Pristina, August 25, 2014/Independent Balkan News Agency
By Elton Tota
The 13th edition of the international documentary films “Dokufest” ended on Sunday.
The film which was liked the most by the public of Dokufest was “The hug” by Lulzim Guhelli. Guhelli said that he was very happy with this, because according to him, this was the biggest award that he could be rewarded.
“Silence” of Bekim Guri received the “Best National Film” award. This was the seventh award that this film receives.
“Best National Film” award was given by the guest from Albania, prime minister Edi Rama. Rama supported the demand of this edition’s Dokufest for the cinema of Lumebardh not to become a parking lot. He demanded from the mayor of Prizren, who was present, not to remove that cinema.
“The best short film” award went for “Subtotal” by Gunhild Enger. The Norwegian has thanked everyone and said that she felt good to be in Prizren.
“I feel very good about the fact that I’m here and I also want to thank everyone for these wonderful evenings”, said she.
In the “Green Dox” category, the main award was received by “Metamorphosen” film by Sebastian Mez, while the special prize of the jury was received by “My Name is Salt” of Farida Pachas.
The award was accepted by the representative of the German embassy. This film deals with the nuclear catastrophes that have been caused to the world.
“Best Human Rights Documentary” was given by the artistic director of the festival, Veton Nurkollari. This award was won by “Judgment in Hungary”, by Eszter Hajdu, while the special jury award was given to “The Missing Picture” by Rithy Pahnit.
The Best International Short Documentary award went to Argentina. This award was received by Manuel Abramovich with “The Queen”.
Meanwhile, the main award for the best short international documentary was received by “Emergency Calls”.
The best prize for Balkan DOX went to “Evaporating Borders” by Iva Radivojevic.
Special Prize for International Dox went to “Endless Escape, Eternal Return” by Harutyin Khachatryan.
The jury has honored film directors Elwira Niewiera and Piotr Rosolowski for their film “Domino Effect”. This festival has conveyed a very good image on Kosovo everywhere in the world. A large number of media have reported this event by calling it “The cinema paradise in the Balkan”. /ibna/