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Filmmaker . Director .

German Iraqi Filmmaker Nawzad Shekhany is an award winning director, producer and cinematographer of “Jean Luc Godard Award”, Golden Fox Award, and Hollywood International Film Moving Pictures Film Festival Award, and honored the Iraqi cinema shield by the Iraqi Minister of Culture and the Department of Cinema and Theater in Baghdad. Recently he won “Best Director” at Alexandria Film Festival. To mention few of his key works “The Black Massacre” a documentary about the genocide against the Yazidis, which has been duly entered in the Communications Register of the International Criminal Court in Hague, the Netherlands. He also developed an idea about a “Shingal” symphony and directed it. Nawzad Shekhany recently produced and directed a feature film "Toren", which won several awards at international film festivals, and was nominated for the Academy Awards “Oscars” in the name of the Republic of Iraq.

Shekhany has also chaired several film juries also as a member to nominate best winning films in many international film festivals. He also delivered various training workshops and masterclasses in the film industry.

Shekhany received several trophies and was honored in many international festivals and by various cultural and artistic institutions and centers. Shekhany focuses on his works to remediation humanitarian issues with boldness and objectivity.

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