Radio Kobani

A film by: Reber Dosky

Radio Kobani tells the story of young female radioreporter Dilovan against the background of the fight against IS and the return to daily life in the Kurdish city of Kobanî.

Country: the Netherlands
Length: 69’19”
Completion: 11/2016
Genre: documentary, human rights
Screening format: DCP
Spoken language: Kurdish
Subtitles: English

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Festivals:

  1. International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, the Netherlands (16 – 27 November, 2016)
    National Competition Won: Beeld en Geluid IDFA Award for Dutch Documentary
  2. CPH:DOX Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival, Denmark (16 – 26 March, 2017
    F:Act Award Won: F:Act Award
  3. Movies That Matter, the Netherlands (24 March – 1 April, 2017)
    Official Selection
  4. Ismailia International Film Festival, Egypt (19 – 25 April, 2017)
    Documentary Competition Won: Best Documentary Award & Jury of Film Critics Society of Egypt Award
  5. Human Rights Arts and Film Festival, Australia (4 – 18 May, 2017)
    Official Selection
  6. DOCUMENTAMADRID – International Madrid Documentary Festival, Spain (4 – 14 May, 2017)
    International Competition Won: Audience Award
  7. DocuTIFF – Tirana International Documentary Film Festival, Albania (10 – 17 May, 2017)
    Feature Documentary Competition Won: Best European Feature
  8. Sheffield Doc/Fest, United Kingdom (9 – 14 June, 2017)
    Official Selection
  9. DOCUMENTARIST – Istanbul Documentary Days, Turkey (17 – 25 June, 2017)
    Official Selection Won: FIPRESCI award
  10. Pärnu Film Festival, Estonia (3 – 9 July, 2017)
    Official Selection
  11. Baltic Sea Docs Festival, Latvia (2 – 10 September, 2017)
  12. Duhok International Film Festival, Iraq (9 – 16 September, 2017)
    Kurdish Documentary Competition Won: Golden Leaf for the Best Kurdish Documentary Film
  13. Nederlands Film Festival, Netherlands (20 – 29 September, 2017)
    Gouden Kalf Competition Gouden Kalf Nomination
  14. Bergen International Film Festival, Norway (26 September – 4 October, 2017)
    Checkpoints Competition & Educational Program Won: Best Film Checkpoints
  15. Festival Dei Popoli – International Documentary Film Festival, Italy (10 – 17 October, 2017)
  16. Document Human Rights Film Festival, United Kingdom (19 – 22 October, 2017)
    Official Selection
  17. Cinemed – Mediterenean Film Festival, France (20 – 28 October, 2017)
    Documentary Competition
  18. FRONTDOC – International Documentary Film Festival, Italy (9 – 12 November, 2017)
    Feature Documentary Competition Won: Audience Award
  19. Camerimage Film Festival, Poland (11 – 18 November, 2017)
    Documentary Features Competition Won: Best Documentary Feature
  20. Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival, Germany (15 – 19 November, 2017)
    Official Selection Won: A38 – Produktions-Stipendium Kassel-Halle
  21. Norrköping Film Festival, Sweden (22 – 28 November, 2017)
    Official Selection
  22. Cinema Verite – Iran International Documentary Film Festival, Iran (10– 17 December, 2017)
    Special screening
  23. Budapest International Documentary Festival, Hungary (24 – 28 January, 2018)
    Official competition
  24. MiradasDoc, Spain (26 January – 3 February, 2018)
    Feature Documentary Competition
  25. Seeyousound Festival, Italy (26 January – 4 February)
    Out of Competition: Radioactivity
  26. One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, Czech Republic (5 – 14 March, 2018)
    Out Of Competition
  27. Lisbon Kurdish Film Festival, Portugal (23 – 25 March, 2018)
  28. Le Voci Dell’Inchiesta Film Festival, Italy (11 – 15 April, 2018)
    Official Selection
  29. London Kurdish Film Festival, United Kingdom (13 – 22 April, 2018)
    International Competition Won: Mehmet Aksoy Award for Best Kurdish Documentary
  30. Al Cuore Dei Conflitti, Italy (2 – 6 May, 2018)
  31. Human Rights Nights Film Festival, Italy (4 – 13 May, 2018)
    Official Selection
  32. FilmAmed Documentary Film Festival, Turkey (
  33. Gdansk DocFilm Festival, Poland (6 – 10 June, 2018)
    Main Competition
  34. DOC-KET – Independent Festival of Emerging Documentary Film, Ecuador (19 – 28 July, 2018)
    Official Selection
  35. International Film Festival With Gender Perspective, Mexico (2 – 12 August, 2018)
    Official Selection
  36. Festival de Cine MÁS, Nicaragua (3 – 16 September, 2018)
    Official Selection
  37. Kurdish Film Festival Berlin, Germany (20 – 27 October, 2018)
    Official Selection

Director: Reber Dosky
Producer: Dieptescherpte: Jos de Putter
Cinematographer: Nina Badou
Additional camera: Reber Dosky
Sound: Taco Drijfhout
Sound design: Taco Drijfhout
Editor: Xander Nijsten
Composer: Juho Nurmela
Co-production: HUMAN