The initiative for the establishment of such festival was presented by renowned artists, who are yet part of the leadership of this institution. The director of the festival is Ilir Tafa, artistic director is Burbuqe Berisha, while the coordinators of the festival are Zija Rexhepi, Ema Andrea, Mimoza Doko and Zijad Mehiq. “Prishtina International Theater Festival” is held every year at the beginning of October with the desire to offer the public the most successful theatrical experiences. “Prishtina International Theater Festival”, year after year, aims to make the festival program as qualitative as possible, with the aim of presenting contemporary trends in the theater field.
As a festival with an international profile, besides the approaching of theaters, this festival also enables cultural approach. Its competitive character also has the spirit of cultural competition in the field of theater. This festival shows maturity from edition to edition and obviously aims to maintain its dynamics and challenge the Balkan region in the context of new regional perspectives. In the framework of its existence, this festival is self-financed by AAB Theater “Faruk Begolli”.
Dear friends of Prishtina International Theater Festival (PITF),
After the success of the first three editions of PITF, we, the team of the only International Theater Festival in our country, are full of enthusiasm that the 4th edition of #PITF2020, will be even more special.
However, the Sars-COV2 virus is unfortunately still a present threat worldwide. The consequences of almost a year of its presence are being felt everywhere; in health, economy, education, sports, and also in culture.
As such, despite our best efforts and preparations to hold the fourth edition of PITF during the summer season, when we would have had more time to display the character of cultural diplomacy of our festival, we could not do so.
Regretfully, we were unable to bring many beautiful and unique performances from all over the world that have applied to partake; such as the play from the United States, Argentina, Spain, Germany, Italy, and Greece, among many others!
Looking towards the better days to come, we promise you that we will transform the upcoming editions into an identifiable brand that not only our institution, but the entire country can be proud of!
Special thanks go to the theatre ensembles from Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, and Kosovo for their willingness to participate in this symbolic edition of #PITF2020.
Under strict security measures that ensure the health of the participants, the fourth edition of PITF will be held from December 19-23, 2020 in both “Faruk Begolli” theatres of AAB College.
We welcome you all!
The show goes on.
Program & Awards
The structure of the festival program consists of an official and follow-up program.
In the official program, performances from state and independent theaters can equally compete.
The follow-up program foresees performances, workshops, other cultural programs that are done in the Republic of Kosovo and abroad.
- Best Actor/Actress
- Best Supporting Actor/Actress
- Best Director
- Best Play