Born in Iraqi Kurdistan in 1973, Shawkat Amin Korki and his family fled from military oppression in 1975, living in exile in Iran for 25 years. Korki returned home and wrote, directed and produced his first feature film in Iraqi Kurdistan, Crossing The Dust (2006). The film won many international prizes and was nominated for the inaugural APSA for Achievement in Directing. His second feature Kick Off (2009) won twelve international awards including Busan’s New Currents Award and FIPRESCI Prize. His third feature, Memories on Stone (2014), has won fourteen awards internationally to date including in 2014 Best Film from the Arab World at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival, the coveted APSA UNESCO Award and was Iraq’s official Academy Awards® submission. Korki lives and works in Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan

Accolades

Shawkat Amin Korki
Achievement in Directing, 2007

Shawkat Amin Korki

Crossing the Dust (Parinawa La Ghobar)
Achievement in Directing, 2007

Shawkat Amin Korki

Crossing the Dust (Parinawa La Ghobar)

Shawkat Amin Korki was born in Iraqi Kurdistan in 1973. To join his family, he was forced by Iraqi militia to flee to Iran where…

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Shawkat Amin Korki and Mehmet Aktaş
Best Screenplay, 2014

Shawkat Amin Korki and Mehmet Aktaş

Memories on Stone (Biraninen li ser keviri)
Best Screenplay, 2014

Shawkat Amin Korki and Mehmet Aktaş

Memories on Stone (Biraninen li ser keviri)

Born in Iraqi Kurdistan, Shawkat Amin Korki and his family fled from military oppression and lived in exile in Iran for 25 years. Korki wrote,…

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Shawkat Amin Korki
Cultural Diversity Award under the patronage of UNESCO, 2014

Memories on Stone (Biraninen li ser keviri)

Cultural Diversity Award under the patronage of UNESCO, 2014

Memories on Stone (Biraninen li ser keviri)

Winner, Cultural Diversity Award Under the Patronage of UNESCO, 2014 The UNESCO award for outstanding contribution to the promotion and preservation of cultural diversity through…

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Mehmet Aktaş and Shawkat Amin Korki
Best Feature Film, 2014

Memories on Stone (Biraninen li ser keviri)

Best Feature Film, 2014

Memories on Stone (Biraninen li ser keviri)

In post-Saddam Iraq, childhood friends Hussein and Alan decide to produce a film about the Al Anfal Kurdish genocide. It isn’t going to be easy.…

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Films

Crossing the Dust
2007

Crossing the Dust (Parinawa La Ghobar)

Iraq
2007

Crossing the Dust (Parinawa La Ghobar)

Kurdish childhood friends Hussein (37) and Alan (40) direct and produce a film about the genocide of Kurdish people in Iraq, the Anfal campaign in…

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Memories on Stone
2014

Memories on Stone (Biraninen li ser keviri)

Iraq, Germany
2014

Memories on Stone (Biraninen li ser keviri)

Winner, Cultural Diversity Award Under the Patronage of UNESCO, 2014 In post-Saddam Iraq, childhood friends Hussein and Alan decide to produce a film about the…

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