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AWARDS 15th edition TIFF 2017 »   FEATURE JURY composed by Denis Côté (Canada) and Dritan Huqi (Albania) awards:   BEST FEATURE FILM   BEST FEATURE FILM Glory by Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov | 2016 | Bulgaria, Greece | 97'   A movie that speaks to every time, place, and society – with an extraordinary development of a simple plot, which we live every day. A movie that carries a powerful message, but also a work of art with emotional and aesthetical values.   Një film që i flet çdo kohe, çdo vendi dhe çd... SHORT DOCUMENTARY FILMS - TIFF 2017 (15'th edition) »   1,4 Sextillion Litre Doro Götz Germany 2017 8 Days of Parlor Zoe Phylactidou Cyprus 2016 Born of Stone Emilio Bellu Italy, Czechia 2016 Dragon Circle Gertrud Schulte Westenberg Germany 2016 Evripidou 14 Michael Demetrius Greece 2016 Golden Hour Claudia Vogt Germany 2017 Happy Happy Baby Jan Soldat Germany 2017 In Search of the Land Without Evil Anna Azevedo Brazil 2017 Jungle Colia Vranici France 2016 ... DOCUMENTARY Mid-length - TIFF 2017 (15'th edition) »   Everybody Knows... Elizabeth Murray Kristi Zea USA 2016 Imma Pasquale Marino Italy 2017 On the Edge of Life Yaser Kassab Syria 2017 Prohibited Visit Nikos Theodosiou Greece 2017 Saint Lazarus's Miracle Nicolas Muñoz Avia Spain 2016 Valentina Maximilian Feldmann Germany 2016 VIDEO ART - TIFF 2017 (15'th edition) »   Brutes Are Afraid of Silence Étienne Boulanger Canada 2016 Ex Terrat Reinhold Bidner Austria, France 2016 Final Gathering Alain Escalle France 2017 Finish Saeed Naghavian Iran 2017 Genesis Abtin Mozafari Iran 2017 Hey You! Tessa Garland UK 2016 Hiwa Jacqueline Lentzou Greece 2016 Hysteria Maurice Kelliher UK, Ireland 2016 Label Amir Lashkari Iran 2017 Lying Women Deborah Kelly Australia 2017 mo... STUDENT International - TIFF 2017 (15'th edition) »   Beer & Calippo Paul Ploberger Austria 2017 Best of Everything, Always Alexios Koukias-Pantelis UK 2017 Boundary Bartosz Brzeziński Poland 2016 Buoyancy Simon Valentin Denmark 2017 Casting Katarzyna Iskra Poland 2017 Digital Immigrants Dennis Stauffer, Norbert Kottmann Switzerland 2016 Donkey Xote Ottó Bánovits Hungary, Sweden 2016 Eat me! Ilina Perianova Bulgaria 2016 Empathy (a digital love letter) ... IN ALBANIAN - TIFF 2017 (15'th edition) »   A Long Way Home Ibër Deari Macedonia 2017 A True Story Viron Roboci Albania 2017 Conversation on Life Agim Abdula Macedonia 2016 Heaven Has Been Fooled Odeta Çunaj Albania 2016 Home More Raça Kosova 2016 Kaini Shaqir Veseli Albania 2017 Lord of the House Daniëlle Bremer Kosova 2017 Reverse Antipode Oltsen Gripshi Albania 2017 The Eagles Sokol Reka Belgium 2017 The Junction Xhelal Haliti Kosova 2... DOCUMENTARY Full-length - TIFF 2017 (15'th edition) »   69 Minutes of 86 Days Egil Haskjold Larsen Norway 2017 Blood and the Moon Tommaso Cotronei Italy, Yemen 2017 Jeffrey Yanillys Perez Dominican Republic, France 2017 Mr. Gay Syria Ayse Toprak Turkey 2017 Siberian Love Olga Delane Germany 2016 The Charro of Toluquilla José Villalobos Romero Mexico 2016 Tonino Daniele Ceccarini, Mario Molinari Italy 2017 SHORT ANIMATED FILMS - TIFF 2017 (15'th edition) »   Aiport Michaela Müller Switzerland 2017 And the Moon Stands Still Yulia Ruditskaya Belarus 2017 Bystander Sheyda Kashi Iran 2017 Chill and Shivering Kwok Wai Chung Philip Hong Kong 2016 Confined Nico Bonomolo Italy 2016 Framed Marco Jemolo Italy 2017 In Exile Alexander Kurilov Moldova 2016 Light Sight Seyed M. Tabatabaei Iran 2016 Manivald Chintis Lundgren Estonia 2017 Nothing Happens Uri & Michel... SHORT FICTION FILMS - TIFF 2017 (15'th edition) » 8 Minutes George Gogichaishvili, David Abramishvili Georgia 2017 A Swedish Classic Måns Berthas Sweden 2017 Animal Bahman & Bahram Ark Iran 2017 Blue in Green Leigh Heiman Pruzanski Israel 2016 Building No.13 Amir Gholami Iran 2016 Burning Slimane Bounia France 2016 Check-list Frédéric Mosbeux Belgium 2017 Everyday Philippe Orreindy France 2017 Fluffy Lee Filipovski Serbia 2016 FU Ilya Aksenov R... FEATURE FILMS - TIFF 2017 (15'th edition) » A Balkan Noir Dražen Kuljanin Sweden, Montenegro 2017 Beneath the Silence Erez Mizrahi, Sahar Shavit Israel 2016 Black Crow Tayfur Aydin Turkey 2016 Daybreak Gentian Koçi Albania, Greece 2017 Directions Stephan Komandarev Bulgaria, Germany, Macedonia 2017 Glory Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov Bulgaria 2016 Ministry of Love Pavo Marinković Croatia 2016 Mothering Roqiye Tavakoli Iran 2017 Unwanted Edon R...
Tuesday, 12 December 2017
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Artic Odyssey

Director:  Aurélien Cormier & Julien Riquier

Englisht title:  Artic Odyssey

2014/ France/ Digital/ 52’/ Colour

 

SYNOPSIS

Six youngsters, who had never the chance to travel are facing a challenge: Fighting weather conditions, tiredness and pain during a trek in Lapland with Nordic skis, tents and pulkas. They will need to communicate and help each others to get through this journey !

