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  • CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
    Submissions for the 10th London Kurdish Film Festival is now open!

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  • 1st MEHMET AKSOY
    Documentary Film Competition

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  • 6th Yılmaz Güney
    Short Film Competition
    As the London Kurdish Film Festival,
    we believe that short films play a crucial role in
    the development of Kurdish cinema.

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LKFF 2018

PRESS RELEASES

1st MEHMET AKSOY Documentary Film Competition

SUBMISSIONS

6th Yılmaz Güney Short Film Competition

NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS







ABOUT US

Launched in 2001, the London Kurdish Film Festival (LKFF) is the biggest film festival of its kind, bringing together films from four parts of Kurdistan and the rest of the world to film audiences in London.

A non-profit charity organisation led by a team of volunteers, LKFF has come a long way since it’s inception, leaving behind 9 successful festivals, each growing in magnitude and significance.

As the London Kurdish Film Festival, we believe cinema is a powerful and influential form of artistic expression and one which carries great importance for Kurds, who have, like all oppressed nations, transformed cinema into a tool for emancipation and self-expression.

At a time when the existence, culture and art of the Kurdish people is under threat, the London Kurdish Film Festival provides a pivotal platform for Kurdish and non-Kurdish filmmakers to showcase films of any style, topic and genre which highlight the experiences and struggles facing Kurds across the world and in doing so, perhaps, granting a meaning beyond it’s artistic pretence.

The continuing rise in Kurdish film production has also meant that there are now more films covering critical topics and telling even more compelling stories, which are of a higher quality than ever before. 

As the London Kurdish Film Festival, we will continue to serve as a showcase event for Kurdish cinema, and strive to contribute to the growth and development of the Kurdish film industry by nurturing and rewarding exceptional Kurdish talent and cinema from the region and around the world.

UPCOMING EVENTS