Film & Moving Image

Film & Video Program

The Albanian Film Institute presents and promotes Albanian cinema and actively seeks out and supports the next generation of filmmakers and film talent globally. This mission is accompanied by a commitment to expand our audiences and make film and artists’ moving image works accessible to the most diverse and widest possible audience.


Film, filmmaking, the expression within a film can be a window for us to see another human being, another human expression, and we can celebrate our differences of language, culture, custom and our common humanity at the same time. Movies are the memories of our lifetime. We need to keep them alive.

film hive kosovo


Basholli’s debut feature film Hive (2021), which follows a single mother in the aftermath of the war in Kosovo, broke Sundance records where she swept the Grand Jury Prize, the Directing Award, and the Audience Award in the World Cinema Dramatic category, becoming the first film in the history of the Sundance Film Festival to do so.


Babai — New York Premiere

Albanian Institute is pleased to present the premiere screening of film Babai, part of the Panorama Europe Film Festival 2016.


Film Bota — New York Premiere

We are happy to present the New York premiere of the award winning Albanian film Bota (the world), to premiere at the Panorama Europe Festival 2015, Saturday, May 31, with director Iris Elezi in person.