Award-winning director Mrika Krasniqi has built a legacy of outstanding cinema and TV works, as Head of Nil Production and International Filmmaker Festival of New York. Prolific writer, director and producer Mrika Krasniqi, known for works such as Soldier, Land of Kelmend, and World’s Nobleman, told the audience at the 2018 International Filmmaker Festival of New York “the key to success is making your dreams come true”. IFFNY was held from May 25-29, 2018 at the renowned Kaufman Astoria Studios, original home of Paramount Production.
Mrika Krasniqi spoke at the Award Gala Closing Ceremony, who directed and organized the successful IFFNY Film Festival, about the meaning of Legacy and how she approaches film, emphasizing the need to stay true to her own artistic vision. Moderator and Host of the 7th Edition of IFFNY, Ermira Babamusta shared her five lessons for a leadership and legacy mindset: Reach for the Stars, Be a Gamechanger, Take Positive Action, Choose Significance, and Be a Gift to the World.
“As we talk about building and leaving a legacy, especially being a female filmmaker, it’s all about leaving something that we can all be proud of. I named my company Nil Production Corporate in honor of my son, so he can have something to look forward to and feel proud of,” said Mrika Krasniqi for Prishtina Press.
When Mrika Krasniqi’s filmmaking career took off the ground in 2004, she was winning international awards such as “Best Director”, “Production Award” and was traveling around the world screening her films to an international audience. Her directorial work has always had a broad appeal that gained her many admirers. Krasniqi’s “Soldier” and “World’s Nobleman” are two of the most successful films she has made. They have won over people all over the world, as well as awards. They brought her international attention as these films won prestigious awards, including Best Human Artist in France and Certificate of Honor at the Producers Network at Cannes Film Festival in France.
Today, Mrika Krasniqi’s legacy remains as strong as ever as she continues to wield an influential position in American cinema. As Director, Mrika Krasniqi knows how to bring the best out of her actors. Her much talked about upcoming feature films “Proof” and “Nik” are highly anticipated by both critics and audiences. Mrika Krasniqi continues to be daring in her way of film making and it will be interesting to see what she comes up with next.