Dir. Salam Salman A young boy relives his traumatic experiences of the Baghdad Blackwater shootings. Winner of the Crystal Bear for Best Short Film - Berlinale 2015
Dir. Yasser Kareem Sibling relationships and childhood rivalries are tested, as poor children scavenge for valuable materials in a landfill site. Special Jury Mention - Tribeca 2015
Dir. Sajad Abbas A tormented young man constructs an ingenious devise to rescue his father from Abo Ghraib prison.
Dir. Medoo Ali The spirit of a young boy is finally put to rest after an encounter with his grieving mother.
In 2014, in co-production with the Iraqi Indpendent Film Centre, Iraq Al Rafidain and the Humpty Dumpty Institute, Human Film launched it's second short film academy program in Iraq.
In total, six short films were written and produced by students under the supervision of award winning producer and filmmaker, Mohamed Al-Daradji.
The purpose of this program was to grant emerging Iraqi filmakers the opportunity to express themselves creativley, encouraging and nurturing new talent whilst activley supporting the re-establishment and development of the Iraqi film industry.
The short films all focus on subjects surrounding childhood and growing up, addressing issues that children face growing up in Iraq.