Saman Mustefa

NEWS 2021
Saman shot this year in Sérgio Tréfaut’s feature film THE BRIDE in a large supporting role. He completed his first short film IDO that he wrote and directed this year. Recently he was honored with the best supporting actor award at the Festival Brasil de Cinema International 2020 for his performance in THE HEAVY BURDEN which also won best short film.


Playing range24-32
Height183 cm
EyesDark Brown
LanguagesKurdish (mother tongue), English & Arabic (fluent)
DanceKurdish Folk
InstrumentsGuitar & Saz (Baglama) (intermediate)
SportFootball, Basketball, Vollyball, Swimming, Cycling (very good)
LicenseDriver’s licence car
Special SkillsDrawing (good), Driving (very well), award-winning director of short films.


2014-2016 Institute of Dohuk - College for Engineering
Since 2015 apprenticeship with several well known Kurdish filmmakers

FILM (Selection)

2021The BrideCommanding Soldier (large Supp)Sérgio TréfautFAUX
2020SinjarIsis MemberAnna BofarullKaBoGa Production
2020Rain BridePeshmerga FighterHussein Hassan AliMitos Film
2019Wesyet - shortShop OwnerKamiran BetasiZM Productions
2018Bare Giran/Heavy Burden - shortSalih Yilmaz OzdilMardin University Won Best Supporting Actor at Festival Brasil De Cinema Internacional 2020. Won Best Short at 20th Festival International de Cine de Lebu (Oscar qualifying)
2017XirxisSaman LeadSarkaut MustefaZM productions
Nominated Crossing Europe Film Festival

Short Films (As Director)

2020/21IdoSaman MustefaSelf Produced
2018QedexeSaman LeadSaman MustefaSelf Produced
2015The Unknown LifeSamiSaman MustefaSelf Produced
*Won Best Short Rwanga Youth festival Iraq

TV (Selection)