PriFest opens this year’s edition with ‘UNWANTED’ – reveals the main competing program, ‘Honey and Blood’ | 20-25 September 2022

PriFest opens this year’s edition with ‘UNWANTED’ – reveals the main competing program, ‘Honey and Blood’


‘Unwanted’, a film by Edon Rizvanolli, will officially open this year’s edition of PriFest on July 13th. The film will compete in main film program of PriFest – the ‘Honey and Blood’ program.

‘Unwanted’, a co-production between Kosovo and the Netherlands, comes to PriFest as an International Premiere, after screening its World Premiere at ‘Karlovy Vary Film Festival’, where it was screened a few days ago as the opening film of the ‘East of the West’ competing program.

“We are very happy and proud to screen a Kosovar film to the Kosovo audience, especially a film that has just been screened as a World Premiere at the ‘Karlovy Vary Film Festival’. We liked the film and we made a deal with the director to screen the film in Kosovo right after its World Premiere. This makes us happy because we are offering a special experience to the Kosovo audience. The film cast will be present at the festival for the film screening.

Furthermore, the film will be screened in two different places simultaneously: at the National Theatre (Main Hall) and at the Open Air Cinema at the ‘Zahir Pajaziti’ square. We will thank our sponsors, partners, and artists by inviting them to our opening night ceremony, however, everyone is welcome to come and enjoy the film for FREE. The space is quite big and can host a large crowd. Last year there were more than 1,500 people in attendance, and I am sure that it will be a great night once again. knowing that the cinema will speak ‘ALBANIAN’ that night.” – said Vjosa Berisha, PriFest’s director. ‘Unwanted’ is a shocking drama that revolves around a family of refugees from Kosovo that have lived in the Netherlands and face a story of love which re-opens old wounds from the recent war in Kosovo.

Director: Edon Rizvanolli Starring: Adriana Matoshi, Jason de Ridder and Niki Verkaar The Balkan film's program, ‘Honey and Blood’, will host 10 films for this year’s edition of PriFest – 2 Regional Premieres and 8 other Premieres.

Below you can find the full list of the films which will comprise this category:

  1. UNWANTED, Kosovo, International Premiere
  2. LOWDOWN, Montenegro, Regional Premiere
  3. A COMEDY OF TEARS, Slovenia, Kosovo Premiere
  4. AMOK, Macedonia, Kosovo Premiere
  5. EMBER, Turkey, Kosovo Premiere
  6. GODLESS, Bulgaria, Kosovo Premiere
  7. GORAN, Croatia, Kosovo Premiere
  8. QUIT STARING AT MY PLATE, Croatia, Kosovo Premiere
  9. REQUIEM FOR MRS J, Serbia, Kosovo Premiere
  10. SNOW, Turkey, Kosovo Premiere

This year, from July 13-20, the PriFest audience will be able to watch films at the National Theatre (two halls), the Open Air Cinema at the Zahir Pajaziti Square, Kino ABC and the other Open Air Cinema at the National Museum Amphitheatre. Tickets will cost 3 Euros, and can be bought at the National Theatre and Kino ABC. Film lovers also have the great opportunity to buy an All in one ticket which will enable them to watch any and all of the festival’s 76 films for only 10 Euros. To buy this card write to us at or phone the festival office +381 38 22 11 44.

In the following days PriFest will publish the names of the films which will comprise the other categories of this year’s edition, so save the dates and prepare yourself for a week full of films, debates and other activities which will make Prishtina the place to be this summer.