Kaltrina Krasniqi

Kaltrina Krasniqi

Kosovo

Cinema for me has always served as a means of self discovery, reinvention and dialogue. But most of all, it has been a shelter of greatly intimate stories and desires.

Kaltrina Krasniqi is an award-winning Kosovo-based film director and researcher working in film, television and digital humanities since early 2000. She is a founding member of Kosovo Oral History Initiative – a digital archive where personal histories of people from various paths of life are recorded and published, and a co-founder of Dit’ e Nat’; a non-formal setting for promotion of film, literature and music. She graduated in Film Directing in the University of Prishtina in 2004 and in 2011 completed her MA in Kosovo’s Institute for Journalism and Communication. In 2015 she continued her professional development in the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) with focus in Film Producing. Her last film SARABANDE (2018) premiered in ZagrebDox and it was awarded as Best Documentary in Cinalfama Film Festival and was a nominee in short documentary competition at Camerimage Festival 2018. Her first feature film VERA DREAMS OF THE SEA (2021) premiered in Venice International Film Festival 2021.