‘FENCE’ @ Hamptons International Film Festival

We are very excited to reveal that ‘FENCE‘ by Lendita Zeqiraj has been selected to be part of the 26th annual, Oscar-qualifying Hamptons International Film Festival , which will take place from October 4th through October 8th.

The Hamptons International Film Festival was founded to celebrate independent film—long, short, fiction and documentary—and to introduce a unique and varied spectrum of international films and filmmakers to our audiences. The festival is committed to exhibiting films that express fresh voices and differing global perspectives to enlighten audiences, educate, provide invaluable exposure for filmmakers, and present inspired entertainment.

HIFF partners with numerous international and national organizations, including Variety’s 10 Actors to Watch, an internationally recognized program showcasing breakthrough actors, an educational initiative with the United Nations, a long-standing partnership with the New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC) who serve on the jury and moderate Q&A’s, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), to bring industry titans to each year’s festival.

‘FENCE’ @ Camden International Film Festival

We are very excited to reveal that ‘FENCE‘ by Lendita Zeqiraj has been selected to be part of the 14th annual, Oscar-qualifying Camden International Film Festival, which will take place from September 13th through September 16th.

When it was founded, the Camden International Film Festival was one of the world’s only small town film festivals focused exclusively on documentary film.

Now, Camden IFF builds a unique, interdisciplinary community of filmmakers, artists, journalists, industry leaders and local audiences, forming a creative hub where stories and talent are discovered, collaborations are born, and the future of nonfiction media is shaped. It’s programs include the annual Camden International Film Festival and Points North Forum, as well as a growing suite of artist development initiatives: retreats, residencies, workshops and fellowships that nurture the careers of diverse nonfiction storytellers and help them develop a stronger artistic voice.

‘FENCE’ @ New Orleans Film Festival

We are very excited to reveal that ‘FENCE‘ by Lendita Zeqiraj has been selected to be part of the 29th annual, Oscar-qualifying New Orleans Film Festival (#NOFF2018), which will take place from October 17th through October 25th, part of the most diverse line-up in the festival’s history.

After receiving a record number of  6000  submissions for the 2018 festival—an increase of over 25% from 2017—the festival’s team of programmers carefully curated a slate of 220 visionary, thought-provoking films that represent a wealth of perspectives. Entries came from 120 different countries. Overall, the directors of selected films represent 42 different nationalities.

Born in a city known for its eclectic and artistic vibrancy, the New Orleans Film Festival (NOFF) has sought out bold and passionate storytellers since 1989. It is the longest-running festival of its kind in the state of Louisiana and one of the largest film festivals in the South.

New Orleans Film Festival, has grown into an internationally respected annual event that attracts 20-25k people, 400+ filmmakers, and 240 films. It is one of the few film festivals that is Oscar-qualifying in all three Academy-accredited categories: Narrative Short, Documentary Short, and Animated Short—and it’s been recognized by MovieMaker Magazine as one of the “Top 50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee” every year since 2012 (one of only two festivals to receive that recognition for six straight years).

‘FENCE’ – Best International Short @ DOKUFEST 2018

FENCE‘ by Lendita Zeqiraj wins ‘BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM AWARD‘ at DOKUFEST International Documentary and Short Film Festival. In 17-years of DOKUFEST existence , it is the first time that a national film wins the International Short Film Competition.

JURY STATEMENT:
“The film we unanimously decided to award as the best short is not only visually striking, but also daring & empowering, reflecting on womanhood, childhood, and more generally on what it means to find your own voice in a sometimes suffocating context. Every friend of DokuFest knows it: the future is female. The best short awards goes to… FENCE by Lendita Zeqiraj!”

Jury Members:
Pamela Pianezza, Ina Pira and Ali Asgari

‘FENCE’ National Premiere @ DOKUFEST

‘FENCE’ will have it’s National Premiere at DOKUFEST, International Documentary and Short Film Festival, in Prizren, Kosovo.

DOKUFEST, International Documentary and Short Film Festival, is the largest film festival in Kosovo. Each year the festival brings the cinemas and improvised screening venues around historic city center of Prizren a selection of more than 200 hand picked films from around the world. The festival is known for its lively atmosphere, the amazing enthusiasm that grasps the city and its people. Documentary photo exhibitions, debates, master classes and lively music events are also part of the 9-day festival.

‘FENCE’ @ DC Shorts Film Festival

We are very excited to reveal that ‘FENCE‘ by Lendita Zeqiraj has been selected to be part of the 14th annual, DC Shorts Film Festival , which will take place from September 6th through September 16th.

The 2018 DC Shorts Film Festival showcases one of the largest collections of short films in the USA. Out of over 1200 entries from around the globe, programmers have selected 130+ unique films in 18 showcases that reflect the 30 nations they represent — and bring a world view to Washington, DC.

‘FENCE’ World Premiere @ Palm Springs Int’l ShortFest 2018

‘FENCE’ by Lendita Zeqiraj has been selected to have its World Premiere at 24th Palm Springs International ShortFest.

The Palm Springs International ShortFest is the largest short film event in North America. A highly competitive festival, ShortFest receives 4,200± submissions from over 100 countries around the globe. Approximately 325 shorts are selected and screened in 90-minute themed programs, with many of the remaining titles available for viewing our Film Market. An Oscar®, BAFTA® and Los Premios Goya-qualifying festival, ShortFest has presented more than 100 shorts that have gone on to receive Oscar® nominations and/or awards.