 

Editing: Aurélien Cormier; Sound: Julien Riquier; Music: Alexis Maingaud; Producer: Brice Picard

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Europe endless

Director:  Gunther Blauensteiner

Englisht title:  Europe endless

2013/ Austria/ Digital/ 30’/ Colour

 

SYNOPSIS

"Europe Endless" is a documentary about the everyday tragedy of refugees crossing the Mediterranean Sea to get to mainland Europe.

 

CREDITS

Sound: Valentin Langer; Producer: Penelope Reindl

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Life is Waiting: Referendum and Resistance in Western Sahara

Director:  Iara Lee K2 and the Invisible Footmen, The Suffering Grasses, Cultures of Resistance, Modulations, Synthetic Pleasures

Englisht title:  Life is Waiting: Referendum and Resistance in Western Sahara

2015/ Western Sahara/ Digital/ 58’52’’/ Colour

 

SYNOPSIS

Forty years after its people were promised freedom by departing Spanish rulers, Western Sahara remains Africa’s last colony. This film chronicles the everyday violence experienced by Sahrawis living under Moroccan occupation and voices the aspirations of a desert people for whom the era of colonialism never ended.

 

CREDITS

Editing: Martin Eller; Music: Mariem Hassan , Mahdyar AghajaniLeading actors: Producer: Iara Lee, Salah Abdelahe

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Voices under the mango tree

Director: Mayurica Biswas

Englisht title:  Voices under the mango tree

2015/ India/ HD/ 49/ Colour

 

SYNOPSIS

Two teenage cousins are found hanging from a mango tree in rural northern India. The parents allege the girls were raped and murdered. But soon a web of lies turns an open and shut case into a classic mystery with horrifying twists. Undercover As

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Boxer

Director:  Yiorgos Panteleakis

Englisht title:  Boxer

2014/ Greece/ HD/ 55’/ Colour

 

SYNOPSIS

The Doc is following the steps of and old time «Boxer» and now head Trainer of «Aristotelio Boxing Club», Yiorgos Ioannidis. Ioannides won every Championship that he participated in his career until he retired. He was National champion for nine consecutive years in Greek Amateur Boxing (Olympic style), won «Golden Gloves» tournaments, 4 «Acropolis Cup» tournaments and participated in the 1988 Seoul Olympic games. A father of four married to mathematician Anna Margaritis, who is also a two times Greek National Champion. A Gymnastics Academy Graduate and a painter, has turned trainer and has his own Club, «Aristotelio Boxing Club» since he retired from competing in 1994. In this club whatever “Amateur Greek Boxing” stands for, is reflected and cultivated. In the film another side of what is considered to be a “Brutal and Bloody Sport “ is documented. Yet though the sport of «Boxing» has originated in Greece the style that is vastly adopted is the Russian or rather Eastern style. We follow “Boxers” from all venues while they train in the city of Athens, through its Urban crowded streets and underground boxing clubs.The principles of the discipline are being explored by old time Champions and trainers revealing hidden aspects of the sport and what goes through a fighters mind. Watch fellow ex champions and Olympic winners such as Yiorgos Stefanopoulos, Cuban mythical fighter Felix Savon, former Welter weight Champion «Mighty Mike Arnaoutis» and a living legend, the 75 year old Yiorgos Kapantaidakis who is still coaching, reflect upon the nobility of their sport and the love and respect that they share amongst them in this hierarchical line of champions-trainers,covering a fifty year legacy in Greece.

 

CREDITS

Script: Yiorgos Panteleakis; Leading actors: Ioanides Yiorgos, Mighty Mike Arnaoutis, Felix Savon; Producer: IGC (Independent Greek Cinema)

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I’ve seen the unicorn

Director:  Vincent Toi

Englisht title:  I’ve seen the unicorn

2014/ Canada/ HD/ 60’/ Colour

 

SYNOPSIS

I’ve Seen The Unicorn is an ensemble feature documentary that looks at life around the Maiden Cup horse race, the biggest event on the tiny island of Mauritius. The film examines post-colonialism through various characters involved in this tradition, among them, a young fisherman who dreams of becoming a jockey.

 

CREDITS

Editing: Vincent Toi; Producer: Vincent Toi

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New Years Eve on the island of Bisevo

Director:  Davor Borić

Englisht title:  New Years Eve on the island of Bisevo

2014/ Croatia/ BetalIMX/ 29’57’’/ Colour

 

SYNOPSIS

Offshore island Bisevo is not so far away as it seems. It is in the heart of Komizans and Bišovjora living in Komiža, on the feast of St. Salvestra, Dec. 31, together with a number of visitors on Biševo to celebrate Mass, blessed the house, burned wood and a leaky old things and kolendavanje saw the old year. This documentary takes you on an island which is, according to one of its few inhabitants, always alive, and summer and winter, and takes in all the changes, keeping their tradition.

 

CREDITS

Script:  Ljiljana Šišmanović , Davor Borič; Photography: Branko Cahun , Anton Štor; Editing: Anita Jovanov; Sound: Hrvoje Hostić.

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