1st Moscow Kurdish
21-25 July 2021
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.
21 July 2021 - Wednesday
Arrival, Red Carpet and photocall
The Opening Ceremony
Screening Film №1 (MKFF 2021 Opening Film)
22 July 2021 - Thursday
Screening Film №2;
Screening Film №3;
Screening Film №4;
23 July 2021 - Friday
Screening Film №5;
Short Film Screenings: Film №6, Film №7, Film №8, Film №9, Film №10;
Screening Film №11;
24 July 2021 - Saturday
Screening Film №12;
Screening Film №13;
Screening Film №14;
25 July Sunday
Screening Film №15;
Short Film Screenings: Film №16, Film №17, Film №18, Film №19, Film №20;
Screening Film №21 (MKFF 2021 Closing Film);
The program of the film festival is being formed.
There will be no jury at MKFF 2021.
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24.12.2020 Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation O.B. Lyubimova signed an Order on the approval of the list of international film festivals held in the territory of the Russian Federation for 2021 , which included the Moscow Kurdish Film Festival.
15.04.2020 1st Moscow Kurdish Film Festival was to be held from
May 21-24, 2020. Unfortunately, due to the current situation with the spread of coronavirus infection,
the organizers decided to postpone the film festival to 2021.
31.12.2019 Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation V.R. Medinsky signed the Order on approval of the list of international film festivals held on the territory of the Russian Federation for 2020, which included the 1st Moscow Kurdish Film Festival.