“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 by Lendita Zeqiraj will have its Egyptian Premiere at Aswan International Women Film Festival to be held from February 10th – 16th, 2020.
Established in 2017 by Mohamed Abdel Khaled, Aswan International Women Film Festival has quickly become one of Egypt’s premier film events. It is conducted in coordination between the Egyptian ministries of culture and tourism, under the supervision of the National Council for Women. The festival attracts an international audience of celebrities and politicians from the Arab world and beyond.
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.
Great News from the east and from the west! AGA’S HOUSE by Lendita Zeqiraj has been awarded with SPECIAL JURY AWARD at Kolkata International film festival in India, SPECIAL MENTION at ZINEBI Bilbao International Film Festival in Spain and CINEDAYS Festival of European Film in Skopje, North Macedonia.
AGA’S HOUSE by Lendita Zeqiraj won OUTSTANDING ACTRESS AWARD for its female ensamble at Film Festival Cottbus in Germany. Director Lendita Zeqiraj received award in the name of her cast, Rozafa Celaj, Adriana Matoshi, Shengyl Ismaili, Melihate Qena and Molike Maxhuni.
“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 Belgium Premiere at Festival Cinéma Méditerranéen de Bruxelles, to be held from 29 November – 7 December 2019, in Brussels.
The Festival Cinéma Méditerranéen de Bruxelles (Brussels Mediterranean Film Festival) invites you to discover the best films from the countries around the Mediterranean Sea. On the program: an international competition, unreleased films and films already released in Brussels, thematic sessions, documentaries and debates, sessions for schools,…
AGA’S HOUSE by Lendita Zeqiraj will be part of CINE BALKAN competition at CINEDAYS Festival of European Films, to be held from 7 – 15 November 2019, in Skopje, North Macedonia.
Back in 2001, on the initiative of the Spanish director Pedro Almodovar and Viviane Reding, serving at that time as a European Commissioner for Education and Culture, CINEDAYS was established as an idea of ‘celebrating the European cinematography’ in each of the major European capitals. Since then, only in Skopje, CINEDAYS evolved from a ‘week of celebrating the European cinema’ to a true, well established and recognized festival of European film. In 2018, CINEDAYS was recognized by FIAPF and was accredited as “Competitive film festival specialized in European first and second feature films”.
The Festival is dedicated to promotion of young and talented European authors in two large competitive selections, as well as screening the latest achievements by the most awarded and acclaimed European directors. CINEDAYS Festival of European film is the largest film festival in Macedonia.
“AGA’S HOUSE” by Lendita Zeqiraj will have it’s Spanish Premiere at 61st ZINEBI Bilbao International Film Festival, as part of Zinebi First Film International Competition, to be held from 8 – 15 November 2019, in Bilbao, Spain.
ZINEBI is the only Class-A international festival in Spain that has been acknowledged by the FIAPF (International Federation of Film Producer Associations) under the documentary and short film category since 1974. ZINEBI has also been accredited by the Hollywood Academy as a qualifier for the Oscars and is a qualifier for the BAFTAs awarded by the British cinema industry and for the Spanish Goyas.
Every year, the ZINEBI programme finds room for all kinds of stylistic formats, the most creative, innovative and suggestive audiovisual formats, and emerging directors of contemporary film from all around the world, so that each new festival renews its commitment to exploring new film territories, formal experimentation, the hybrid and interdisciplinary condition of new cinematographic productions and film-makers’ ethical and aesthetic investigation into the complex realities of the world in which we live. The ZINEBI programme line-up is the main symbol of its identity and marks its differential value through its meticulous and thorough international competition sections, extremely free and committed cinema that is a real novelty for the audience and that helps to build critical thought in the midst of the cultural complexity of contemporary artistic expression.
“AGA’S HOUSE” by Lendita Zeqiraj will have it’s Slovenian Premiere at Ljubljana International Film Festival, to be held from 13 – 24 November 2019.
Ljubljana International Film Festival (also known as LIFFe) is an international film festival established in 1990 and held annually in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Apart from screenings of Slovenian films, it also regularly features renowned authors’ film retrospectives, international independent film programs and a short films competition.