From politics to sports to films, 2018 has been a triumphant year for women in the world stage. Women are setting the agenda across the many fields, inspiring true role models to girls everywhere. A New York native, Mrika Krasniqi is a powerful female voice who has been influential by virtue, sheer courage, intellect and hard work.
Businesswoman Mrika Krasniqi is using her influence to guide her on humanitarian projects that are close to hear heart – social issues, human rights, environment and women rights. She launched her own NGO, to shed light on topics that aren’t discussed in a meaningful way in mainstream media. As co-founder of Different NGO her projects have highlighted human rights, anti-domestic violence, anti-trafficking of human beings, in cooperation with USAID, UNDP, OSCE, US Embassy, etc.
In cinematography Mrika Krasniqi has cooperated with international film studios, including ZoneX, Imagine-Picture, IDFA, Nil Production, and National Geographic.
Mrika Krasniqi is considered one of the top successful female entrepreneurs and filmmakers in New York. With over 20 years of experience in the film industry Krasniqi has made a mark for herself within the country and overseas. In the world of entrepreneurship, she exhumes confidence, intelligence, leadership, passion and fearlessness that have paved her success pathway.
Today Mrika Krasniqi is the role model for the new generation women across New York and the world. Named “Woman of Year”, “Best Human Artist”, “Ambassador for Peace” and “Best Director” are some of her prestigious accolades for her business achievements, inspiration to corporate leadership and film industry.
Mrika Krasniqi is an award-winning filmmaker and candidate of several international events and film festivals including Cannes, Los Angeles, New York, Paris, Zagreb, Tirana, Prishtina, etc. Mrika Krasniqi is the Founder of Nil Production, International Filmmaker Festival of New York, New York Albanian Fashion Week (Albanian Fashion Agency).
Woman of the Year by U.S. Congress, Senator Charles Schumer
Best Human Artist by the European Community of Jewish Artists in Paris, France
Ambassador for Peace Award, Universal Peace Federation
Best Social Documentary, NYI FF, USA
Best Organizer, One World, Kosova
Best Historical Documentary, Los Angeles Film Festival, US
Best Production, New Poland Film, Poland
Best Director, DOCU Independent in Freiburg, Germany
About New York International Filmmaker Festival
Launched in 2012 in New York, the International Filmmaker Festival of New York is designed to advance the film culture and is open to all established and aspiring filmmakers from around the world. Organized by Nil Production, the festival has gained popularity for its high-quality show, the Red Carpet experience, Awards Gala and the VIP presence during the opening ceremony.
The festival opens in New York on Friday, May 25, 2018 and the winners will be announced on Tuesday, May 29, 2018. (www.iffny.com)
*Cover Photo by Avni Selmani