EN - Hevi, a teenage Yazidi girl, tries to survive with her mother and younger sister in war-torn Iraq. As armed men ravage the countryside, the family spends their days hiding in a cave near their abandoned village. In the midst of disaster, young Hevi is faced with a heartbreaking decision.

NL - Hêvi, een tienermeisje, verbergt zich samen met haar moeder en jongere zus in een grot niet ver van hun verlaten dorp. Ze brengen hun dagen door in hun duistere schuilplaats, wachtend op de vader. Wanneer het noodlot echter toeslaat, dringt zich een moeilijke beslissing op aan de jonge Hêvi.


Title Shadow
Original title
Original language Kurdish
Status Completed
Production Majority Flemish
Category Shorts
Genre drama
Year 2015
World première / first public presentation 2015-10-20


Cast Xwiska Mezin Biseng Ünver, Dayik Pelin Batu, Xwiska Piçuk Rojïn Gür
Photography Mehmet Y. Zengin
Editing David Verdurme
Sound Thierry De Vries

Technical specs

Running time film 17'
Release format DCP-JPEG 2000
Colour Colour
Available in 2D


Supported by Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF)


2015: Film Fest Ghent (BE), Valladolid International Film Festival (ES)

Valladolid takes five from Flanders for jubilee edition

Five shorts from Flanders have been invited to the Valladolid International Film Festival (24-31 October) in Spain, which celebrates its 60th anniversary this year. Three of them - Perdition CountyShadow and Tank - have been selected for Official Competition, while Billy the Bully and Nkosi Coiffure are competing in the Meeting Point section.

Nkosi CoiffureFor its 60th edition, the Valladolid International Film Festival invited a record number of five shorts from Flanders. Three of them are selected for Official Competition, which makes them contenders for the EFA Short Film Competition.

Published on Wednesday 14 October 2015

Good start for Ghent Film Fest

Robin Pront's feature debut The Ardennes is the opening attraction at the 42nd Film Fest Ghent (13-24 October). The film, receiving its European première, is just one of the many indigenous titles Belgium's oldest and largest festival has in its programme this year. There are in total five Flemish features, one TV series, a dozen shorts, and two co-productions with Flanders.

The ArdennesOpening the Fest is The Ardennes starring Veerle Baetens (The Broken Circle Breakdown), Kevin Janssens and Jeroen Perceval, with the latter also co-writing the script with director Robin Pront. The film has already attracted attention at this year's Toronto International Film Festival where it had its world premiere and was picked up by distributors in such key territories as France (Diaphana) and Italy (Satine). Producer is Bart van Langendonck for Savage Film, the company behind Oscar-nominated Bullhead. International sales are handled by Montreal-based Attraction Distribution.

Published on Tuesday 13 October 2015

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Director Bülent Öztürk
Producers Tomas Leyers
Writers Bülent Öztürk

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