Cultural events and creative expressions as a whole have seen huge setbacks since the beginning of the war, and they were strictly forbidden in ISIS-controlled areas. This year we will put special effort into opening screens in areas where cinema has never reached. Films will be translated into Kurmanji Kurdish and Arabic. Many kids will see a ﬁlm on a big screen for the ﬁrst time, especially in the refugee camps. The public will ﬁnd a space of leisure in which they can get in touch with their creative self, and develop their critical thinking and visual artistic sense, away from the harshness of the realities of a war zone.