FIPRESCI Critics Award for THE EXAM

We are overwhelmed to announce that our German-Kurdish co-production THE EXAM received the prestigious FIPRESCI Critics Award at Karlovy Vary IFF for a film in official Crystal Globe Competition. 

"We have decided to award […] a film that examines ethics in a society ridden with corruption and the plight of women to preserve their dignity. But to tell that story in a universal manner and with a perfect sense of balance of humor and tragedy." FIPRESCI JURY

THE RAIN BRIDE receives post-production support of Göteborg Film Fund 2021!

We are thrilled to receive the Post-Production Support of Göteborg Film Fund 2021! Our production THE RAIN BRIDE (KRG-Iraq) by Hussein Hassan was announced as one of the first three recipients during this years' Cannes Film Festival. 

Find the official announcement here

THE EXAM celebrates its World Premiere in competition at Karlovy Vary

We are more than very happy to announce this news. THE EXAM (Germany, Kurdistan-Iraq, Qatar) will celebrate its world premiere in August 2021 at the wonderful Karlovy Vary Filmfestvial in competition!

THE EXAM by the acclaimed Kurdish director Shawkat Amin Korki is a story about emancipation, sisterhood and corruption.

It is a pleasure to continue the journey of this production now on screen, together with the audience!

Here the link to the festival's official film page.

Doha Grant for THE EXAM

Our Production THE EXAM by Shawkat Amin Korki received Post-Production Support from Doha Film Institute!


Shootings of THE RAIN BRIDE in Duhok are finished

The shootings of our current production, THE RAIN BRIDE by Hussein Hassan, are finished!

An extraordinary film shooting in the Autonomous Region of Kurdistan in Iraq, under the impact of the pandemic.

Interview with producer Mehmet Aktas


On 24 May 2020 at 23:35h Peter Otts kidnapping drama "MILAN-PROTOKOLL" will be broadcasted on ARD.

"MEMORIES ON STONE" live at BBC Persian

Shawkat Amin Korki's "MEMORIES ON STONE" will be shown on Friday 24.01.2020 at 21:00 h on the BBC Persian.

Repetitions are

on Saturday, 25.01.2020 at 11:00 h

Sunday , 26.01.2020 at 24:00h

Tuesday, 28.01.2020 at 15:00h

Wednesday, 29.01.2020 at 24:00

and Friday at 02:00 h ( Iran Local Time)

here you can watch the film live:

Have fun watching!

New Feature Film by Ayse Polat

The year 2020 welcomes us with new productions. So we are looking forward to the shooting of Ayse Polat's New Feature Film Project, which will start at the end of the year. The film is a cinema co-production with WDR and has already received production funding from Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein.

The EXAM is shot !

 We solemnly announce that the shooting for the new feature film THE EXAM by Shawkat Amin Korki has been completed in December 2019. Now we are looking forward to seeing the film in the cinemas  soon!

Reseba-The Dark Wind on DVD!

Reseba-The Dark Wind by Hussein Hassan is now available on DVD, including German, English, French and Turkish subtitles!

You can purchase it through EZEF, who also supported the production of this film.