11th London Kurdish Film Festival Call for Submissions


London Kurdish Film Festival is proud to announce that the 11th London Kurdish Film Festival will be held between 24th April – 3rd May 2020 at following venues; VUE Wood Green, Rio Cinema in Dalston and Prince Charles Cinema in Central London.

First established in 2001, the London Kurdish Film Festival was the first festival of its kind and has grown to become the biggest exhibition of Kurdish films outside of Kurdistan. The 11th LKFF will mark over 19 years of delivering high quality films from across Kurdistan and the Kurdish diaspora, which were often made 
the most difficult political conditions. The current political context as well as the tragic loss of one of the festival’s directors make the festival even more significant.

The 10th festival was dedicated to the memory of Mehmet Aksoy, a British-Kurdish filmmaker, journalist and activist, as well as one of the directors of the LKFF. As promised, LKFF will continue to reverberate Mehmet’s legacy in every festival. Along with 7th Yilmaz Guney Best Short fiction Film Award and 2nd Mehmet Aksoy Best Feature Documentary Film Award, this year the LKFF is delighted to announce three new special awards which are Rojazer Best Feature Short Fiction Film Award, Best Short Documentary Film Award and Best Film Audience Award. More information with regard to these awards will be announced soon. 

The categories for film submissions include Fiction, Documentary and Short Films and the early bird submissions are open until 15 December 2019. The festival encourages filmmakers submitting their films through the festival portal called “Filmfreeway” (https://filmfreeway.com/) as early as possible. 

The festival will begin with the opening gala ceremony, an evening of Kurdish music, food, the opening gala film and will continue for a further four days at VUE Wood Green, followed by two days at Rio cinema.

For any questions on how to get involved as a sponsor, partner or volunteer for the festival, please write to [email protected]

Published 23 September 2019