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CALL FOR APPLICATION - Best Pitch 2016

Prishtina Film FORUM (PriFORUM) invites filmmakers from the region to apply with their film projects for the competition to win BEST PITCH 2016 award. PriFORUM is a film industry platform held on 23-24 April 2016 in Prishtina. PriFORUM is an integral part of PriFest – Prishtina International Film Festival, which will host its 8th edition on 22-29 April 2016 in Prishtina, Kosovo. PriFORUM has two modules: 1. Best Pitch Contest – a contest for Best Pitch for directors with their first and second feature film project. An International Jury will award the best pitch of the project with the ‘Vanessa Redgrave Award’ and monetary prize of 1,000€. Selected projects will also be eligible to take part in a 2 day pitching training organized with certified International pitching experts. 2. Regional conference on the matters of film industry, panel discussions and presentations with international experts on different subjects concerning film industry: distribution, international sales, coproduction and financing, meet the representatives of film funds and festivals from the region, (one to one meetings on request) etc. Best Pitch application requirements: The project should be the first or second feature film project of the director. Countries eligible: Kosovo, Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro, Serbia, Bosnia Hercegovina and Croatia. Application is very simple, just send the following documents: - Synopsis and treatment - Motivation letter of the director - Basic information on the production house - Project cost (lump sum, not broken down) - Financial plan (if project has already secured funding, what is the coproduction plan etc.) To apply click on this link. Deadline for application is March 14th 2016. Over 50 film professionals from various fields of film industry (distributors, sales agents, producers, film funds, festivals, coproduction markets, directors, etc.) from the region and Europe are expected to be at the PriFORUM. Interested filmmakers from the region that don’t have a project to apply for Best Pitch can also take part in all the events free of charge. See you at PriFORUM soon! For more detailed information or any questions, write to us at: forum@prifilmfest.org. PriFest. Home. Forever. www.prifest.org
CALL FOR APPLICATION - Best Pitch 2016

PRIFEST AND BECHTEL ENKA STIMULATE ENVIRONMENT AWARENESS AMONGST KOSOVAN YOUTH

PriFest is partnering with Bechtel Enka to encourage young people in Kosovo to think about environment and concerns that they may have regarding this issue. The festival, scheduled to happen on 22-29 April 2016, in Prishtina, is opening up a competition for young people to show their creativity and produce films with the main focus on environment issues and problems that Kosovo is facing. Green Film Project is the film project that involves young people to create their own story into a short film of 30 seconds up to 3 minutes long that will have as a main theme an environmental issue or problem that they can identify and make a creative story out of it. The story must be related to environment issues that are of concern in Kosovo. This will intrigue young people to show in a creative way any concerns that they have for environment in their own towns within Kosovo. Eligible to participate are Kosovan students of secondary school and university aged 16 and above up to 30 yrs old. The films can be done with the smart phone camera or with any other camera or format. The participants must upload the film in the special site that will be created for this purpose within PriFest website www.prifest.org. The conditions for the film: Length of the film: maximum 3 minutes Technique of filming: any technique is acceptable The film or part of it must be uploaded in instagram with tag to official page created by the festival in the form of a teaser and also the whole film must be uploaded in the site created for the activity. The hashtag for this competition is #PriFestGreenFilm #BechtelEnka Eligible are all young people from Kosovo and living in Kosovo age 16-30 yrs. The films should strictly be linked to environment theme and Kosovo. The timeline for participation and producing the films is 15 January – 15 March 2016. After this date the competition will be closed and the films will be viewed by the jury (The films will be viewed by the jury of three people that will have one Bechtel Enka representative and two international and national jurors, professional in the field of film making.) in order to make a selection of best films that will move further to be shown to the audience. The selection of 10 most creative films will be shown as part of the program in one of the days of the festival as a special screening of Green Film Project powered by Bechtel Enka, while in the awards ceremony of PriFest the winner film will be announced by Bechtel Enka and receive an award - the professional Canon camera for filming and photography and a certificate.
PRIFEST AND BECHTEL ENKA STIMULATE ENVIRONMENT AWARENESS AMONGST KOSOVAN YOUTH

