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  1. #1 Land of The Heroes (Shortfilm shot on location in Iraq) 
    'Land of the Heroes' is directed by Sahim Omar Kalifa and produced by a team productions (Hendrik Verthé & Kobe Van steenberghe).

    The short film was shot by myself (Light: Robrecht Heyvaert) on location in and around Zakho, Iraq. It was shot with the original sensor on a (very old) set of arriflex Schneider Kreuznach prime lenses (18mm,28mm,40mm,50mm,75mm and 2X). Grading was also done by me in apple color.

    Story: Rural Iraq, 1988. Saddam’s victory propaganda monopolizes the TV. While their mother and auntie are polishing artillery, young Dileer and Zienee’s must tolerate cousin Malo, a bullying little spitfire. Under sweltering heat, both adults and children display the desensitizing effects of war. A thought-provoking and hard-hitting story from the Eastern home-front. (Source: Toronto CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival)

    I uploaded a teaser (first minutes) on vimeo.

    LINK: http://www.vimeo.com/17491020

    FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Land-o...63964617010095

    AWARDS:

    - Jury Award Best Short Film Generation International Film Festival Berlin
    - Jury Award Best Film Busan International Short Film Festival South-Korea
    - Award Best Cinematography Busan International Short Film Festival South-Korea
    - Award Best Film San Gio Short Film Festival Verona
    - Special jury award Human image films competition Baghdad International Film Festival
    - 16ORO - Winner of Golden Short Sedicicorto Film Festival Italy
    - Zavattini Award at the Reggio Film Festival in Emilia, Italy
    - Third prize in the Yilmaz Guney Short Film Competition at the 7th edition of the London Kurdish Film Festival
    - Muhr Arab Short Second Prize at the 8th edition of the Dubai International Film Festival
    - Honorable mention at the 29th edition of the young audience festival Ale Kino - Poland
    - Honorable Mention by the Jury – Evolution Film Festival
    - Golden movie award at the 17th Honk Kong independent short film festival
    - Rio Tinto Alcan award at the International Short Film Festival Saguenay -Canada
    - Jury Award- Best Short Fillm - Kingbonn international film festival - China
    - Jury Award - Best International Short Film - Film Leben Festival in Ilmenau - Germany
    - Best Short film award - Amed International Film Festival - turkey
    - Best Direction award - LAW International Short Film Festival - Erbil
    - Best Editing award - LAW International Short Film Festival - Erbil
    - Silver award Best Short Film - Duhok International Film Festival - Duhok
    - Silver public award - Hangzhou International film festival - China
    - Silver jury award - Hangzhou International film festival - China



    OTHER OFFICIAL SELECTIONS:

    - Worldwide Short Film Festival Toronto
    - Gulf Film Festival Dubai
    - Festroia International Film Festival Sétubal
    - Hamburg International Short Film Festival
    - Curtocircuito International Short Film Festival Santiago De Compostela
    - International Short Film Festival Leuven
    - Cinepublic Short Film Festival Gent
    - Brussels Short Film Festival Courtmétrage
    - InDPanda International Short Film Festival Hong Kong
    - IFI Film Festival Dublin
    - Kavalan International Short Film Festival
    - Manchester Kurdish Film Festival
    - LISFE Leiden International Short Film Festival
    - Prend ça Court Montréal ‘Best of’ Selection
    - I’ve Seen Films International Film Festival Milan
    - Dokufest International Documentary and Short Film Festival Prizren
    - Film Festival Della Lessinia Bosco Chiesanuova
    - Film Festival Oostende
    - Festival Int. de Cinema Les Percéides Perce
    - Off Courts Int. Film Festival Trouville
    - Kurdish Film Festival Frankfurt am Main
    - Nederlands Film Festival Utrecht
    - Bagdad International Film Festival
    - Images en Vues Short Film Festival Magdalen Islands
    - Festival Le Printemps du Cinéma Arabe Paris
    - LFF Leiden International Film Festival
    - Cinemagic International Film Festival Belfast
    - Calamartes Film Festival Antwerpen
    - Arab Shorts Cairo Film Festival
    - Seoul International Youth Film Festival
    - International Film Festival Gent
    - International Film Festival Regiofun Katowice
    - International Film Festival Ankara
    - Kurdish Film Festival Berlin
    - Latin Arab International Film Festival Buenos Aires.
    - Rio De Janeiro International Short Film Festival Curta Cinema
    - Moscow Short Film Festival
    - Travelling Film Festival Rennes
    - IFVA Asian New Force Awards Hong Kong
    - Latin Arab International Film Festival Buenos Aires
    - Istanbul International Film Festival
    - Festival du Court Métrage Maghribo-Asiatique Tissa
    - Zoom Zblizenia Film Festival Jelenia Gora
    - Arab Shorts Beirut Libanon
    - International Film Festival Izmir
    - FEC International Short Film Festival Cambrils-Reus
    - Go Short International Short Film Festival Nijmegen
    - Festival Du Monde Arabe Azrou-Ifrane
    - French Alliance Film Festival Abu Dhabi
    - Sydney Kurdish Film Festival
    - VIS Independent Short Film Festival Vienna
    - International Short Film Festival Maremetraggio Trieste
    - Arab Shorts Los Angeles
    - Tampere Film Festival
    - Newport Beach Film Festival
    - International Film Festival Beijing
    - International Beirut Outbox Film Festival
    - iShorts Film Festival Prague
    - International Short Film Festival Postira
    - International Lago Film Festival Revine
    - Lincoln Film Festival New York
    - International Film Festival Xian
    - International Short Film Festival Sao Paulo
    - Message to Man Int. F.F St.-Petersburg
    - Film Festival Open Doek Turnhout
    - Int. Jerusalem Open Nights Film Festival
    - Mostra CineBH Int. F. Festival Belo Horizonte
    - New Media Sichuan Fine Arts F.F. Beijing
    - Arab Film Festival Berlin
    - Yilmaz Guney Film Festival Istanbul
    - New York Arab and South Asian Film Festival
    - Chicago International Film Festival

    and many more. Almost 100 selections worldwide at the moment.






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    Beautiful. I'd like to watch the whole short film.
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    It look promising!
    Good teaser by the way.
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    very nice!
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    Love it, I was actually leaning forward in my chair at the end. Impressive cheers mate
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    Very nice, would love to see the whole film! Good luck with it!
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    Thanks for the kind words!

    We just got great news. The short is selected for the 'Berlinale - 61st International Film Festival'
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    Congratulations for getting in to the berlinale!
    would love to see the whole film.

    greetings
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    The berlinale festival programme is online.

    http://www.berlinale.de/en/programm/...lm_id=20114416

    If you are going to Berlin and have the time, please consider this movie.

    The movie is selected for the Generation Kplus Competition where it could win two prices:
    -Crystal Bear for the Best Short Film
    -Special Prize of the Deutsches Kinderhilfswerk for the Best Short Film
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    Tomorrow is the awards ceremony. Fingers crossed!
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