEFORE SNOWFALL will open the festival on the 9th of October 2013.

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