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Half Moon in Melbourne Australia

KurdishCinema.com / 5 August 2007

The latest film of Bahman  Ghobadi, Half Moon,
was screened in 56. Melbourne International Film
Festival on the 5th of August and received a
warm welcome of the audience. Half Moon will
be screened again at the Melbourne
Interanational Festival on 10th of August at 5
o'clock at Forum Theatre. Melbourne Film
Festival also invited Ghobadi's three earlier
films in the past years.

And it is announced that Half Moon is releasing
in France by CTV International Company on 11th  of July and in Germany on 9th August by
Pandora Company.

Also Kurdish director Hiner Saleem's latest film "Dol" was screened in the 56th Melbourne
International Film Festival on 31st of July 2007.

Bahman Ghobadi as a jury in South-Korea

    Likewise it is said that Bahman Ghobadi was invited as an
    official guest and jury member at the cinema digital Seoul
    2007. Cinema Digital Seoul 2007” took place for the first
    time this year from 20th to 27th of July in South-Korea.

    The Festival presents 40 digital films – 20 films of
    emerging Asian directors in competition and 20 films of
    established film masters in non-competitive invitation. The
    Director Jury, composed of 5 metteurs-en-scenes from all
over the world, will award the best film of this year among the 20 films in the Competition
Section.

Also, a short film of Bahman Ghobadi, "War is over", was screened on 26th of July and a Digital
Lesson was held right after the screening for the Korean audience to have a Q&A time with
Bahman Ghobadi regarding digital filmmaking.