‘FENCE‘ by Lendita Zeqiraj has been selected, among more than 4500 films submitted, to participate to the International Competition of the 22nd Brussels Short Film Festival, to be held from 25th April – 5th May 2019 in Belgian capital.
Brussels Short Film Festival is an exhibition intended for lovers of cinema, both audience and professionals. The purpose is to promote and circulate short films and to generate contacts between audience, young directors and professionals. Since 2018, the winner of the Great Prize of the International competition will be eligible for consideration in the Animated Short Film/ Live Action Short Film category of the Academy Awards® without the standard theatrical run, provided the film otherwise complies with the Academy rules.
‘FENCE‘ by Lendita Zeqiraj has been selected to be the part of the international competition at 31st FILMFEST DRESDEN International Short Film Festival, to be held from 9th – 14th April 2019 in Dresden, Germany.
FILMFEST DRESDEN was founded in 1989 before the imminent collapse of the GDR and reunification of Germany. The short film festival focuses on short film in all its facets, and has become one of the most important festivals of its kind throughout Germany. FILMFEST DRESDEN is also one of the best endowed short film festivals in Europe with prizes and awards worth €67,000. By now, FILMFEST DRESDEN awards each year prizes worth €67,000, and attracts around 20,000 international and national visitors, including 550 professionals. Since 2017, the festival has also become more and more accessible: each year, several competition programmes are screened with audio description for the visually impaired and extended German subtitles for people with hearing impairment in order to make the festival accessible to these target groups. Additionally, the subsequent film discussions as well as the opening and awards ceremony are accompanied and translated by German sign language interpreters. The festival team is also supported by a specially founded advisory board, “Cinema without barriers”. Thus, FILMFEST DRESDEN is taking on a pioneering role among German film festivals in terms of accessibility and inclusion.
‘FENCE‘ by Lendita Zeqiraj has been selected to be the part of 7th International Changing Perspectives Film Festival, to be held from 6th – 10th March 2019 in Istanbul, Turkey.
The International Changing Perspectives Short Film Festival is an international take-away film festival dealing with the topic of cultural exchange. The festival will start in Istanbul with a week program. During the year there will be other screenings in various European cities. Filmmakers will be invited and academic panel discussions on the topic of academic cultural exchange will be held. As part of Katadrom Arts, Culture and Social Politics Association the ICPSFF also aims to stimulate artistic and cultural creativity. Its special aim is to provide a platform for young critical fimmakers who deal with the wide variation of cultural exchange.
‘FENCE‘ by Lendita Zeqiraj has been selected to be the part of 14th Central and Eastern European Film Festival (A l’Est du Nouveau), to be held from 26th February – 5th March 2019 in Rouen, France.
A l’Est du Nouveau has a mission to discover the latest films from Central and Eastern European countries, new and innovative films, both by their form and their content, on societies where they come from.
‘FENCE‘ by Lendita Zeqiraj has been selected to be the part of International Competiton at 11th edition of Short Waves Festival 2019, to be held from 19th – 24th March 2019 in Poznan, Poland.
Short Waves Festival is a network of film events scattered around the urban space of Poznan. It’s core consists of competition screenings – a carefully put together selection of outstanding short films grouped into three categories: International Competition, Polish Competition and Dances with Camera. Short Waves Festival is also themed screening selections such as Comedy Shorts and Girl Power, focus program and innovative audiovisual events.
‘FENCE‘ by Lendita Zeqiraj has been selected to be the part of International Competiton at 14th edition of Prague Short Film Festival, to be held from 23rd – 27th January 2019 in the capital of Czech Republic.
Prague Short Films Festival is organized by Film Servis Festival Karlovy Vary, organizer of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. The best and most inspiring short films from all over the world head towards the Czech capital again, where they will be presented at the 14th Prague Short Films Festival. The audience will have the opportunity to watch dozens of films in traditional sections – the international competition, the overview program of current Czech cinema, the experimental films section Labo and the late night Brutal Relax Show.
‘FENCE‘ by Lendita Zeqiraj has been selected to be the part of ‘BRAVE BALKANS‘ program at 24th edition of Auteur Film Festival (FAF), one of the most famous Belgrade cultural manifestations, and an important event for film lovers in Serbia.
The 24th edition of Auteur Film Festival, FAF, will take place in Belgrade from November 24 – 30. 2018. The audience will once again have the opportunity to enjoy a carefully-curated selection of the best independent, arthouse and films d’auteur released in the past couple of years from across the world.
‘FENCE‘ by Lendita Zeqiraj wins ‘BEST NARRATIVE SHORT AWARD‘ at NEW ORLEANS FILM FESTIVAL, third Academy Award® qualifying award!
*The jury-winning film automatically qualifies for consideration for the Annual Academy Awards® without the standard theatrical run, provided the film otherwise complies with the Academy rules.
‘FENCE‘ by Lendita Zeqiraj has been selected to be part of 8th, Saint Cloud Film Festival, which will takes place from November 3rd through November 10th 2018, in St Cloud, Minnesota USA.
The St Cloud Film Festival promotes film and filmmakers by creating opportunities for education, production, and appreciation during an annual festival and through year-long outreach. From live action to animation, documentary to avant-garde all film makers will have a place and a voice at this film festival.
‘FENCE‘ by Lendita Zeqiraj has been selected to be part of 59th edition of Thessaloniki International Film Festival, as part of Balkan Survey Program.
The 59th Thessaloniki International Film Festival will be held November 1 – 11, 2018, inviting the audience to discover innovative filmmakers, new sections, engaging tributes, the best films of independent cinema, the majority of the annual Greek film production, new initiatives in the festival’s Agora Industry and parallel events. For 25 years the Thessaloniki International Film Festival’s Balkan Survey section has been showcasing the best samples of the Balkan area’s film production. Well-known directors, as well as promising newcomers tackle a variety of challenging themes in the core program of this year’s edition that consists of 15 films, both shorts and features.