Prishtina International Film Festival (12)


11 Jan 2020
Call for entries

20 Apr 2020
Festival closed

10 Jun 2020
Notification date

14 Jul 2020
19 Jul 2020


Mother Teresa str, RTK building 47,  10000, Prishtina, Prishtina, Kosovo

Festival description
Short film festival 59'<
Feature film festival >60' 200'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Does NOT have submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 July 2018
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  59'<
 Feature Films  >60' 200'<
 Any language
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Festival start: 14 July 2020      Festival end: 19 July 2020

PriFest is a unique and distinctive festival in Kosovo. PriFest is the only International Film Festival with feature and medium-length films in competition that happens in Kosovo.

PriFest possesses the cross-cutting segment in its multidimensional activities.
Firstly by tackling human right element through screening films on raising awareness about all marginalized groups in the society including women, youth, LGBT community, ethnic minorities and so on.

Second activity which PriFest considers as very important is raising awareness amongst the audience about protecting and improving the environment, and seeking to promote sustainable development.

PriFest includes the capacity building component through educational program by conducting forums like Prishtina Film FORUM, a set of regional co-production events, which bring important people from the cinema world and film industry from world, Europe and the region to Prishtina and helps them delivering updated information and knowledge in the area of co-production. Many sessions are lectured mainly from European professionals, of this field.

Pitching workshop is a valuable element of the PriFORUM that helps young producers learn how to present their projects and find funding / co-producer in Europe. The Best Pitch contest happens in front of international jury where (4F) first fiction feature film project for a director is presented and competes to get the Vanessa Redgrave for PriFest - Prize for Best Pitch.

Over the past years PriFest brought to Prishtina many Oscar winners, and winners of Bafta, Berlinale, Venice and many other prestigious awards. Amongst other guests, PriFest was visited by famous British director Stephen Frears and American director, 2 times Oscar winner, Paul Haggis.

The President of the Honorary Board of the festival is famous British actress, Oscar and Golden Globe winner, Vanessa Redgrave.



Golden Goddess for the best European film
Special Jury Prize
Media Jury Prize (Awarded by Dritan Hoxha Foundation since 2012)


Red Goddess for the best Balkan film
Golden Goddess for the best Balkan director
Golden Goddess for the best Balkan actor
Golden Goddess for the best Balkan actress
Fipresci Jury Prize

Golden Goddess for the best Documentary

Silver Goddess for the best Medium length film
Independent Student Jury Prize

Best Student Film

AUDIENCE PRIZE (applicable for all films at the festival)

- Please note that all preview materials should be sent to our office address via UPS or DHL (preferred couriers).

- DVDs or films submit via must reach us before 20.04.2020. DVD screeners sent by couriers must have following statement: ‘Without commercial value, for cultural purposes only’.

- All entries must be at least premieres for the Kosovo territory.

- All entries must be maximum 2 years old from the date 14 July 2020.

- PriFest accepts entries for feature fiction films 2 competition categories: European Films (films from territory of Europe incl.Russia), Balkan Films or Honey and Blood Cinema (Balkan peninsula countries).

- PriFest accepts Medium-length fiction films Competition category (from 25-60 min and Worldwide).

- PriFest accepts feature documentaries for Competition category, Worldwide.

- PriFest accepts Students' films, competitive category, all length (worldwide).

- PriFest accepts Experimental films, non-competitive category, all length (worldwide).

- PriFest accepts feature fiction and documentaries on LGBT subjects for LetItBe program (non-competitive).

- All films must be subtitled in English language.

- All films selected can be screened only in: DCP and/or HD and BLURAY format.

- PriFest respects the FIAPF International Film Festivals Regulations.



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