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 Sweet”, co-starring with Donat Qosja. Congrats to Arta for her fabulous performance. The film also won Best Actor and Best Feature Film Awards. 

“The lead actress Arta Muçaj in “Home Sweet Home” showed the true depth of character that touched me deeply by conveying to the audience the pain of losing her husband in the war initially and then losing him a second time due to financial circumstances that she had to endure. It is given in honor of an actress who has delivered an outstanding performance in a leading role,” said Enkelejd Mezini, co-host and moderator of New York Albanian Film Week.

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Arta Muçaj, Winner of Best Actress Award for her performance in Home Sweet Home. (Photo by Artan Korenica)

“Home Sweet Home, which won the Best Picture Award, told a somber tale of a man returning home after being presumed dead only to find that his coming back to life might mean the death of his family’s future. It truly moved me, gave me a deeper understanding of the Albanian people. And saw its lead Actor and Actress walk off with best Actor and Actress awards,” said Jamal Hodge, Jury Member of New York Albanian Film Week.

Arta Mucaj is a multi-award-wining actor,‭ who ‬has worked extensively in stage, film and television.‭ H‬ailing from Kosovo, Arta graduated in Drama at the Academy of Arts in Tirana,‭ ‬Albania. Currently,‭ ‬Arta is based in Melbourne,‭ ‬Australia where she continues to perform in Theater and films.

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Producer Trim Musliu, Mrika Krasniqi and Best Actor Donat Qosja, Red Carpet Opening Ceremony at SVA Theatre (Innovation Media New York Photography, Photo by Ivan Morales]

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Jury Member Jamal Hodge with Festival Co-Hosts, Ermira Babamusta and Enkelejd Mezini (Beqir Sina Photography)

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The Red Carpet Opening Ceremony of Albanian Film Week at SVA Theatre. In the Photo: Fatrin Krajka, Amina Zhaman, Lulzim Guhelli, Ermira Babamusta, Mrika Krasniqi, Diar Xani, Jamal Hodge (NY Elite Magazine Photography)

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