Denis Mustafa was born in 1996 and made his first film when he was 11 years old. He was a trainee on »Jekh Kham Jekh Sel« / »One Sun One Nation«, a film that was shown in more than twenty film festivals in Europe, the US, and Latin America. In 2010, he made another short film titled »The Dream Power«, which won the Rolling Film Festival audience award that year. He is associated as the filmmaker to a project entitled »Inside Roma reality in Kosovo« by Nadine Kreuzahler. Emilie Sok, Dardan Zhegrova. He lives in a small town, Plemetina in Kosovo, which is known for its polluted air as a result of the power plants Kosovo A and B.
Denis got his passion for filmmaking from his uncle’s filming and learned from him. Besides the hardships he experienced living in Plemetina, Denis is determined to stay to experience and to document the life of Roma. Entering that wonderworld of film making made him curious and willing to experiment with the camera. After a while, he had the opportunity to make a film as a participant in the workshop of the peace organization GAIA »Art in Action«. His short film, called »Toxic Fun«, in which he tells the life of a Roma family from Plemetina, won the first prize in the Rolling Film Festival in Kosovo and in the Depok Festival in Budapest in 2011.