Films with Kurdish-feminist and queer perspectives will be showcased, portraying diverse mechanisms of oppression and the resistance against them. The selection of films will be made by a jury consisting of the festival team and external advisors. An effort will be made to ensure a heterogeneous composition of the jury, representing various perspectives in a balanced manner. The film selection will also consider gender parity and cultural diversity.
Filmmakers from Kurdish regions can submit their films free of charge by sending us an email to the following address: "email@example.com". In the email, they should specify their Kurdish region of origin and request a code from us.
- The Kurdish Film Days Cologne present short and feature films made by Kurdish filmmakers from the Kurdish regions, the Kurdish diaspora, or European filmmakers addressing Kurdish themes.
- Films completed between 2020 and 2023 are eligible for submission to the festival.
- Short films can have a maximum duration of 30 minutes and can be either narrative fiction or documentaries.
- Non-English and non-German language films must be subtitled in English.
-English language films do not require subtitles.