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David & Layla released
in USA from 20th of July

5th London Kurdish
Film Festival
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Kurdish films to be
screened in India

Censorship from
Culture Ministry;
'Turkish girl cannot fall
in love with a Kurdish

Prix du Public /
Audience Award to
David and Layla

My Marlon and Brando
(Gitmek) is at New York
Tribeca Film Festival

Bahman Ghobadi is at
Bahrain Film Festival

David Tolhildan banned
in Singapore film festival

Call from Manchester
Kurdish Film Festival

Celebrate Newroz  with
Shiva Rose at David &
Layla premiere in San

Kurdish films at 37.
Rotterdam International
Film Festival

Film about Kurdish
female PKK leader
Nuriye Kesbir

Musikliebe, new
documentary of Yusuf

Kurdish School of

Kurdish director Hiwa

Screening of "Crossing
the Dust"

5th London Kurdish
Film Festival will kick off

Paris Kurdish FIlm
Festival was successful

David the Tholhildan in

Yilmaz Guney Short
Film Festival in London

Call for 5th London
Kurdish Film Festival

Kurdish director
Shewket Amin Korki

Ghobadi is a jury in San
Sebastian Film Festival

Amsterdam Film

Second Iraqi short film

Half Moon in Melbourne

Great success of Half
Moon in Spain

Bahman Ghobadi in

Half Moon in London,
France and Germany

Premiere of David &
Layla in Beverly Hills

Ghobadi will work with

Free screening of

David & Layla in Verona-
Italy-Jalal Jonroy's
message to the festival

David & Layla at
American Cinemas

Half Moon at Tribeca
Film Festival

Screening of David &
Laylat at Verona Film

The First Hamburg
Kurdish Film Festival

The Fist Paris Kurdish
Film Festival

Half Moon in Portugal,
USA and Germany

Melbourne Kurdish Film
Festival finalized

Ghobadi hospitilized!

Kurdish director won the big prize in Belgium

KurdishCinema.com - December 14 2008

Kurdish director Sahim Omar Kalifa won the best film award at
International Leuven Short Film Festival in Belgium with his new
film “Nan” (Bread). The festival committee has announced its
decision on the 6th of December 2008. Kalifa also took the prize
of 60000 Euro of Wildcat award of the festival.

Khalifa’s film “Nan” develops around the story of Kurdish family.
Saman and Alan are two brothers living with their mother
Nazdar and Hemze. They send his children to the streets to beg
and steal. One a day Saman comes into contact with an older
man who isso good to help the family.  But the rest of his family
wants to exploit the situation.

Director Sahim Omar Kalifa was born in 1980 in Zakho,
Kurdistan. Kalifa shot his first film when he was 17 years old. In
2001 he moved to Belgium and studied at St  Lukas film School
in 2004 in Brussels. Until now Omer Kalifa has shot 14 short
films. His film "Ava Reş" (Black Water) won the jury award in the
First Melbourne Kurdish  film festival in Australia in 2007.