‘Rolling Film Festival’ 7th edition
𝗘𝗥𝗜𝗔𝗖 is thrilled to partner with the 𝗥𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗙𝗶𝗹𝗺 𝗙𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗮𝗹, a highly esteemed biennial event that kicks off today and will last for six incredible days.
Since its inception in 2009, the 𝗥𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗙𝗶𝗹𝗺 𝗙𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗮𝗹 has played a pivotal role in Kosovo, fostering understanding and collaboration between the Roma community and other communities within the region. With successful editions in 2011, 2012, 2014, 2018, and 2021, this festival has become a beacon of Romani artistic expression and a platform for dispelling stereotypes while promoting positive inter-ethnic relations.
As 𝗘𝗥𝗜𝗔𝗖 , the 𝗘𝘂𝗿𝗼𝗽𝗲𝗮𝗻 𝗥𝗼𝗺𝗮 𝗜𝗻𝘀𝘁𝗶𝘁𝘂𝘁𝗲 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗔𝗿𝘁𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗖𝘂𝗹𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲, we are delighted to join hands with the Rolling Film Festival in this creative endeavor. Over the next six days, we will witness a jubilant, dynamic, and transformative setting as the Rolling Film Festival showcases a curated selection of thought-provoking films, documentaries, and artistic expressions. Through these influential works, we aim to challenge perceptions, inspire dialogue, and create spaces where different cultures can intersect and thrive. We invite everyone to join us on this remarkable journey as we celebrate the richness and diversity of Romani culture through the lens of cinema. Let’s unite, break down barriers, and embrace the beauty of artistic expression.
The 7th edition of the Rolling Film Festival (RFF), dedicated to Roma films, will take place from June 20th to 25th, 2023, in Pristina.
Under the motto “Voiceless Voices” this year’s edition of the festival will feature a series of activities, including workshops and programs for children, in addition to film screenings.
The festival activities will be held at the Armata Cinema and the Center for Narrative Practice in Pristina.
During a press conference, Avni Mustafa, the Festival Director, and Pranvera Begolli, the festival coordinator, stated that RFF aims to present the culture and traditions of the Roma community.
According to them, throughout the festival’s duration, various films focusing on social life and Roma culture and tradition will be showcased. Pranvera Begolli, the festival coordinator, stated that the aim of this festival is to bring different perspectives regarding the Roma community, not only in Kosovo.
“The official theme of this year’s festival is “Voiceless Voices” and the films screened at the festival will address social issues within the Roma community,” said coordinator Begolli.
She also mentioned that a film created by RFF, titled “Voiceless Voices” from the Roma Community in Kosovo,” will be screened during the festival, along with panel discussions featuring filmmakers whose films will be showcased, and a special program for children.
Avni Mustafa, the director of the Rolling Film Festival, emphasized that this festival is unique as it allows for the presentation of Roma cultural heritage.
According to him, one of the festival’s goals is to advance and create better conditions in all aspects for the Roma community in Kosovo. “It is of great importance that whatever is done for Roma is not done without Roma. Together, we must be able to do a great dedicated work whenever we decide to discuss or do something for the Roma community,” said Mustafa.
The opening of the 7th edition of RFF will take place on June 20th at 8:00 PM at the Armata Cinema. “Rolling Film Festival has been organized since 2009 and is held every two years, bringing films that address issues related to the lives of the Roma community,” Written by: Isa Vatovci
More info: https://rollingfilm.org/