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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...
Thursday, 13 December 2018
Middle Length Competition
Balkan Blues Stories from Mostar

 

Balkan Blues Stories from Mostar

Historitë e muzikës ballkanike bluz nga Mostari

 

by Lucio DE CANDIA

 

This collection of upliſting conversations with musicians and artists explicates the social and cultural tensions in Mostar, a city caught between a difficult past and an uncertain future. Featuring the MostarSevdah Reunion multiethnic band, founded aſter the end of the war in the former Yugoslavia.

 

 

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Cerro Rico - The Silver Mountain

 

Cerro Rico - The Silver Mountain

Cerro Riko - Mali i Argjendtë

 

by Armin Thalhammer

 

An impressive insight into the hard and dangerous everyday work life of the miners of Cerro Rico. 4100 meters above sea level they are digging through the crumbly rock to scratch the last remains of silver, zinc, tin and lead off the rock face.

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Extraordinary People

 

Extraordinary People

Njerëz të jashtëzakonshëm

 

by ORHAN TEKEOGLU

 

People living in Turkey`s eastern Black Sea region, along with their traditions, unique lifestyle and uncommonly practical solutions for life, mostly take us into either deep thinking or hilarious laughter.

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I Can Speak

 

I Can Speak

Unë flas

 

by MIRZA SKENDERAGIÇ

 

Four people with a speech impediment, return to their past to the moment when they started to stutter. By talking, they remember.

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Shores of Light

 

Shores of Light

Brigjet e shpresës

 

by Yael Katzir

 

The film follows the story of three Israeli women who were born then, in Santa-Maria-di-Leuca (1946). They decide to discover the footprints leſt by their parents.  The film weaves rare historical footage and testimonials capturing light aſter great darkness: the beginning of life anew!!!

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The Unidentified

 

The Unidentified

Të Paidentifikuar

 

by MARIJA RISTIÇ, NEMANJA BABIC

 

The Unidentified follows two story lines that focus on large-scale state-sponsored wrongdoing – war crimes in four Kosovo villages and the subsequent cover-up operation. Both victims and perpetrators recall gruesome memories of the attacks, when scores of ethnic Albanian civilians were killed by Serbian forces in the course of a few days in the spring of 1999.

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Umudugudu! Rwanda 20 Years On

 

Umudugudu! Rwanda 20 Years On

Ruanda pas 20 vitesh

 

by GIORDANO COSSU

 

Rwanda, twenty years on: former genocide killers and survivors live together once again in former or newly built umudugudus (villages). Haunted by their past and fearing an uncertain future, how is life together, when your neighbour is the one who killed your family?

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Vukovar(s)

 

Vukovar(s)

Vukovar(ët)

 

by TIMOTHÉE DEMEILLERS

 

There are some towns that no one hears about, that no one ever mentions, that no one even knows exists. Then, one day, the same town suddenly appears in the global conscience, on the television, on the Internet, in casual conversation, its name repeated by military officers above a map marked in red and by media eager for the next juicy event to beam into people’s homes. Vukovar is one of those towns, for the worse.

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Wild Flower

 

Wild Flower

Lulja e egër

 

by FATHIA BAZI

 

A 77 year old burrnesha recounts her life story as she spends her last summer with her sheep.

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Brave bunch Children of Warsaw Uprising

 

Brave bunch Children of Warsaw Uprising

Grupi i fëmijëve të guximshëm të Revoltës së Varshavës

 

by TOMASZ STANKIEWICZ

 

The Uprising through children’s eyes. When the Warsaw Uprising started in 1944, thousands of children lived in the city. Brave Bunch is about those who survived. A hybrid documentary by Tomas Stankiewicz tells a story of heroic and tragic 63-day struggle to liberate Warsaw from Nazi Germany occupation during World War II from a child’s perspective.

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End of the World

 

End of the World

Fundi i botës

 

by Monika Pawluczuk

 

The End of the World is an intimate, creative and very immensely visual documentary where couple of stories weave into one narrative during one night. In a big city, many people are joined in one need - troubled by loneliness, they want to talk to someone. Some of them call an emergency number 112, even if it’s not really necessary, others call the radio.

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Housewarming

 

Housewarming

Festa e shtëpisë së re

 

by Amir BORENSTEIN, Effi WEISS

 

In a dystopian landscape of deserted half-built houses in Albania, a new mythology is in the making. An odyssey in an opposite direction, from the full to the empty, from excess to lack.

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Jovica and his teeth

 

Jovica and his teeth

Jovica dhe dhëmbët e tij

 

by TANJA BRZAKOVIC

 

Jovica (19) lives in Kosovo, in Serbian enclave, in village situated in the mountains. His family: 11 brothers and sister, mother and father, live on the social help and child allowance. With cutting and selling the logs Jovica can’t contribute a lot to the improvement of their life standard. This is why he has to find better job.

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Show all this to the world

 

Show all this to the world

Le ta shohë e gjithë bota

 

by ANDREA DEAGLIO

 

It all started in June 2015 at the Franco-Italian border, on the Mediterranean coast. A group of African migrants is denied entrance into France and position themselves on the rocks by the seaside just inside Italy. They have become the symbol of Europe’s border crisis.

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Time Simply Passes

 

Time Simply Passes

Koha kalon

 

by TY FLOWERS

 

Time Simply Passes is a film about James Joseph Richardson, an orange picker in Florida who was wrongfully convicted of murdering his seven children in 1967.

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Varya

 

Varya

Varia

 

by ALIONA POLUNINA

 

When AlionaPolunina tries to shoot a film about the Russian-Ukrainian war she meets Varya, a simple Moscow mathematics teacher with frizzy grey hair, naive eyes, health sandals, plastic bags and a notebook.

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Wedding: A Film

 

Wedding: A Film

Kujtimet e dasmës

 

by MOHAMMADREZA FARZAD

 

On the verge of divorce, the filmmaker decides to re-watch his wedding footage with the impossible mission of tracing back the break up to the happy ceremony. Now he is editing his documentary made about Iranian wedding films with her ex-wife as editor.

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