AWARDS 15th edition TIFF 2017 »   FEATURE JURY composed by Denis Côté (Canada) and Dritan Huqi (Albania) awards:   BEST FEATURE FILM   BEST FEATURE FILM Glory by Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov | 2016 | Bulgaria, Greece | 97'   A movie that speaks to every time, place, and society – with an extraordinary development of a simple plot, which we live every day. A movie that carries a powerful message, but also a work of art with emotional and aesthetical values.   Një film që i flet çdo kohe, çdo vendi dhe çd... SHORT DOCUMENTARY FILMS - TIFF 2017 (15'th edition) »   1,4 Sextillion Litre Doro Götz Germany 2017 8 Days of Parlor Zoe Phylactidou Cyprus 2016 Born of Stone Emilio Bellu Italy, Czechia 2016 Dragon Circle Gertrud Schulte Westenberg Germany 2016 Evripidou 14 Michael Demetrius Greece 2016 Golden Hour Claudia Vogt Germany 2017 Happy Happy Baby Jan Soldat Germany 2017 In Search of the Land Without Evil Anna Azevedo Brazil 2017 Jungle Colia Vranici France 2016 ... DOCUMENTARY Mid-length - TIFF 2017 (15'th edition) »   Everybody Knows... Elizabeth Murray Kristi Zea USA 2016 Imma Pasquale Marino Italy 2017 On the Edge of Life Yaser Kassab Syria 2017 Prohibited Visit Nikos Theodosiou Greece 2017 Saint Lazarus's Miracle Nicolas Muñoz Avia Spain 2016 Valentina Maximilian Feldmann Germany 2016 VIDEO ART - TIFF 2017 (15'th edition) »   Brutes Are Afraid of Silence Étienne Boulanger Canada 2016 Ex Terrat Reinhold Bidner Austria, France 2016 Final Gathering Alain Escalle France 2017 Finish Saeed Naghavian Iran 2017 Genesis Abtin Mozafari Iran 2017 Hey You! Tessa Garland UK 2016 Hiwa Jacqueline Lentzou Greece 2016 Hysteria Maurice Kelliher UK, Ireland 2016 Label Amir Lashkari Iran 2017 Lying Women Deborah Kelly Australia 2017 mo... STUDENT International - TIFF 2017 (15'th edition) »   Beer & Calippo Paul Ploberger Austria 2017 Best of Everything, Always Alexios Koukias-Pantelis UK 2017 Boundary Bartosz Brzeziński Poland 2016 Buoyancy Simon Valentin Denmark 2017 Casting Katarzyna Iskra Poland 2017 Digital Immigrants Dennis Stauffer, Norbert Kottmann Switzerland 2016 Donkey Xote Ottó Bánovits Hungary, Sweden 2016 Eat me! Ilina Perianova Bulgaria 2016 Empathy (a digital love letter) ... IN ALBANIAN - TIFF 2017 (15'th edition) »   A Long Way Home Ibër Deari Macedonia 2017 A True Story Viron Roboci Albania 2017 Conversation on Life Agim Abdula Macedonia 2016 Heaven Has Been Fooled Odeta Çunaj Albania 2016 Home More Raça Kosova 2016 Kaini Shaqir Veseli Albania 2017 Lord of the House Daniëlle Bremer Kosova 2017 Reverse Antipode Oltsen Gripshi Albania 2017 The Eagles Sokol Reka Belgium 2017 The Junction Xhelal Haliti Kosova 2... DOCUMENTARY Full-length - TIFF 2017 (15'th edition) »   69 Minutes of 86 Days Egil Haskjold Larsen Norway 2017 Blood and the Moon Tommaso Cotronei Italy, Yemen 2017 Jeffrey Yanillys Perez Dominican Republic, France 2017 Mr. Gay Syria Ayse Toprak Turkey 2017 Siberian Love Olga Delane Germany 2016 The Charro of Toluquilla José Villalobos Romero Mexico 2016 Tonino Daniele Ceccarini, Mario Molinari Italy 2017 SHORT ANIMATED FILMS - TIFF 2017 (15'th edition) »   Aiport Michaela Müller Switzerland 2017 And the Moon Stands Still Yulia Ruditskaya Belarus 2017 Bystander Sheyda Kashi Iran 2017 Chill and Shivering Kwok Wai Chung Philip Hong Kong 2016 Confined Nico Bonomolo Italy 2016 Framed Marco Jemolo Italy 2017 In Exile Alexander Kurilov Moldova 2016 Light Sight Seyed M. Tabatabaei Iran 2016 Manivald Chintis Lundgren Estonia 2017 Nothing Happens Uri & Michel... SHORT FICTION FILMS - TIFF 2017 (15'th edition) » 8 Minutes George Gogichaishvili, David Abramishvili Georgia 2017 A Swedish Classic Måns Berthas Sweden 2017 Animal Bahman & Bahram Ark Iran 2017 Blue in Green Leigh Heiman Pruzanski Israel 2016 Building No.13 Amir Gholami Iran 2016 Burning Slimane Bounia France 2016 Check-list Frédéric Mosbeux Belgium 2017 Everyday Philippe Orreindy France 2017 Fluffy Lee Filipovski Serbia 2016 FU Ilya Aksenov R... FEATURE FILMS - TIFF 2017 (15'th edition) » A Balkan Noir Dražen Kuljanin Sweden, Montenegro 2017 Beneath the Silence Erez Mizrahi, Sahar Shavit Israel 2016 Black Crow Tayfur Aydin Turkey 2016 Daybreak Gentian Koçi Albania, Greece 2017 Directions Stephan Komandarev Bulgaria, Germany, Macedonia 2017 Glory Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov Bulgaria 2016 Ministry of Love Pavo Marinković Croatia 2016 Mothering Roqiye Tavakoli Iran 2017 Unwanted Edon R...
Tuesday, 12 December 2017
Documentary (official selection - TIFF 2011)
A Tall Man

