Among the many programs in the upcoming seventh annual Duhok International Film Festival (DIFF) are various panels which will explore the progress of cinema in the autonomous Kurdistan Region. The panels will begin on Sept. 10 and continue until Sept. 15 at the conference hall at the University of Duhok. The names of the panelists will be released in the coming days. The discussions will explore various themes related to film in the region and the challenges the industry needs to overcome to continue its growth.
The first panel will dive into the origin of cinema in the Kurdistan Region capital of Erbil, specifically, how it was born, and how it developed.