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Activities - 11/07/2015


BABAI wins Europa Cinemas Label in Karlovy Vary


The first feature by Visar Morina BABAI (Father), was awarded the Europa Cinemas Label at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. The jury was composed of four cinema exhibitors, members of our Network. BABAI will now receive the support from the Europa Cinemas Network, with additional promotion and incentives for exhibitors to extend the film’s run on screens.

The jury issued the following statement about the German film: "BABAI is a moving yet brutally honest story of a ten year old boy searching for his father who has abandoned him for a new life in Germany. Unaware of the dangers, the boy attempts every possibility to smuggle his way into Germany to be reunited with his father.

Visar Morina's debut feature BABAI, which is filmed from the perspective of the boy, shows restraint and confidence in its depiction of the larger immigration theme and in how it explores the complex relationship between a father and son who are in an impossible situation."




Contact Details: 

- Sales: Heretic Outreach

Promitheos 18 - 152 34 Halandri, Athens

+30 210 6005260  -

- Production: NiKo Film

Prinzessinnenstr. 16 - 10969, Berlin  -



The jury was:

ERIKA BORSOS - Müvész Art Mozi - BUDAPEST (Hungary)

Erika Borsos was born in Vojvodina in former Yugoslavia and has been living for more than 20 years in Budapest. She has been the managing director of Odeon film distributing company for 15 years and now works as the head of film programming at Budapest Film Zrt.


After working for 10 years as head of film for a multidisciplinary arts venue, Caroline Dragacci joined the departmental centre for film promotion (CDPC) in 2012, which runs five film theatres and one travelling cinema in the Annecy area.


David O Mahony is a programme manager at access>CINEMA, the resource organisation for regional cultural cinema exhibition in Ireland. His work involves film programming for a variety of cultural cinema venues and film clubs throughout Ireland. He is also a member of the Dublin Film Critics Circle.

JENS SCHNEIDERHEINZE - Cinema & Kurbelkiste - MÜNSTER (Germany)

A former drama teacher and director, Jens Schneiderheinze started presenting film programmes in Münster in 1989 in the communal initiative “Die Linse” and, since 1997, has been running the Cinema & Kurbelkiste with his husband.

List of Films 

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