The 3rd Slemani International Film Festival reveals World Cinema lineup

Mansour Jahani –Teleghraph : The 3rd edition of Slemani International Film Festival, scheduled for October 10-16 in Sulaymaniyah, Iraqi Kurdistan, will screen 16 feature films in the main completion section of “World Cinema”.

The feature films are as follows:

– “Three Faces” by Jafar Panahi from Iran

-” No Date, No Sign” by  Vahid Jalilvand from Iran

– “Golnesa” by  Sattar Chamani Gol from Iran

– “Beyond The Clouds” by Majid Majidi from India

– “Shoplifters” by Hirokazu Kore-eda from Japan

– “The Wild Pear Tree” by Nuri Bilge Ceylan from Turkey

– “MUG” by Małgorzata Szumowska from Poland

– “Bad Poetry Tokyo” by Anshul Chauhan from Japan

-“3/4” by Ilian Metev from Bulgaria

– “The Interpreter” by Martin Šulík, a joint production from Slovenia, Australia and Czech Republic

– “The Sower” by Marine Francen from France

-“The Chaotic Life of Nada Kadic” by Marta Hernaiz Pidal from Germany

-” Tiger Milk” by Ute Wieland from Germany

– “One of These Days” by Nadim Tabet from Lebanon

-” 14 July (Tîrmeh)” by Hashim Aydemir from Turkey

– “Girls of the Sun” by Eva Husson from France

Presided by Fuad Jalal, the festival is organized by Masti Film Company and Mullah Bakhtiar the official in charge of supporting the festival.

The event is being supported by several prominent political figures Kurdistan Regional Government Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani, Kurdistan Region’s Ministry of Culture and Youth as well as Kurdistan Youth’s Culture and Arts Department.

The films directors from different countries, especially the production of 2017 and 2018, in two sections including the World Cinema Competition (International); comprising feature and short films; documentary, animated and experimental, and the Kurdish Cinema (national) comprising feature and short works; documentary, animation and experimental will participate in the festival.

Several specialized cinematic workshops and academic meetings are also slated to be held on the sidelines of the festival at five cinema halls in “Cinema City” and the Art Hall in Sulaymaniyah Kurdistan region.

The jury members of the festival will present 14 “Golden Pine” and a cash prize to the best feature best international film, best director, best screenplay, best movie, best movie that are participating in the international and Kurdish sections of the festival.

The international and Kurdish short film sections of the festival the special jury prize and the audience award will be given to the selected winners.

In the competition section of the short films “World Cinema” and “Kurdish Cinema”, the best national film, best directing, best script, best documentary, audiences award, best national short film and special jury award to winners as well as four special award by the Masti film Company will be awarded.

In this round of the festival, the late Iranian filmmaker Taha Karimi, who died on May 13, 2013 in a car accident in Sulaimaniyah, will be bestowed on the best film director by the deceased’s family.

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