The Children of My Father (Working title:Music and the Lake)

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Besfort Imami
Goran Stojilkovic, Vladimir Stojcevski
Quazim Milaimi
Screen Writer:
Besfort Imami, Katerina Momeva
Director of Photography:
Besfort Imami
Ermalj Mehmeti
Brief Synopsis:
The Children of My Father is a documentary film about the life and work of Sureja Imami and his impact on Albanian education and music. The film follows the search of Sureja Imami’s three sons, including myself, to find out about their father’s life. We already knew that Imami was the first Albanian music teacher in Macedonia and that he had a lot of students who were influenced by his teaching. After his death, however, we started to discover details about his life and his importance in the community that we weren’t aware of before. This was the inspiration for undertaking this film, in which I will also show my own journey of discovering unknown details about my father’s life.


Documentary Tirana International Film Festival, Albania, 2015

FerFilm Festival, Uroshevac, Kosovo, 2015

Balkan Film& Food Festival, Pogradec, Albania, 2015

International Cinematograpers’ Film Festival Manaki Brothers, Macedonia, 2015

Production Companies:
Award Film & Video
Kosta Novakovic, 1A/32 
1000 Skopje, Macedonia