‘FENCE’ @ Tirana International Film Festival

FENCE‘ by Lendita Zeqiraj has been selected to be part of International Competition at the 16th, Oscar-qualifying Tirana International Film Festival, which will takes place from November 2nd through November 9th 2018.

Tirana International Film Festival, which is implemented by the Tirana Film Institute,  it’s the biggest and the oldest Film Festival in Albania, placed in the capital city of Tirana. The Festival was created in 2003 (it was the first film festival after a decade gap from the official state film festival organized during the communism regime until 1990). The Festival is internationally recognized and screens every year more than 200 films of all genres (features, shorts, fiction, documentaries, animation, video art, experimental and student films from all over the world) devised in various sections that compete and with eight international juries, including FIPRESCI.

‘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.