News

12 films Are Competing for the Yilmaz Güney Award

At this year's festival's edition 20 International Feature Films will be screened as part of the World Cinema Section

Details

9 Feature Films are in Competition for Duhok IFF’s Awards

On Thursday’s afternoon, August 27th, 2015, Duhok IFF held its second press conference in the festival’s center.

Details

Duhok IFF’s opening film is Iraq’s candidate for Oscars

Duhok IFF’s opening film is Iraq’s candidate for Oscars

Details

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,

Details

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.

Details

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.

Details

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,

Details

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.

Details

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.

Details

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.

Details