Meet the Jury of Short Films Competition Program


PriFest proudly presents Jury of Short Films Competition program for the 15th edition. And the jurors are:

Kaltrina Krasniqi (1981) is an award winning Kosovo based film director and researcher working in film and digital humanites since early 2000s. She is a founding member of Kosovo Oral History Initative - a digital archive where personal histories of individuals from various paths of life are recorded and published; a co-founder of Dit!"e Nat! - a non formal setting for promotion of film, literature and music; and a founder of Vera Films, a film production company focused in young voices of cinema. She graduated in Film Directing in the University of Prishtina in 2004 and in 2011 completed her MA in Kosovo’s Institute for Journalism and Communication. In 2015 she continued her professional development in the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) with focus in Film Producing. Her debut feature film “Vera Dreams of the Sea” premiered in the 78th Venice Film Festival and among many accolades was awarded Tokyo International Film Festival Grand Prix 2021 and Ingmar Bergman Award at Gothenburg Film Festival 2022. Currently she is in development of her second feature “Bleach”.

Mehmet Bahadır Er is director, producer, and writer from Turkey. Working on movies, TV dramas, and international co-productions; his films got prestigious awards all around the world. The latest film he produced, ‘Klondike’ was awarded in Sundance and Berlin and Ukraine’s official entry for Oscars. He has been a member of the European Film Academy since 2017.

Vasiliki Maltasoglou (Greece) is Festival Director of Balkans Beyond Borders Short Film Festival and co-founder of the organization Balkans Beyond Borders. She is specialized in Digital Communication and Storytelling undertaking storytelling and short film inspired workshops to adults and teenagers. In Balkans Beyond Borders she directs the Festival, realizes workshops on filmmaking and storytelling, and curates all screenings and cultural events of BBB. Also, she has been Jury member in several short film festivals such as BUZAU, Aegean Film Festival and In the palace. All her actions are linked with her passion for creativity and communication.

15th edition of PriFest will be held from 12-17 September.

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