"Earth inside me" and "Blaga's Lessons" the best at "PriFest"
After the six-day marathon of the show, the international film festival in Pristina, "PriFest", has divided the awards for the best films. This year in the main category - that of the Balkan feature film - two films have triumphed, "Toka brenda meje" directed by Fisnik Maxville and "Blaga's Lessons" directed by Stephan Komandarev. While the first delves into the identity and belonging of individuals in relation to the homeland, the second deals with disasters at a time when technology has become indispensable.
On Sunday night, "PriFest", as usual, brought together local and foreign filmmakers in front of "Kino Armata". In a festive environment, the awards were also distributed.
The director Maxville has said that he is honored with this award for the best film.
This award was shared by the Prime Minister of Kosovo, Albin Kurti. Considering that the award is named after the producer and founder of the festival, Vjosa Berisha, Kurti also spoke about Berisha, who died years ago.
But with his Bulgarian colleague, Stephan Komandarev, Maxville also shared the award for the best director.
In this ceremony, Eli Skorcheva was declared the best actress for her role in the film "Blaga's Lessons". While the award for the best actor was shared between Edgar Morais and Rafael Morais, for their roles in the Albanian film "A cup of coffee and new shoes worn", Albania's candidate for nomination for "Oscar".
The award for the annual achievement in cinematography, "Golden Goddess" has been awarded to producer Valon Bajgora.
As a festival that also has a medium-length film category, "PriFest" has announced "Si n vaj" directed by Aulona Selman as the best film in this category. The story of the mother who sacrifices everything for her children in this film comes with the portrait of Ilira Vinca.
While Ilire Vinca has dedicated this award to all mothers.
The jury's special prize for short films was awarded to "Home of the Heart" directed by Sarah Saidan, while the Short Film Award went to "Roadtriper" directed by the Frenchman Christophe Granger.
The Cinematographic Center of Kosovo participated in "Best Picture" this year, supporting new projects. According to the director of the KKK, Blerta Zeqiri, "PriFest" is an added value of cinematography in Kosovo.
For one week, "PriFest" has brought together local and foreign cinematographers, giving Kosovar premieres. In addition, debates and other activities have completed the mosaic of the Festival.
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