Bosnian director Dino Mustafic received the award for best director at the recently-concluded "MOISIU-ON", the Pan-Albanian Festival organized by the National Theater in Tirana.
Twenty-two plays from Albania, Kosovo and Northern Macedonia were performed at the festival, which lasted from February 23rd to March 15th.
The BiH director had as many as three plays in competition with three different theatres: the play “Južnjak” (Southerner) by Migjeni Shkoder Theater based on the text by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, “Mother and Child” by Jon Fosse, produced by MAM (Multimedia Art Movement) from Tirana and Chekhov's “Cherry” by Korca Theaters.
“It's an honour to receive an award for a play when it is awarded by one's colleagues. I did a lot of plays with Albanian actors and authors. Maybe even some that are most important to me in life like the shows that were at this festival. No director's award in the theatre is possible without actors and collaborators who inspire and create a common collective act. I like doing plays in this part of the Balkans, where I have a spiritual and cultural closeness and an atmosphere of friendship in which I feel at home”, Mustafic said.
The pan-Albanian festival “MOISIU” – ON“, is the largest festival in which all theatres that create plays in the Albanian language compete. This year, due to epidemiological measures, the festival was organized online.