The jury members for the World Cinema and Kurdish Cinema competition categories of the 10th edition of Duhok International Film Festival have been introduced, with filmmaker Emin Alper as the jury president of the international segment.
Memoriam of Yılmaz Güney, the 1982 Palme d’or winner in Cannes
Duhok International Film Festival in memoriam of Yılmaz Güney, the 1982 Palme d’or winner in Cannes, is in an effort to bridge the gap between Kurdish directors and those from the rest of the world, facilitating cultural exchanges among the nations all around the world.
According to the report of Mansour Jahani, an independent and international cinema journalist, Massoud Arif, the official speaker for the 10th Duhok International Film Festival, has stated, “This round of the festival heralds the motto of ‘Kurdish Mother Tongue,’ with films screened in 16 different languages. The guests come from 34 countries to attend this cinematic event. The Kurdish Cinema category includes 50 films, the World Cinema, 66 films, and in total 116 titles will get screenings in this edition; which compared to the last year’s round, contains more entries. Twenty-six Kurdish films as well as thirty-one foreign ones and a total of fifty-seven titles have entered the competition category to vie for the prizes.”
Festival Films Screening at Youth Detention Center
The filmmaker stressed that the Duhok Mall Complex and Duhok University’s Congregation Hall will be hosting the festival. “This year, the titles for Kurdish Cinema will get screened at youth detention center, under the supervision of the Kurdish actor, Adil Abdolrahman, so as to encourage the culture of watching films and getting to know them,” said Arif.