KOMUNIKATË PËR MEDIA

Sot ne Tirane fillon edicioni i shtate i PriFest – Prishtina International Film Festival, I cili kete vit ka nderruar vendndodhjen dhe vjen ne Tirane si nje format proteste me emrin PriFest in Exile dhe do te mbahet per dy dite rresht me datat 24 dhe 25 prill. Hapsirat ku do te ndodh kjo ngjarje jane Kinema Millenium ne Tirane dhe Tulla Culture Center ne Tirane te Komuna e Parisit. Per dy dite rresht do te shfaqen nje numer filmash te gjitha premiera nga Kosova, Mali I zi, Estonia, Koracia, Gjermania, SHBA etj. Jane keto nje numer I vogel filmash nga programi origjinal I festivalit qe ishte perzgjedhur te ndodhte ne po te njejtat data ne Prishtine, por per shkak te nje gjesti te Ministrit te ri te Kultures, z. Kujtim Shala qe vendosi qe te shkurtoj fondet per shume aktivitete te ndryshme kulturore qe ndodhin ne qytetin e Prishtines, dhe festivalit ne fjale I shkurtoi fondin per 78% si dhe I pamundesoi mbajtjen e tij ne Teatrin Kombetar ku ku evenement I rendesishem mbahej qe nga krijimi I tij, beri qe menaxhmenti I festivalit shume I revoltuar te marre vendim te protesoje ne kete menyre, aq me shume kur ky lajm iu dha nga Ministria e Kultures vetem nje muaj para se te ndodhte festivali. PriFest eshte nje nder ngjarjet me te medha te filmit ne Kosove qe cdo vit ka mbledhur nje numer te madh te filmberesve nga rajoni, Europa dhe bota duke sjellur shume ore filma premiera boterore, nderkombetare dhe regjionale te filmave te metrazhit te gjate, te mesem dhe atij dokumentar. Festivali poashtu ka sjellur nje numer te madh workshopesh dhe ekspertesh qe kane mbajtur leksione per kineastet e rinje nga rajoni dhe Kosova. Ky festival ka qene poashtu nje promovues I madh I kinematografise dhe artisteve nga Shqiperia dhe Kosova. Ne Tirane ky festival vjen ne format te shkurtuar prej dy ditesh duke sjellur disa projeksione filmash ne Kinema Millenium dhe ne Tulla Culture Center. Festivali do te hapet neser ne oren 19.00 me projeksionin special te filmit “Tri dritare dhe nje varje” na regjisori Kosovar Isa Qosja, nderkohe ne oren 20.00 ne Tulla Culture Center do te shfaqen filmi Estonian I metrazhit te mesem dhe filmi artistic I regjisores Jasmila Zbanic “Ishulli I dashurise”. Ne diten e dyte festivali do te kete nje konference per media ne oren 12.00 ne hapsirat e Kinema Millenium kushtuar filmit “Tri dritare dhe nje varje” ku prezent do te jete ekipi I filmit, dhe pas kesaj konference do te vazhdoje programi me edicionin special te PriFORUM, platformes regjionale te industrise se filmit e cila kete vit zhvillohet me temen “Festivalet e filmit – impakti dhe rendesia e tyre per zhvillimin e kinematografise se nje shteti dhe imazhit te tij”. Ne kete forum do te kete pjesemarres nga rajoni dhe mysafire special do te jete producenti Cedomir Kolar, fitues I Oscar me filmin “No men’s land” si dhe producentja nga Afrika e Jugut, Cheryl Johnson. Ne mbremje programi do te vazhdoje me projeksionin e tjera te filmave dhe do te mbyllet ne Tulla ne oren 23.00. Per me shume informacion lidhur me programin gjeni te bashkangjitur programin e plote. Per informacione te tjera na shkruani e vjosa@prifilmfest.org dhe exile@prifilmfest.org apo ne +355694067425. Menaxhmenti i 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