Last night, on the 27th of August at the train station in Pristina, was held the closing ceremony of the 11th edition of Fest Film Kosova 2018. The ceremony was opened with an introductory word, the executive director of the Makfire Miftari festival, which then revealed the winning names of this year’s festival of film Fest Film Kosova ‘Hyjnesha në Fron’ 2018.
This edition had a rich program with different categories of films – short, medium, documentary, long and for children. Also part of this edition were various professional workshops and an exhibition. The films appeared in three cinemas – in the static train wagon, at the train station and at the Armata cinema. The last evening after the award ceremony was followed by a cocktail for the attendees and light civic music live by Bashkim Gagica.
Jury composed of artists: Edwin Mingard (filmmaker, United Kingdom), Mark Norfolk (director, United Kingdom), Agim Sopi (director, Kosovo), Kimete Berisha (publicist, Kosovo), Naser Shatrolli (dramaturge, Yll Berisha (director, Kosovo) in the category of long films with the main prize of the festival rewarded the film with Turkish filmmaker and production “My Short Words” ..
Other prices in this category are as follows:
Anders Emblem for Directed in ‘Hurry Slowly’
Geidre Beinoriute for the screenplay ‘Breathing Into Marble’
Best actor in the lead:
Kim Myeong-Guk in ‘Dad Is Pretty’
Best actress in the lead:
Airida Gintautaite in ‘Breathing Into Marble’
Special Cinematography Prize:
‘Haldaa’ with director Enamul Haq Somel
Special Prize of the ‘Goddess in the Fron’ Festival:
‘Hippopotamus’ with director Edward Palmer
While the first prize in the short film category was won by the Greek film ‘Maniera Greca’. Special prize in this category went to the German film ‘Terrier’, while ‘Forouzan’ from Iran won the jury prize.
Short description of My Short Words movie:
On a hot summer day, three children living in a poor Anatolian village go to a pit of spring, but they find it too small to swim. They have always wanted to swim in the large lake that can be seen from the village. And enjoying the view from the lake from the distance, they decide to go there by bike. However, this round trip will not be so easy.