Documentary filmmaker

Dea Gjinovci has been filming and writing documentaries following her studies between Geneva, London and Paris. In parallel, she has always worked, either on film projects, or as a freelance journalist for Swiss media (Le Temps) or Anglo-Saxon (AJ +). For them, she directed «This is the sound of climate change» during the protests of COP21 in Paris. In early 2017, she coordinated a crowdfunding campaign for the documentary Mr Gay Syria, a campaign relayed by media such as Vanity Fair, the Guardian and The Economist. In 2017, she directed her first film, «Sans le Kosovo». This short documentary was awarded Best National Film Award at the 2017 edition of the Dokufest Festival, and has been presented at festivals in Palermo, Paris, Vienna and Visions du Réel in Nyon.


Feature documentary «Réveil sur Mars»

(in production - completion spring 2019)

Co-produced by Amok Films (France), Alva Film (Switzerland) & Mélisande Films (France)

Supported by Radio Télévision Suisse & France 2
"MARS" was awarded a Sundance Institute development grant in April 2018

Shooting location: Sweden

Short documentary «Sans le Kosovo»

Writing, directing and editing

Completed January 2017

Shooting locations: Italy, Croatia & Kosovo

Awards & Selections

«Réveil sur Mars»

Winner of the "Perspective d'un doc" award at Visions du Réel organized by Radio Télévision Suisse 2017

Awarded a Sundance Institute development grant in April 2018



«Sans le Kosovo»

Best National Film Award, Dokufest, Kosovo, August 2017

Winner of «L’Institut français» Prize, Festival Cine Zaragoza, December 2017

Third Prize in the professional filmmaker category, Global Migration Film Festival, December 2017

Global Migration Film Festival, December 2017

This Human World, International Human Rights Film Festival, Vienna, December 2017

Sole Luna Documentary Festival in Palermo, July 2017 and Treviso, September 2017

Seanema Film Festival, Ulcinj, Montenegro, September 2017

Paris Short Film Festival, Paris, May 2017

International Film Market and Media Library, Visions of the Real, Nyon, April 2017

Sheffield Festival’s Doc / Player, June 2017

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