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Duhok International Film Festival

International Film Festival.

About

Duhok International Film Festival has first been held in cooperation with Berlin Kurdish Film festival in 2011. Meanwhile, the decision to have an annual International Film festival in Duhok was taken by the high committee of the festival.

The main goal of Duhok International Film Festival is to build a bridge in between Kurdish film production and the worldwide filmmaking. Additionally, the festival aims to create an atmosphere of exchange of different cultures and human values throughout this international annual event.

Program

  • The World Cinema Section: narrative and documentary features (a minimum length of 60 minutes) and Short Films (a maximum length of 30 minutes)
  • The Kurdish Cinema Section: Narrative feature (a minimum length of 60 minutes), Documentary and shorts (a maximum length of 30 minutes). Films made in a Kurdish speaking region (Iraq, Iran, Turkey, Syria).
  • Country Focus, each year the Duhok International Film Festival brings certain talent from different countries into focus, aiming to create a network with the country in spotlight.

Awards

World Cinema Competition:

  • Yilmaz Güney Award for the Best International Feature-Length Film. (10000 USD)
  • New Talent Award for the Best First or Second International Feature-Length Film. (4000 USD)
  • Award for the Best International Documentary Film (3000 USD)
  • Award for the Best International Short Film. (2500 USD)
  • Audience Award for the Best International Feature-Length Film (2000 USD)

Rules

  • Films completed within the years 2016 and 2017 are eligible for submission and can be part of the programme;
  • Entrants are permitted so submit works-in-progress (without final colour correction or sound mixing), but please note that updated versions can only be sent when requested by the programming committee and that the film has to be completed by the start of the festival.
  • Previously submitted films are not eligible for submission and cannot be part of the program.

World cinema:

  • Feature films: narrative fiction features from around the world with a minimum length of 60 minutes;
  • Documentaries: documentary films from around the world with a minimum length of 60 minutes;
  • Short Films: the short film with a maximum length of 30 minutes can be narrative fiction or documentary.
  • Subtitles language: English

Documents and Other Requisite Items

  • Each entry form must necessarily be accompanied by a DVDs of the film in original version with English subtitles, or online screener to be associated in the Online Submission form.

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Documents

Place

Iraq
Duhok

Official website

duhokiff.com

Contacts

Address:

Duhok IFF Center
Azadi Panorama Park
Barzan St. AA1007
Duhok 42001
Kurdistan Region of Iraq

Phone: +964 (62) 764 9838

World cinema section:

mîtosfilm
Oranienstraße 191
10999 Berlin
Germany

Phone: +49 (30) 54 71 94 62
Fax: +49 (30) 54 71 95 08

Email: submission@duhokiff.com
info@duhokiff.com

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening date
    March 09, 2018
  • Deadline
    June 09, 2018
  • Event dates
    9 — 16 September 2018
Categories & Fees

Short films with a maximum length of 30 minutes can be narrative fiction or documentary.

  • Deadline — free

Narrative fiction features from around the world with a minimum length of 60 minutes.

  • Deadline — free

Documentary films from around the world with a minimum length of 60 minutes.

  • Deadline — free
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