Kur­dish Short Film Wins Grand Jury Prize in Italy

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS - H.G. Has­san

"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.

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