AWARDS 16th edition TIFF 2018 »   INTERNATIONAL FEATURE COMPETITION The jury composed by: Andrea Wink (Germany), Besnik Krapi (Kosovo), Marija Perovic (Montenegro) GOLDEN OWL - BEST FEATURE FILM Irina by Nadejda Koseva | Bulgaria | 2018 A strong story about surviving in unpleasant surrounding through female character that shows how we can forgive and find the hope at the end. Një historie të fuqishme mbi mbijetesën në një mjedis të pakënaqshëm përmes një personazhi femër, e cila tregon si mund të ... Newsletter 2018 »   Tirana International Film Festival is the most important cinematographic event that takes place in Albania. Not only because is the oldest and most experienced but also for the highest number of applications, selective films’ capability, the rich program, fascinating discoveries and premieres of the most important cinematic films’ market today in the world. For all mentioned reasons, Tirana International Film Festival after applying was qualified as Festival from  the  Academy of Art an... Programme 2018 » Competition: 1. FEATURE INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION (Feature - EYE on TIFF) 2. SHORT INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION (Live Action - Animation - Student - Video Art & Experimental) 3. DOCUMENTARY INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION (Feature - Mid - Short Lengths) 4. BALKAN COMPETITION (Feature - Short) 5. IN ALBANIAN COMPETITION Non Competition: 1. SPECIAL SCREENINGs 2. FOCUS ( For Another Dream May '68 - Oscar® Nominated Short films 2018 - OIPLA Animation Poland 2018 - IVAN ARGOTE Video Art) 3. PAN... Festival description » GENERAL INFORMATION Tirana International Film Festival, which is implemented by the Tirana Film Institute,  is the biggest and the oldest Film Festival in Albania, placed in the capital city Tirana. The Festival was created in 2003 (it was the first film festival after 1 decade of gap from the official state film festival organized during the communism regime until 1990). The Festival is internationally recognized and screens every year more than 200 movies of all genres (feature, short, fictio...
Monday, 10 December 2018
Reflecting Albania
Shqiperia - Notes From Albania
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Director: Klaus Huebner

Englisht title:   Shqiperia - Notes From Albania
Original title:  Shqiperia - Notes From Albania

2012/Albania/  72’/ Documentary/ Colour

A place of dictatorial isolationists, trigger-happy masses and archaic blood feuds: to this day, thanks to propaganda and mass media sensationalism, Albania is still regarded as backwards and dangerous. This oversimplified prejudice stands in contrast with a reality a thousand times more complex. SHQIPËRIA – NOTES FROM ALBANIA offers a flow of stories from and about Albania, displaying the country in its true diversity, unspeculatively illuminating its beauty, conflicts and contradictions.

The human Cargo
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Director: Daniele Vicari

Englisht title:  The human Cargo
Original title:  La nave dolce

2012/ Albania& Italy /  90’/ Documentary/ Colour

On August 8th 1991, an Albanian ship carrying twenty-thousand people arrives in the port of Bari. The ship is called Vlora. To those who watch her approaching, she looks like a teeming ant hill, an ill-defined mass of bodies clinging to one another. The docking man oeuvres are difficult. Some of the men on board dive into the sea and swim to shore. Many yell, “Italia, Italia,” holding up two fingers to signal victory.

Made in Albania
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Director: Stefania Casini

Englisht title:  Made in Albania
Original title:  Made in Albania

2012/Italy/  88’/ Docu- Fiction/ Colour

"Made in Albania" is a documentary film that tells the Albania of today, 21 years after the fall of the totalitarian regime through the eyes and the meetings of three twenty-something. A documentary built as a film on the road that follows the three main characters in their solitary journeys and tells the meetings with loveable characters.

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Director: Annarita Cocca

Englisht title:   Katundi
Original title:   Katundi

2011/Italy/  20’/ Fiction/ Colour

Due giovani, Maria e Nicolino, sono aspiranti sposi. I rispettivi genitori stipulano il contratto matrimoniale e definiscono la dote nuziale della sposa e i beni dello sposo.

In The Lost Future
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Director: Enrico Masi

Englisht title:   In The Lost Future
Original title:    In Calabria o del futuro perduto

2012/Italy/  15’/ Fiction/ Colour – Black&White

The Arberesh are the largest linguistic minority in Italy, fully integrated and partially assimilated to the main Italian culture. But still in the Twenty-first Century, many impervious areas of the Calabrian Appennines maintain their ancient traditions, while undergoing the advance of globalization. Their resistance appears quite similar to that of Skanderberg, a valiant fighter involved in the defense of Albania against the Turkish invasion in the Fifteenth Century.


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