Albanian Film Festival in New York

Dear Filmmakers, Albanian Film Week will continue with the 6th Edition to be held on May 26th to 29th -2017 in New York. All Albanian artists who have produced feature films, short films and documentary films in the last two years are entitled to apply in the Albanian Film Week 2017. Foreign artists whose works present Albanian related stories in general are also invited to take part.

About AFW Festival:

Our purpose for this annual film festival is to show a part of the rich Albanian culture and history through film to the American-Albanian community in New York. We appreciate your great support for arts and film for the NY artistic community and would love your presence at the Red Carpet Gala event on May 26th. Join us to celebrate another very productive year and great event.

The mission of Albanian Film Week is to create and develop a culture where the Albanian movie is known and liked by the foreign audience, with a special aim of offering and creating new perspective for Albanian movie.

This Edition will award 6 (six) prizes for the best participatory works:

  • Best Feature Film
  • Best Short Film
  • Best Documentary Film
  • Best Actor
  • Best Actress
  • Production Award

You can apply online here.


To purchase tickets for the film screenings please visit EventBrite.

Albanian Film Week- Results 2017

Feature Films:

–Hije /Jotti Ejli/ Crime/Thriller/60’16’’

–Home sweet Home/Faton Bajraktari/Drama/ 92’

-Eho/Dren Zherka/Drama/60’32’’

Short Movies:

–Toka/Ibrahim Deari/Drama/24’ 41’’

-Brava/ Bujar Alimani & Erand Sojli/Drama/22’13’’

–The Last Jorney/Elis Gjoni/ Fiction/7’ 13’’

-Lost Souls/Xhustin Kristian/Drama/9’45

-Ana/Ajola Daja/Drama/26’ 29’’

–Meeting/Durim Kryeziu/Drama, Comedy/25’

-Në pritje të fatit/Kastriot Avdyli/Short/5’12’’

-A Long Way/Iber Deari/Drama/14’

–Përralla/Sabidin Ali/Drama/13’

-Water for the roses/ Luli Bitri/ Drama/15’45’’

-Beneath the Surface/Dhimitër Ismailaj-Valona/Drama/11’

-My Hero/Arbër Krasniqi/Fiction/13’


-City of Walls/Eneos Caka/Documentary/22’

-Beyond the Gates/Besim Ugzmajli/Documentary/22’

-Drums of Resistance/ Mathieu Jouffre/ Documentary/65’00’’