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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...
Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Feature (Jury TIFF 2018 - 16'th edition)

MARIJA PEROVIC

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  Is a Montenegrin film director, born on 15th December 1972. in Belgrade, Serbia, Yugoslavia. She graduated on Faculty of Drama Arts Belgrade. She is a director, producer and scriptwriter, known for Packing the Monkeys Again *(Opet paku- jemo majmune ) and Look At Me (Gledaj Me). Perovic is a pr...

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BESNIK KRAPI

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  Is one of the most up and coming produc- ers in Kosovo. In 2010 he established his own film production company producing short films and documentaries and he just finished his first feature film, Field of Blackbirds, (a Kosovo – UK – Albania Coproduction).  He is presently develop- ing his seco...

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ANDREA WINK

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  Born 1966 in Wiesbaden, Germany, she studied art history, archaeology and film studies and, in 1990, co-founded the film festival Wiesbaden “exground on screen”, today “exgroundfilmfest”,Hessia’s biggest film festival. She is running the festival as the director since today. She also works for...

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EYE ON TIFF (Jury TIFF 2018 - 16'th edition)

MARCO URIZZI

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  Has studied Film and Fashion Studies in Bologna and Berlin. He started his career as assistant to the curator of the Berlin Costume Library (Berlin State Museums) later working on several fashion exhibitions for Fashion Houses Archives, Universities and Museums. From 2008 to 2016 he has been wo...

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MICHAELA SABO

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  Studied theatre dramaturgy at VŠMU (Slovakia), DAMU (Czech Republic) and scriptwriting at UCLA (Los Angeles). ).In 2014 Michaela moved to Berlin to be part of a Serial-Eyes program. An intensive 8-month postgraduate course on TV writing and show running based in Berlin. Michaela found her netwo...

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CHRISTOPH THOKE

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  Multiply awarded Christoph Thoke is executive producing and packaging international projects through his German outlet Mogador Film. A prolific independent producer, Christoph is a Cannes regular with titles garnering 750 festival selection and 170 awards worldwide so far. Recent title “Of Hor...

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Documentary (Jury TIFF 2018 - 16'th edition)

FEDERICO ROSSIN

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  After studying literature, art history and philosophy, Federico Rossin works as film historian, film critic, lecturer and professor. He conducts his research in the field of experimental, documentary and animation cinema. Since 2007 he has worked as an independent curator for many european fest...

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EDON QESARI

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  Dr. Qesari is a scholar and lecturer specialized in Political Thought, based in Tirana. He has written various pieces about cinema and held different courses on political influenced movies. Furthermore, Qesari has coauthored two television doc- umentaries centered in historical topics. He was o...

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ARBER ZAIMI

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  Është aktivist i Lëvizjes Vetëvendosje dhe aktualisht është angazhuar në Prishtinë, si Këshilltar Politik i Kryetarit të këtij subjekti. Në të shkuarën ka qenë aktivist i shoqërisë civile në Tiranë, ku ka qenë një ndër themeluesit e blogut radikal Saktivistaî dhe Institutit Antonio Gramshi. Më ...

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SHORT LIVE ACTION & ANIMATION (Jury TIFF 2018 - 16'th edition)

LUAN KRYEZIU

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  Is a film director and screenwriter from Kosovo. Graduated from the Art Academy of Kosovo, with a bachelor degree in acting. Post graduates studies in Film Direction, Dramatic Arts. Now he teaches Film Theory at the Art Academy of Kosovo. He is known for the “The Hero” movie witch got many inte...

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ALI ASGARI

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  Was born in Tehran, Iran. He is a graduated of cinema in Italy. He is an alumnus of Berlinale Talent Campus 2013. Two of his short films “More Than Two Hours”  2013 and “The Silence”  (co-directed by farnoosh samadi) 2016  were in Short Film competition at Festival De Cannes. His short film “Th...

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RASTKO CIRIC

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  Born in 1955. in Belgrade, Serbia Vice-Rector of the University of Arts, Belgrade. Professor of Illustration and Animation at the Faculty of Applied Arts, University of Arts, Belgrade. Founder of the subject of Animation at the FAA, Belgrade and the FAA Animation Studio (2006). Head of the Dig...

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STUDENT/EXPERIMENTAL/VIDEO ART (Jury TIFF 2018 - 16'th edition)

Erion Bubullima

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  Is a director, producer and screenwriter. He was born on August 15, 1985 in Albania. Erion Bubullima was involved in filmmaking from a young age by making some short films. At the age of 16 he directed a documentary on the lives of young people in the war zone in Kosovo and Macedonia. He gradua...

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YLLKA GJOLLESHA

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  Is a contemporary video artist. Her focus includes moving images, film installations, video, performance. Yllka is mainly focused on mixed media art, and has produced numerous pieces, often combining several tech-niques or materials. Her works are emotional, poetic. She uses her artwork as an...

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ILIR LLUKA

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  Audiovisual artist / electronic music composer from Tirana, Albania (born: September 1984) active in the field of drone / experimental music. Lluka’s works are surrealistic depictions of daily-life moments through psychological associations with memory in an overall dreamlike mood. His music ha...

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BALKAN/IN ALBANIAN (Jury TIFF 2018 - 16'th edition)

ANA JAKIMSKA

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  Is a film director and writer based in Sko-pje, Macedonia. Her professional debut is the short film titled The Children Will Come, which received wide critical acclaim and was screened and awarded at film festivals worldwide, winning the Best Live Action Short Film Nomination at Shanghai Intern...

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NIKOS LABÔT

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  Studied film direction in Athens, Greece. He has worked in feature and short films in Greece and France, TV series and TV shows. Already boasting a good track-re-cord on the short films circuit, he has also directed three shorts in the past few years, with his latest offering,The Dog, winning a...

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SELCEN ERGUN

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  Is a film director, screenwriter and photog-rapher from Istanbul.She is a Berlinale Tal-ents alumna. She began her career as an assistant director, worked in many national and international productions including two feature films of well-known Turkish director Reha Erdem:‘My Only Sunshine’ and ...

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Media (Jury TIFF 2018 - 16'th edition)

GERTA QURKU

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  Is an Albanian producer based in Tirana. Qurku holds a master degree on Art Management, Law and Literature. She is co-founder of Balkan Film & Food Festival which takes place every year in Pogradec. Her production company “Action Production” was founded at 2015 and she has produced a featur...

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JONIDA VOKSHI

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  Was born in Tirana, Albania. Studied theater directing and acting at the University of Tirana and for over a decade, she keeps being one of the best and most wanted TV  Presenter in Albania and the region. She has just started the first season of her new TV Show called “Personale” at Digitalb w...

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JETONA KOCIBELLI

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  Jetona is an Albanian born TV personality based in Tirana. She graduated in journalism and communications from the University of Tirana and currently works as a journalist for Top Channel with culture and arts as her main focus.

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