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FUNDING Kosovo

The Kosovo Cinematography Center supports 16 new film projects

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- New projects by Fatos Berisha, Blerta Basholli and Isa Qosja are among the films funded

The Kosovo Cinematography Center supports 16 new film projects
Director Isa Qosja

In this year’s annual bid, the Kosovo Cinematography Center (KCC) is supporting 16 films, including seven feature films, such as The Flying Circus, written and directed by Fatos Berisha and produced by Vjosa Berisha; The Hive, written and directed by Blerta Basholli, produced by Yll Uka; Zana [+see also:
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, written and directed by Antoneta Kastrati, produced by Casey Cooper Johnson; and Skype, written and directed by Isa Qosja (known for his feature Three Windows and A Hanging [+see also:
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) and produced by Bajrush Kajtazi.

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In the minority co-production category, the KCC will be supporting the following three films: Open Door [+see also:
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 by Albania’s Florenc Papas; The Vanished, written and directed by Albanian’s Arben Thaçi; and the film project The Delegation [+see also:
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, written by Artan Minarolli and directed by Bujar Alimani, known for his latest feature, Chromium [+see also:
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, which is Albania’s contender for the Oscars (read the news).

Four short films are being supported in this year’s call, including One Month, written and directed by Zgjim Terziqi; Lëmsh (Yarn), written and directed by Lendita Zeqiraj (well known for her short film Balcony); Drita, written by Armend Smajli and directed by Rita Krasniqi; and the film project Vozitësi, written by Jeton Kulinxha and directed by Valter Lucaj.

Furthermore, the KCC has supported one feature documentary, Çka e vrau arkitektin? by Mathieu Jouffre and produced by Besa Luci (also known for their latest documentary, Drums of Resistance), plus three short documentaries: Kosova Brothers, a documentary by Samir Karahoda; Shpresa by Vjosa Abazi Kastrati; and Rrugëtimi prej Kampioni, written by Arton Humolli and directed by Kushtrim Kadriu.

In addition, the KCC has supported one animated film, entitled Magneti, written by Mjellmë Doli and directed by Arvan Berisha.

The evaluation jury members for the feature films included Danijel Hocevar, Elma Tataragic, Arian Krasniqi, Zymber Kelmendi, Visar Morina, Artur Tahiraj and Alban Ukaj, whereas the evaluation jury for short films, documentaries, script development and animated films included Agron Vula, Arben Bajraktaraj, Imer Mushkolaj, Kaltrina Krasniqi, Arzana Kraja, Bujar Luma and Ramadan Musliu.

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