Kaltrina Krasniqi (1981) is an award winning Kosovo based film director and researcher working in film and digital humanities since the early 2000s. She is a founding member of Kosovo Oral History Initiative - a digital archive where personal histories of individuals from various paths of life are recorded and published and a founder of Vera Films, a film production company focused in young voices of cinema. She graduated in Film Directing in the University of Prishtina in 2004 and in 2011 completed her MA in Kosovo’s Institute for Journalism and Communication. In 2015 she continued her professional development in the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) with focus in Film Producing. Her debut feature film “Vera Dreams of the Sea” premiered in the 78th Venice Film Festival and among many accolades was awarded Tokyo International Film Festival Grand Prix 2021 and Ingmar Bergman Award at Gothenburg Film Festival 2022.
Currently she is in development of her second feature “Bleach”.