02 – 10 August 2019
Edition XVIII

02 – 10 August 2019
Edition XVIII


July 24th, 2018

Creative Kosova is an initiative of DokuFest to develop European and Regional Cultural Partnership Network and capacity building of cultural and creative Sector in Kosovo in preparation for accession to Creative Europe programme applications.

The initiative through these Industry Events aims to capacitate organizations and individuals from the cultural and creative sector to respond qualitatively in addressing the priorities and the actions outlined in the annual work Programme of Creative Europe.

This year we are organizing three Industry Events, to talk about partnerships and collaborations, the future of the Media sub-program and opportunities and challenges in the Western Balkan region for co-productions with Europe.

Britta Erich from Hamburg Media Desk will be introducing the concept of “Desk on the Road” to provide hands-on information about the EU’s funding scheme for the audiovisual industry in Europe and beyond. Find out everything you always wanted to know and never dared to ask!

The mobile desk will be running on Thursday and Friday after the “Creative Kosovo” industry events.

See the full list of Events that will take place in Hamam:

CULTURE IN THE SPOTLIGHT – Regional Partnerships for Creative Europe
08 August – 15:00 HRS

In June 2018 Kosovo joined the Culture sub-programme and the cross-sectoral strand of Creative Europe. A mixed panel of Creative Europe Desk representatives and cultural operators will discuss the role of Creative Europe desks and how can they facilitate participation in the Creative Europe programme. Panel will also reflect on how and why we collaborate across borders and how collaboration in Western Balkans can strengthen partnerships across artforms to build audiences, develop skills, innovate and adapt.

Radomir Lazović – Cultural Activist from Serbia, Arlinda Kondi – Head of CE Culture Desk Albania, Rina Gurgule – Head of CE Culture Desk Kosovo and Ares Shporta – Cultural Activist from Kosovo will discuss on the matter.

09 August – 14:00 HRS 

Creative Europe MEDIA Sub-Programme has been a vital component of the European audiovisual landscape. Festivals across Europe, supported by Media program have been the main promoters of European audiovisual works. The proposal for establishment of 2021- 2027 Creative Europe programme suggests offering opportunities for operators to develop technologically and artistically innovative European trans-border initiatives to exchange, co-create, coproduce and distribute European works with wider use of digital technology.

Will this shift affect the funding of the European Festivals that have used traditional marketing and promotion approach? What is the distribution landscape through Festival Markets in EU countries in comparison to the region? Will cross-border partnerships and networks encourage the scaling up of Europe’s cultural and creative sectors? And finally, what can Kosovo’s audiovisual and creative sector learn from this transition in policies?

Britta Erich from Creative Europe Desk Hamburg, Sven Shwarz from Hamburg International Short Film Festival and Cem Öztüfekçi from BelDocs will try to provide the answers.

REGIONAL CO-PRODUCTIONS: An opportunity or a challenge
10 August – 16:00 HRS

The Creative Europe Media Program and Euroimages in particular, have consistently provided financial support to encourage European co-productions. What are the opportunities and challenges in the Western Balkan region for co-productions with Europe?

Following the recent success of Kosovo’s cinematography through co-productions this panel, composed of experienced European and regional producers will explore how the industry can foster international relationships and open up new markets to build on existing co-production partnerships.

Oliver Sertic from Croatia, Jasmin Basic from Austria, Jelena Angelovski from Serbia and Bujar Kabashi from Kosovo will be discussing opportunity and challenges.

This grant is funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), managed by the Kosovo Civil Society Foundation (KCSF).