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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
Jury 2014
Daniele Greco
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Daniele Greco works on project management and media relations for Magma - International short film Festival, which takes place in Sicily every year since 2002. He is a freelance video-maker and photo-journalist. Born 1980, he has experimented various audiovisual genres and has developed a true passion for the documentary field. He also makes corporate videos and leads Television&Film vocational trainings.

 
Sasho Pavlovski
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Sasho Pavlovski Film Director and Producer is one of the most prominent Macedonian film Producers and Directors. He has a master degree in Film and TV directing form the Academy for TV and Film Directing “Krsto Sarafov“, Sofia R. Bulgaria. Since 1999 until 2005 he has worked as a Production and Art Director for Marketing Agencies like Lowe Swing Communications and Idea Plus - DDB. In 2007 he becomes a Dean and a professor of Film Directing at ESRA Academy – Skopje – Paris - New York. In 2007 he establishes Manufaktura Production a full service company that focuses mainly on feature film productions. His work includes: Films: 2011 – Director and Producer of featured film – This is not an American Movie; 2000 – Director of the TV film “Play with the letters”; 1999 – Director of the featured Television movie “Emigranti” for Macedonian National Television; Participant on Biaritz Film Festival (France); Participant on RAI UNO TV Festival (Italy); Participant on Berlin Film Fest (Germany); 1998 – Director of the short film – “Punk’s not dead”; Documentary films: 2007 – 40 degrees – for MZZPR; 2002- Director of the Documentary film " The Mirror " - Portrait of a ballet dancer Tanja Vujisic;  Todorovska; for Macedonian Television; 1998 – Director for the documentary film “The University”; for Sitel television; Presentation films: 2005 - Director of commercial film for JOHNSON CONTROLS (American car accessories production) , for Frankfurt’s car show; 2003 - Director for the presentational films for Skopje Brewery, Amstel, Heineken and Coca Cola products ; TV Series:

2002-Director of TV series "Mali Soveti" for Macedonian TV; 2000-2001 - Director of commercial TV short series "TOKMU TOA" for COCA COLA; Adds: Director of more than 150 TV and Film ads;

 
Kamuran Goranci
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Kamuran GORANCI born on 1955 actually is a  Professor:  Painting & Drawing, in the direction of scenography in University of Prishtina. He has a degree on Art Academy  in Beograd branch  Painting; also has a  Masters Degree  and Doctorate on  Painting;

Director of Department of Culture-Ministry of Culture Youth and Sports;

Producent on the feauture-length movie ”ANATEMA” by Agim Sopi;

Producent on the feauture-length movie “Kosova’s Thirst”, Prishtina;

Executive Producent of the feature-length movie”Tri dritare dhe nje varje” by Isa Qosja ( Winner of the Cine Europa Award in Sarajevo Film Festival 2014)

 
Albert Dumani
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Albert Dumani born on 1979, he works as Journalist and Radio Host in Radio Koha & Radio Shkodra; Journalist and Ancorman at TVA (Television Arberia) in the Department of Information. Translator and moderator of the program "Kosovo - War or Peace";  Judge in the program of the Soros Foundation "Karl Popper Debate" for schools and "Parliamentary debate in Universities". Diploma assessment as the best judge, winner of the first place (October 2001); Journalist, author and Tv Host at TVKLAN (National  Television Klan). Director of Programming, lawyer, journalist, TV Host and author programs at TVKLAN (National Television Klan), and head of Acquisitions for the foreign programs (series, tv movies, features, formats, telenovelas, ect.); Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Tirana.; Head of Aqcuisitions for international TV programs (series, tv movies, features, formats, telenovelas, ect.);Local Tv Host for the Academy Awards show aired LIVE in TVKLAN from LA.

