Narrative Short (2013) 16:11 min.
Directed by: Antoneta Kastrati

SHE COMES IN SPRING, (2013), Trailer

A middle-aged father in a Serbian village is visited by a mysterious young woman who forces him to uncover a dark buried secret about his wartime past.

Directed by Antoneta Kastrati and filmed by Sevdije Kastrati during the AFI Directing Workshop for Women, SHE COMES IN SPRING reflects the horrifying realities that this sister filmmaking duo survived in the Kosovo War.

SHE COMES IN SPRING has screened at festivals around the world, including Busan International Film Festival, Newport Beach Film Festival, Dokufest, and LA Shorts.

Written and Directed by: Antoneta Kastrati
Produced by: Richard King, Antoneta Kastrati
Co-Produced by: Casey Cooper Johnson
Cinematography: Sevdije Kastrati
Edited By: Kyla Plewes
Production Design: Shawn Bronson
Sound Design: Brandon Griffith
Casting by: Lara Everly
Starring: Zoran Radanovich, Rebecca Rivera, Maria Bobeva,
Heidi Myrick, Hannah Stock, Zoran Danilovich


Jena Tolerance Award, Celu L’art Film Festival, Germany
Audience Award, Williamsbourg International Film Festival
Best Short Film Award, Albanian Film Week, New York
Best Actress Award, Albanian Film Week, New York


Busan International Film Festival, Busan 2013
Los Angeles International Short Film Festival, Los Angeles 2013
San Diego Film Festival, San Diego 2013
Mill Valley Film Festival, Mill Valley 2013
Dokufest International Documentary and Shorts Film Festival, Kosovo 2013
Interfilm Berlin, Berlin 2013
Exground Film Fest, Weisbaden Germany 2013
Newport Beach International Film Festival, New Port Beach CA 2014
Capitol City Film Festival, Lansing MI 2014
The Roving Eye Film Festival, Bristol RI 2014
Celu L’art Film Festival, Jena Germany 2014 – Winner JENA TOLERANCE AWARD
Bangkok Student International Film Festival, Thailand
Free Zone Film Festival, Serbia
Culturescapes Festival, Switzerland
Tabor International Short Film Festival, Croatia
Femmes Fatale International Film Festival, Kosovo
12th IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival, Bulgaria
8th FIRST International Film Festival XINING, China
Williamsburg International Film Festival – Winner: Audience Award
CinEast Film Festival – Luxembourg
Human Rights International Film Festival, Albania
Albanian Film Week, NY – Winner: Best short, Best Actress award