About Sahim Omar Kalifa

Sahim Omar Kalifa (born 1980 in Zakho, Iraqi Kurdistan) is a Belgian-Kurdish filmmaker based in Belgium.

In 2001, he came to Belgium, and in 2008 he got his Master's degree in filmmaking at Sint-Lukas Film School, Brussels. With his short film Nan, Kalifa won the Best Flemish Student Film at the Leuven International Short Film Festival.

Kalifa has won more than 100 international awards for his short films Land of the Heroes, Baghdad Messi, and Bad Hunter.

The biggest achievements so far are:

A-Jury Prize as Best Short film for ‘Land of the heroes’ at the 61st Berlin International Film Festival – Generation [1]

B- ‘Baghdad Messi’ was shortlisted for the 87th Academy Awards, the Oscars. It was one of the 10 finalists [2]

C- ‘Bad Hunter’ was also shortlisted for the 88th Academy Awards, the Oscars [3]

D- ZAGROS ‘Feature Film’: Winner of The Grand Prix For BEST FILM at 44th Ghent Film Festival. Audience…Read more on Wikipedia