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Kasim Abid is an award-winning Iraqi filmmaker, director, producer and is the
cameraman of all his films. He graduated from the Institute of Fine Arts- Baghdad
and holds an MA from VGIK-All-Union State Institute of Cinematography-Moscow.
He came to London in 1982 where he continues to live and work as a filmmaker.
Co-Founder of ‘Independent Film and TV College’ non-governmental free-of-charge
film-training centre in Baghdad. Films produced by the college’s students won many
prizes at Arab and international festivals. Also, Kasim taught film directing and
cinematography in Britain, Jordan, Sudan and Palestine (in Jerusalem, Gaza and
Kasim was a jury member at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival 2010, and Ismailia
International Film Festival 2013.
He was also, the Director/Organizer of two festivals in Iraq:
Documentary Film Festival 2011and Baghdad Eye-Human Rights Film Festival 2012