This year's edition of PriFest is taking place online from 19 to 25 October.
Due to the pandemic, many international guests and members of the jury will not be able to attend, therefore this year's edition will not be competitive.
“It is sad that we will not host any guests. International filmmakers and experts who visited PriFest over the years are especially important for the festival; they created a strong bond with our filmmakers because many co-productions were initiated in PriFest, thanks to our great networking events and activities. Having an online edition will be a challenge for us this year, but we’d love to have our international friends back as soon as possible, so I look forward to going back to the real event next year, in line with our slogan ‘Friendship, forever.” said Vjosa Berisha, Festival Director.
To watch films online you need to be in the Kosovo geo-territory and to register at the PriFest website www.prifest.org one week before the event.
Artistic Director Fatos Berisha stated that this year’s program comprises films which confirm that PriFest continues to be an important festival to all filmmakers from Kosovo, the region and beyond. "Despite the fact that the circumstances have forced us to hold the festival online with a reduced number of films, we are still very satisfied with all the submissions that we have received, and ultimately a great selection has been made. Out of 36 films, all of which are Kosovo premieres, we will screen 2 world premieres, 2 international premieres, 1 European premiere and 6 regional premieres.”
The film ‘Exile’, directed by Visar Morina, will open the festival on 19 October
This year, PriFest begins its collaboration with the European Film Academy (EFA), as a result of which we will bring 6 short films from the EFA Shorts collection.
For more information about the program, film schedules and activities, follow us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and the official festival website www.prifest.org
See the full line up below.
Films in collaboration with European Film Academy
Middle length films
Let it be