Ajyal Film Festival 2022

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Ajyal Competition

Samir Karahoda / Short Narrative / Kosovo / 2021 / 15 min / Colour
In Albanian / Arabic, English subtitles
Interests: Drama, Docufiction

Synopsis

In post-war Kosovo, driven by the ambition of keeping their beloved sport alive, two local players wander from one obscure location to another, carrying the club's only possession—their ping pong tables. In an environment of hopelessness, ravaged by forced migration, the dedicated pair cling to the pursuit of bringing their sport back to its pre-war level of success—a dream that almost seems impossible given the challenges they face.

About the Directors

Samir Karahoda began working as a photographer in 1992, and in 2003 he completed his photography studies at the Academy of Fine Arts at Mimar Sinan University in Istanbul. In addition to his work as a photographer, he is also a cinematographer, tutor, and curator of the short film program at the DokuFest, Documentary and Short Film Festival in Prizren. His documentary short film 'In Between' had its world premiere at the Berlinale 2019—the first Kosovar film to compete at the festival.

Credits

Director
Samir Karahoda
Screenwriter
Samir Karahoda
Producer
Eroll Bilibani
Editor
Abdullah Enes Ünal
Cinematographer
Samir Karahoda
Editor
Enis Saraçi
Production Company
SK Pictures
Production Designer
Vigan Bytyqi
Sales Company
Radiator IP Sales
Music
Ahmet Kaya, Hasan Hüseyin Korkmazgil
Sound
Gezim Rama, Memli Kelmendi
Sales Company
Premium Films
Composer
Memli Kelmendi
Distributor
Radiator IP Sales
Cast
Jeton Mazreku, Ermegan Kazazi, Rifat Rifati

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