Theo Angelopoulous at TIFF 2009

The awards ceremony was capped with a lifetime achievement award given to Greek master Theo Angelopoulous who has shot several films dealing with Albanian themes (Ulysses Gaze, Eternity and a

TIFF 2009 AWARDS

The seventh edition of the Tirana International Film Festival is on the eve of its closing night, tomorrow night, December 6, 2009.  The Sunday evening award ceremony will be followed

KEN LOACH

Ken Loach has been invited in the third edition of TIFF to present his film Tickets, conducted together with the directors Ermano Olmi and Abbas Kierostami.

ALEXANDRE ROCKWELL

The early 1990's new wave of American cinema set in motion the highly successful careers of Quentin Tarantino, Rick Linklater and Robert Rodriguez among others. Yet it was Alexandre Rockwell's

CAVEH ZAHEDI

Caveh Zahedi was born in 1960 in Washington D.C. Zahedi is the director of the American independent features A LITTLE STIFF and I DON'T HATE LAS VEGAS ANYMORE . Zahedi

SUBMITED TILL NOW FROM:

Albania, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Czech Republic, Deutschland, England, Finland, France, French Guiana, Greece, Hungary, India, Iran, Israel, Italy, Kosova, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Philippines, Romania,

KEN LOACH

Ken Loach has been invited in the third edition of TIFF to present his film Tickets, conducted together with the directors Ermano Olmi and Abbas Kierostami.

PHIL PARMET

Phill ParmetThe 5th edition of the Tirana International Film Festival is very pleased have as a guest in-person Phill Parmet as a director of photography in many masterpieces including the

SUBMITED TILL NOW FROM:

Albania, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Czech Republic, Deutschland, England, Finland, France, French Guiana, Greece, Hungary, India, Iran, Israel, Italy, Kosova, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Philippines, Romania,

MIGUEL HERMOSO

 Miguel HermosoIn cooperation with the Embassy of Spain in Tirana at TIFF07 will be present the well known Spanish director Miguel Hermoso. With his film “La Luz Prodigiosa (Marvellous Light)”

Theo Angelopoulous at TIFF 2009 TIFF 2009 AWARDS KEN LOACH ALEXANDRE ROCKWELL CAVEH ZAHEDI SUBMITED TILL NOW FROM: KEN LOACH PHIL PARMET SUBMITED TILL NOW FROM: MIGUEL HERMOSO
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ENTRY RULES AND REGULATIONS

Festival accepts applications in the following formats: film, video or digital and in the following categories: Fiction, Animation, Documentary and Experimental, features or shorts from all genres ...

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Festival description

TIRANA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (TIFF) is the first and only international cinema festival of its kind in Albania. This extraordinary cultural event created in 2003 is the ...

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SPECIAL PROGRAM 13th Edition TIFF 2015

HOMAGE | PASOLINI DAY La Rabbia (The Anger ) by Pier ...

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SPECIAL SCREENING 13th Edition TIFF 2015

§ The Dove Flyer (Farewell Baghdad) by Nissim Dayan | Drama | Israel | 2013 | 105’ § Cash Only by ...

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SPECIAL SCREENING 13th Edition TIFF 2015

§ The Dove Flyer (Farewell Baghdad) by Nissim Dayan | Drama | Israel | 2013 | 105’ § Cash Only by ...

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Little Budo

  Danilo BEĆKOVIĆ Comedy | Switzerland, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia | 2014 | 97’   DRAGO is a surgeon from Podgorica (capital of Mo...

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No One’s Child

  Vuk RŠUMOVIĆ Drama | Serbia, Croatia | 2015 | 93’   In the Spring of 1988 a wild boy is found deep in th...

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400 bags

  Fernanda VALADEZ Fiction | México | 2014 | 22’   Magdalena makes a journey to find her missing son, who disappeared on his wa...

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CLEAN SEX

  María CONCHITA DÍAZ Fiction | México | 2015 | 13’   Mariana has an obsessive cleaning habit. Aſter starting a troubled relationship with En...

