We are pleased to announce that Golden Globe winner Siddiq Barmak has accepted the invitation to offer a two-day seminar as part of the festival!
On the second and third days of the festival, the venerable Siddiq Barmak will hold a two-day seminar entitled “High angel, Eye angel, Low angel and Afghanistan angel”.
Siddiq Barmak was born on 7 September 1962 in the province of Panjshir / Afghanistan. He made his first steps into the world of cinema in the Ariana film production, at that time he was still at the Naderiye High School. In 1987 he successfully completed his studies at the Moscow Film Academy.
Despite social and political difficulties, he succeeded in creating several short films, the feature films and three documentary works. “Osama” (2003), the first feature film by Siddiq Barmak, and his second feature film “Opium War” (2008) won many awards for Afghan cinema at renowned international film festivals.
He produced eight short and feature films as well as TV series. He founded the Union of Filmmakers of Afghanistan. He published the country’s first film magazine. He worked in education and developed training programs for young filmmakers at the University of Kabul. He was a member of the jury at international film festivals. He has been living in France for three years and will soon be shooting a film in Georgia.