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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...
Friday, 16 November 2018
Experimental (official selection - TIFF 2011)
724 14th St

Director:  Ching Yi Tseng

Title in English:  724 14th St
Original title: 724 14th St

2010/ Taiwan/ super 8mm / 10’/ Experimental / Colour

CREDITS
Photography: Ching Yi Tseng; Editing: Ching Yi Tseng; Producer: Ching Yi Tseng

Synopsis:
This film is about a specific location and a specific kind of light and life.

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Rafael, Remember Your Life

Director:  Simeon Frohm

Title in English:  Rafael, Remember Your Life
Original title: Rafael, Remember Your Life

2011/ Sweden&Croatia/ HD/ 14’23’’/ Experimental/ Colour

CREDITS
Script:  Filippe Gilló; Photography:  Simeon Frohm; Editing:  Simeon Frohm;
Animation: Simeon Frohm; Music:  Helios, Andreas Runeson, Kristoffer Byström;
Sound:  Simeon Frohm, Johan Eckeborn; Leading actors:  Antoni Zabok, Gabriel Löfgren Lobo, Neo Slater, Arne Nordh, Emina Rostaan, Lisa Läckgren, Sixten Stensjö, Dominik Trakjovich, Ivo Mihajlovic, Dina Peckinpah; Producer:  Michel Östlund

Synopsis:
RAFAEL,memento vitae depicts some aspects of life’s phases through Rafael’s eyes. Hence the title. The story is enacted in the borderlands between fiction and documentary. The contrast between hard and meaningless, and attractive and warming scenes may awake personal memories. Is it well-reasoned decisions or those low-key conversations that cause us to pause and consider? What forms our choices in life? Is it the chance meeting,events or everyday life itself? Nothing is self-evident. Like life.

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The dance of the quail. First movement

Director:  Chus Dominguez & Elena Cordoba

Title in English: The dance of the quail. First movement
Original title: La danza de la codorniz. Primer movimiento

2011 / Spain / DVcpro / 7’/ Experimental / Colour

CREDITS
Script: Chus Dominguez, Elena Cordoba; Photography: Chus Dominguez; Editing: Chus Dominguez; Sound: Chus Dominguez; Leading actors: Elena Cordoba;
Producer: Jesus M. Dominguez

Synopsis:
In the film by Jean Luc Godard’s “Vivre sa vie” Elena Córdoba, choreographer and dancer, heard a small dialog that talked about the nature of chickens and soul. From that text arose the idea of reviving the body of a quail ready to be cooked, and, following Godard, finding in it the soul of the dancer posthumously.

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Transformance

Director:  Nina Kurtela

Title in English:  Transformance
Original title: Transformance

2010/ Croatia/ HD/ 10’/ Experimental/ Colour

CREDITS
Script: Nina Kurtela; Photography: Nina Kurtela; Editing: Nina Kurtela; Animation: Nina Kurtela; Leading actors: Nina Kurtela; Producer:  Nina Kurtela

Synopsis:
Transformance is a video-event-work that activates and documents a five-month durational performance. Over this period of time, Nina Kurtela establishes a daily practice of visiting and witnessing the changes at the building site of the Uferstudios, Wedding, Berlin - the warehouse for the repair of public trams and buses becomes a dance institution. She is spectator to the making of an institution, an art institution, the making of the theatre stage.

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Fratres

Director:  Carlo Cagnasso

Title in English:  Fratres
Original title: Fratres

2011/ Italy/ MiniDv/ 5’/ Experimental/ B&W

CREDITS
Script: Carlo Cagnasso;   Photography: Carlo Cagnasso; Editing: Carlo Cagnasso;
Music:  Arvo Part; Leading actors:  Gianluca De Serio, Massimiliano De Serio; Producer: Carlo Cagnasso

Synopsis:
Two twins fight against the chaos of the images.

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Rising

Director: Tuomas A. Laitinen

Title in English: Rising
Original title: Rising

2010/ Finland/ HD/ 16’53’’/ Experimental/ Colour

CREDITS
Editing: Tuomas Laitinen; Music: Jimi Tenor, Tuomas Laitinen; Sound: A. Laitinen;
Leading actors: Mikko Salonen, Kea Nuorivaara, Lauri Paivanen; Producer: Johanna Wartio- McEvoy

Synopsis:
Rising is a dreamlike work about the future, remembering and energy production. The story is centered around a power station built in the early 20th century.