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LACUNAS

  Laura BAUMEISTER Fiction | México | 2014 | 14’   Lucy, a teenager who loves spending time on her grandmother’s house, discovers a fa...

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Oak Leaves

  Paulina ROSAS Fiction | México | 2015 | 30’   Hanna’s german father passed away recently and she discovers many letters coming from Be...

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SPRING

  Tania CLAUDIA CASTILLO Fiction | México | 2014 | 18’   Elba is an introverted and lonely fourteen-year-old teenager. She lives with Fernanda, he...

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America

  Alessandro STEVANON Fiction | Italy | 2014 | 12’41’’   An imagined life whrere dwarves run free, with castles in the air and lo...

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Chickenpox

  Fulvio RISULEO Fiction | Italy | 2015 | 14’   Chickenpox is a very small thing if you’re young. But if you’re a gr...

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Champ des possibles

  Cristina PICCHI Experimental Documentary | Canada, Italy, Sweden | 2015 | 14’     An imagined life whrere dwarves run free, with castles in th...

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Dalila

  Magda GUIDI Animation | Italy | 2015 | 5’24’’     A girl is swimming. Some images emerge from the dense dark around. A li...

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Orizzonti! Orizzonti!

Anna MARZIANO Documentary | Italy, France, Germany | 2014 | 11’22’’     Anna Marziano’s Orizzonti Orizzonti! continues the filmmaker’s interest in marginalized voices an...

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Persefone

  Grazia TRICARICO Fiction | Italy | 2014 | 18’   An imagined life whrere dwarves run free, with castles in the air and lo...

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The Suitcase

  Pier Paolo PAGANELLI Animation | Italy | 2015 | 14’51’’     Secluded from the rest of the world in a bare and anonymous ro...

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La Rabbia (The Anger)

  Pier Paolo PASOLINI Documentary | Italy | 1963 | 78’     “La Rabbia” employs documentary footage and accompanying commentary to attempt to answer th...

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Uccellacci e Uccellini

  Pier Paolo PASOLINI Comedy, Drama | Italy | 1966 | 91’   Innocenti Totò (Totò) and his son Innocenti Ninetto (Ninetto Davoli) are dr...

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Il Decameron

  Pier Paolo PASOLINI Comedy, Drama | Italy | 1966 | 91’   An adaptation of nine stories from Boccaccio’s “Decameron”.   Won Silver Bear, Berlin In...

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Free Time

  Kreshnik SERJANI Fiction | 2009 | 11...

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I’m from Albania

  Sabir KANAQI Documentary | 2007 | 18...

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Magnet

  Silvio SPAHIU Documentary | 2013 | 16...

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My Grandmother

  Jurgen AGUSHI Documentary | 2015 | 34...

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Ordinary Thursday

  Jela RODONI Fiction | 2012 | 14...

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Shati

  Arian DALLADAKU Fiction | 2014 | 14...

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Stone Water

  Ervin KOTORRI Fiction | 2010 | 18...

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The Gambler

  Reard GJERMANI Fiction | 2009 | 20...

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The Recycle Store

  Borin LEKA Documentary | 2005 | 5’...

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Time for a Choice

  Soena LAME Fiction | 2010 | 10...

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Where is Enver Hoxha?

  Matthias Schwelm Documentary| 2006 | 21...

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Words & Deeds

  Amos ZAHARIA Fiction | 2010 | 14...

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The Dove Flyer - Farewell Baghdad

  Nissim DAYAN Drama | Israel | 2013 | 105’   The coming-of-age tale of 16 year-old Kabi in 1950’s Baghdad. Transformed from a st...

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Pritja

  Roland SEJKO Documentary | Albania | 2015 | 60’   On September 21, 2014 Pope Francis chose Albania for his first European visit to...

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Cash Only

  Malik BADER Crime, Drama, Thriller | USA | 2015 | 91’   A derelict Landlord tries desperately to repay stolen cash to a do...

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Master-Class

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Holidays in the Sun

  Srdjan DRAGOJEVIC Drama | Serbia, Montenegro | 2014 | 89’     Holidays in the Sun is a tragic comedy/drama about the gruesome and de...

