WRITER | DIRECTOR
WRITER | DIRECTOR
Rita Krasniqi is a Kosovar screenwriter, writer, and director. She has written and directed short films that focus on social issues.
Ms Krasniqi is a strong believer that storytelling is a vehicle for social justice. As a working professional, she has landed two grants from the Kosovo Cinematography Center (QKK) for her two short films Drita(2018) and Adelina(2020).
Both films focus on social issues in third-world countries.
Drita(2018) puts the spotlight on the special needs war victims who have suffered sexual violence.
Adelina(2020) focuses on the LGBTQI+ community and their on-going struggles with society as they still remain socially out-casted. Both of the films have been part of festivals such as LA Screenwriting, Film and TV Film Festival, LGBT Los Angeles Film Festival, Lit-off sessions, Les Mains Gauches in Marseille, and many more.
Ms Krasniqi holds a Master’s degree in Film and Media Productions from New York Film Academy. And a Bachelor’s degree in filmmaking from the University of Prishtina in Kosovo.
Drita(2018) puts the spotlight on the special needs war victims who have suffered sexual violence
Inspired by In The Mood For Love, Rita was the cinematographer of this short, helping the director Kexin Cai achieve this aesthetic.
One Way is the first of many collaborations between Rita and director Kushaal Chawla.
Filled with dreams and bad-timed courage, Adelina, a Kosovar Drag Queen underestimates the risks she takes when she buds head with the homophobic society and risks both hers and her friends' lives.
During the Kosovan war n 1998-9, Drita, a very special woman is set to experience the worst night of her life when exposed to the Serbian patrol.
Two best friends George and Lennie try to break from the infamous club life, trying to start a business of their own. When George is accused of sleeping with the owner's lover, Candy, all hell breaks loose leading Lennie to commit some undesired actions.
In a Kosovar isolated village, where arranged marriages are considered a norm, Flutura finds it hard to break free and run away with her lover, Blerta. However, unable to do so, Flutura has to make a decision which puts her younger sister Bora in danger of martyrdom.
During the 1980s, many young Kosovar boys went missing in service of the Yugoslavian army. A grieving mother struggles to let go of the past and make amends with the present.
Captured with Blackmagic Cinema
Cinematography by Rita Krasniqi
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