Petrit Gora was born in 1990 in the capital city of Kosovo, Pristina. He studied Graphic Design in the Academy of Fine Arts at the University of Pristina. Raised in the city of Peja.
In 2010 he joined Anibar Animation Festival as a volunteer, mostly by helping with the logistics of the festival and around the Cinema “Jusuf Gervalla”. In 2014 he became one of the film selectors and programmers of Anibar. Later In 2016, he was named as the Art Director of the Anibar and led the festival artistically for 7 years as he continues to do so.
From May 2022 Petrit was named as the Artistic Director of REX animation Stockholm which is one of the first film festivals in Sweden dedicated purely to animated films.
Besides the festivals, Petrit led many stop motion workshops, lectures and presentations. He gave the first lessons at the Anibar Animation Academy, which now have developed and is preparing the fifth generation of young animators in Kosovo. Petrit was also a mural painter and a political graffiti artist. Currently he lives in Uppsala, Sweden.
REX Animation Film Festival was formed on the initiative of EUNIC Stockholm (European Union National Institutes for Culture). EUNIC Stockholm is the network of the European cultural institutes and embassies based in Sweden who cooperate in the development and execution of multilateral cultural projects and initiatives that take place in Sweden in partnership with Swedish organizations.
Each year, the REX Animation Film Festival delivers a varied and colorful programme of animated films for both adults and young people. We invite filmmakers from all over Europe to submit their animated creations, and then we pick the best and brightest talents to screen at our annual event in Stockholm.