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BEST FRAME JURY

The photography “Best Frame Award” seems to arise from a relatively simple concept; the search of a good photographic detail inside the thousands of images that compose ...

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Elton KORITARI

EJAlbum founder and administrator, project manager and curator of art events, specially focused on photography, he works for years in the communications and represent in Albania some ...

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Soela Zani

Born in Gjirokastra in 1980, Soela studied Costume Design & Scenography at the Academy of Fine Arts in Tirana. She worked in the printed media as a ...

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Ben Andoni

Ben Andoni, born in 1966 in Tirana, studied Geography-History and worked firstly at the  Hydrometeorological Institute. Since 1996 his main profession has been as a journalist. He ...

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Alda Bardhyli

Alda Bardhyli is graduated in literature at Tirana University. Since 2000 she has been working as a culture journalist and later as an editor in widely read ...

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Jonida Hitoveizi

Jonida Hitoveizi was born in 1-st of July 1985, in Tepelena. She studied Journalism in Tirana University, History and Philology Faculty. At the age of 20 she ...

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Nita Deda

Nita Deda, born 1987, lives and works in Kosovo. She is the Director of International and Short Film Festival DokuFest, the largest cultural event in Kosovo. Previously she was ...

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Ira Kormannshaus

Curator, translator, journalist Originally from lovely Düsseldorf, lived in New York and Petersburg, but mostly Berlin. Studied social sciences, social work, sociology, Russian and film studies in Duisburg, ...

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Igor Prassel

Igor Prassel was born in 1971 in the Slovenian coast town Koper-Capodistria. He was a long time co-editor of the only Slovene comics magazine Stripburger. From 1992 he is ...

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Stratis Chatzielenoudas

Stratis Chatzielenoudas was born in Athens in 1982. Studied drawing, painting and Electrical Engineering in Technological Institute of Larissa. He has been working in film industry since ...

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Mladen Vušurović

Mladen Vušurović was born in Cetinje, Montenegro, around the middle of the XX  century, lives his live according to the challenges of modern civilization, has personal vision ...

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Mithat Fagu

Regjisor dhe piktor Lindi në Tiranë më 4 shtator 1937. Kreu shkollën e lartë për aktor pranë Teatrit Kombëtar në Tiranë. Në kinematografi filloi punën më 1959 si asistent ...

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Noemi Schory

Producer, Director   Independent producer and director since 1988, focusing on documentaries among them many international co - productions. Produced among others "A Film Unfinished" directed by Yael Hersonski, won ...

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Albes Fusha

Art curator, organizer of various workshops, co- creator of events in several countries. He currently teaches at the Academy of Fine Arts in Tirana, and at the same ...

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Andreas Voigt

Born in Eisleben, East- Germany, 1953. Childhood and youth in Dessau Studied Physics in Cracow, Poland, and Economy in Berlin, Germany. Worked as an editor and scriptwriter ...

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Andrea Lodovichetti

Andrea Lodovichetti was born in Italy in 1976, and currently lives between the US and Italy. Graduated in film directing at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia (National ...

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TIRANA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (TIFF)

TIRANA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (TIFF) is the first and only international cinema festival of its kind in Albania. This extraordinary cultural event created in 2003 is the most important cinematic event in Albania.

TIFF aims to create in Albania, as well as in the Balkans, a cultural center of worldwide alternative and independent cinema. Albania is a solar, enthusiastic and friendly country and besides the “strong competition” TIFF aims at the same time to be a meeting point of cultures, where people of Tirana, the guests and all those who love films will have a cinema-language-communication week.

Above all, it is the aim of the TIRANA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL to create a meeting point for film artists and cinema enthusiasts from Albania, Europe and the entire world to come together and share their linked passion and knowledge of the motion picture art form.

The intention of TIFF is to bring filmmakers, producers and distributors from all around the world to Tirana, in hopes of fostering future co-operation in this extraordinary scenic area.

By bringing together these distinct voices and their work, TIRANA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL commits itself to introducing audiences to alternative visions of extraordinary diversity.

