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Kosovo Joins European Film Promotion

The Balkan nation was represented for the first time this year at Berlin’s European Film Market and the Marche du Film in Cannes

BERLIN – The small Balkan nation of Kosovo has joined pan-continental cinema marketing body European Film Promotion. The move is the latest international push by Kosovo’s film industry, which for the first time this year, set up shop with a pavilion both at Berlin’s European Film Market and at the Marche du Film in Cannes.

The Kosovar Cinematography Center (KCC) becomes the 33rd member of European Film Promotion and will benefit from its joint promotional activities, which include the Shooting Stars program in Berlin and Producers on the Move in Cannes.

The KCC set up in 2004 to back production, distribution and education in Kosovo. With a population of just 1.7 million, Kosovo’s film industry is similarly small but has produced a number of features recently, including the comedy Donkeys of the Border by director Jeton Ahmetaj and Agim Sopi’s war drama Agnus Dei.