Erfan Rashid | Iraqi, Italy
Based in Italy, Iraqi journalist, director and festival veteran Erfan Rashid graduated from
Baghdad’s Academy of Fine Arts in 1976. He has been the Artistic Director of the Mare di
Cinema Arabo Festival in the Sicilian city of Messina and also Director of the Arab
Programme at the Dubai International Film Festival. He is a film critic and correspondent
from Italy for the pan-Arabic London-based daily Al Hayat and the coordinator of the Arabic
section at Italian news agency AGI. As a filmmaker, he has made documentary films
in English, Arabic and Italian.