Edition 23: 2–10 August, 2024

DOKUSTORIES

16/08/2023

DokuFest: Endless Love Until The End

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.

13/08/2023

DokuNights: Rage Against the Dying of the Light

A last goodbye to an unforgettable edition of DokuFest

13/08/2023

Awards and Congratulations, Until Next Year in Prizren

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.

12/08/2023

The Death of a City - A Letter to a City That Will Never Be The Same

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.

12/08/2023

Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! A DokuNight After Midnight

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*.

12/08/2023

Logical Revolts: The Works of Louis Henderson

A visual voyage exploring the creative force

12/08/2023

Documentaries at the Time of Consumption

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.

12/08/2023

One Last Conversation, Which Left a Good Taste

All those present shared among themselves and with the public their experiences in building a film festival.

12/08/2023

“Q”: A Multi-Generational Tale in Search of Meaning

The director, Jude Chehab takes a camera and starts asking questions to her grandmother and her mother…

12/08/2023

National Films that Travel in Time

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.

11/08/2023

New Wave of Kosovo Filmmakers - As Predicted: Future is a Girl!

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.

11/08/2023

DokuNights: The Hype Is Real

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.

11/08/2023

Not a Single Applause for “20 Days in Mariupol”

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.

11/08/2023

The Special Screening Brings the Suffering of Kosovars During ‘90s

This screening in Kino Lumi showcased two films: Blood in the Blackbirds’ Field. A story of war, justice, and resilience; and Women of Liberty. 

11/08/2023

Yes, I Have a Real Job! I am a Short Film Maker

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.

11/08/2023

A Conversation with Naomi Uman, The Director of “Three Sparks”

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.

11/08/2023

In Search of Gold for a Better Future

“A Golden Life” compares the world of cinematography with the painful reality of young people, who enter a difficult path with nothing to lose.

11/08/2023

We the Victim. We the Guilty.

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.

11/08/2023

Nuclear Nomads: Exploring the Lonely Working Conditions in the Nuclear Industry

We follow the protagonists of this documentary: Marie-Lou, Florian, Jerome, and Vincent who work as subcontractors with the French industry of nuclear power.

11/08/2023

My Father’s Prison: Film About Injustice

Iván Simonovis was unjustly sentenced to 30 years in prison for the death of 19 people, killed in demonstrations while 27 others were injured.

10/08/2023

DokuNights: A Time To Share Truths Through Music

We relish our nightly visits to the Andrra Stage because it offers something for everyone…

10/08/2023

Fragments of Humanity, of an Inhuman Story

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.

10/08/2023

The Planned, The Unplanned, and Everything in Between

Eyes on Kamza and Tirana: on memory, the center, and periphery

10/08/2023

About Women, Love, Revolt, And Much More Than That

An extraordinary panel of women who, not only in their work but also in everyday life, share the value of caring for each other.

10/08/2023

Film Review - ‘Total Trust’: ‘One Moment Of Darkness Will Not Blind You Forever’

‘Total Trust,’ is a documentary that investigates the effects of mass surveillance on Chinese society today.

10/08/2023

The Taste Of Mango - A Close-Up of Intergenerational Relationship Through Trauma and Love

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.

10/08/2023

My Name is Happy: Between Happiness and Survival

The film reveals the dark reality of systematic patriarchal violence in Turkey.

10/08/2023

Film Review: Stuntwomen, An Empowering Documentary

Watching Stuntwomen made me consider sides to film production I have never even thought about before.

09/08/2023

Another Night, Another Spectacular DokuNight

JOSH CAFFE, JOHNY AUX, and GEMZA performances electrified the DokuNights stage.

09/08/2023

The Digital Exhibition “How Do I See You – Kosovo?” Explores the Inter-Community Relations

This initiative is the result of a fruitful collaboration between DokuFest and the OSCE Mission in Kosovo.

09/08/2023

Future is Here Forever

There are many ways to tell a story, but nothing beats having a generation of talented directors on stage ready to start their careers.

09/08/2023

Same, but Different: An Evening Well Spent on DokuPlato

Tuesday night at DokuPlato was reserved for the category of National films.

09/08/2023

“117 Resounded” a True Treat for the Eyes and Ears

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.

