WHO WE ARE
LKFF is a London based Kurdish Film Festival. Launched in 2001, it is the biggest festival of its kind, showcasing films that are produced by Kurdish directors or include themes related to the Kurdish people, created by Kurdish and non-Kurdish directors for UK audiences.
We are a non-profit organisation led by a core team of volunteers who work throughout the year leading up to the annual festival event. We have produced 10 film festival editions so far.
For this year, we went ahead with the 11th edition as the first-ever online Kurdish film festival. With the challenges faced this year, we decided to showcase the 2020 festival programme exclusively as a short film festival, hosted virtually, completely free of charge and accessible to stream globally.
WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT
Each and every donation creates a world of impact for LKFF and is most gratefully received to all of us working hard behind the scenes in strengthening this platform. We ask for your support because we want to bring the most inclusive platform available for everyone.
We hold a responsibility to support Kurdish filmmakers from all over the world and be that platform where these stories can be recognised and celebrated. To be the platform that can bring the tools and opportunities to aid future filmmakers to begin and complete their future projects. We need to protect the Kurdish arts & culture because this is our outlet, our legacy, our way to claim the narrative back into our own hands.
WHAT DOES THE FUTURE LOOK LIKE FOR LKFF?
With your help we are looking to:
1. Develop an online streaming platform that will host all Kurdish films made until present day that will allow all feature-length, fiction, animation, documentaries and short films to be available for everyone to enjoy throughout the year. You will gain exclusive access to Kurdish films from home, in your own time, any time. There is no need to wait for the next film festival event to come around before getting your dose of Kurdish cinema.
This platform will be referred to as the National Kurdish Film Archive. We are in the age of online film streaming and we believe it to be natural next step for the future of distribution of Kurdish films. This film archive will also serve as a centre of education for all film students and future filmmakers.
2. We aim to allocate part of your support to secure the necessary workspace, a first for LKFF in the last 20 years. This will provide a daily studio and venue for more frequently held workshops and masterclasses, geared to aspiring and existing filmmakers in hope to produce, develop and complete their work with industry-standard education and tools.
3. Lastly, we want to provide opportunities for paid work at this festival. We have a small core team, but every year we have work that requires specialised services such as translators, graphic designers, web developers, illustrators, videographers and marketers. We want to be able to pay our volunteers what they deserve. Part of this fund will also be put toward the work that is necessary for maintaining quality content for you all year round. With this, we also want to promote collaboration and expand networking opportunities with us and each other.
PERKS AND REWARDS!
Choose a perk of your choice and enjoy the gifts delivered to your home. LKFF will be giving out different rewards in exchange for your kind donations.
SPECIAL EDITION POSTER!
Get an LKFF special edition poster, illustrated by Dara Med, delivered right to your doorstep! Put some LKFF art on your wall!
The LKFF poster will come in A3 size.
Get yourself a ticket to this exclusive UK PREMIERE of THE END WILL BE SPECTACULAR / JI BO AZADIYÊ! The film screening will be taking place on the 5th and 6th of September 2020 in London at 19:30. Part of this Reward proceeds will also go to support Rojava Film Commune.
Own your very own LKFF designed T-shirt!
Available sizes and quantities:
- Small x25
- Medium x30
- Large x30
- Extra Large x20
- Please, confirm the size you would like :)
Carry around your very own LKFF designed tote bag!
LKFF MERCHANDISE BUNDLE
Get all three items of LKFF merchandise, T-Shirt, Tote Bag and Poster!
We have curated a very special digital pack of 5 feature films and 5 short films from different parts of Kurdistan. You will be able to own and watch these films from the comforts of your own home.
*Film titles are yet to be confirmed.
BE OUR PARTNER!
Your logo, name, or brand will be on our Sponsor List and will be published on our LKFF content at the next Festival. If you wish to provide a different amount to this perk, please get in touch with us directly at [email protected]
Help us achieve the future of LKFF and therefore the future of Kurdish cinema, we want you to be part of this ever-growing community of film lovers and filmmakers.