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
albanian competition jury
Zamir Kokonozi
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After his undergraduate film studies in Bucharest, Romania, Zamir completed his education with a Master’s degree in film production at Chapman University, California USA. Since then, he has been working continuously on short movies, features, documentaries and commercials as a cinematographer and director. Some of these projects such as : Plain Us, Knock Knock, Pe Aripile Vinului, The Moment have been selected in several film festivals in USA and Europe. Also, Zamir teaches cinematography and photography at the University of Arts for 3 years.

Iris Elezi
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Albanian born Iris Elezi studied film theory and criticism, anthropology and women's studies in UNL, before completing her film production studies at the Tisch School of the Arts -NYU  in 2001. Collective memory and the preoccupations of time are some of the essential inquiries underlying her work. Her editing and directing skills on the award-winning six-part documentary series UNDER CONSTRUCTION (2007) resulted in Amnesty International “Films That Matter” selection for the episode DISPOSABLE HEROES. Iris Elezi continues to live and work in the Albanian capital of Tirana where she teaches film analysis at the Academy of Film and Multimedia Marubi. She's currently in preparation of her first feature length film, BOTA.

Andi Deliana
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Left Albania for France in the early 1990s and late 90-s immigrated to Canada. He enrolled at the Université de Montréal earning a degree in cinema. He worked on several short films in Montreal, as cameraman and director, including a a short experimental work entitled La Reception. He returned to the US and worked on independent films and big budget commercials. His arrival in New York gave him the chance to work in major commercial productions and films such as Feliz Navidad, Dough Boys, Sound Gun as well as in off-Broadway projects. Now he lives between USA and Albania developing several projects for film and television.


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