The summer season - as reported BalkanInsight - it's festival time in Kosovo. All the towns of the whole country attract visitors bringing to the scene films, art exhibitions, workshops and much more.
NGOM Fest, Prizren 12-15 July
A music festival held every year by the 2011; the NGOM Fest is the brainchild of a group of young people from the city of Prizren, with the aim of promoting new bands and artists and exchanging cultural experiences with artists from other countries.
The word 'NGOM' means 'Listen to me' in the Albanian gheg dialect.
Bunar Fest, Prizren, 16-17 June
The website of the Kosovo tourist guide has defined the Bunar Fest in Prizren as "one of the most ridiculously fun festivals" in Kosovo.
The festival is open to all those who wish to participate in a competition with tractor tires on the Bistrica river.
PriFest, Prishtina, 17-22 July
The 'Pristina International Film Festival' or PriFilmFest, is a film festival held every year in the capital of Kosovo.
It brings together many international film productions in various competition programs, such as the European film competition program, the Balkan film competition program, 'Honey and Blood Cinema', the competition program for medium-length films and much more.
In the 2015, however, the festival was hosted in Tirana and lasted only two days in protest against an 78% cut in the budget by the Ministry of Culture of Kosovo.
HAPU, Prishtina, July
The HAPU festival focuses on the works of art in public spaces, presenting innovative works developed in Kosovo and beyond.
HAPU in Albanian means 'displaced' and at the same time represents an abbreviation of "Hapesire Publike", or, in Italian, "public space".
The festival is organized by the ODA theater, which presents artistic works in collaboration with IN SITU, a European network for artistic creation in public spaces.
Green Fest, Mitrovica, 17-18 August
The Green Festival is held every year in the northern city of Mitrovica. Organized by the NGO '7 Arte', it includes music, open-air cinema, a craft fair, discussions and activities related to the environment.
Taking place in a city divided between the Serbian majority in the north and the Albanian one in the south, the festival also aims to ease local ethnic tensions.
Doku Fest, Prizren, 3-11 August
Doku Fest is an international festival of documentaries and short films, held every year in Prizren. Hundreds of films from all over the world are shown during the week in various cinemas located throughout the city.
The festival is held by the 2002 and was created by a group of friends; since then it has become one of the biggest cultural events in Kosovo, attracting international artists and visitors.
Sunny Hill Festival, Prishtina, 10-12 August
The pop-star of Kosovar origin Dua Lipa, which this year won two British Awards, will perform in its hometown for the Sunny Hill Festival, organized by his father, Dukagjin Lipa, also a musician.
In addition to her there will be several other artists, such as rapper Action Bronson, born in the USA from an Albanian father and an American mother. The festival takes place in the 'Germia' park.
Anibar Animation Festival, Peja, 13-19 August
Anibar is a festival held in the city of Peja, where animated films from different places of the world are shown in three cinemas, two of which are outdoors.
During the festival workshops, debates and other activities such as concerts are organized.
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