IPFF Goes to Amsterdam
We are happy to be showcasing our short Kurdish film selections at the Manifesto Film Festival in Amsterdam on Sunday, September 8.
Our participation in the Dutch film festival in Amsterdam with our Kurdish short films selection will highlight Kurdish cinema and the stories peculiar to the region to European audiences.
Among the participating films are "The Broken Song" by Can Bapir (Rojava/Austria), "The Last Embrace" by Saman Hussainpour (Rojhalat), "There Was a Country" by Hebun Polat (Bakur), "The Fog" by Ferdi Taskir (Bakur), "Anniversary" by Angelica Germana Bozza (Germany), and from Bashur two films by Hawraz Muhemmed - "Laughter & Forgetting" and "Unseen Photos of Anfal", and two by renowned artist/sculptor Zirek Mira - "Breath" and "Looking for God', both past productions of Evini Films filmmaking workshops.
Mira and Bapir will be attending the festival to present their films and give post-screening Q and A sessions.
The Kurdish program will be moderated by filmmaker Mazin Sherbayani and will include a few other films outside of IPFF programme, among them "Facing Death with Wire Cutter" by Sarwar Abdullah (Bashur), "The Pattern" by Azad Jannati (Rojhalat), and "The Mandarin Tree" by Gengiz Akaygun (Bakur).
Manifesto Film Festival will open with another Kurdish film, the Rojava war drama "Girls of the Sun" by French director Eva Husson. The film depicts all-female fighting unit better known as Shervans battling ISIS.
The Kurdish program is an all-day event on Sunday September 8 at the Crea Cinema in Amsterdam. The program will also include a panel discussion on the fate of minorities in the plains of Mosul.
Manifesto Film Festival site
"A Brief History of
a Young Kurdish Cinema" by Jano Rosebiani
"Kurdistan, Art, The Realistic relation between the Two" by Chiman Salih
To book for the Kurdish events:
Kurdish Showcase 1 Kurdish Showcase 2 Kurdish Showcase 3 Kurdish SHowcase 4