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The Homogenics

Director:  Gerard Freixes Ribera

Title in English:  The Homogenics
Original title: The Homogenics

2010/ Spain/ MiniDv/ 4’/ Experimental/ B&W

CREDITS
Script: Gerard Freixes Ribera; Photography:  Archive Footage; Editing:  Gerard Freixes Ribera; Animation:  Gerard Freixes Ribera; Music:  Earle Hagen; Leading actors:  Dick Van Dyke; Producer:  Gerard Freixes Ribera

Synopsis:
The same people living in the same houses. Uniformisation turns everything into stereotypes. The Homogenics family sitcom is an extreme example of that.

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Western Movie

Director:  Lee Hyung-suk

Title in English:  Western Movie
Original title:  Seo-bu-yeong-hwa

2010/ South Korea/ 35mm/ 9’/ Experimental/ Colour-B&W

CREDITS
Script:  Lee Hyung-suk; Photography:  Lee Sang-gil; Editing:  Lee Hyung-suk; Animation:  Shin Hyun-suk; Music:  Lee Eun-suk, Sung Hwan; Sound:  Park Hee-chan; Leading actors:  Sheriff : Ko Kwan-jae; Producer:  Kim Tai-yong

Synopsis:
A sheriff crosses a desolate field on horseback and enters a village devastated by Native Americans. There are some eyes fixed on the sheriff in the town.

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Paper Memories

Director: Theo Putzu

Title in English: Paper Memories
Original title: Paper Memories

2010/ Spain/ HD/ 7’25’’/ Experimental/ Colour

CREDITS
Script: Theo Putzu; Photography: Theo Putzu; Editing: Theo Putzu; Animation: Theo Putzu; Music: Miguel Marin;  Sound: Martin Ortega Granella; Leading actors: Josep Vilavert Manya, Elena España; Producer: Theo Putzu;

Synopsis:
An Old man search for happiness in old photos…. two worlds divided by the inability to dream...

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The Chair

Director:  Joonas Makkonen

Title in English:  The Chair
Original title: The Chair

2011/ Finland/ HD/ 3’/ Experimental/ Colour

CREDITS
Script:  Joonas Makkonen; Photography:  Tero Saikkonen; Editing:  Joonas Makkonen; Music:  Jussi Huhtala; Sound:  Ismo Mustonen; Leading actors:  Raimo Hytti, Olli Saarenpää, Janne Anttila; Producer:  Joonas Makkonen, Toni Vuomajoki

Synopsis:

An old chair is sharing his experiences in a studio interview. This short film is made within 48 hours, for a competition called "PlayOFF 2011". The film got 2nd prize in the competition.

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To Anne Marie

Director: Petra Lindholm

Title in English: To Anne Marie
Original title: To Anne Marie

2010/ Finland/ HD/ 10’50’’/ Experimental/ Colour

CREDITS
Script: Petra Lindholm; Music: Petra Lindholm; Producer: Petra Lindholm

Synopsis:

Anne Marie, the aunt of Lindholm’s grandfather, was engaged to a Russian man called Mr. Obolenski. Due to a civil war in Finland, Mr. Obolenski had to escape from the country. Left behind, Anne Marie never heard back from him again. Anne Marie’s life story is told with atmospheric images, displaying subtle nuances of colours, and music made by the author.

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Where Is The Exit? Probably Sisyphus Knows

Director:  Maja Kirovska

Title in English:  Where Is The Exit? Probably Sisyphus Knows
Original title: Where Is The Exit? Probably Sisyphus Knows

2011/  Macedonia/ DV/ 3’/ Experimental/ Colour

CREDITS
Script:  Maja Kirovska; Photography: Maja Kirovska; Editing: Maja Kirovska; Music: Maja Kirovska; Sound: Maja Kirovska; Producer: Maja Kirovska

Synopsis:
It is a metaphor for us, modern Sisyphuses, preoccupied with our everyday repeatable actions, that by repeating, almost get unconscious character. It represents the “blessing” of unawareness and the unbearable heaviness of the moment of getting conscious of our position in the global movement of the things. The video shows a big number of ants that repeatedly are trying to climb up to the top, and at every attempt they slide to the bottom, not changing the starting position.

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