The Golden Ice Cream

A film about two groups in the Albanian community in Poreč: Albanian Moslems who are ice cream vendors and Albanian Christians who are mostly jewelers.

A funny and entertaining film about the Albanian community in Croatian city of Poreč. It deals with two groups within this community: Moslems, who are ice cream vendors, and Christians, who are mostly jewelers. During summer, the street their shops are in is packed with tourists from all over the world. In this melting pot of various nationalities and cultures, the Albanians live in their own, specific way.

The film was made as part of the documentary workshop at the Grožnjan Imaginary Academy.


Fatmir Koçi

Albanian scriptwriter, director and producer of documentary and fiction films, co-founder of Marubi Film and Multimedia School – the first film school in Albania's history.
Original title: Zlatni sladoled
Year of production: 1999.
Screening time: 21'
Format: Beta SP
Production: Factum
Written and directed by: Fatmir Koci
Produced by: Nenad Puhovski
Cinematography by: Igor Savatović
Edited by: Mimoza Musaraj
Original score: Minatori, Iliret, Marigona, Kristi Popa
Graphic design: Ilir Butka, Fasada Video
Sound dubbing: Flora Kazaferi
Sound recordist: Saša Radmilov, Mile Blažević

Festivals & Awards:

Motovun Film Festival 1999; Trieste International Film Festival - Alpe Adria Cinema 2000; Dokument Art 2000; Medfilm Festival-Laboratory 2000; International Documentary Film Festival goEast 2007, Wiesbaden