Shewket Amin Korki
Ghobadi is a jury in San
Sebastian Film Festival
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-
message to the festival
David & Layla at
Half Moon at Tribeca
Screening of David &
Laylat at Verona Film
The First Hamburg
Kurdish Film Festival
The Fist Paris Kurdish
Half Moon in Portugal,
USA and Germany
Melbourne Kurdish Film
A Kurdish director: Shewket Amin Korki
KurdishCinema.com / 08/09/2007
Shewket Amin Korki is a new Kurdish director
who was born in Zakho, Iraqi Kurdistan, in 1973.
In 1975 Korki was forced (by the Iraqi military) to
flee to Iran together with his family and stayed in
Iran until 1999. Shewket Amin Korki has worked
in theater, TV and cinema in Iran and Iraqi
Kurdistan. Korki has directed many short films
and entered in many film festivals where he got
some awards. Korki orginized Erbil First Short
Film Festival in 2002 in Kurdistan.
His short films are:
-Balloons Fly (1997), fiction, Betacam, 37 min.
-Trapdoor (1998), fiction, Betacam, 43 min, voted
Second Best Film (diploma) at Ramsar TV
Festival (1999), Iran.
-When it Rains (2000), fiction, Betacam, 29 min, Rio de Janeiro & Kurdistan Film Festivals
(2003), London Film Festival (2004).
-Passage (2002), fiction, Betacam, 18 min, took prize for Best Director at the Iraq’s first Film
Festival, Baghdad (2005).
-Threat (2003), fiction, Betacam, 23 min, Best Short Film at the First Film Festival of Iraq,
Baghdad (2005) & awarded an honor diploma, Kurdish Film Festival, Sulymaniyah (2004), Hull
Film Festival, 2005, UK.
Dust (2006), a fiction film shot on 35mm and runs for 74 min.
a scene from Crossing the Dust