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Time Schedule Venue: KINO ARMATA ...

Opening Ceremony
Introduction to the festival by the organizers, festival guests and donors. 



Director Loreta Barbatovci

Kosovo, 15’, Short fiction, 2021

Q&A with Loreta Barbatovci, Daniel Šerifovic & Berfina Jašarevic

Daniel, a child around the age of 11, after the wedding day of his 14-year-old sister, decides to run away from home with his 8-year-old younger sister Berfina, in order to save her from the same fate as her sister. Their target is the capital city and their journey is very difficult.


Directors Biography

Loreta Berbatovci is a film director born July 14th 1993, in Prishtina, Kosovo. She studied at the University of Prishtina, Faculty of Arts in Film Directing and TV. Only one film separates her from graduation, in which she is working on a script. Throughout this five-year period, she devoted much love to the film. In her films, she touches on social issues, where specifically the main topics are the equal rights of children and the rights of women in society.


Director, Toth-Pocs Roland
Animation, Hungary 2018


The story is a “fib-teller’s tale.” Riza, a Roma girl, narrates an unusual night, in which dream and reality intermix. The story is a flow of surreal, humorous absurdities told in the first-person singular.


Directos Biography

Roland Tóth-Pócs was born in 1984 in Eger, Hungary. He studied visual communication at the Eger Eszterházy Károly College. He was the lead animator in the first Hungarian 3D movie, "Egon & Dönci" made in 2007

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Director Árpád Bogdán
Fiction, 120’, Hungary, 2018

Staring Anna Marie Cseh, Milán Csordás, Enikő Anna Illési, Lídia Danis,

The three stories within Genesis are rooted in the biblical notion of family: a Roma boy’s family are killed and the perfect world of his childhood is destroyed; a teenage mother goes to extreme lengths to ensure that her child is saved from the fate that she was forced to endure; a successful lawyer risks her career for the truth to rediscover the faith she lost with her child. All three stories are based on real events that took place in Hungary: the Roma murders, when a neo-nazi group terrorised Roma families for over a year. These events claimed many victims, including 6 deaths. The protagonists are, in one way or another, affected by these events, which change their lives fundamentally.

  Directors Biography
Árpád Bogdán Born in 1980, Árpád Bogdán lived in a children’s home from the age of four. He started working as an actor and stage director in theaters during his college years. He organized creative forums for disadvantaged children using various aspects of art. After establishing a strong background in theatre and film, Árpád Bogdán made his feature-film debut with ‘Happy New Life‘ that collected a number of awards including Best First Film at Hungarian Film Week 2007 and premiered at the Berlinale, where it received Special Mention from the Manfred Salzgeber Jury. ‘Happy New’ went on to tour the globe and was extremely well received by audiences and film critics alike.