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BALCONY

Jeton, a 10-year-old boy is sitting on the edge of a balcony on the 4th floor. Neighbours and passers-by, terrified by this situation, call the police and firefighters for help. But the situation quickly becomes unmanageable.

  • Lendita Zeqiraj
    Director
  • Lendita Zeqiraj
    Writer
  • Bujar Kabashi
    Producer
  • Arben Bajraktaraj
    Key Cast
    Taken, Harry Potter etc
  • Sevdai Radogoshi
    Key Cast
  • Osman Ahmeti
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    BALLKONI
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    20 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    September 8, 2013
  • Production Budget:
    33,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Kosovo
  • Country of Filming:
    Kosovo
  • Language:
    Albanian
  • Shooting Format:
    HD
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • AFI FEST
    Los Angeles, USA
    November 7, 2013
    North American Premiere
    SPECIAL JURY AWARD
  • 70th VENICE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
    Venice, Italy
    September 8, 2013
    WORLD PREMIERE
  • 27th LEEDS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
    Leeds, UK
    November 22, 2013
    UK Premiere
  • 54th THESSALONIKI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
    Thessaloniki, Greece
    November 10, 2013
  • 29th WARSAW INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
    Warsaw, Poland
    October 14, 2013
  • 23th FLICKERFEST: INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
    Sydney, Australia
    January 14, 2014
    Australian Premiere
  • 17th BERMUDA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
    Hamilton – Bermuda
    March 24, 2014
  • 19th KINOPAVARSIS: VILNIUS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
    Vilnius, Lithuania
    March 24, 2014
  • SEEFEST: SOUTH EAST EUROPEAN FILM FESTIVAL
    Los Angeles, USA
    May 1, 2014
  • 20th PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
    Palm Springs CA - USA
    June 13, 2014
  • 31st BUSAN INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
    Busan, SOUTH KOREA
    April 10, 2014
    Asian Premiere
  • 9th AUTHOR’S PASSAGE: MEDITERRANEAN INTERLACEMENTS
    Sant’ Antioco – Italy
    October 20, 2013
  • 10th LAB FILM FESTIVAL
    Brescia, Italy
    October 22, 2013
  • 11th TIRANA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
    Tirana, Albania
    November 23, 2013
  • 25th TRIESTE FILM FESTIVAL
    Trieste, Italy
    January 17, 2014
  • W0RLD UNITE FESTIVAL 2014
    Leeds, UK
    February 11, 2014
  • SILVER SPRING INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
    Ocala FL - USA
    April 4, 2014
  • DALLAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
    Dallas TX - USA
    April 4, 2014
  • SARASOTA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
    Sarasota FL - USA
    April 4, 2014
  • MONADNOCK INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
    Keene NH - USA
    April 10, 2014
  • 15th ON LOCATION: MEMPHIS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
    Memphis TN - USA
    April 24, 2014
  • St ALBANS FILM FESTIVAL
    St Albans, UK
    May 1, 2014
  • 11th SEOUL INTERNATIONAL AGAPE FILM FESTIVAL
    Soeul, South Korea
    May 22, 2014
  • 7th GULF FILM FESTIVAL
    Dubai, UAE
  • 30th FESTROIA: INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
    Stubal, Portugal
    June 5, 2014
  • 10th FILMCARAVAN FESTIVAL
    Imeria, Italy
    August 10, 2014
Distribution Information
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    Country: France
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Lendita Zeqiraj

LENDITA ZEQIRAJ was born in Prishtina, Kosovo in 1972. As a filmmaker and visual artist, Lendita has studied extensively in both arts in Kosovo and France. She graduates and postgraduates on visual arts at the Academy of Arts in Prishtina, Kosovo and followed post-master Film Aesthetics studies in Paris, France. She started to write and direct various artistic videos, short and feature films, experimental and documentaries, which have participated at many International Film Festivals, such as: Venice, Palm Springs ShortFest, Los Angeles, Dallas, Bermuda, Leeds, Oberhausen, Busan, Milan, Bradford, Thessaloniki, Trieste, etc., winning prizes in number of them.

FILMOGRAPHY
BALCONY - short / 2013
ANOTHER CHANCE – short documentary / 2013
AMNESIA – short experimental / 2012
WE’RE NOT IN PARADISE - short documentary / 2011
ALBANIAN EGYPTIAN – mid-length documentary / 2010
CRY FOR RECOGNITION – mid-length documentary / 2009
EXIT – mid-length fiction / 2003
EXIT – short fiction / 2002

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Director Statement

It is an observation of the authentic mindset of our society, which quickly may deviate into an absurd situation. Shot in one long sequence that begins in the sunset and ends at twilight, as a cinematic expression that reinforces immersion into an absurd situation, revealing the reality of everyday life in today’s Kosovo society.