09 Jul, 2021
Today DokuFest announced the full slate of films in competitions for its 20th, jubilee edition, running from 6th to 14th of August.
Culled from a record number of over 3.000 submissions, the festival will showcase a selection of 106 films from 60 countries and across eight competition sections, featuring some of the finest work of non-fiction, as well as a great array of short fiction and experimental cinema produced lately. Almost all of the films screening at the festival will see their Kosovo premieres, making it the largest platform of film showcasing in Kosovo.
From the rich and diverse selection of films in competitions we are delighted to welcome back a number of filmmakers with their new works and equally thrilled to present some of the upcoming best and brightest new voices in cinema with their debut films.
DokuFest also announced the theme of the festival containing three words, Re:set Re:mix Re:act, with the central notion actually being letters RE in the root of these words.
Thus, the festival will try to explore many facets and aspects of these words in the context of the world reemerging from pandemic and reimagining itself in this new situation. A number of films will touch upon the theme and we are excited to find ways of bringing our audience into the conversation. The theme will also reflect in visual identity and promotional campaign, to be launched in the coming days.
Due to the improving situation with Covid-19 in Kosovo, all of the films in competition are expected to have their screenings in cinemas with an audience present. A select number of films will also appear on the festival’s designated online platform.
In addition to the already announced program that celebrates 20 years of the festival, titled 20 for 20: Replay, as well as the long standing music related film program titled Sonic Experiments: Music on Film, DokuFest will continue announcing other programs from its full slate in the coming days.
The 20th edition of DokuFest runs from 6 to 14 of August across the historic city of Prizren and on the designated online platform.
“We are thrilled to be returning with yet another eclectic programme that is sure to surprise, amaze, move and question our audience,” says Veton Nurkollari, Artistic Director of DokuFest. “DokuFest continues to be committed in bringing the best of world cinema to Prizren and to Kosovo. To be able to once again present works of exceptional quality, both from emerging filmmakers as well as from the masters of the craft, feels like a great gift in these strange and difficult times”.