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Submited DocuTIFF 2017 » SUBMISSIONS DOCUTIFF 2017 TIFF web 350 films 117 shorts 82 mid-length + 152 feature) FilmFreeWay 2061 films 1333 shorts 351 mid-length + 377 feature) Festhome 206 films 111 shorts 35 mid-length + 60 feature) FilmFestivalLife 92 films 51 shorts 17 mid-length + 24 feature) Click4Festivals 110 films 56 shorts 24 mid-length + 30 feature) Movibeta 89 films 51 shorts 17 mid-length + 21 feature) Distributor 80 films 22 shorts 8 mid-length + 49 feature) _____... SPECIAL PROGRAM » SPECIAL PROGRAM 3rd edition DocuTIFF 2017   PANORAMA 1. André Villers, a Lifetime in Images by Marketa Tomanova | 2015 | Czech Republic, France | 62' 2. Born of Stone by Emilio Bellu | 2016 | Italy, Czech Republic | 15' 3. Cab Elvis by Andrew Franks | 2016 | USA | 11' 4. Korida by Siniša Vidović | 2016 | Austria | 87' 5. Offshore by Werner Schweizer | 2016 | Switzerland | 102' 6. Operation Wedding by Anat Zalmanson-Kuznetsov | 2016 | Israel | 62' 7. The Most Important Boy in the Wor... OFFICIAL SELECTION DocuTIFF 2017 » OFFICIAL SELECTION 3rd edition DocuTIFF 2017     FEATURE 1. Next Stop-Utopia by Apostolos Karakasis | 2016 | Greece | 91' 2. Pavlensky – Man and Might by Irene Langemann | 2016 | Germany | 99' 3. Radio Kobani by Reber Dosky | 2016 | Netherlands | 72' 4. Shingal, Where Are You? by Angelos Rallis | 2016 | Greece, Belgium | 103' 5. Stranger in Paradise by Guido Hendrikx | 2016 | Netherlands | 72' 6. Swagger by Olivier Babinet | 2016 | France | 85' 7. Tempestad by Tatiana Huezo | 2016 |... FESTIVAL RULES & REGULATIONS DocuTIFF 2017 » Entries of documentary films are invited to take part in competition in all formats of video and digital. All running times, topics, style and production technologies can be submitted. The director/producer with the submission of his/her application accepts the terms of the Festival and has no objection to the submission process, screening, and election of prizes. The director/producer with the submission of the film affirms that he/she has all the copyrights of audio, video, images and music ... DocuTIFF 2017 » 3rd edition DocuTIFF 2017 TIRANA INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL DocuTIFF is exited inviting filmmakers to submit their films in the third edition of 2017 festival, which will take place in Tirana, May, 10-17, 2017. DocuTIFF invites all documentaries from established and debut filmmakers alike to apply their feature, mid length and short films in International Competition and In Albanian Competition. DocuTIFF aims to encouraging documentary film production in Albania and to give... Awards Docutiff »   FEATURE JURY composed by Rada Šešic (Croatia), Agostino Ferrente (Italy) and Nikola Vukcevic (Montenegro) awards:   BEST FEATURE FILM Tempestad by Tatiana Huezo | 2016 | Mexico | 105'   The director who takes the audience on a contemplative and cinematically superb, poetic journey of exploring fear, corruption, social injustice and above all - the human strength to deal with and overcome misfortune of someone's destiny.   Regjisori, i cili e çon audiencën në një udhëtim kinematogr...
Friday, 21 July 2017
ALBANIAN competition
Beyond the Mountain

 

Beyond the Mountain

Matanë malit

 

by MERITA ÇOÇOLI

 

The efforts to integrate; constant work is the formula to success. Difficult, but unquestionably attainable, this is what the protagonists in the documentary talk about. Switzerland gave them a lot, but they did the same for Switzerland as well. Elina Duni, like-motive of this documentary says: “Marvellous Mountains link Albania and Switzerland”. But not only … a documentary for our best, soul, intellect, work, success…

 

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Cupe Vampe

 

Cupe Vampe

Cupe Vampe

 

by ERVIS ESHJA

 

The documentary was filmed in Elbasan, in one of the most polluted cities in Albania. This documentary tries to explain the cause of this pollution, to find the protagonists and responsabile persons and sheds light on the current situation and the consequences of this pollution for citizens of Elbasan, and not only.

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Immigrant Journal

 

Immigrant Journal

Ditari i emigrantit

 

by GAZMIR LAME

 

When a twenty-three year old Kosovar man attempts to illegally migrate to the European Union, an Albanian filmmaker decides to follow him on his journey. On the way, the doc maker reflects on his own past and the intentions behind the film he is making.

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Marramendje

 

Marramendje

Marramendje

 

by DONIKA MUSTAFAJ

 

Donika Mustafaj genuinely addresses money as a symbol and a reality. By addressing the phenomenon of pyramid schemes, which, as is known, flourished and wrecked dramatically in Albania of the mid 90s.

