From July 13, 2017 until July 20, 2017
Please note that all preview materials should be sent to our office address via UPS (preferred courier).
DVDs or VIMEO LINKS must reach us before 30.04..2017. DVD screener 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 30 April 2017.
PriFest accepts entries for feature fiction films competition categories: European Films, Honey and Blood Cinema (Balkan Films).
PriFest accepts entries for Medium-length films(from 25-60 min and Worldwide).
NEW - PriFest accepts documentaries for competition category.
PriFest accepts feature fiction and documentaries on LGBT subjects for LetItBe program.
All films must be subtitled in English language.
All films selected can be screened only in: DCP and/or BLURAY/Dvd format.
This Festival was founded in 2008
Prishtina International Film Festival (PriFest)
PriFest is the biggest and most important film industry event in Kosovo. It was born out of the need to bring back cinema culture, which was lost during many years of repression and war. PriFest is an opportunity for young filmmakers in Kosovo, who because of the visa regime have stringent travel limitations throughout Europe and elsewhere. For them, PriFest is an opportunity to meet regional and European filmmakers and experts that visit the festival, thereby increasing their chances to network and co-produce their films. Every year, PriFest’s film programs offer the audience novel films from Europe, the Balkans and the world. Additionally, PriFest offers special programs that promote human rights, tolerance and acceptance for marginalized groups of societies. It is the only festival in the Balkan that has a special program for LGBT-themed films, a program that is curated in partnership with Outfest in Los Angeles. Besides films, the festival has a very good regional development platform that offers trainings, lectures, inspirational masterclasses from distinguished guests, as well as other opportunities that filmmakers from Kosovo and the neighboring countries can benefit from. It is a great networking event for filmmakers from Kosovo, the region and Europe.
PriFest has 4 competition programs:
European Feature Film Competition
Balkan Feature Film Competition
Middle-length Film Competition
Documentary Film Competition