bjeshkë / mountain

A film by: Grégoire Verbeke

Springtime in northern Albania sparks the herding of goats from the lowlands, up to the towering mountainsides. Prek Gjoni is moving his livestock with the help of Jovalin. Will broken shoes and an umbrella suffice for the 4-day walk?

Country: Belgium
Length: 14’44”
Completion: 06/2018
Genre: documentary
Themes: Human interest, animals, work, nature
Screening format: DCP, H264, ProRes
Spoken language: Albanian
Subtitles: English

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Festivals:

  1. Sheffield Doc/Fest, United Kingdom (7 – 12 June, 2018)
    Short Film Competition
  2. Herceg Novi Film Festival, Montenegro (1 – 7 August, 2018)
    Official Competition
  3. Cervino Cine MountainFestival, Italy (4 – 12 August, 2018)
    International Competition
  4. Dokufest International Documentary and Short Film Festival, Kosovo (3 – 11 August, 2018)
    Short Dox Competition
  5. Film Festival della Lessinia, Italy (24 August – 2 September, 2018)
    International CompetitionWon: Jury Prize
  6. FIDBA – Buenos Aires International Documentary Film Festival, Argentina (12 – 19 September, 2018)
    Official Competition
  7. Batumi International Art-house Film Festival, Georgia (16 – 24 September, 2018)
    International Short Film Competition
  8. KineNova Skopje Film Fest, Macedonia (3 – 13 October, 2018)
    International Short Film Competition
  9. RAVAC International Film Festival, Republic of Moldova (4 – 7 October, 2018)
    International Short Competition
  10. Environmental Film Festival Australia, Australia (12 – 19 October, 2018)
    Official Selection
  11. Tirana International Film Festival, Albania (2 – 9 November, 2018)
    International Short Documentary Competition Won: Best Short Documentary
  12. Leuven International Short Film Festival, Belgium (1 – 8 December, 2018)
    Flemish Documentary Competition
  13. Autrans International Mountain Film Festival, France (5 – 9 December, 2019)
    First Documentary Competition
  14. London Short Film Festival, United Kingdom (11 – 20 January, 2019)
    International Competition
  15. Alpin Film Festival, Romania (25 February – 3 March, 2019)
    Official selection
  16. Film Fest Sundsvall, Sweden (13 – 17 March, 2019)
    International Short Doc Competition
  17. International Documentary Film Festival Millenium, Belgium (22 – 30 March, 2019)
    Short Film Competition
  18. Salem Film Fest, Belgium (29 March – 4 April, 2019)
    Official Selection
  19. Ismailia Film Festival, Egypt (10 – 16 April, 2019)
    Short Documentary Competition
  20. Trento Film Festival, Italy (25 April – 5 May, 2019)
    Terre Alte
  21. Leiden International Short Film Experience, the Netherlands (9 – 12 May, 2019)
    Official Selection
  22. Norwegian Short Film Festival, Norway (12 – 16 June, 2019)
    International Competition
  23. Palm Springs International ShortFest, United States (18 – 24 June, 2019)
    Official Selection
  24. Icedocs – International Documentary Film Festival, Iceland (17 – 21 July, 2019)
    Short Film Selection
  25. Animal Film Festival in Suncheon, South Korea (22 – 26 August, 2019)
    Official Selection
  26. Le Plus Petit Festival International de Film de Montagne, France (23 – 25 August, 2019)
    Official selection
  27. DC Shorts Film Festival, United States (19 – 28 September, 2019)
    Competition

Director: Grégoire Verbeke
Producer: Grégoire Verbeke
Editor: Grégoire Verbeke
Photography: Grégoire Verbeke
Sound design & Mixing: Gedeon Depauw
Colorist: Bart Verraest
Production assistants: Ardit Jubani & Enkeled Qosaj
Translation: Baton Bakija & Ardit Jubani