Ketrin Leka Basile is a finalist for the CEW Beauty Insider Awards

Ketrin Leka Basile is a finalist for the CEW Beauty Insider Awards, the industry’s highest honor, announced in New York City. CEW Awards celebrates innovative new beauty products. Basile has been nominated for the Indie Fragrance Category. Ketrin Leka Basile has created fragrances that have defined leading brands. With over 13 years of experience she has created…

Sam Brooks making headway as lead actor

Born and raised in Nashville Tennessee, southern educate is embedded in the roots of Sam Brooks. Grew up with a tribe met through divine intervention and their intention was to live. Amid a city of musicians their mission was to create organized noise. Instruments no longer toys just boys that enjoyed making music. From late…

On the set with award-winning director Ibër Deari

Ibër Deari lends his creative direction in many projects, and each year he is sure to bring films and documentaries that wow the audiences world-wide. Winner of Best Director and Best Short at the NYAFW in New York, Ibër Deari and lead actor Mirsad Abazi made appearances at the Red Carpet at the SVA Theatre. Director,…

Dael Dervishi: Bringing Positive Change in Albania

Dael Dervishi talks with NY Elite about his current projects, his work at Next Generation Leaders (NGL) program of the McCain Institute, and his new non profit initiative “Naturally Transparent Resources”. NY Elite: What are you currently working on? Tell us a little bit more about your company/organization.   Dael Dervishi: Since September 2016 I’m part…

Jamal Hodge Review Of The New York Albanian Film Week

Fresh from the 2017 Cannes Film Festival Jamal Hodge is a multi-award winning director and producer of several films, including The Jump, The Kind Ones, and Knockout Game. While The Kind Ones and Knockout came will continue their festival runs in the Fall, you can catch The Jump in its last theatrical screening at The People’s Film Festival SATURDAY,…

Dren Zherka’s Eho wins Best Production Award in New York

Eho took home the “Best Production Award” in New York on May 29, 2017. The 6th Edition of New York Albanian Film Week presented by Enkelejd Mezini and Ermira Babamusta announced the Jury winners at the Award Ceremony held at Producer’s Club Theater. The festival is organized by Mrika Krasniqi and Nil Production. The Jury…

Peter Malota is honored with the Excellence in Arts Award

Legendary filmmaker Peter Malota is honored with the Excellence in Arts Award at the 6th Edition of New York Albanian Film Week. The award recognizes Mr. Malota for his creations and contributions to the excellence of the arts. The award is given to outstanding artists who have demonstrated lifetime achievement in art.

‘Hije’ by Jotti Ejlli wins Outstanding Artistic Achievement

Director Jotti Ejlli won the Outstanding Artistic Achievement at the 2017 NYAFW. His film “Hije” premiered at the Opening Ceremony of the film festival on May 26, 2017 at the SVA Theatre. Artistic Achievement is a Special Award presented at the 6th edition of New York Albanian Film Week in recognition of a filmmaker’s contribution to cinema.…

Arta Muçaj wins Best Actress in New York

All eyes were on Arta Muçaj during the screening of “Home Sweet Home” directed by Faton Bajraktari, produced by Trim Musliu. Arta stood out from the rest of the actors, along side Best Actor, Donat Qosja. Arta Muçaj is the winner for the 2017 New York Albanian Film Week “Best Actress” Award for her leading role in “Home in…