Prishtina International Film Festival
4th edition / 24-01 October 2012
Competitive program for Feature Films and Middle Length Films (25-60mins)
Open call for submissions March - August 2012
3rd Edition of PriFilmFest closing night:
The third edition of PriFilmFest arrived to an end with a wonderful red carpet Gala at Square 21 in Prishtina. After a week of great movies and big audiences, finally the Golden Goddess awards (nicknamed the Oscars of Kosovo) were assigned. President of the jury Gedeon Burkhard (actor in Inglorious Basterds by Quentin Tarantino and in competition at PriFilmFest with middle length movie Bridges) and his colleagues of the jury struggled to decide the winners for every category.
The Golden Goddess for best film went to Loverboy. A Romanian movie dealing with human traffic tragedy, directed by Catalin Mitulescu
The Golden Goddess special jury prize went to Punk's not dead. Directed by Macedonian writer Vladimir Blazevski.
The Golden Goddess for best director went to Dragomir Sholey for his movie Shelter.
The Golden Goddess for best actor went to George Pistereanu for Loverboy. Only 21 years old, he is at his second appearance in a film feature.
The Golden Goddess for best actress went to Luli Bitri in Amnestia
The Silver Goddess for best film in middle length category went to Daddy. From Austria director Umut Dag
The Special Jury mention went to Room 304. A Danish coproduction directed by Birgitte Staermose
The Audience award went to Amnestia, an Albanian movie by director Bujar Alimani.
The Media jury award for best film went to Our Grand Despair by Turkish director Seyfi Teoman
Also this edition, that was opened by the movie The forgiveness of blood by American director Joshua Marston, saw the success of the second edition of PriFilmForum, an event that attired many guests during its two days of meetingS and conferences, helping to connect international directors and actors with the Kosovars. In the same way, the French retrospective on Claude Chabrol, sponsored by the French embassy, help Kosovars to connect with different kind of movies.
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