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The fifth Edition …

Starting from 2nd to 8th September 2018, DEA OPEN AIR International Film Festival will launch its fifth edition. The festival will continue the tradition of visiting the glittering of the Albanian Riviera, Saranda.



The Open Air shows of the Festival will be organized at Limani Cinema and Bougenville Cinema. Cinema Limani will host the Official Opening Ceremony of the Fifth Edition of the Dea Open Air Festival Saranda – 2018 and two main programs of the festival: the Feature Film Competition and the Short Film Competition.


At the Bougenville Cinema will be organized for the second time the “Friends of Cinema” program – with special screenings of films outside the competition as well as the Award and Closing Ceremony of Fourth Edition of the Dea Open Air Festival Saranda – 2018.

The number of applicants for DEA OPEN AIR has grown from year to year. This year’s edition also confirms the trend.

foto3 All participants have applied either on the Film Freeway and Fest home platforms or on the direct route to the Festival address.

The applicants have been submitted in the competition, coming not only from European countries but also from beyond, have given intercontinental geography to the applications.

The Films to be introduced and winners participating in the competition have undergone preliminary selection of international Committees, closed at the end of March.

The pre-selection commissions have selected this year’s 6 long films for the Full Feature Section or Main Competition as well as 31 films in the Short Film Section. The short film itself is offered this year in two subcategories: international competition and student competition. Categorization reflects the nature of creativity and profile of their authors.


For the students of the film schools from Albania and Kosovo as well as for the young filmmakers participating in the festival, will be offered several workshops: Acting (Arta Dobrosha – Kosovo); Post-Production (Steffen Hacker – Germany); Film Directing (Stefan Hillebrand – Switzerland).

The fifth edition of the International Film Festival DEA OPEN AIR is supported by the Ministry of Culture of Republic Albania, Ministry of Culture of Republic Kosovo and the Albanian National Center of Cinematography, that jointly with the City of Saranda create the necessary welcoming atmosphere for artistic flow and civic contributions from around the world.


Cinema professionals, directors of several other European film festivals, but also actors, directors, producers and journalists are invited to give the vitality and multifaceted communication to the activity, that the cinema always promises and realizes.

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