- function: dam festival director
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- Classical:NEXT 2015
Dardan SELIMAJ (b.1984 in Prishtina, Kosovo) : representing damfest.com (Executive director) & Kosovo Philharmony (Manager) is a journalist, producer & music theorist. He started his career as a journalist by writing for Kosovo magazines and hosting a live show on local radio station in Prishtina. For 10 years he hosted a daily TV show for culture at Kohavision (KTV), one of the three national broadcasters in Kosovo. Since 2012 he became the head of programming (Executive Producer) on KTV and at the same time he manages the Kosovo Philharmony, the only Symphony Orchestra in the country. Selimaj is well known for organizing successful classical music events in Kosovo. He founded the International Festival of Young and Emerging Musicians DAM in 2006 together with a group of musicians from Kosovo and since than he is the chairman of the festival. Actually he runs the festival together with Rreze Kryeziu - musicologist from Kosovo. Lately Selimaj is experiencing a new ventures in documentary film. In 2014, his first documentary 'There is light inside' (co directed with Rea Surroi) was premiered at Dokufest, Prizren (RKS) and till now it has been screened in several events and festivals in New York, Florence, Bratislava and Leipzig. He worked as a associate producer for 'A single frame' (post production), documentary by American director Brandon Dickerson.