Fest Film Kosova-Press Release
In the late hours of the Friday evening in an impressive atmosphere at the ancient Harilaqi Castle, in Fushë Kosova, Fest Film Kosova has announced the winners of the 8th Edition international Film Festival”The Goddess on the Throne”.
The jury consisted of: Alfred Trebicka,Alfred Trebicka, Naser Gjinovci, Selami Taraku, Zet’hane Bahtiri, Ekrem Sopi, Imer Mushkolaj and Ekrem Xani has announced the best film of the Festival : “Shadow Gene” directed by Mark Norfolk from UK.
Festival’s Special Award was given to the director Sohan Roy from India for the film “Dam 999”.
This price is awarded to the films that tackle relevant global issues.
Life achievement award was given to the kosovar film director Sadedin Prekazi in honor of his decades of work in the field of Kosovo’s cinematography with particular emphasis on children’s cinematography.
Other prizes were awarded as follows:
Feature Film Category
Best Director-Mark Norfolk “Shadow Gene”UK
Best Screenplay -Sohan Roy “Dam999″india
Best Actor -Deyan Dankov”The Sinking of Sozopol”Bulgaria
Best Actress -Elizabeth Dahl “Shadow Gene”UK
In the short film category the following prizes were awarded:
Best Short International Film-“Love at first sight”Mark Playne
Best short National Film”The Sonate” Durim Kryeziu .
The 8th Edition of the Film Fest Kosova organized for the first time this year kids edition of “KIDS Hyjnesha” Festival.
During the five days of the Festival 44 short, feature and medium length films were shown from 17 different countries of the world.
Short films for the second time in the Festival’s history were shown on the train while the feature films were screened on the open air cinema and on the premises of the Railway Station in Fushē Kosova.
For the first time the closing ceremony was held in the ancient Harilaqi Castle .
The closing ceremony was attended by about hundred people among which many residents of different ages from Harilaqi ,Fushë Kosova and nearby villages.