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My Grandmother

 

My Grandmother

Gjyshja ime

 

by JURGEN AGUSHI

 

Life of Valentina Buci, a 77 years old Russian woman. Her life in Albania at the communism time. She recounts her life to her grandson.

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See you in the Morning

 

See you in the Morning

Shihemi në mëngjes

 

by ALMA ZEKOLLARI

 

As I was making a documentary for my husband’s bakery in Athens, where I had worked as a saler for 6 years I understood the following thing. The communication and the good relationship between our customers and us is what makes the owners of a small enterprise like our bakery to forget the stress and tiredness. It is what gives us the impulse to go on our hard work during the day and night

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Someone Knocks...

 

Someone Knocks...

Dikush troket...

 

by Zhejniva GARO

 

Exploring the importance of hand expression, as an important part of human communication through professions that dictate the gesture, or hands that choose the profession. What about a person with no hands? Enkela is a 33 year old woman born with a physical disability (she was born without an arm). n with no hands? Enkela is a 33 year old woman born with a physical disability (she was born without an arm). This does not prevent her from being a good mother and a teacher too.

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The Underground Electrician

 

The Underground Electrician

Elektricisti i Nëntokës

 

by Valmir TERTINI

 

The documentary profile of Ajet Ferizi, shows us his routine that preoccupies him as a worker of mines. “The Underground Electrician” is an observe documentary, without voice over and no pre set-up interview. Through the images is shown the profession of Ajet, 38 years of work experience. Hardships, desires to work in a mining, communicating with his colleagues the character and the family with tell us the life of the miner 57 years, Ajet Ferizi. He is not a rock crusher, he is an electrician of heavy machinery.

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Under the Veil #2

 

Under the Veil #2

Nën duvak #2

 

by ENTELA HOXHA

 

Ajshe is the same age as my grandmother. Ajshe’s story is nearly identical to the story of most women her age. In the past, the present and the future, one has many choices but when it comes to marriage, there can be only one.

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Xhela

 

Xhela

Vangjel Koja

 

by REDI MAZI

 

Xhela is the nickname of Vangjel Koja the historical coach of the men’s volleyball team Dinamo. Xhela coached Dinamo from its creation until 1990 and also the men’s national volleyball team for many other years. Xhela is presented through the memories of his former colleagues and athletes who bring a description of his passionate life and work to the glory.

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Birthdates

 

Birthdates

Datëlindjet

 

by ARBA BEKTESHI

 

Each year my grandmother marks her calendar as a way to reorganize her role in the family, reaffirm emotional relations and reconstruct her family space. Birthdates illustrates how simple rituals, acting as cognitive processes and commodifications of the immaterial, mark the displacement of the material medium.

 

 

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Flutter

 

Flutter

Vibrim

 

by NORIKA SEFA

 

People of the town hidden between the stone walls. A short film observation of how do daily movements seem almost bizarre if you observe them for longer time, from the distance; hidden between stone walls

 

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Kadarè, the Emblem

 

Kadarè, the Emblem

Emblema Kadarè

 

by NADIRE BUZO

 

A documentary film about the activity of the Albanian writer Ismail Kadare known as a great universal writer. His work in Albanian literature, identified as the national and international conscience, is given through interviews of the writer himself and interviews of other Albanian personalities on Kadare’s life and works.

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Mimi

 

Mimi

Mimi

 

by ENEOS ÇARKA

 

A short documentary about the life of an elderly man in Tirana, Albania.

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Piano Lesson

 

Piano Lesson

Mesim Pianoje

 

by AJOLA DAJA

 

Sophie Kolgjini has lost her sight at the age of 7 from a bomb explosion near her home at Guri i Bardhe village, Burrel. Willing to live beautifully gives her the strength to continue the spiritual journey studying piano and aſter canto. Today she gives piano lessons at blind children with a commitment and a great power to overcome all her physical barriers.

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Shtegtari

 

Shtegtari

Shtegtari

 

by KLITON NESTURI

 

A film about the life and creativity of the writer and screenwriter Vath Koreshi, who, for nearly half a century, became one of the most representative figures of Albanian literature and culture with his creative individuality.

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Svadba

 

Svadba

Svadba

 

by GENT SHALA

 

When a twenty-three year old Kosovar man attempts to illegally migrate to the European Union, an Albanian filmmaker decides to follow him on his journey. On the way, the doc maker reflects on his own past and the intentions behind the film he is making.

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There Was a Time

 

There Was a Time

Ka një mot

 

by DONJETË BERISHA

 

In the domestic abuse shelters of Kosovo, live women who have suffered unspeakable physical, emotional and sexual violence. An anonymous interviewee’s story plays against footage of the capital, Prishtina, giving voice to those who have remained silent till now.

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Valbona on Canvas

 

Valbona on Canvas

Valbona në telajo

 

by KLODIANA KADILLARI

 

The documentary focuses on promoting the cultural and tourist assets of Valbona valley in North Albania. The beautiful  landscape of Valbona is seen through the art, through the painting. The concept is treated through emotions brought by the artists and their paintings and through narration and staging of the famous legend of the Cursed Mountains.

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