KAF Production's first feature "The Day I Lost My Shadow" to compete in three major festivals: Venice, TIFF and BFI London.
KAF is a Syrian production house, founded in late 2008 by Amira Kaadan and Soudade Kaadan. Specialized in Fiction and documentary films, the Company was born, on one hand, from the necessity to make creative documentaries and fictions in a country where most production houses concentrate mainly on television series. On the other hand, it was crafted from the sisterhood and friendship of both founders and their desire to produce free creative cinema. KAF was legally registered at the commercial register of Beirut, Lebanon in September 2013 under the number 1017351.
KAF produced documentary films like “Two cities and a prison”, “Obscure”, “Looking for Pink” and was the executive producer for Aljazeera Documentary Channel for film like “Damascus Roof and Tales of Paradise”. These productions have received international awards and have been aired in numerous TV channels.
Soudade Kaadan is a Syrian director, born in France. She studied theater criticism in the Higher Institute of Dramatic Arts in Syria and graduated from Institut des Etudes Scénique, Audiovisuelles et cinématographiques (IESAV) Lebanon. She directed and produced documentary films. Her films have screened at several venues nationally and internationally and have received international awards such as: Martine Filippi award- URTI Grand Prix for Author’s Documentaries - Monte Carlo TV festival and the Muhr Arab Documentary award in Dubai International Film Festival. Her latest documentary “Obscure” premiered at CPH:DOX Festival in March 2017. “The Day I Lost My Shadow” is her first feature fiction film.
Amira Kaadan was born in Paris, France to a Syrian family. She earned her Master’s Degree from the University of Oxford, UK and her MBA from Dauphine University in Paris, France. She is the co-founder of KAF Production. “The Day I lost My Shadow” is her first feature fiction film as delegate producer. She participated with the film in Cannes producer Network, Venice Production Bridge, Rotterdam Lab, and Sorfond pitching form.