Vjosa Berisha
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Vjosa Berisha was born in July 23, 1972 in Pristina, Kosovo. She is co-founder and Festival Director of Prishtina International Film festival (PriFest), one of the biggest and most important film industry events in Kosovo that has been running for five years bringing to Kosovo many important cinematography personalities and film industry professionals. PriFest was founded in 2008, Vanessa Redgrave is President of the Honorary Board of the festival. (www.prifest.org)

Professionally, Vjosa Berisha is co-owner and chief executive of the first Public Relations company established in Kosovo, B2 – PR & Media Solutions, with offices in Kosovo and Albania (2005). She owns an MA in Media and Communication from University of Westminster, London UK, and a Postgraduate diploma in Contemporary Diplomacy from University of Malta, in Malta.

Vjosa Berisha has worked on many Public relations and media projects leading many successful commercial, political communication and public awareness campaigns for various clients including banking, airlines, hydropower and energy, IT, cultural institutions, embassies, Government, media, political parties and other institutions in Kosovo and Albania. One of the notable projects led by her was the management and implementation of the campaigns during the process leading to the Declaration of Independence for Kosovo in 2008.

In 2011 she took part in the Hope Fellowship programme for Democracy and Diplomacy, sponsored by USAID which included a very interesting 6 weeks study tour in Washington DC in April-May 2011. During this trip she had a public speaking session on the subject of Public Diplomacy – with the theme “Nation Branding and Image of Kosovo”, in the Center for Strategic and International Studies and in the Public Diplomacy Council in Washington DC.

At the moment she is actively involved in managing works of the two B2 offices, in Kosovo and Albania; and managing PriFest – Prishtina International Film Festival, which happens every year in September.

Her future ambitions are to extend her activities on producing films and supporting further the growth and development of film industry in Kosovo as well as building upon better image of her country in the world.
Vjosa Berisha is a member of European Film Academy.


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