02 – 10 August 2019
Edition XVIII

02 – 10 August 2019
Edition XVIII

Stories We Tell


In 2014, DokuFest brought back this popular and much-needed non-fiction initiative. This time around, the Human Rights Film Factory chose as its title, ‘Stories We Tell’, a theme that sought to meld the multi-ethnic make-up of Kosovo with the deeply personal. Embracing the documentary form in all its glory and obstacles, these non-fiction explorations were to serve also as a direct response to Kosovo’s societal concerns, both past and present. Each of the selected participants from Kosovo, Albania and Serbia were given one year to conceive, shoot and then edit their films in time for the 14th edition of DokuFest.

You can preview the trailers here. The films will be soon available on VOD Platform!

There Was a Time / Ka një mot

In the domestic abuse shelters of Kosovo, live women who have suffered unspeakable physical, emotional and sexual violence. An anonymous interviewee’s story plays against footage of the capital, Prishtina, giving voice to those who have remained silent till now.

Director: Donjetë Berisha;   Producer: DokuFest, Iris Elezi, Thomas Logoreci;   Cinematography: Fioralba Kryemadhi;   Sound: Donjetë Berisha;   Music: Elina Duni;   Editing: Hussamedin Luma


Under the Veil #2 / Nën Duvak #2

Ajshe is the same age as my grandmother. Ajshe’s story is nearly identical to the story of most women her age. In the past, the present and the future, one has many choices but when it comes to marriage, there can be only one.

Director: Entela Hoxha;   Producer: DokuFest, Iris Elezi, Thomas Logoreci;   Animation: Entela Hoxha;   Sound: Gentian Ballaqeni & Benet Nelku;   Music: The grandfathers, brothers;   Editing: Hussamedin Luma, Gerti Pema


Immigrant Journal / Rrëfimet e emigrantit

When a twenty-three year old Kosovar man attempts to illegally migrate to the European Union, an Albanian filmmaker decides to follow him on his journey. On the way, the doc maker reflects on his own past and the intentions behind the film he is making.

Director: Gazmir Lame;   Producer: DokuFest, Iris Elezi, Thomas Logoreci;   Cinematography: Gazmir Lame;   Sound: Gazmir Lame;   Editing: Hussamedin Luma



A house burned down sixteen years ago, yet the smoke remains.

Director: Gorana Jovanović;   Producer: DokuFest, Iris Elezi, Thomas Logoreci;   Cinematography: Stefan Djordjević, Filip Orlandić;   Sound: Vukan Vujović;   Editing: Gorana Jovanović



An attempt to make a short film about a traditional Kosovar face painter in an ethnic Bosnian village.

Director: Gent Shala;   Producer: DokuFest, Iris Elezi, Thomas Logoreci;   Cinematography: Hussamedin Luma, Gent Shala;   Sound: Hussamedin Luma, Gent Shala;   Editing: Hussamedin Luma, Gent Shala


Eu funded project