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Shawkat Amin Korki
Shawkat Amin Korki was born in 1973 in Iraqi Kurdistan. Originally from Zakho, Iraqi Kurdistan, he and his family fled from Iraqi military oppression to Iran in 1975. He studied cinema in Iran where he lived in exile for 25 years. He worked in theatre, television and cinema before his return to Kurdistan. Korki gained international recognition with his debut feature Crossing the Dust (2006) winning the Golden Alhambra at Cines del Sur, Granada, Spain, and earning about 20 more international awards. His second feature Kick Off (2009) won several awards including the New Currents Award at the Busan International Film Festival.
2014 Memories on Stone
2009 Kick Off
2006 Crossing the Dust
“Balloons fly” (1997) – Fiction – Beta Cam - 37 min.
“Trap door” (1998) - Fiction - Beta Cam - 43 min, took the prize (diploma) for Second Best Film in TV Festival, Iran, Ramsar (1999).
“When it rains” (2000) – Fiction - Beta Cam – 29 min. participated in rio de janiero film festival 2003 & Kurdish film festival –london 2004
“Passage” (2002) - Fiction - Beta cam - 18 min, took prize of best director in the First Film Festival of Iraq, Baghdad (2005).
“Threat” (2003) – Fiction - Beta Cam - 23 min , took prize of best Short Film in First Film Festival of Iraq, Baghdad (2005) & Honor Diploma – Kurdish Film Festival, Solaymaniya (2004) , participated in hull film festival –UK 2
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