Since the time of the Prophet Mohammed, faithful Muslims have heeded the muezzin’s call to prayer five times a day. A more recent phenomenon is the Turkish call to prayer contests. Each year the country’s muezzins compete, and their powerful expressivity proves that muezzins are a special kind of artists. "MUEZZIN" follows the dramatic progress of the competition and investigates the phenomenon of individuality within Islamic culture. 


© Sebastian Brameshuber, KGP Filmproduktion


World premiere: Karlovy Vary Internatiomal Film Festival 2009 (Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic)



MedFilm Festival (Rome, Italy) 

Open Eyes Award, Best Documentary Film


Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic)
Crossing Europe (Linz, Austria)
DokuFest (Prizren, Kosovo)
Sarajevo Film Festival (Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival (Toronto, Canada)
Filmfestival Türkei/Deutschland (Nürnberg, Germany)
Diagonale. Festival des österreichischen Films (Graz, Austria)
Tiburon International Film Festival (Tiburon, USA)
BELDOCS (Belgrade, Serbia)
International Istanbul Film Festival (Istanbul, Turkey)
dokumentarfilmwoche hamburg (Hamburg, Germany)
BAFICI (Buenos Aires, Brasil)
Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Film Festival (Minneapolis, USA)
Al Jazeera International Documentary Film Festival (Doha, Qatar)
International TRT Documentary Awards (Istanbul, Turkey)
FIDMarseille (Marseille, France)
Santiago International Film Festival (Santiago, Chile)
Festival des deutschen Films (Ludwigshafen, Germany)
Sardinia International Ethnographic Film Festival (Nuoro, Italy)
Noordelijk Film Festival (Leeuwarden, Netherlands)
FIDADOC (Agadir, Morocco)
London Turkish Film Festival (London, UK)
Filmreihe typisch Türkisch (Cologne, Germany)
MESA Film Festival (Mesa, USA) 
MedFilm Festival (Rome, Italy) 
Documentary Monday (Prague, Czech Republic)

Norient Music Documentary Film Festival (Bern, Switzeland)
Fajr International Film Festival (Teheran, Iran)
Krakow Film and Musik Festival (Kraków, Poland)

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