“Aga’s House” by Lendita Zeqiraj won big at the fourth edition of the Aswan International Women’s Film Festival (AIWFF), which ended after a week-long run attended by dozens of Egyptian and international filmmakers and critics.
“Aga’s House” was named Best Feature Film, its maker Lendita Zeqiraj won Best Director, and its star Rozafa Celaj was named Best Actress, film also won the Jury’s critics award by Egyptian Film Critics Association.
AGA’S HOUSE travels back to India as part of contemporary world cinema selection at 12th edition of BIFFES, the Bengaluru International Film Festival scheduled to be held during February 26th – March 4th, 2020 in Bengaluru City.
The film festival is being organized by the Karnataka Chalanachitra Academy for the Government of Karnataka. Bengaluru, the capital of Karnataka State in India, is an important center of International film culture in keeping with Karnataka’s glorious heritage and the State’s achievements in the fields of literature, fine arts, and cinema. The Kannada Film Industry has made significant contribution to the quality and range of cinematic expression and grown to produce over 200 films every year. Films from Karnataka have won national and international recognition and critical acclaim at various International Film Festivals, over the years.
AGA’S HOUSE travels back to Spain to be part of International Film and Human Rights Festival of Valencia – HUMANS FEST, to be held from 18th February to 1st March 2020.
The International Film and Human Rights Festival of Valencia – HUMANS FEST is organized by Funadación por la Justicia, in collaboration with different NGOs from Valencia. The main aim is to sensitize and raise awareness about Humans Rights through art and culture.
The purpose of the Festival is to promote a kind of cinema that shakes hearts and minds of society. For this reason we bet on a selection of documentaries, offering a rough and first handed looks at different themes treated: LGBTI rights, the right to access to education, immigration among others.
Aga’s House by Lendita Zeqiraj will have its Nordic Premiere at prestigious Göteborg Film Festival to be held from January 24th – February 3rd 2020.
In 43 years, Göteborg Film Festival has developed and grown strong and today is the largest film festival in the Nordic countries and the most important annual meeting place in the Nordic film industry.
Today, the film festival is also one of the biggest cultural events in Sweden and the audience’s response testifies to the fact that the event has found its place in both hearts and minds. What once started as a bold dream of two cineasts has become a stable and appreciated part of Swedish cultural life and a significant player in the international film industry.
The festival runs for eleven days during the month of January-February and attracts around 160,000 visitors. During the festival period, about 450 films from some 80 countries will be shown in about 1,000 screenings.
“AGA’S HOUSE” by Lendita Zeqiraj will have it’s French Premiere at Les Arcs Film Festival, as part of HAUTEUR Section, A selection of bold films tackling contemporary major subjects. Nothing is too difficult to grasp for these authors, personally selected across Europe by Festival’s Artistic Director, Frederic Boyer!
The Festival has become a major cultural event with a focus on the promotion of the European in its diversity and of the many talents our continent has to offer. Located in the Alps, in one of the most beautiful ski resorts in the world, the Festival gives you both the chance to enjoy the first snows of the year and to attend screenings all day long in the presence of their crews. Unforgettable parties, special events, concerts and DJ sets are also organized at night!
“AGA’S HOUSE” by Lendita Zeqiraj will have its German Premiere as part of Feature Film Competition at Film Festival Cottbus, to be held from 5 – 10 November 2019.
The FilmFestival Cottbus was first held in 1991 in the immediate post-reunification era and is regarded as the most important festival of Eastern European Cinema worldwide. The host city of Cottbus is located 120 km southeast of Berlin and is a gateway to the east, only a few miles away from the border to Poland in the bilingual (German/Sorbian) Lausitz region in the state of Brandenburg.
Every year, filmmakers, producers and actors from Eastern and Central Europe meet in Cottbus. The film industry platform “connecting cottbus” plays an important role in bringing together filmmakers, producers and potential financiers. It even pushes some projects from the first idea to the actual film. FilmFestival Cottbus is a hallmark as a consumer and industry meeting alike.
“AGA’S HOUSE” by Lendita Zeqiraj will have it’s Italian Premiere at Alice nella città an independent and parallel section of Rome International Film Festival.
The event, planned to take place in Rome from Oct. the 17th to 27th 2019, aims to open new and more articulate chapters of his own idea of cinema dedicated to young people, through screenings, encounters and chances to confront. During his previous editions Alice nella città has been marked out by an always increasing growth not only in terms of audience but most of all for what concerns the spotlight dedicated to Alice nella città by the government institutions, the press, the media, the schools, the families and by young people of different ages, that can find themselves represented by a cultural project completely dedicated to them.
“AGA’S HOUSE” by Lendita Zeqiraj will have it’s Turkish Premiere as part of International Competition at International Bosphorus Film Festival, to be held from 15 – 25 October 2019 in Istanbul.
The International Bosphorus Film Festival, organized by the International Bosphorus Cinema Association (IBCA) aims to provide a contribution to the development of ethics, aesthetics and technical cohesive movies, the funding and motivation in the creation to young producers and directors for producing new films, and to promote the cinema in the country and abroad.
“AGA’S HOUSE”by Lendita Zeqiraj, wins AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD at Tirana International Film Festival, Albania.
“AGA’S HOUSE” by Lendita Zeqiraj, has been officially selected to be part of international competition: Innovation in Moving Images at Kolkata International Film Festival, to be held from 8 – 15 November 2019, in Kolkata – India. This will as well be “AGA’S HOUSE” Indian Premiere.
The Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) is an annual film festival held in Kolkata, India. Founded in 1995, it is the second oldest international film festival in India. The festival is organized by the West Bengal Film Centre under the West Bengal Government. The Government of West Bengal created Nandan the West Bengal Film Centre in 1985. In 1995, Nandan organized its first ever independent film festival. Within a couple of years it was recognized by FIAPF (International Federation of Film Producers’ Associations – Paris), the international authority of film festivals