A promise made is a promise kept. There will be a 2nd Roja­va Film Fes­ti­val. And we insist on announc­ing its con­tent even though Roja­va is not an easy region to reach these days, what with the wars and oth­er threats sur­round­ing it.


Announcement for 2. Festival du film Rojava

Roja­va Film Com­mune was estab­lished with the aim to stim­u­late the local film cul­ture by orga­niz­ing film screen­ings, facil­i­tat­ing dis­cus­sions about the role of film with­in soci­ety, pro­duc­ing new films, and estab­lish­ing the Film Academy.

Roja­va film fes­ti­val will be this year on 13 Novem­ber, 2017, syn­chro­niz­ing with the anniver­sary of burn­ing Amude cin­e­ma, which caused the deaths of 298 chil­dren trapped inside the cin­e­ma, the fes­ti­val aims to reclaim cin­e­ma and film as a cen­tral space of reimag­in­ing soci­ety, democ­ra­tiz­ing and rev­o­lu­tion­iz­ing imag­i­na­tion itself. We open 2. Roja­va film fes­ti­vals with all the free filmmaker’s lovers who can be with us this year and can join our festival.

2. Roja­va film fes­ti­val aims to cre­ate a space for exchang­ing thoughts and movies, try to estab­lish and recre­ate cin­e­ma cul­ture in ROJAVA, and help all young film­mak­ers, as well as exchang­ing cin­e­ma and art knowl­edge among each oth­er and also screen­ing movies is one of our most impor­tant aims.

2. Roja­va film fes­ti­val mak­ers, Roja­va fılm com­mune, Demo­c­ra­t­ic cul­ture, Arts move­ment, coop­er­a­tion with Art and cul­ture min­istry in Rojava

Sections of the festival

For com­pe­ti­tion

  • Short films
  • Doc­u­men­taries

Non for com­pi­ti­tion fea­ture fılms

2. Rojava film festival terms

  • Movies should be pro­duced in 2015–2016-2017
  • Movies which has been sent to us cant be back even if it is not select­ed for the festival
  • All fılm­mak­ers should send (CVs- Syn­op­sis — Trail­ers) with the movie
  • We receive movies just online, due to the banned of Rojava
  • All movies which has been screened in oth­er fes­ti­vals can be in our festival
  • All movies in 1.Rojava film fes­ti­val can’t be in the fes­ti­val for the sec­ond time
  • We don’t accept movies has been screened on TV
  • Short fılmes shouldn’t be more than 30m
  • Short movie fılm­mak­er can’t send more than one short movie
  • Doc­u­men­tary film­mak­er can’t send more than one documentary

Festival Jury

  • Mem­bers from Kom­i­na fil a Roja­va for select­ing movies
  • The Fes­ti­val jury con­sist of film­mak­ers, film crit­ics, and cin­e­ma teachers

Time and place

The open­ing of 2. Roja­va film fes­ti­val will be on 13 Novem­ber 2017 in Qamish­lo city, after five days of movies the fes­ti­val clos­ing will be at 17 Novem­ber 2017 in Qamish­lo city too.

How to submit?

You can send movies to the fes­ti­val web­site, we open the door for sub­mis­sion on 17 Sep­tem­ber 2017, and the dead­line of sub­mis­sion is on 15 Octo­ber 2017 midnight.


  • Movies will be screened in Qamish­lo, Amude, Derik, Hasakeh Kobane and Serekaniye in order of the fes­ti­val program.
  • There will be work­shops sem­i­nars dur­ing the festival
  • We may use parts of the movies’ trail­ers to make videos about the fes­ti­val for the media

2. Roja­va Film Fes­ti­val Jury

Adress for submission and all your questions : 
TEL / Telegram / Whatsapp: 00963992823498 – 00963996612578

Kur­dî: 2. Mihrî­cana fïlm a Roja­va • 13.11.2017
Français : 2. Fes­ti­val de Film de Roja­va • 13 Novem­bre 2017

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