Photo courtesy of DokuFest, Prizren, Kosovo. Author: Esat Duraki

DokuFest Becomes Nominating Festival for European Film Awards

The European Film Academy has selected Kosovo’s DokuFest as one of the nominee festivals for the European Film Awards, EFA.

In a press release, the management of DokuFest, the International Documentary and Short Film Festival, has announced that the festival has been selected to make nominations in two categories of  the European Film Awards, EFA – short film and documentary film.

Veton Nurkollari, the artistic director of DokuFest and a member of the Academy, said Dokufest’s selection for nomination was another success for DokuFest, but also for the Kosovo film scene.

“Becoming a nominee festival for the EFA in two categories is a great achievement and we look forward to contributing even more to the great project of promoting European cinema,” Nurkollari was quoted as saying. 

The European Film Academy was founded in 1989 by the first president Ingmar Bergman and 40 filmmakers, in order to develop the European film industry.

 Every year the various activities of the academy culminate with the European Film Awards ceremony. 

Awards are given in 26 categories. The 35th  edition of this year’s EFA Awards will be held on December 10 in Reykjavík, Iceland.

Earlier this week, DokuFest also announced joining the world’s No 1 film festival and market by a partnership with Cannes Docs in the Marché du Film – Festival de Cannes.

 DokuFest this year is one of the 10 partner festivals of the Cannes Docs section within the largest film market in the world during the prestigious Cannes Film Festival. 

This is the first year that they will have the opportunity to be introduced and promoted in this program.

DokuFest, International Documentary and Short Film Festival, is the largest film festival in Kosovo.

Each year it fills cinemas and improvised screening venues around the historic city center of Prizren with a selection of more than 200 hand-picked films from around the world.

Documentary photo exhibitions, debates, master classes and lively music events are also part  of the festival.

06/05/2022 - 14:22

06 May 2022 - 14:22

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