Yılmaz Özdil is a Kurdish film director born in Hakkari (1979), in eastern Turkey. He did his master's degree at the Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne University on the geopolitical border treatment in Kurdish cinema. In 2013 he defended his PhD dissertation entitled "The Visual Construction of Kurdish Identities in Cinema" at the University Paris 3 Sorbonne Nouvelle. From 2003 to 2014, he directed several documentary films and also worked as assistant director in several Kurdish films shot in Turkey, Iraqi Kurdistan and France. He is currently working at Mardin Artuklu University as an assistant professor teaching Kurdish cinema and the representation of the Kurds in cinema.
Best Actor Award (Adil Abdurrahman)
The Heavy Burden
OIFF Short Films Festival
Turin
2020
Best International Short Film
The Heavy Burden
Construir Cine
El Trabajo
2020
Best supporting actor award (Saman Mustafa)
The Heavy Burden
VI FBCI- Brasil International Film Festival
Sau Paulo
2020
Best Short Film Award
The Heavy Burden
VI FBCI- Brasil International Film Festival
Sau Paulo
2020
Best actor (Adil Abdurrahman)
The Heavy Burden
Primavera Film Festival Barcelona
Barcelone
2020
Best International Short Film Award
The Heavy Burden
Primavera Film Festival Barcelona
Barcelone
2020
Best Short Film Award
The Heavy Burden
Construir Cine Film Festival
Caba
2020
Best International Short Film Festival (Oscar Qualifying))
The Heavy Burden
20th Festival International de Cine de Lebu
Santiago
2020
Official Selection
The Heavy Burden
Sofia Menar International Film Festival
Sofia
2020
official selection
The Heavy Burden
Filmfestival Türkei Deutschland
Nürnberg
2020
Official selection
The Heavy Burden
13th Ecozine Film Festival
Saragozza
2020
Official selection (without competition)
The Heavy Burden
16e Festival du Cinéma de Turquie à Paris
Paris
2020
Official selection
The Heavy Burden
12th Media Film Festival
Philedelphia
2020
official selection
The Heavy Burden
Glasgow Short Film Festival
Glasgow
2020
Best Actor Award (Adil Abdurrahman)
The Heavy Burden
Festival Cinematográfico de Mérida
Merida
2020
Official selection
The Heavy Burden
6th Colortape International Film Festival,
Colortape
2020
Official Selection
The Heavy Burden
The 18th Garden State Film Festival
New Jersey
2020
official selection
The Heavy Burden
ShortStop International Film festival
Iaşi
2020
Official selection
The Heavy Burden
Chhatrapati Shivaji International Film Festival
Pune
2020
official selection
The Heavy Burden
The 8th edition of Nepal Human Rights International Film Festival
Katmandu
2020
official selection
The Heavy Burden
25th Ifva Awards
Hong Kong
2020
official selection
The Heavy Burden
The Catharsis International Film
Beerse
2020
official selection
The Heavy Burden
50th Tampere International Festival
Tampere
2020
official selection
The Heavy Burden
Top Shorts International Film Festival
Istanbul
2020
official selection
The Heavy Burden
Sydney International Short Film Festival
Sydney
2020
Official selection
The Heavy Burden
12th Jaipur International Film Festival – JIFF
Jaipur
2020
Official selection
The Heavy Burden
Tonneins International Film Festival
Tonneins
2019
Official selection
The Heavy Burden
San José International Film Awards
San José
2019
Official selection (without competition)
The Heavy Burden
Asia Peace Film Festival
Lahore
2019
Official selection (without competition)
The Heavy Burden
SineMardin Film Festivali
Mardin
2019
Official selection (without competition)
The Heavy Burden
Hangi İnsan Hakları Film Festivali
Istanbul
2019
official selection
The Heavy Burden
Filmstrip International Film Festival
Iasi
2019
Best National Short Film Award
The Heavy Burden
20th İzmir International Short Film Festival
Izmir
2019
Official selection
The Heavy Burden
Lobo Fest: Festival Internacional de Filmes
Brasilia
2019
official selection
The Heavy Burden
Goa Short Film Festival
Pune
2019
Technical Support Award
The Heavy Burden
The International Amity Short Film Festival,
Istanbul
2019
Best Short Film Award
The Heavy Burden
Newcastle International Short Film Festival
Newcastle
2019
Official selection
The Heavy Burden
Bogotá Short Film Festival
Bogota
2019
Screening
The Heavy Burden
Passaggi d’autore: intrecci mediterranei
Sardinia
2019
Official selection
The Heavy Burden
West nordic international film festival
Alesund
2019
King Bonn Award
The Heavy Burden
China International New Media Short Film Festival
Shanzen
2019
Official selection
The Heavy Burden
Edinburg Independent Film Awards
Edinburg
2019
official selection
The Heavy Burden
5th Marmaris International Short Film Festival
Marmaris
2019
Best Screenplay Award (Prix du meilleur scénario)
The Heavy Burden
Un Festival C'est Trop Court
Nice
2019
Best Short Film Award
The Heavy Burden
6th Festival Gollut
Girona
2019
official selection
The Heavy Burden
Madriff (Madrid Indie Film Festival)
Madrid
2019
Official selection
The Heavy Burden
17th Tirana International Film Festival
Tirana
2019
Best National Short Film Award
The Heavy Burden
18th !f Istanbul Independent Film Festival
Istanbul
2019
Jury Award for The Best Kurdish Short Film
The Heavy Burden
7th Duhok International Film Festival
Duhok
2019
Grand Prix du Festival
The Heavy Burden
17th Mediterranean Short Film Festival of Tangier
Tangier
2019
Official Selection
The Heavy Burden
Kosice International Monthly Film Festival
Kosice
Birth Date
July 1, 1979
Birth City
Yüksekova
Current City
Mardin
Gender
Male