The ceremony was opened by reciting any of the Holy Quran and recited by Al-Fatihah to the souls of martyrs. Abbas Hassan Taqi said in a speech on the sidelines of the ceremony that "the University of Kirkuk is very proud and extended pride in hosting and hosting the first film festival for Iraqi universities, which is organized by the Department of student activities in the supervision and scientific evaluation in the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research for the first time in cooperation with the University of Kirkuk, The past four years have played a pivotal role in the continuity and sustainability of the scientific and academic process of more than 50,000 students who have been hosted by universities whose areas have witnessed military operations against terrorist gangs. "
He added that the selection of the University of Kirkuk to host the festival, comes after the success of hosting the poster festival and photographs organized in 2017 and has been successful from all media circles and media.
The opening of the festival included a presentation of theatrical drama of the University of Babylon about some aspects of humanity and social and reflect the spirit of cooperation and put some of the problems experienced by street vendors and how to deal with them in the community, and a number of short films for participating universities, as well as a workshop entitled short story and film.
The University of Kirkuk hosted the first film festival for Iraqi universities in collaboration with the student affairs department of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research at the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research for the period 12-15 / 3/2018 with the participation of (22) governmental universities and private colleges.