8th Duhok International Film Festival

Kurdistan Regional Government, November 11 - November 17 2021

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The jury

Axel Purr (Germany), Hendrik Bovekerk (The Netherlands), Yilmaz Özdil (Turkey)

Awarded films


The jury at the award ceremony
The award ceremony

Motivation: “Mehmet Ali Konar’s The Dance of Ali and Zin convinces with an exceptional sound design and cinematography, has an outstanding performance by the actors who manage with minimal dialogue and realistic acting, more gesture than words, to show us a deep and moving story. And last not least this is a movie telling through a micro level experience the macro level of a disturbed society – archaic, poetic but at the same utterly realistic and deeply political and with an universal appeal tha everybody around the world will understand.”