"Think Different, See Alike" is the slogan and motto of TIFF.

Since its inception, TIFF receives over 15,000 short films and 4,000 feature films from over 112 countries around the world. Out of all these applications more than hundred films can be chosen each year for the competition program.

 

A. COMPETITION PROGRAM

 

Competition features three distinct sections:

 

  • Feature Film Competition
  • Short Film Competition
  • In Albanian Film Competition

 

All the daily programs of the TIFF festival combine features and short films in all formats and genres: fiction, documentary, animation and experimental.  Open to any filmmaker from around the world, TIFF showcases new cinematic work by established directors with international reputations as well as work by talented students and young artists.

TIFF provides time in its daily schedule for classes and seminars with professionals in the motion picture industry geared for Albanian students of the cinema and emerging filmmakers, special programs & screenings, retrospectives, homage, tributes and international guests.

This 14th edition of TIFF 2016 announces a feature film competition along with its prestigious international shorts program. During the nine days of TIFF's program, from November 3rd to November 11th, in addition to competition shorts and features screenings, many retrospectives, seminars, master classes, press events and special presentations at theaters all over the Albanian capital will take place.

 

JURY | AWARDS

On the occasion of this 14th edition of TIFF, four international juries comprised of leading film writers, directors, producers and critics will evaluate and then select the best features & shorts with awards presented on the closing night ceremony.

Awards will be presented in the following categories:

 

FEATURE AWARDS

Best Feature Film

Best Director

Best Screenplay

Best Cinematography

Best Editing “Luc Barnier”

 

SHORT AWARDS

Best Short Film

Best Fiction/Live Action

Best Animation

Best Documentary

Best Experimental

 

Best Film in Albanian

Best European Film

Best Balkan Film

Best Debut Film “Ron Holloway” Award

Media Award

Audience Choice Award

Internet Vote

Official awards consist of a statue and a diploma. The cash prize in TIFF is determined by the available budget. Special awards can be given by organizers, Festival director, sponsors and partners, professional organizations, NGOs, media, etc.

 

B. NEW FEATURES – PARALLEL SCREENINGS

 

TIRANA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL has the pleasure to announce four major new services available for applicants:  TIFF.TV Competition, TIFF Online Library, TIFF Market Corner and TIFF on Tour.

With these four new services, Tirana IFF offers the opportunity to many films to be shown in alternative ways (TV, online, market, special programs) in a wider audience and experts.

The applicants must apply clearly for each one of these new services. Fill the appropriate field in the entry form.

 

TIFF.TV Competition

With our media TV partners we offer the possibility to directors screening their films (selected for the official competitive program or not) to the Albanian audience and win the TV audience awards.

 

TIFF Online Library

With our partners altcine and altcineAction! TIFF offer the online presentation of each film, in a dedicated page, as a part of a film library, with all related information and with the possibility to receive comments from the international Internet audience and industry.  The screening of films is open to anyone without charges. The films will be available for viewing in the film library as long as director/producer wishes.

 

TIFF Market Corner

TIRANA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL will create a market corner during the nine days, where potential buyers can watch all films and make their selection. Tirana IFF will also act as a festival promoter and distributor. In case of financial contract with a distributor, Tirana IFF will receive a fee of 5%.

 

TIFF on Tour

Tirana IFF will act as ambassador for the submitted films and will travel with a selection to other Albanian cities during the year. TIFF will also propose special screenings to other regional festivals in accordance to a specific subject or theme of each collaborative festival.

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Jury DocuTiff (FEATURE)

Andrea Lodovichetti

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Andrea Lodovichetti was born in Italy in 1976, and currently lives between the US and Italy. Graduated in film directing at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia (National School of Film - Italy), he has been assistant director for the academy award winning director Paolo Sorrentino for the movi...

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Andreas Voigt

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Born in Eisleben, East- Germany, 1953. Childhood and youth in Dessau Studied Physics in Cracow, Poland, and Economy in Berlin, Germany. Worked as an editor and scriptwriter at the DEFA – Documentary Film Studio. Film studies at the University for Film and Television in Potsdam – Babelsberg. From 19...

