The situation of Kurdistan and the kurdish crisis has not passed anyone by and the guests of Duhok International Film Festival showed great empathy. During the award ceremony two of the winners dedicated their award and price to projects focusing on helping and supporting Kurdish people. Feyyaz Dumman, winner of the Best Actor Award, dedicated his award and price to the refugee children of western Kurdistan (Syria) in Domiz Camp. Furthermore, the winner of Yilmaz Guney Award, Kaan Mujdeci, dedicated his award and price to the Rojava Film Production to help establish the Kurdish Cinema in western Kurdistan (Syria).