09/08/2023

What’s Better Than a Filmmaker? Two Filmmakers

This Tuesday’s DokuTalk was dedicated to a wide-ranging discussion about filmmaker duos.

09/08/2023

Hey Mamoushka, I Attended a Fantastic Master Class

The outstanding Armenian-French filmmaker and photographer, Valérie Massadian, held a Master Class on Tuesday afternoon at the KinoKlubi.

09/08/2023

Breaking Social: ‘One Dollar, One Vote’ The Film That Talks About Kleptocracy’ 

“Breaking Social” is a documentary exposing the facts of corruption.

08/08/2023

Queendom: About Being Yourself Even if Your Knees Shake

“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.

08/08/2023

Challenging Realities and Overcoming Pain

A selection of films in the category of International Shorts explores just that.

08/08/2023

DokuKids, Between Fun and Learning

DokuKids is dedicated to children of different age groups, where through activities they learn to advance their knowledge, especially in the creation of animations.

08/08/2023

Dancing the Rain Away in Prizren with Lyra Pamuk, Space Afrika, Islandman, and Ujpagaz -DokuNights

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.

08/08/2023

Please No Excuses: The Sky Is The Limit!

How far can the creative process go and how much impact does it have on the surrounding environment?

08/08/2023

Truth Dox: Phantom Parrot

Can someone be punished just for a password?

08/08/2023

Film Review: Seven Winters in Tehran but an Enduring Symbol of Protest

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.

07/08/2023

Balkan Dox: Stories on Stories on Stories

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.

07/08/2023

“The Other Profile” - A Film About Illogical Logic

Faced with the impossibility of closing a fake account, the filmmaker Armel Hostiou decides to go looking for his double and makes a film.

07/08/2023

A Digital Quest // Engaging Telepathically

Ryoichi Kurokawa//Willikens and Ivkovic in DokuNights

07/08/2023

How Can I Be The Character Of My Film?

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

07/08/2023

Kassel Dokfest Short Films at DokuFest Create New Cultural Bridges

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.

07/08/2023

From Audience Member to Volunteer

The blue shirts are just one of the signs which distinguish the volunteers of Kosovo’s biggest film festival.

06/08/2023

The Film is Done. What Now?

A master class on what happens with films after all the work is done.

06/08/2023

Knit’s Island and Life Between Two Realities

The film, which is in the International Feature Dox category, deals with the shared history and individual stories of a cast that never met..

06/08/2023

The Mother of All Lies

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.

06/08/2023

Nothing Less, Nothing More: An Electrifying Night

Yesterday evening was electrifying and brought together three extraordinary and unique electronic music artists to Andrra Stage.

06/08/2023

“The DNA of Dignity” Unfolds the Important Work of Forensics

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.

06/08/2023

World Premiere of “Snajka: Diary of Expectations”: A Diary of Exceeded Expectations

The difference between two different cultural contexts is rarely reflected in “Snajka: Diary of Expectations”.

06/08/2023

Letting Stories Become the Ocean: A Diverse Carousel of Heartfelt Experiences

Following up is a glimpse from the Eyes Wide Open selection of Le Fresnoy films screened in DokuFest.

05/08/2023

LANDSHAFT: The Yearning Quest for Peace

Landshaft explores the consequences and the ongoing conflicts in Armenia…

05/08/2023

Dealing With The Past and Dealing Strongly

“Dealing with the past” was the topic that opened the first DokuTalks discussion on Saturday.

05/08/2023

My First Time at Kino Lumi

Kino Lumi, located in a special part of the city, stood proudly above the river Lumbardh of Prizren.

05/08/2023

DokuTech with a focus on equality and the intersection of art and technology

As part of the DokuTech activities at DokuFest, a discussion on AI and ChatGPT took place today at the Innovation and Training Park.

05/08/2023

DokuNights has begun: Trailblazing performances by Peaches, STEFFI, and Ivana Dragsic

Many came to Andrra Stage to have a good time and left fully energized when the sun came up.

05/08/2023

The Voice of the Future: So Bold!

The Opening Ceremony of Edition 22 kicked off with an AI touch.

04/08/2023

Back in Prizren

DokuFest is about friendships, late nights, challenges, and comebacks.

04/08/2023

Edition 22 of DokuFest is ready to take off!

The relationship between humans and Artificial Intelligence is at the center of this year’s DokuFest theme.