In Rojava, we are crafting our future from the ashes of the war, developing our own system from scratch, region by region. Huge efforts have been made on education, health, defence, economy, justice and culture. We believe that cinema should be a mirror that reflects our reality. This year at the festival we will open discussions on how to establish the basis for our newly-born cinema sector. We will hold speciﬁc talks on education for cinema professionals, public creation, production, coproduction, distribution and ﬁlm funding systems with local and international experts.