Moscow Kurdish Film Festival will be held in the capital of Russia for the first time. The festival will show films reflecting Kurdish culture and history, as well as modern life of the nation.
Kurds are one of the most ancient nations of the world, therefore has rich history and distinctive culture. Due to Kurds have never achieved nation-state status, their struggle for independence spans centuries and became a part of the nations identity. All this is reflected in modern Kurdish cinema.
The festival promotes the benefits of cultural exchange, mutual understanding between nations and cooperation between filmmakers around the world.
Moscow Kurdish Film Festival is out of politics, out of religion, and promotes cinema as a major art form and as a significant tool for social change.
Kurdish cinema is developing rapidly and gaining popularity not only among national diasporas. Kurdish film festivals are successfully held in almost all capitals of Europe. And Moscow is no exception.
Fiction, documentary and short films participating in the MKFF are filmed by directors from Iraq, Iran, Syria, Turkey and other countries, will be shown in the original language with Russian subtitles.
Each day during the festival days, three sessions will be held, which will include full-length feature films, documentaries and short films.
The organizer of Moscow Kurdish Film Festival is Berphin Design Group LLC.