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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...
Wednesday, 14 November 2018
Documentary (official selection - TIFF 2015)
A Film by Abigail

 

Paul VERNON

UK | 2014 | 5’26’’

 

A child discusses her new toy video camera she received for Christmas; leading her to create and explain the characters and plot of an intricate story for a film.

 

 

 

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Invisible

 

Zofia PREGOWSKA

Poland | 2014 | 22’05’’

 

90-year-old Krystyna, lives in the tiny apartment surrounded by books and writing pads. That’s remarkable in itself since Krystyna is almost blind, but that doesn’t stop this still vital woman from writing passionate and eloquent poetry that celebrates life. She scrawls her poems herself, but this turns out

to be an unreliable method because one of her pens doesn’t work, meaning

a recent poem is almost illegible. “My poems are vanishing into the void!” she cries out, writing yet another beautiful poem on this very subject. In the meantime, she is preparing for an important journey to a declamation contest where she hopes to share her poems with the audience.

 

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Where is my Mother’s House

 

Selma NAYEBI

Iran | 2014 | 15’

 

Old and the elderly people that in nursing homes have been abandoned by their children and they suffer from lack of their love. They look forward to seeing their families, to fix their eyes to the uncertain future. Despite the good conditions sanatorium like to leave and return to the bosom of their families. Madam Keshvar help to Fereshte who is blind woman. she take her to the Spinning looms every day. They unfasten skein of yarn and do it over and over. It seems that this futile repeat is much hope for their survival.

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Cinema Road

 

Nikos THEODOSIOU

Greece | 2015 | 15’05’’

 

2015 marks the end of the celluloid and analogue projection in cinemas. This documentary it’s a sort of notes here and there for 120 years of cinema, a nostalgic feeling about something is going away and a question mark about it’s future.

 

 

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Sayachapis

 

Mar Y SOL

Canada | 2014 | 20’47’’

 

Named “52” during ten years, Sayachapis now lives alone on Indian Island, a small island off grid off the coast of Vancouver. A residential school survivor, he remembers vividly the hard labor, starvation, rape, broken bones and unimaginable horrors from the years gone by. “I am still alive, I am still Ok.”

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DAPHNÉ or the Lovely Specimen

 

Sébastien LAUDENBACH & Sylvain DEROSNE

France | 2014 | 14’16’’

 

As any pretty plant, Daphné buds, opens, fills with fragrance and loses leaves. But is never allowed pick …

Combining animation and continuous shooting, Daphné or the lovely specimen is a documentary painting the portrait of an unchaste and sensitive woman who speaks to us first about her body then about her heart. Without wafle.

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Skyline Memory Vanish In The Air

 

Beatriz RUIBAL

Spain | 2015 | 23’25’’

 

This is a visual document that addresses the concepts of the city, modernity, urban planning and memory from a poetic perspective. Skyscrapers are portrayed as immense receptacles of memories, symbols of the power of cities: figuratively stepping inside these buildings, imagining the different forms of human existence, speculating on the virtues and miseries concealed in the privacy of each home. The piece is articulated by narratives based on personal experiences, autobiographical details, real facts and cultural and social events, questioning and fictionalising time and life itself in the neverending process of construction and collapse.

 

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