Denis Mustafa

OneBeat Balkans Staff

Filmmaker

Plemetina, Kosovo

Denis Mustafa is a young Roma filmmaker who makes documentary work focused on the Roma community in the Balkans. He made his first film at 11 years old about his hometown of Plementina, Kosovo. He co-directed Jekh Kham Jekh Sel (One Sun One Nation), a film that was shown in more than twenty film festivals in Europe, US, and Latin America. In 2010 he made another short film for the Rolling Film Festival called The Dream Power and won the Audience Award. His film TOXIC FUN, made in a workshop in Plemetina was awarded at the DEPOK Film Festival in Budapest. Denis Mustafa sees his future in making documentary films about Roma people. He wants to show his capacities and to be an example for other young Roma filmmakers. With his films he seeks to portray the life of Roma in different perspectives and to highlight success stories.