Gava Şitil Mezin Dibin wins Best Film Award at SKIP CITY International D-Cinema Festival in Japan
It had its world premiere at Mexico's Cine Pobre Film Festival. Entered the World's Best Self-Funding Film Selection at the 21st Cine Pobre Film Festival in Mexico. The film was also screened in Argentina Doca and Italian Social World festivals.
The film Gava Şitil Mezin Dibin (When the Seedlings Grow) by Rêger Azad had its world premiere at Mexico's Cine Pobre Film Festival.
The film was selected as the Best Film among 1246 films at the 20th SKIP CITY International D-Cinema Festival in Japan.
The film was also screened at Argentina's Doca and Italian Social World festivals. Uruguay was selected as Best Feature Film at the 9th Montevideo World Film Festival.
The film will also be screened in Colombia, Catalonia, Sweden, Germany, Portugal, America and many other places.
The film, produced by the Rojava Film Commune, tells the story of a yoghurt seller from Kobanê and his two children who run into Hemûd, a boy who is looking for his home.
The day they spend together ends up full of both adventure and misfortune, and showcases the changing dynamics in the region after the revolution, when Kurdish-led forces pushed the fundamentalist Islamic State (ISIS) out.
Rêger Azad Kaya was born in the city of Ağrı in Northern Kurdistan in 1992. He studied at Akdeniz University, Department of Radio-Television and Cinema in Antalya.
He made traveling documentaries for various Kurdish TV channels. Then he moved to North East Syria and worked as a cinematographer and editor of short films. He acted in the film Ji Bo Azadiyê and shot a behind-the-camera documentary.
He worked as an actor and casting director in the film Kobanê. Then he shot his own feature film, Gava Şitil Mezin Dibin, in a collective manner.