Director:  Jani Peltonen

Title in English: A Tall Man
Original title: Pitkä mies

2010/ Finland/ Digital Beta/ 19’/ Documentary/ Colour-B&W

Script:  Jani Peltonen; Photography:   Heikki Färm F.S.C; Editing:  Okku Nuutilainen;
Music:  Pietu Korhonen; Sound:  Pietu Korhonen, Kimmo Vänttinen; Producer:  Sami Jahnukainen

Väinö Myllyrinne was one of the first internationally known Finnish celebrities, thanks to his height of nearly 2,5 meters. After his death, Väinö, or rather his figure, became immortal. His journey continues in our collective memory, best reprised by a life-size puppet, which tours the World much like Väinö did when he was still alive. “A Tall Man” pictures Väinö’s endless journey from the glittering European metropolises of the 1930’s to the local supermarkets and museums of today.

Leonids Story

Director: Rainer Ludwings

Title in English: Leonids Story
Original title: Istoriya Leonida

2011/ Germany& Ukraine/ HD/ 18’53’’/ Documentary/ Colour

Script: Rainer Ludwings; Photography: Rainer Ludwigs, Ruediger Lubricht; Editing: Rainer Ludwings; Animation: Rainer Ludwings; Music: Andre Feldhaus; Sound: Sven Bien; Leading actors: Leonid Korzh, Lyudmilla Korzh; Producer: Tetyana Chernyavska

A Soviet family searching for a modest paradise is swept into an immense disaster. This magically animated film combines drawing, photography and documentary video to capture the surreal emotions of the too-real tragedy: Chernobyl 1986. Leonid grew up in the village next to the reactor. The catastrophe broke his life, ruined his health, and threatened his unborn child. Yet his work takes him right into the contaminated zone. This animated film tells his story.

The Conversation

Director:  Piotr Sułkowski

Title in English:  The Conversation
Original title:  Rozmowa

2011/ Poland/ MiniDv/ 16’/ Documentary/ Colour

Script:  Piotr Sułkowski; Photography:  Michał Gruszczyński; Editing:  Piotr Sułkowski, Joanna Więckowska; Sound:  Ewa Bogusz; Producer:  Andrzej Bednarek, Piotr Sułkowski

He is serving life imprisonment. She was sentenced to 25 years in prison.Agnieszka and Janusz had met eight years ago writing letters. Until this film they have never seen each other before.

