The Sniper of Kobani

A film by: Reber Dosky

The Sniper of Kobani is a portrait of Haron, a Kurdish fighter who came to the Syrian town of Kobani to end the IS occupation. Haron works as a sniper, amidst the enormous ruins of the city. In his hide-out, he reflects on his hopes and nightmares.

Country: the Netherlands
Genre: documentary
Length: 12’08”
Completion: 11/2015
Screening format: DCP, H264, ProRes
Spoken language: Kurdish
Subtitles: English / Dutch / English

Festivals::

  • International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, Netherlands (18 – 29 November, 2015)
    Panorama Section
  • REGARD – Saguenay International Short Film Festival, Canada (16 – 20 March, 2016)
    Official Competition Won: Critic Award
  • Vera Documentary and Short Film Festival, Finland (16 – 20 March, 2016)
    Competition
  • Movies that Matter, the Netherlands (18 – 26 March, 2016)
    Out of competition: Media that Matter
  • Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen, the Netherlands (6 – 10 April, 2016)
    International Competition Won: NTR Go Short Award for Best Documentary
  • It’s All True – International Documentary Film Festival, Brazil (7 -17 April, 2016)
    Short Film Competition Honorable Mention for Short Documentary
  • San Sebastian International Human Rights Film Festival, Spain (15 – 22 April, 2016)
    Short Film Competition
  • Ismailia International Film Festival for Documentaries & Shorts, Egypt (20 – 26 April, 2016)
    Official Competition Won: Best Documentary Short Film
  • DOCUMENTAMADRID, Spain (27 April – 8 May, 2016)
    Main Competition
  • DOCUMENTARIST Istanbul Documentary Days, Turkey (28 May – 2 June, 2016)
    Non-competitive
  • Festival International de Contis, France (9 – 13 June, 2016)
    Official Selection
  • Art Film Fest, Slovakia (17 – 25 June, 2016)
    International Short Film Competition
  • Rooftop Films, USA (20 Juli, 2016)
    IDFA Selection
  • Melbourne International Film Festival, Australia (28 July – 14 August, 2016)
    Official Selection
  • FESTCURTASBH – Belo Horizonte International Short Film Festival, Brazil (5 – 14 August, 2016)
    World Movements Exhibiton
  • International Short Film Festival in Drama, Greece (19 – 24 September, 2016)
    Competition
  • Festival International du Court Métrage de Lille, France (20 – 25 September, 2016)
    International Competition
  • Nederlands Film Festival, the Netherlands (21 – 30 September, 2016)
    Gouden Kalf Competition
  • Milwaukee Film Festival, United States (22 September – 6 October, 2016)
    Official selection
  • Le Long Week-End Du Court, Canada (23 – 25 September, 2016)
  • Tacoma Film Festival, United States (6 – 13 October, 2016)
    Official Selection
  • Sedicicorto International Film Festival, Italy (7 – 16 October, 2016)
    Movie Competition Won: Best Documentary Short Film
  • Docfest – Cross-Border Documentary Film Festival, the Netherlands (15 – 18 September, 2016)
  • Arab Film Festival, United States (7 – 16 October, 2016)
    Official Selection
  • Sapporo International Short Film Festival and Market, Japan (10 – 16 October, 2016)
    One Title Competition Won: Best Documentary
  • Festival CineMigrante, Argentina (11 – 19 October, 2016)
    Official Selection
  • DocsMX – The International Documentary Film Festival, Mexico (13 – 22 October, 2016)
    International Short Film Competition Won: Best Documentary
  • Un festival c’est trop court! – Nice Short Film Festival, France (14 – 21 October, 2016)
    European Competition
  • International Short Film Festival of Cyprus, Cyprus (15 – 21 October, 2016)
    International Competition Selection
  • Thess International Short Film Festival, Greece (17 – 22 October, 2016)
    Official Selection
  • Curta Cinema – Rio de Janeiro International Short Film Festival, Brasil (3 – 9 November, 2016)
    Out of Competition: Olhar sobre o trabalho
  • ALCINE – Festival de Cine de Alcalá de Henares / Comunidad de Madrid, Spain (4 – 11 November, 2016)
    European Competition
  • Images En Vues International Short Film Festival, Canada (10 – 12 November, 2016)
    International Short Film Competition
  • EKADESHMA International Short Film Festival, Nepal (11 – 13 November, 2016)
    Out of competition: And Life Goes On
  • dokumentART European Film Festival for Documentaries, Germany (11 – 15 November, 2016)
    Out of Competition: Europe Expanded
  • CAMERIMAGE Film Festival, Poland (12 – 19 November, 2016)
    Short Documentary Competition Won: Special Mention for Documentary Short
  • International Short Film Festival Ciudad de Soria, Spain (13 – 27 November, 2016)
    Official Selection
  • interfilm International Short Film Festival. Germany (14 – 20 November, 2016)
    Documentary Competition
  • Marda Loop Justice Film Festival, Canada (15 – 20 November, 2016)
    Official Selection
  • Human Rights Film Festival Barcelona, Spain (21 November – 1 December, 2016)
    Short Documentary Competition
  • Which Human Rights? Film Festival, Turkey (10 – 14 December, 2016)
    Official selection
  • Active Vista International Human Rights Film Festival, Philipines (22 – 27 February, 2017)
    Out of Competition: Dutch Retrospective
  • Human Rights Arts and Film Festival, Australia (4 – 18 May, 2017)
    Official Short Film Program
  • shnit Worldwide Shortfilmfestival, Switzerland (18 – 29 October, 2017)
    International Competition

Director: Reber Dosky
Producer: Jos de Putter
Cinematographer: Nina Badoux
Additional camera: Reber Dosky
Sound: Taco Drijfhout
Editor: Stefan Hickert
Composer: Wouter van Bemmel