Tenth Edition of Dokufest is concluded
Dokufest was concluded last night with the awards ceremony for those films who competed in the festival.
The jury announced as the winner of the award Best Balkan Newcomer the documentary film Cinema Komunisto of Mila Turajli from Serbia, whereas the jury of the Balkans competition for the Best Balkan Dok was awarded to the documentary Letter to Dad of the director Srdjan Keca, also from Serbia.
Best Intl Feature Dok went to People I could have been and maybe am from Boris Gerrets, Special Jury Prize for Intl Dok went to Our Persian Rug from Massoud Bakhshi-Iran/Holland, Best Intl short Dok was awarded to Out of Reach of Jakub Stozek-Poland, Best Human Rights went to You dont like the truth 4 days inside Guantanamo of Luc Cote and Patricio Henriquez/ Canada, Special Mention for Human Rights went to the film Blood in the mobile of Frank Piasecki Poulsen*Denmark, Best Green Dok went to Kingdom of Coal of Casey Cooper Johnson and Antoneta Kastrati, Special Mention for Green Dok was awarded to the film The Pipe of Risteard ODomhnaill-Ireland, Best Short Film went to Gardfren of Cuneyt Karaahmetoglu-Turkey, Special Mention for Short Film went to Si qeni nrrush of Yll Çitaku and Driton Hajredini- Kosovo, as well as La Gran Carrera of Kote Camachos, Best National Film was awarded to Portreti i Humbur of Lulëzim Zeqiri-Kosovo, whereas the Special Mention for National Film went to Ninulla/ Llullaby of Antoneta Kastrati and Casey Cooper Johnson-Kosovo.
Over 188 films from 55 countries competed in this edition of the festival which began on July 23, in Prizren. The festival incorporated other activities as well, such as workshops, conferences, concerts, etc.
DokuKids, the part dedicated to children and youth was also an important part of the festival where around 40 films were shown. In honoring the tenth year of the festival, those responsible of the festival also prepared the special program entitled 10 Years Powerfully with the best documentary and short films which were shown in Dokufest during one decade. Meanwhile, with their presence and their work in the festival, directors James Longley and Mohsen Makhmalbaf were in the center of the attention. A special interest was also drawn by the presentation of the cooperation between artist and composer PJ Harvey and the well-known photographer Seamus Murphy on the most recent album of the artist entitled Let England Shake. The two artists came to the festival for a special show of the 12 short films which was followed by a panel of questions & answers. (Express Newspaper)