The past 20 years have been quite transformative with regards to the platforms and products used to bring stories to life.
We have seen an increase in the use of digital technology which, through VR and AR tech, is allowing for mind-blowing immersion experiences while still maintaining a sense of admiration and regular “consumption” of stories which are conveyed through the combination of images and dialogue in the two-dimensional space.
And such is the Kosovar Tale presentation program; a showcase of stories conveyed through a very diverse usage of mediums. Fisnik Ismaili will share the story of The Pimpsons as a model which reflects the political reality in Kosovo through comics. Arvan Berisha will present his film, The Magnet, which demonstrates the difficulties of communication through the use of technology which was supposed to make it easier. We will be introduced to The Red Line, by Rron Bajri, a film made through a very delicate process of pressure printing, which explores the quite delicate subject of property and gender. Flaka Kokolli, through her first animated film, Unsuck, will explore the absurdity rumination leads to. Agnesa Belegu, who is currently striving to build a foundation for the gaming industry in Kosovo, will explain the challenges of game design to enhance real world experiences and using technology to better understand our reality.
This program has been specifically curated for festival audiences to showcase the stories and work of some of the most talented and innovative Kosovar animators, illustrators, graphic and game designers. Anibar invites you take part in this special program and share your own stories.