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Prishtina International Film Festival 6th Edition Awards

European Competition - The Golden Goddess for Best Film went to “The Selfish Giant”. A contemporary fable about 13 year old Arbor and his best friend Swifty, directed by Clio Barnard (UK). - The Golden Goddess Special Jury Prize went to “Love Me”. A great romantic movie, directed by Maryna Er Gorbach and Mehmet Bahadir Er (Ukraine/Turkey). - The Golden Goddess Students’ Independent Jury Prize went to “The Selfish Giant”.   Honey and Blood Competition (Balkan Competition). - The Red Goddess for Best Balkan Film went to “The Disobedient”. Directed by Mina Djukic (Serbia), perfectly captures the rush of youthful rebellion and the euphoria of finding a kindred spirit. - The Golden Goddess for Best Balkan Director went to Nevio Marasovic (Croatia). Director of “Vis a vis”, a film that narrates the personal troubles of a director and actor while writing an script. - The Golden Goddess for Best Balkan Actor went to Nik Xhelilaj for his role as principal actor in the movie “Crossroads”, directed by Faysal Soysal (Turkey). - The Golden Goddess for Best Balkan Actress went to Hana Selimovic for her role as principal actress in the movie “The Disobedient” (Serbia). - The Media Jury Prize, awarded by Dritan Hoxha Foundation, went to “Chefurs Raus”, directed by Goran Vojnovic (Slovenia).   Middle Length Competition - The Silver Goddess for Best Middle Length film went to “Sunny”, directed by Barbara Ott (Germany). A film about the dreams, fears and hopes of Hajo, a brand-new dad of 19 years old. - The Special Jury Mention for Cinematography went to Latif Hasolli (Director of Photography) in the film “One of them”, directed by Illirjan Himaj. - The Special Jury Mention for script went to the film “By Chance”, directed by Tanja Golic, a poignant tribute to the architecture of human relationships.   Audience Award - The Audience Award went to “Philomena”, by Stephen Frears (UK).   PriForum - Vanessa Redgrave Best Pitch Award to project “An unforgettable journey…” by Kushtrim Bekteshi from Macedonia.      
Prishtina International Film Festival 6th Edition Awards

Focus India curated by Barbara Lorey de Lacharriere.

The Focus India at PriFest, showcasing five independent films from Kerala, Assam, Maharashtra, the Indo-Pakistani border and Gujarat, is a fascinating discovery journey into the cultural, social, linguistic, religious and ethnic diversity of the Indian sub continent. The program includes four films that have received the prestigious FIPRESCI award, and also pays tribute to the great Indian actress, social activist and filmmaker Nandita Das. Barbara Lorey de Lacharriere in an independent curator and film critic in charge of FIPRESCI award promotion who has been selecting the movies specially for the Focus India at PriFest. We want to give a big thanks to Barbara for her fantastic job selecting the movies for the Prishtina International Film Festival. The movies are: - Fandry, by Nagraj Manjule. - Lucky Red Seeds, by Anjali Menon. - Ramchad Paquistani, by Mehreen Jabbar. - Sonam, the fortunate one, by Ahsan Muzid. - Firaaq, by Nandita Das. Check program and catalogue in our website prifest.org. Welcome! 
Focus India curated by Barbara Lorey de Lacharriere.

Stephen Frears to open 6th edition of PriFest

The British director Stephen Frears, twice an Oscar nominee and winner of more than 50 international awards, including Cannes and Venice, is set to open the 6th edition of PriFest – Prishtina International Film Festival and visit Kosovo. Stephen Frears’ impressive filmography includes well known ‘The Queen’, ‘Dangerous Liasions, ‘High Fidelity’ etc. ‘We are very happy and proud that a famous personality and a great filmmaker like Stephen Frears will be coming to Prishtina to open our festival. It is a great honour for us, also very good news for our capital, our young country and filmmaking community in Kosovo. Mr. Frears’ presence will give us reassurance that we are doing a good job and strength to continue our journey we’ve started 6 years ago organizing this festival’ said Vjosa Berisha, Festival director of PriFest. PriFest will open with Stephen Frears’ latest film ‘Philomena’ on 25th of April, nominated twice for Oscar, and winner in several international festivals. 6th edition of PriFest will be held from 25th April – 2nd of May 2014 in Prishtina, capital of Kosovo. 
Stephen Frears to open 6th edition of PriFest
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"There are A-list festivals and B-list festivals in the world. For me, PriFilmFest is an A-list festival from this first edition."

Ms. Vanessa Redgrave

Oscar and Golden Globe winner