DokuFest special programme (Video)

DokuFest proudly announces an extensive special programme to be screened at the 22nd edition of the festival, bringing some of the best of documentary and short films to Prizren. The 16 films picked by the Doc Alliance Festival Network, consisting of seven of the leading documentary film festivals in Europe – and this year also DokuFest as invited guest festival – are all nominated films for the Doc Alliance Award. 

The Doc Alliance Award, is an annual competition focused on emerging filmmakers to support their film careers by recognizing the vitality and originality of their work. Every year, the programmers and artistic directors of all seven festivals nominate one short film and one feature-length film (CPH:DOX, Doclisboa, DOK Leipzig, FIDMarseille, Ji.hlava IDFF, Millennium Docs Against Gravity FF and Visions du Réel). A jury of leading European journalists and film professionals then select the winning films in both categories from the list of nominated films

This year, DokuFest has been invited as a guest festival to contribute its nominations to this esteemed process, as well as to host the Award in Prizren, during the 22nd edition of the Festival. The two films which DokuFest has nominated are ‘Disturbed Earth’(2021) directed by Kumjana Novakova and Guillermo Carreras-Candi, for the Best Feature nominee  and ‘Adjusting’ (2021) directed by Dejan Petrović for the Best Short nominee. The Doc Alliance Award winners are granted 5,000 EUR (Best Feature) and 3,000 EUR (Best Short) for the filmmakers to spend on their next projects. In addition, each of the festivals in the network shows at least three films from the selection at its next edition.

Full list of Best Feature nominees to be screened:

a-B-C-D-e-F-G-H-i-JONESTOWN, Czech Republic, director: Jan Bušta, nominated by Ji.hlava IDFF

Christina (Kristina), Serbia, director: Nikola Spasic, nominated by FIDMarseille

Death of a City (A Morte de uma Cidade), Portugal, director: João Rosas, nominated by Doclisboa

 Disturbed Earth, Bosnia and Herzegovina/ North Macedonia/ Spain, directors: Kumjana Novakova and Guillermo Carreras-Candi, nominated by DokuFest 

Nights Gone By (Antier noche), Switzerland/ Spain, director: Alberto Martín Menacho, nominated by Visions du Réel

Polish Prayers, Poland/ Switzerland, director: Hanka Nobis, nominated by Millenium Docs Against Gravity

Silent Sun of Russia (Vi er Rusland), Denmark, director: Sybilla Tuxen, nominated by CPH:DOX

Three Women (Drei Frauen), Germany, director: Maksym Melnyk, nominated by DOK Leipzig

Full list of Best Short nominees to be screened:

07:15 – Blackbird, France, director: Judith Auffray, nominated by Ji.hlava IDFF

Adjusting (Prilagodjeni), Serbia, director: Dejan Petrović, nominated by DokuFest

Darkroom, Turkey, director: Asli Baykal, nominated by Visions du Réel

May the Earth Become the Sky (Face-s-ar pământul cer), Belgium/ Hungary/ Portugal/ Romania, director: Ana Vîjdea, nominated by Doclisboa

Nothing Runs Like a Deere, Sweden, director: Max Göran, nominated by CPH:DOX

The cervix pass (Le passage du col), France, director: Marie Bottois, nominated by FIDMarseille

waking up in silence, Germany/ Ukraine, directors: Mila Zhluktenko and Daniel Asadi Faezi, nominated by Millenium Docs Against Gravity

Why my mum loves Russel Crowe, Netherlands, director: Emma van den Berg, nominated by DOK Leipzig

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