KO:SH Film Festival | Korca International Short Film Festival is a cultural showcase for national and international short films scheduled to take place in Korça every year.
KO:SH Film Fest replaced First Step Film Festival—an International Student and Independent Film Festival which has been organized regularly since 2010 in Tirana.
During the five-day festival, we aim to screen 100 national and international short films.
Competitors will compete against each other in three film genres: Fiction, Documentary, Amination & VR. There are four main competitions, International Competition, Albanian Competition, Student Competition, and VR Competition, and prizes will be awarded for ten categories: Best Film, Best Fiction, Best Documentary, Best Animation, Best Student Film, Best Cinematography, First Step Award, Best National Film, VR Award &Audience Award.
During the day films are screened on venues such as Andon Zako Çajupi Theatre. At night, we aim to screen the films in historical spots and not only to promote the cultural qualities the host city has.
Apart from showing films, several workshops, lectures, and other activities get organized to involve as many people as possible. Afterparties are to take place every evening in one of the alleys of the city marketplace for all the participants and visitors.
Once the festival ends, a small group of our staff will travel to various cities and villages of Albania and Kosovo to screen films to the public where cinema is inexistent.