Director: Eneos Çarka
Producers: Joni Shanaj, Eneos Çarka
Production company: SCRB & NKNB
The friendship of two street artists falls apart because of ambition, ego, and contradictory dreams that lead them on separate paths to become professional performers in a competitive world.
The 50th and 1/2 State
Director: Zgjim Terziqi, Valmira Hyseni
Producer: Valmira Hyseni, Zgjim Terziqi
Production company: Plan Bee Films
Even before the US led NATO intervention of ethnic cleansing of Kosovo by the Milošević regime in 1999, Kosovo might have been a “candidate” for the label of the most pro American country in the world. But after thewar, its undoubtedly the champion of pro-Americanism.
The Hardest Role
Director: Aleksandra Jelić
Producer: Srđan Bajski
Production company: WaveForm10
This film follows a group of actresses and female director who are survivors of sexual abuse and harassment, in their attempt to make a theatre performance on this topic, based on their own and experience of other actresses, thus shake up the art scene and the entire public in Serbia and the Balkans.
Director: Ziogas Nikos
Producer: Antigoni Papantoni
Production company: Raw Docs
One lake, three countries, one symphony. The magnetic power of the lake leads the borders to a strange connection, to an almost symphonic agreement.
Beyond the Red Light
Country: United Kingdom
Director: Pauline Blanchet, Sabrina Jones, Milla Lewis
Producer: Pauline Blanchet
Production company: Aral Sea Productions LTD.
Lila is one of the only open trans sex workers in North Macedonia. Working for an underfunded sex workers’ rights organisation, she must decide whether sacrificing her safety is worth the fight for her community.
Punk Under Communist Regime
Country: Slovenia, Serbia, Croatia
Director: Andrej Košak
Producer: Zoran Dževerdanović
Production company: Blade production
A story about punk scene in Slovenia, between 1977-85. The bands were formed by teenagers which triggered a wave of repression by Communist party. This was the first blow against the regime in former communist Yugoslavia.
Donkeys, Goats and Cinemas
Country: Germany, North Macedonia
Director: Peter Zach
Producer: Peter Zach
Production company: PZF Berlin, PPFP Skopje
„Donkeys, goats and cinemas” follows the path of people presenting in the summer time a „Traveling Cinema“ in the Balkans: in the Republic of North Macedonia, Greece and Albania.
A black and white Road Movie where the past and the present color the todays life in an ancient region of Europe.
Country: Turkey, France
Director: Berke Bas
Producer: Enis Köstepen (producer) , Richard Copans (co-producer)
Production company: Liman Film (Turkey) – inHouse Projects (Turkey) – Les Films d’ici (France)
27 years and counting… A Kurdish lawyer fights the corrupt justice system in today’s Turkey with families whose sons and brothers disappeared in the hands of state forces in 1995. They take hours long road-trips for each hearing of the trial that started finally in 2015. Breaking down the state’s wall of silence is an impossible task “but the truth is out there for those who want to see.”
Director: Stanislav Donchev
Producer: Teodora Stoilova-Doncheva
Production company: Dynamic Arts
“Deafening Silence” is a film about life, about the fact that it is worth it, along with the difficult moments of despair that things can be fixed tomorrow… as long as there is tomorrow.
I have never been on an airplane
Director: Redon Kikaj
Producer: Dardan Hoti, Luca Tesei Li Bassi
Production company: Katharsis
Isolated from the rest of the world since birth, Atdhe, Jeta and Tringa are three friends in their early twenties who live their lives in the youngest capital in the world, Prishtina.
Director: Tzeli Hadzidimitriou
Producer: Rea Apostolides
Production company: Anemos & Anemon
At the end of the Greek dictatorship in 1974, lesbian women from across the world began arriving at a small traditional village, on the island of Lesvos.
DAE – Documentary Association of Europe consultancy award
Three awards from the Doc Around Europe Network