Ethos Process Part II

Director:  Spyros Amiropoulos

Title in English:  Ethos Process Part II
Original title:  Ethos Process Part II

2011/ Greece/ HD/ 17’/ Documentary/ Colour

Script:  Sotiris Zikos; Photography:  Enzo Karanasios; Editing:  Giorgos Angeludis;
Music:  Haris Capetanakis; Sound:  Enzo Karanasios; Leading actors:  Emmy Kontogianidou, Sotiris Zikos; Producer:  Spyros Amiropoulos

An actress, a performance and a psychotherapy session. The vanishing point between a theatrical part and real life.

Puerta De Golpe

Director:  Lucas Bonolo

Title in English:  Puerta De Golpe
Original title: Puerta De Golpe

2011/ Cuba/ HD/ 13’/ Documentary/ Colour

Script: Lucas Bonolo; Photography: Camilio Soratti; Editing: Tiago Therien; Sound: Sergio F. Borros; Producer:   Camelia Farfán

In a Cuban village called Puerta de Golpe, the documental camera assumes the eye of a stranger, finding a humble community devastated by the last hurricane which passed through two years ago. Among faces, houses and landscapes, another side of the island of Cuba is revealed, filled with silence and solitude. A narrator describes this reality and suggests new meanings for what he sees, while a strange cold wind blows through the town, bringing perhaps another hurricane.

The Infinite Jest

Director:  David Munoz

Title in English:  The Infinite Jest
Original title:  La broma infinita

2011/ Spain/ HD/ 18’/ Documentary/ Colour

Script: David Munoz; Photography: David Munoz; Editing: David Munoz; Music:  Ry Cooder, Fran Simon; Sound:  Beltran Rengifo; Leading actors:  Haroon Sheikh, Lucas Galan, Masayuki Fujita, Ertugrul Bozkurtz, Jason Murrison, Omarou Idrissa; Producer:  David Munoz

The economy conditions our lives. Scarcity is a restriction imposed by nature itself. It is not a human invention. It is an unresolved dilemma. An endless fight for survival.


Director: Benet Roman

Title in English: Femei
Original title: Femei

2010/ Romania& Spain/ HD/ 12’/ Documentary/ Colour

Script: Alejandra Musi, Benet Roman; Photography: Benet Román; Editing: Benet Roman; Music: Frank Rudow; Sound: Roman Benet; Producer: Penélope Cristóbal Casado, María del Puy Alvarado

Femei is a short documentary that responds, through the testimonies of women representing different ages and social classes, how these new European look at the world, what is their daily struggle and what they expect of the future. A look at the current Romanian women and their main challenges.


Director:  Zohar Elefant

Title in English: Sivan
Original title: Sivan

2010/ Israel/ HD/ 13’/ Documentary/ Colour

Photography:  Zohar Elelfant; Producer: Zohar Elelfant;

Sivan is a documentary which diverge the gaze away from the players' movements on a soccer field, focusing instead on the facial expressions of a single viewer. Zohar Elefant turns the camera away from the football match and fixing it on an individual character amidst the crowd serves to lure the viewer into the real drama of the event, which takes place discretely inside the mind of every fan in the gallery.

We're Not In Paradise

Director:  Lendita Zeqiraj

Title in English:  We're Not In Paradise
Original title:  On est pas au paradis

2011/ France/ HD/ 30’/ Documentary/ Colour

Script:  Lendita Zeqiraj; Photography:  Remi Mazet; Editing:  Amir Hamdani, Nidham Farah, Lendita Zeqiraj; Sound:  Pellumb Ballata;  Leading actors:  Fouad Chengui, Retbi, Krucial; Producer: Lendita Zeqiraj;

Blurred and forgotten identity as the pervasive French culture absorbs their North African heritage, growing up in the concrete wastelands of France’s low-income in the suburbs (banlieues), wounded by rejection, the only way left of expressing their rage and pain is rap.


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