Film & Video Program



Gentian Doda: This Silence

A short film (2018)



Hunting Flies – New York Premiere

Hunting Flies, by Albanian-born, Norway-based writer-director Izer Aliu, to premiere in New York City.

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Film Babai

Babai – New York Premiere

“Babai is a masterpiece from a young master for whom we have great respect and gratitude … It had us spellbound, moved and overwhelmed” – 33rd Munich Film Festival
Director: Visar Morina. With Val Moloku, Astrit Kabashi, Adriana Matoshi, Alban Ukaj. This heartrending father-son saga is a timely look at the refugee plight as seen through the eyes of a child.

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Film Bota – New York Premiere

The prime protagonist is Juli (Flonja Kodheli), a pensive young woman who divides her time between looking after her elderly great-aunt Noje (Tinka Kurti) in her crumbling apartment block and working at the cafe, which is owned by her cousin Benni (Artur Gorishti).

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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.