Kosovo participates in DokLeipzig in Germany

Kosovo participates in DokLeipzig in Germany

Pristina, October 28, 2014/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

Kosovo will be part of the DokLeipzig or International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film, which started on Monday in Leipzig, Germany. The festival will last until November 2.

Kosovo will compete in the programs Country Focus Ex-Yu, DOK Market Video Library and SEED Project (Southeast East European Documentaries).

“It’s a pleasure to see not only the participation of so many films from Kosovo, but also the fact that we will also be present in the joint stand of the countries of the region”, declared the head of the Cinematographic Center of Kosovo (CCK), Arben Zharku.

The documentary films that will be part of the Country Focus Ex-Yu program are “Weddings and pampers” by Antoneta Kastrati  and Casey Cooper Johnson and the documentary “117” by Besim Sahatciu.

Meanwhile, in the Video Library category, there will be the documentary “Sex” by Kaltrina Krasniqi and “There’s light inside” by Rea Surroi and Dardan Selimaj.

Part of the DokLeipzig is also the SEED project which focuses on documentaries from South East Europe.  In the framework of this project, there will be a catalogue where there will be films in different phases of their development.

This catalogue will include films supported by CCK such as “Land of Women” by Orhan Kerkezi, “Germans fear me” by Albana Muja, “Nakhino” by Sami Mustafa, “Parallel Soldiers” by Mathieu Jouffre, “The Bridge” by Valmira Hyseni, “Chronicle of the last battle of the 20th century” by Dardan Islami and “Women from Djakovica” by Shkurte Dauti and Gazmend Bajri.

International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film holds this year the 57th edition. /ibna/