From the resistance of Prizren to keep Lumbardhi a cinema, to creating new spaces for the younger generation and collaborations with many prestigious festivals from all around the world, we grasp the importance of DokuFest as a bridge to communicate and connect.
A last goodbye to an unforgettable edition of DokuFest
The 22nd edition of DokuFest was closed with the awarding ceremony for the best films. On the final night, the importance of this festival was highlighted once again. Therefore, from today, the anticipation for the next edition begins.
The film lays bare the working conditions within Lisbon’s Bairro Alto, where the demolition of a building that once housed an aged printing workshop symbolizes the giving way of tradition to the erection of opulent apartments.
This Friday was another night in which Andrra Stage was filled with the beautiful faces of those who joined the party with HERRENSAUNA SHOWCASE +010010*.
A visual voyage exploring the creative force
Producer Steven Lake in a master class shared with the attendees the pleasures and challenges of making documentary films in a world that thinks commercially.
All those present shared among themselves and with the public their experiences in building a film festival.
The director, Jude Chehab takes a camera and starts asking questions to her grandmother and her mother…
Screenings of four films from the National Competition in DokuFest on Wednesday and Friday have taken the audience on a journey to explore several issues.
While the audience awaited the screenings at Kino Lumi, one could feel the excitement of something new coming and the two films reflected that there are compelling narratives that the audience deserves to listen to.
We go once again to Andrra Stage while bringing together generations to share in an unforgettable experience, celebrating an unparalleled essence of hip-hop culture.
Mstyslav Chernov’s film follows the chronological course of the atrocities that occur in the 20 days of the war, as Russian forces want to take the city.
This screening in Kino Lumi showcased two films: Blood in the Blackbirds’ Field. A story of war, justice, and resilience; and Women of Liberty.
The challenges faced by the industry and filmmakers are not small at all, so much so that they sometimes turn into existential questions, about whether or not to pursue a career in short filmmaking.
The film “Three Sparks” is in the Balkan Dox category. Director Naomi Uman connects a personal story to an old legend with the role of women in society in rural Albania.
“A Golden Life” compares the world of cinematography with the painful reality of young people, who enter a difficult path with nothing to lose.
Many films in the DokuFest’s diverse programme bring to light the very systems in which we are held, and in which we all become both victim and perpetrator.
We follow the protagonists of this documentary: Marie-Lou, Florian, Jerome, and Vincent who work as subcontractors with the French industry of nuclear power.
Iván Simonovis was unjustly sentenced to 30 years in prison for the death of 19 people, killed in demonstrations while 27 others were injured.
We relish our nightly visits to the Andrra Stage because it offers something for everyone…
It is very difficult, almost impossible, to write in a few paragraphs the emotional, human, and inhuman weight of the 56 minutes that “Fragments of Humanity” contains.
Eyes on Kamza and Tirana: on memory, the center, and periphery
An extraordinary panel of women who, not only in their work but also in everyday life, share the value of caring for each other.
‘Total Trust,’ is a documentary that investigates the effects of mass surveillance on Chinese society today.
The film tells an intimate story of three women: a grandmother, a mother, and a daughter trying to navigate and understand the family dynamics in the aftermath of violence and obedience to traditions.
The film reveals the dark reality of systematic patriarchal violence in Turkey.
Watching Stuntwomen made me consider sides to film production I have never even thought about before.
JOSH CAFFE, JOHNY AUX, and GEMZA performances electrified the DokuNights stage.
This initiative is the result of a fruitful collaboration between DokuFest and the OSCE Mission in Kosovo.
There are many ways to tell a story, but nothing beats having a generation of talented directors on stage ready to start their careers.
Tuesday night at DokuPlato was reserved for the category of National films.
In this special screening, Besim Sahatciu’s ant(hrop)ological documentary was revisited with a musical score composed and performed live by the Lumbardhi Experimental Ensemble, led by Ilir Bajri.
This Tuesday’s DokuTalk was dedicated to a wide-ranging discussion about filmmaker duos.
The outstanding Armenian-French filmmaker and photographer, Valérie Massadian, held a Master Class on Tuesday afternoon at the KinoKlubi.
“Breaking Social” is a documentary exposing the facts of corruption.
“Queendom” is nothing more, nothing less than a cry, silent and strong to accept yourself, the reality, the individuality of the other even if he is completely different from the one the world is used to serve.
A selection of films in the category of International Shorts explores just that.
DokuKids is dedicated to children of different age groups, where through activities they learn to advance their knowledge, especially in the creation of animations.
There is nothing that beats a night full of diverse performances and welcomes everyone to explore new sounds and ways to enjoy the festival at its best.
How far can the creative process go and how much impact does it have on the surrounding environment?
Can someone be punished just for a password?
At the end of the screening of Seven Winters in Tehran, the audience was left silent, teary-eyed, and paralyzed by the power of the film.
The Balkan Dox film category is a mirror, a river of lives and memories: we just need to take a step in and feel the water.
Faced with the impossibility of closing a fake account, the filmmaker Armel Hostiou decides to go looking for his double and makes a film.
Ryoichi Kurokawa//Willikens and Ivkovic in DokuNights
DokuTalks on Sunday afternoon managed to bring to the audience another perspective, that of the three filmmakers who in their films had to document themselves
The Documentary and Video Film Festival in Kassel this year has brought a program of short films to Dokufest, specially curated for Prizren’s audience.
The blue shirts are just one of the signs which distinguish the volunteers of Kosovo’s biggest film festival.
A master class on what happens with films after all the work is done.
The film, which is in the International Feature Dox category, deals with the shared history and individual stories of a cast that never met..
Asmae El Moudir, the director of the film, had decided to put herself in the main role, making at the same time her first feature documentary.
Yesterday evening was electrifying and brought together three extraordinary and unique electronic music artists to Andrra Stage.
The filmmaker Jan Baumgartner explained that in this project they put the main focus on the importance of finding the remains of missing persons without any accusations or judgment.
The difference between two different cultural contexts is rarely reflected in “Snajka: Diary of Expectations”.
Following up is a glimpse from the Eyes Wide Open selection of Le Fresnoy films screened in DokuFest.
Landshaft explores the consequences and the ongoing conflicts in Armenia…
“Dealing with the past” was the topic that opened the first DokuTalks discussion on Saturday.
Kino Lumi, located in a special part of the city, stood proudly above the river Lumbardh of Prizren.
As part of the DokuTech activities at DokuFest, a discussion on AI and ChatGPT took place today at the Innovation and Training Park.
Many came to Andrra Stage to have a good time and left fully energized when the sun came up.
The Opening Ceremony of Edition 22 kicked off with an AI touch.
DokuFest is about friendships, late nights, challenges, and comebacks.
The relationship between humans and Artificial Intelligence is at the center of this year’s DokuFest theme.
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