”More than 100 wonderful documentary films as well as a great array of short fictions and experimental cinema representing 40 countries, is what characterizes the film competition…”, are words from the press release sent out a couple of days ago by the festival in Prizren Kosovo, that takes place August 2-10. The artistic director of the festival, Veton Nurkollari, is a happy man:
“Bold and innovative, timely and important, is how I’d identify many of the films from this year’s competitions. “DokuFest continues its mission to bringing the best and the brightest in contemporary filmmaking to Kosovo and we are thrilled to welcome a number of first-time directors as well as many returning ones to the festival.”
There are no less than six competition sections: Balkan Dox, Intl. Dox and Feature & Shorts, Intl. Shorts, Human Rights Dox, Green Dox, National Competition.
Several of the films have been highlighted on this site, let me mention five of them:
Artemio Benki: Solo – http://www.filmkommentaren.dk/blog/blogpost/4542/
Reetta Huhtanen: Gods of Molenbeek – http://www.filmkommentaren.dk/blog/blogpost/4454/
Rachel Leah Jones & Philippe Bellaiche : Advocate http://www.filmkommentaren.dk/blog/blogpost/4553/
Dina Naser: Tiny Souls – http://www.filmkommentaren.dk/blog/blogpost/4543/
Viktor Kossakovsky: Aquarela – http://www.filmkommentaren.dk/blog/blogpost/4408/
As usual, the festival in Prizren offers high quality – and I can add that the festival atmosphere is friendly and relaxed with much time to digest and discuss what you have seen.