Kurdish Short Film Wins Grand Jury Prize in Italy
"Home & Key" is a prepossessing short film that revolves around the death of a Kurdish family in the 20th century. The short movie is directed and written by Shwan Attoof. Kurdish film-maker Attoof was awarded the Grand Jury Prize at the Italian Fiati Corti film festival in Venice, Italy.
The Italian Fiati Corti film festival is an competition specifically for short films and movies. Directors from all over the world come together to compete in this international event where hundreds of short films are compiled and judged.
Partillo Aatolodi, a juror released a comment about the final decision to make "Home & Key", saying that the short film "is innovative in terms of its cinematography and narrative techniques."
Attoof, impassioned and moved by his victory, told the cheering crowd that a time will come in which the people and civilians of Kurdistan "will find the key to their sovereign home." The short film was highly successful, the story line empowering and the message bone chilling. Perhaps this success has something to do with Attoof's experience as an actor himself, appearing in several well known dramas- his experience in dealing with film's in general helping him in his short film creation.