At Noli Film Festival, Curtain Goes Up Today with Movies and more on the Program

Rafaela Prifti

Twenty seven productions, three days, one roof – Noli Film Festival is a free event with registration, that is presented in a historic landmark, Saint George Albanian Orthodox Cathedral, South Boston.

The opening ceremony will take place outdoors at the newly curated garden on side of the Cathedral’s building from 5:30 to 6:20. During this time, guests will be greeted in and partake some refreshments. The acclaimed Albanian actress Mariana Kondi will give her opening remarks there.

The curtain goes up on the first Albanian Film Festival at the upstairs auditorium that is especially fitted for the movie experience in terms of sound and visual quality. Appropriately, the festival honoring Fan Noli opens with the world premiere of a short documentary on Bishop’s Noli first years in the US that paints a picture of his inner drive and purpose during a tumultuous period for the country.

Whether you come for the documentary which is only a part of the evening or wish to get the full experience of the Friday lineup, there is a lot in store that will keep you engaged and entertained on the first night and the whole weekend.

On-screen you will ‘meet’ Albanian filmmakers from the US, Albania, Kosova, Northern Macedonia, while off-screen, at the Cathedral, there are a handful of artists and some members of the jury that will be participating in questions and answers sessions with the audience, and who can also take you for a behind the scenes view of the movies and productions shown at the venue.

Take a few moments to check out the list of films, including features, shorts, documentaries and animations, screening dates and times at

Watching the movies at the Noli Film Festival is only part of the experience. While there. you will make new memories for yourself, your friends and family.

The three day film festival is all about our accomplished community that takes pride in its history and cultural heritage. Most importantly, Noli Film Festival manifests how the vitality of the past at St. George Cathedral enriches the life of the present. You are a part of it!