DokuFest is an international documentary and short film festival held in Prizren, Kosovo. It is held annually during the month of August. The first entry of Dokufest was in 2002, which it was organized by a close group of friends. Since then, it has grown into a cultural event that attracts international and regional artists and audiences. Films are screened throughout the 14 day festival and accompanied by programs, activities, and workshops.
“Kosovo is known more for conflict than culture, but at a film festival in the country’s prettiest town, partying and arts mix to great effect.” – The Guardian
DokuFest, International Documentary and Short Film Festival, is the largest film festival in Kosovo. Recognized as one of the top film and music event in SouthEast Europe, and from 2020 a BAFTA qualifying festival for short films, it fills the cinemas and improvised screening venues around historic city center of Prizren with a selection of more than 200 hand picked films from around the world, while at the same time bringing top international and local music acts to perform at DokuNights, its music strand. Documentary photo exhibitions, debates, master classes and lively atmosphere in the city all add to the charm of the festival.
The city is transformed during the festival, since a lot of people to attend the event every year, from Albania and many other foreign countries. Many venues are built all around historical places around the city, giving to the people the commodity to attend different film screenings. Each year, DokuFest embraces a new theme and the films, documentaries and events strengthen that selected theme.
A unique festival which really brings a breath of fresh air to the Albanian artistic scene. If you’re around there in August, is an event you mustn’t miss.