Kosovo's PriFilm Festival to begin

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PriFilmFest – Prishtina International Film Festival in Kosovo will start with "East, West, East: The Final Sprint" directed by Gjergj Xuvani. The film is about an amateur cycling team from Albania who heads to France to take part in a tournament only to discover on the way that revolution has broken out back home.

This festival is set to happen in September 2009. The founders of the festival are experienced professionals from the field of film, television, marketing, PR, event organisation and design, that have gathered to make this festival a success from its first edition. The statue of the festival is also ready. This great piece of art done with a very careful and sophisticated work by the famous artist Luan Mulliqi, reflects the symbol of Prishtina and it is called ‘Golden Goddess’. Washed in gold and carved with a modern touch, Golden Goddess of PriFilmFest will bring a special glory to the festival in September.

A lot of organizers are expected to appear in the Festival, including new directors like Yll Qitaku with his "Beyond the Road" film, Arzana Kraja with her "The Clock Tower", and Mumin Jashari. famous actor and producer from Kosovo.

PriFilmFest by now has also the compiled list of films that have been invited to be part of the first edition, of which one part has already confirmed participation.

Amongst the countries that will present the films in the festival are: Germany, France, Turkey, Kosovo, Albania, Great Britain, Afghanistan, Bosnia, United States of America, etc. PriFilmFest seeks to bring the best of world cinema to Prishtina and throughout Kosovo, and to promote the best of Kosovar film to the international audience. It will also provide an invaluable cultural benefit to the people of Kosovo.

PriFilmFest's mission is to open doors of the newest country in the world, Kosovo, to welcome different cultures of the world through cinema, using it as a medium to promote open dialog between cultures and nations. "This location will include main projections of films that were introduced in the competition as well as films that fit in the category of "winners", says Vjosa Berisha, PriFilmFest Director.

Ms. Vanessa Redgrave, famous British actress, Oscar and Golden Globe winner, has confirmed that she will be the President of the Board of PriFilmFest, and will support the festival through her network of contacts from the world of film. This festival is set to happen in September 2009. The founders of the festival are experienced professionals from the field of film, television, marketing, PR, event organization and design, that have gathered to make this festival a success from its first edition. The statue of the festival is also ready. This great piece of art done with a very careful and sophisticated work by the famous artist Luan Mulliqi, reflects the symbol of Prishtina and it is called ‘Golden Goddess’. Washed in gold and carved with a modern touch, Golden Goddess of PriFilmFest will bring a special glory to the festival in September.

PriFilmFest is also planning to organize various tour visits for the guests of the festival which will enable the promotion of cultural and historic heritage and landscape of Kosovo.