Well-known Kosovar director Samir Karahoda has been invited to become part of the European Film Academy, the Kosovo Cinema Center (CCK) has announced.
The short documentary film "In the Middle" was his directorial debut, which in 2019 showed its world premiere at the Berlinale as the first Kosovar film to compete in this festival. "In the Middle" was also nominated for the EFA European Film Academy Award in 2019. "No Place" is his second short film which premiered in the official competition at the Cannes Film Festival in 2021 and from from which it was nominated for the EFA European Academy Award for Best European Film.
In September 2021, "No Place" won the IMDb Pro shortcuts award for best short film at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Samir Karahoda in 2019 has been awarded the annual prize of cinematography by the Ministry of Culture.
The European Film Academy was founded in 1989 as the European Cinema Society by its first president Ingmar Bergman and 40 other filmmakers to advance the interests of the European film industry. The aims of the Academy are to share knowledge and educate audiences of all ages about European cinema. EFA currently has about 4200 members from various fields of cinematography. Samir joins group of about 20 Kosovar kinesthes already members of EFA./21Media