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Noemi Schory

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Producer, Director   Independent producer and director since 1988, focusing on documentaries among them many international co - productions. Produced among others "A Film Unfinished" directed by Yael Hersonski, won first prize at Hotdocs, editing prize at Sundance, script award at Silverdocs; ''...

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Jury DocuTiff (SHORT Middle)

Igor Prassel

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Igor Prassel was born in 1971 in the Slovenian coast town Koper-Capodistria. He was a long time co-editor of the only Slovene comics magazine Stripburger. From 1992 he is running a monthly animation film program at the Slovenian Cinematheque. He is working as a freelance journalist, animation fil...

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Ira Kormannshaus

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Curator, translator, journalist Originally from lovely Düsseldorf, lived in New York and Petersburg, but mostly Berlin. Studied social sciences, social work, sociology, Russian and film studies in Duisburg, Düsseldorf and Berlin. Working with film festivals in Cologne, Oberhausen, Petersburg, Mins...

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Nita Deda

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Nita Deda, born 1987, lives and works in Kosovo. She is the Director of International and Short Film Festival DokuFest, the largest cultural event in Kosovo. Previously she was the Head of Communication of the festival as well as programmed and managed the music program of the festival DokuNights....

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Albanian Competition Jury DocuTiff

Mithat Fagu

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Regjisor dhe piktor Lindi në Tiranë më 4 shtator 1937. Kreu shkollën e lartë për aktor pranë Teatrit Kombëtar në Tiranë. Në kinematografi filloi punën më 1959 si asistent regjisor dhe më vonë si regjisor i filmave dokumentarë. Ndër filmat dokumentarë të xhiruar prej tij janë: Tregim për Naftëtarë...

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Mladen Vušurović

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Mladen Vušurović was born in Cetinje, Montenegro, around the middle of the XX  century, lives his live according to the challenges of modern civilization, has personal vision and stamina, dedication and hard work, rooted in family and nation, loves people more than animals, perceives his live as too...

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Stratis Chatzielenoudas

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Stratis Chatzielenoudas was born in Athens in 1982. Studied drawing, painting and Electrical Engineering in Technological Institute of Larissa. He has been working in film industry since 2006 as Assistant Director and Casting Director. He has directed commercials, short films, documentaries and TV...

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Media Jury DocuTiff

Jonida Hitoveizi

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Jonida Hitoveizi was born in 1-st of July 1985, in Tepelena. She studied Journalism in Tirana University, History and Philology Faculty. At the age of 20 she started working in different national newspapers covering at first Social, Culture and Actuality. Now days she is owner and editor in chief of...

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Alda Bardhyli

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Alda Bardhyli is graduated in literature at Tirana University. Since 2000 she has been working as a culture journalist and later as an editor in widely read newspapers such as ‘Albania’, ‘Dita’ (Day) and currently ‘Shqip’ newspaper. She has given a great contribution in the publication field, first ...

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Ben Andoni

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Ben Andoni, born in 1966 in Tirana, studied Geography-History and worked firstly at the  Hydrometeorological Institute. Since 1996 his main profession has been as a journalist. He wrote for the newspaper “Koha Jone”, was Cultural Editor of the newspapers “Gazeta Shqiptare” and “Korrieri”, Chief Edit...

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Best Frame Jury Docutiff

Albes Fusha

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Art curator, organizer of various workshops, co- creator of events in several countries. He currently teaches at the Academy of Fine Arts in Tirana, and at the same time plays an active role in the Albanian painting and photography.  

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Soela Zani

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Born in Gjirokastra in 1980, Soela studied Costume Design & Scenography at the Academy of Fine Arts in Tirana. She worked in the printed media as a photographer and photo editor and from 2007 runs her own studio mostly focused on children and family photographs.  

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Elton KORITARI

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EJAlbum founder and administrator, project manager and curator of art events, specially focused on photography, he works for years in the communications and represent in Albania some of the most important brands in that sector.  

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