3 years after Kobane liberation, the Festival will have it’s main venue there so that the memory of it’s resistance and the thousands incredible stories it carries, can continue to resonate in the minds of its inhabitant and abroad. To enhance dialogue, synergy and community across the city and global networks, the festival will open interactive spaces with workshops, panels and screenings where local realities and experiences from around the world can be shared, allowing for a real hub of cinephile and creative thinkers to emerge. This lively celebration of arts and cinema will take place around the themes of resistance, women and cultural sovereignty. We aspire to support the transformation of Kobane from a city besieged by IS into the main siege of a celebration of life and culture. Through the many activities taking place during the festival, we aim to give a push for creative projects to flourish all along the year.