release date July 02 2023
Short film KILLING BAGHEERA wins 3 awards during its festival tour
Muschirf Shekh Zeyn’s short film KILLING BAGHEERA recently won three more awards, bringing the total number of its international awards to 10 — Best Short Film at the Türk Fi̇lm Festi̇vali̇ Frankfurt, and the Golden Prize and Young Director Award at the Wendland Shorts Kurzfilmfestival. 
Previously, the film won Best Short Film at the Biberacher Filmfestspiele, Best Short Film on Refugees at the International Inter-University Short Film Festival, three awards for short films at the Filmfestival Turkey/Germany, the Social Influence Award at the Watersprite Film Festival, and the Window to Bavaria Award at the Regensburg Short Film Week
It also screened at several prestigious film festivals, including the Palm Springs International ShortFest, Durban International Film Festival, Toronto Arab Film Festival, Rabat International Author Film Festival, Cyprus International Short Film Festival, Odense International Film Festival, and Biberacher Filmfestspiele. 
KILLING BAGHEERA follows Alan and Bekes who find In their attempts to enter Europe as refugees that their journey is fraught with dangers and challenges that will put their friendship to the test.
Directed and edited by Zeyn, the film is written by Anita Hauch and Sharyhan Osman and stars Dara Lalo and Sipan Hasan with MAD Solutions handling distribution worldwide. 
Muschirf Shekh Zeyn was born in 1988 in a Kurdish family and grew up in Kamishli in Syria, taking an interest in literature, painting, and woodwork since he was a child and writing short stories at a very early age. 
He then studied architecture in Syria and received a bachelor's degree in urban sociology, graduating in the midst of the Syrian war, after which, he flew to numerous countries, working many jobs to keep his head above water. 
After two years, he landed in Bremen, Germany, and began producing his own films. He has also been studying film directing at the University of Television and Film Munich since 2019 and is a Heinrich-Böll-Foundation scholarship recipient.