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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...
Monday, 10 December 2018
ALBANIAN competition
74 km

Kreshnik Saraci

74 km

2015 | Albania | HD | 24’07’’ | Color

 

SYNOPSIS

It’s a documentary on pollution and extreme conditions in Albania, which call upon to reflect all together the way how we can find a solution. Besides the government that must undertake initiatives, average people are also responsible to not throw the trash in the river and solve the problem, because despite the pollution of the river, the waste affects also the livestock and food.”

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Bike living in Tirana

Director:  Emin Haric

English title:  Bike living in Tirana

2014/ Albania/ HDV/ 10/32’’ Colour

 

SYNOPSIS

I ride on 2 wheels everyday. There are also other people that do this. In the city of 3 million cars, it is very difficult to find the way. I know that 4 is more than 2, but the bike burns calories, cares for the environment and is faster than any car in traffic. Others and me will tell the story how we make it through.

 
The children of my father

Director:  Besfort Imami

Englisht title:  The children of my father

2015/ Macedonia/ HD/ 20’/ Color

 

SYNOPSIS

The documentary film "The children of my father" is a story about the life of Sureya Imami. But who was Sureya Imami? First of all he was my father and I was rather his son, as he always called. I always knew him to be the first Albanian music teacher in Macedonia. But what I didn’t know was his influence over his former students, the events of his life, the problems he faced during his time as a teacher, educator and youth leader.

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The Vjosa river-Europe’s wild Jewel

Director:  Adrian Guri

English title:  The Vjosa river-Europe’s wild Jewel

2014/ Albania/ HD/ 13’/ Color

 

SYNOPSIS

The Vjosa River is only one river on the Balkan Peninsula threatened by hydroelectric developments. 570 medium and large scale dams are projected between Slovenia and Albania. "Save the Blue Heart of Europe" is a campaign, aiming to save the Balkan Rivers -- which are among the best preserved rivers in all of Europe -- from destruction.

 
There is light inside

Director:  Rea Surroi & Dardan Selimaj

Englisht title:  There is light inside

2014/ Kosova/ HD/ 30’/ Color

 

SYNOPSIS

Petrit Halilaj shares his own story. He comes from Runikë, a village in the region of Drenica (Kosovo), being one of the hundreds of thousands of refugees who were forcibly deported to camps in Albania and Macedonia. A child, he revealed his rare capacity to draw simultaneously with both hands, a giſt noted by an Italian psychologist working for the Italian humanitarian mission in the camp of Kukës. The psychologist and his family decided to ‘adopt’ Petrit, taking him to Bozzolo (Italy) and support his education at the Art Academy in Milan. Aſter graduation, Halilaj moved to Berlin, where he made a bold presentation in the world of arts, when exhibiting a courageous art installation in the Berlin Biennial in 2009. The focus of the documentary ‘There is a light inside’ was the building process of Petrit’s art installation at the Venice Art Biennial 2013 - Pavilion of the Republic of Kosovo.

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A political Care

Director:  Ermela Teli

English title:  A political Care

2014/ Albania/ Digital/ 18’/40’’ Colour

 

SYNOPSIS

The force of prejudices and racism threatens civilization, as the goal of discrimination means to fight against the other, rather to meet the others. A documentary about Romani people.

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Lives

Director:  Arian Mustafa

English title:  Lives

2014/ Kosova/ HD/ 30’/ Color

 

SYNOPSIS

A youth, Rrahim, 15 years old, is the "star" of LIVES. He is from Kosovo's Ashkali community, a disadvantaged and often discriminated against minority. Rrahim hears in school about life expectancy and realizes that this is different for different people. Rrahim wants to understand why he, his friends, his family will live shorter lives than their neighbors – for the stark reality is that Ashkalis along with Roma and Egyptians in Kosovo live on average at least 10 years shorter lives than the majority community. This becomes Rrahim's exploration – his effort to understand why. We will follow him as he meets different people to question them, to increase his understanding. We see Rrahim in his family, with his grandfather, school friends, talking with families who have lost a loved one recently, exploring dates on cemetery headstones, talking with kids. We also meet doctors and other health professionals, as well as the Minister of Health of Kosovo. Gradually, Rrahim learns some of the reasons that may account for this health and human rights catastrophe facing the Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian communities in Kosovo.

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The legendary dog

Director:  Alban Muja

English title:  The legendary dog

2014/ Kosova/ HD/ 15’/ Colour

 

SYNOPSIS

‘The legendary dog’ talks about a fragment from the life of Ulay, a famous conceptual artist. In fact the film is about a journey that he and his partner -renowned artist Marina Abramovic conduct in Kosovo in 1977. Their journey is crowned with a performance which takes place inside the ironclad borders between then the-Yugoslavia (Kosovo) and Albania’s socialist dictatorship, with movements between the two states being impossible, that is movement of the same people – of the Albanian living in two states. But the visit he and his partner make dose not end with only performance from Ulay - dubbed Quakovich explores Albania- they also get new family member , Alba. The unique dog-breed of Kosovo, the Sharri dog (know as Illyrian shepherd) – which at the time used to be considered national asses- spends

14 years with the famous conceptual art couple, and the includes five years in their famous van, which has now been turned into a work of art. Ulay, Marina Abramovic and Alba live perfectly well together, but at some point in time, life parts them in opposite directions.

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Them

Director:  Ilir Kaso

English title:  “Them”

2013 | Austria | Digital | 30’ | Color

 

SYNOPSIS

“Them” – The other like “us”, like “you”.

Others see us as “them”. Like it or not, “we” are “them”, children of those who leſt their homeland for us, in the name of hope, “hoping for a better life” they said. We came here, we didn’t leave. We were either born or came to be placed here. We were named as strangers, whereas we saw ourselves as natives coming home late! Kamza is where we came. Slowly we discovered that the place of arrival was a symbol of evil. It was not the land, nor the air or the sky that had given this attribute. No, this attribute was given by the new habitant. There are people among “them” who think Kamza deserves this. Why, instead of being a place of freedom, Kamza was filled with walls! Walls on the sides, over and on earth and sky! But “they” overcome themselves and the culture of complaint. Because the complaint is the main wall. Therefore this barrier has to be overcome first. Someone says that all walls cannot be overcome at the same time. But “they” believe in overcoming them, because those “walls” that look strong, are nothing more than scarcely human acts. And as such, walls have an attribute. They are destroyed, torn, collapsed. “They” believe that the best way for their collapse is done internally, through speech and action!

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