Documentary Film School ACTive
by Lejla Mušanović, Norika Sefa, Relja Pekić (Macedonia, Kosovo, B&H, Serbia)
The young butcher Ergjan tells the interesting story that one old house in the center of Prizren hides. Ergjan is a young boy growing up in a traditional Albanian family. Even more revealing than his words is his attitude towards the isolation he lives in and the house itself. Showing them through the same objects, this story is about the past and and the future as seen from within.
THE SPRING IN SUMMER
by Edin Alija, Mila Radonjikj, Vanja Ristić (Macedonia, Kosovo, B&H, Serbia)
This short documentary film captures the moments when we use the water fountain. It is a poetic and allegorical story about people, differences, connections, similarities. We all stop by the water fountain, even just for a moment, no matter where we come from or where we go. This is a story about all of us – young, old, happy or sad, angry or delighted, or just being thirsty. This is a story about the little moments of magic that happen there, at the fountain.
by Darko Aleksovski, Sanja Rašević, Venesa Musović (Macedonia, Kosovo, B&H, Serbia)
Small Talk is a short film, inspired primarily by the Prizren City Hostel, where the authors stayed for 10 days while attending the Creative Doc School ACTive. The hostel was a meeting point for a great number of people, coming from different corners of the world, exchanging experiences in an informal way, with a great deal of sincerity and helpfulness. The different ways of communication inspired the authors to try and observe the human relations in the hostel. By documenting the unpretentious conversations, Small Talk captures almost a struggle for basic human interaction in an age where all communication is mediated by technology.
by Ishak Jalimam, Monika Šimunac, Nita Zeqiri, Petar Antevski (Macedonia, Kosovo, B&H, Serbia)
Engaged and happily in love, these two girls bravely tell the story of their mutual life as a lesbian couple in Kosovo.
by Aleksandra Aleksovska, Andi Thaqi, Jovanche Nedelkovski (Macedonia, Kosovo, B&H, Serbia)
Why does society always tend to marginalize those who do things unconventionally? Why does it put aside everything that is ugly and rejoice in everything that is beautiful? What is ugly?
Debris takes us into the small microcosm of one brave woman called Dada. A cosmos so small that breaks our society’s rules and conventionality into pieces and encompasses in a comical way the values that might inspire a new interpretation and revision of our everyday lives.
Production of these films was generously supported by Balkan Trust for Democracy