Cedomir Kolar, Kees Kasander among PriForum industry guests.
The sixth edition of the Pristina Film Festival (April 25-May 2) - which this year moved from September to April - features an impressive lineup including opening film Philomena, Oscar-winner Dallas Buyers Club and closing film Nymphomaniac by Lars Von Trier.
The 60-strong lineup includes four world premieres, five international premieres, more than 50 Kosovan premieres and an Indian focus.
This year also sees the festival tie up with the British Council on ‘British Night’, which includes Clio Barnard’s The Selfish Giant, music doc London: The modern Babylon as well as Philomena.
The festival’s Balkan competition includes films from Macedonia, Turkey, Slovenia, Croatia, Greece, Bosnia, Serbia and Romania.
Industry sessions include ‘Selling Balkan stories to the West’, pitching sessions, case-studies, a ‘West Side Panel’ featuring established producers Cedomir Kolar and Kees Kassander among others, and an ‘East Side Panel’ featuring local and regional industry.
The growing festival will renew its LGBT strand run in partnership with LA’s OutFest film festival and supported by the US Embassy in Pristina.