FILM PROGRAMMING, SCREENINGS, AND PANEL DISCUSSIONS
PFI sponsored the film screening program at this cultural cafe (June 15 to Dec. 21,2016) in Erbil, Kurdistan region. Our sponsorship covered the making of a five-foot screen along with a state of the art projection and sound system; curation of noteworthy films including classics, art house, and world cinema with a special focus on the home-grown Kurdish cinema and human rights themes; rights acquisition and digital film delivery; invitation of writers, directors, and producers to present and discuss their works.
THE FIRST GLOBAL MIGRATION FILM FESTIVAL
AVFI cosponsored the First Global Migration Film Festival (Dec. 5 to 18, 2016) in Erbil, Kurdistan in coordination with IOM (International Organization for Migration) and KRG's Ministry of Culture and Youth. The festival which marked IOM's 65th anniversary was held in 74 countries simultaneously. Our contribution to the festival included local films selection, scheduling of the festival program, facilitating invitations and panel discussions.