Lendita Zeqiraj / Writer & Director – Born in Kosovo, award winning film director Lendita Zeqiraj is declared ‘National Filmmaker of the Year 2014’, and won “The Annual Film Excellence Award for Cinematic Achievements” by the Kosovo Ministry of Culture. She’s worked on a number of shorts and documentary films, which have participated in over 300 International Film Festivals, such as International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Thessaloniki Film Festival, Cairo film Festival, Leeds Film Festival, Vilnius International Film Festival, Trieste International Film Festival, Hamptons Film Festival etc., winning prizes in a number of them.
Her last short film FENCE, just won Best Short award at Palm Springs Int’l ShortFest, and has been Qualified for Oscar® Academy Award.
Her previous short film BALCONY, premiered In Competition Orizzonti at the 70th Venice Film Festival and screened at over 170 International Film Festival such as Telluride Film Festival, AFI FEST, Palm Springs Short Fest, Warsaw International Film Festival, Busan International Film Festival etc. and won over 35 international awards, including the Special Jury Award at the AFI FEST 2013.