 
Rezar Xhaxhiu
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Education : 1986 -1987 Public Diplomacy – post University studies at the Albanian Ministry of Foreign Affaires ;  1981 – 1985 Albanian Literature and Linguistic at the University of Tirana; Working experience: 2012 – Up to now; Journalist ( Editor in chief ) of “Nate me Xhaxhiun”  at TV NEWS 24; 2005 – 2011: Journalist ( Editor in chief) of “ZIP” at “ Vision +” TV; 1998  - 2004, Head of Information Department at TV “ARBERIA”; 1997 - 1998, Redactor in chief of the Cultural Newspaper “AKS”; 1995 - 2001, Specialist of Marketing Department at National Commercial Bank of Albania; 1994 -1997 Head of Political Unit at “GAZETA SHQIPTARE”; 1992 – 1994 Journalist at News Department at RADIO TIRANA; 1987 -1991- Diplomat at the Albanian Embassy in Bucharest; 1985 1986 – Diplomat at the Albanian Ministry of Foreign Affaires;

 
Gabor Pinter
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Gabor Pinter - Director/Producer: M.A. in Multimedia Directing, Film, TV, Radio and Theatre, M.A. in English language and literature. FILM DIRECTING: Director, writer and co-producer of White Faces, shot in Northern Albania for RAI;  Series produced by Gil Rossellini. The first western film to be shot in Albania. Awards:Venice Film Festival, RAI Award; Chicago Film Festival, Series Award; San Francisco Film Festival, Golden Gate - Special Jury Award; Hungarian Film Festival, Certificate of Merit; Screenings: MOMA - New York; Brisbane Film Festival; YU Film Festival - Novi Sad;   Museum of Arts  - Budapest;   Avilés Film Festival –Spain; Director/Writer/Producer “Bosnia Blues – Confessions of an Actor Abroad”.

FILM PRODUCTION- Producer and director  of short films shot in Albania in  for RAIDUE;  Mixer/Central Express; Executive Producer for Croatia  Noone’s Island,  dir.: Ferenc Török; Post prod advisor Karaula,  dir: Rajko Grlic and numerous other films; Production Liason for Hungary Uprising,  Raffaella de Laurentis & Jon Avnet Production; Hungarian 1st AD  Shot Through the Heart , dir: David Attwood; Co - 1st AD  Hungarian crew “Underground”, dir. Emir Kusturica; Co - 1st AD “Stalin”, dir: Ivan Passer; AD Meeting Venus, dir: István Szabó;  Producer and director on numerous commercials and  music promos. TELEVISION- Production director, Internews Network, Holland, Bosnia; Series producer & director Balkan Bridges; Screenwriter & director of the top Hungarian sitcom; Executive Producer & director of a current affairs magazine shot in 12 East European countries and produced for RAI DUE. THEATRE-

Directed numerous plays in theatre, among others, The Sparkler by Gyula Hernádi. The first theatre performance ever to be performed aboard an aeroplane in flight.

 
Kushtrim Bekteshi
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Kushtrim Bekteshi was born in Kumanovë (Macedonia), 1982. He completed his B.A. in 2008 with a major in Theater Directing and continues his post-graduate studies at Faculty of Dramatic Arts-Skopje where he obtained an M.A. in audio-visual studies, with a focus in film screen play and TV. Mr. Bekteshi is the director of several theater productions in theatres across Macedonia, Albania and Bosnia-Herzegovina, his work has also been shown in several national and international festivals. As a director and screenwriter he was produced two short films and he is currently preparing for the realization of a feature film  "An Unforgettable Spring in the Forgotten Village".

He is the winner of several awards:

'The Vannesa Redgrave Award' for Best Pitch in PRIFORUM, PRIFILMFEST – Prishtinë (In collaboration with the producer Sasho Pavlovski for the feature film "An Unforgettable Spring in the Forgotten Village" (2014); 'KULT Award' for director of the year in the Republic of Albania for the theatre performance "Who's afraid of Virginia Wolf?" (2010) – Albania; 'Best theatre performance' at Talia e Flakes Festival  for the theatre performance "Aquarium" (2008) - Gjilan, Republic of Kosovo.

 

He is currently an assistant in the department of directing at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Skopje.

 
Sonila Demi
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Born in Tirana in 1973, left the country in 1992 to study English Literature at La Sapienza University of Rome.

In 1999 is one of the first to join the team in Fandango (the well-known Italian film production company) and gained a long-standing experience in the film industry, especially in acquisitions, promotion and theatrical distribution of feature films and documentaries.

 
Odeta Cunaj
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Odeta Cunaj has born in 1984 in Albania. She finished the study in 2010 for Film Directing at Academy of Arts in Tirana. From the study period she start to work like Script Supervisor, Casting Directoin many films. In 2009 her short film “Signs” was awarded the Best Albanian Short Film at Tirana International Film Festival.

 
Jonida Shehu
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Jonida Shehu born 12/6/1982. She is a journalist. Graduated in the Faculty of Journalism at the University of Tirana in 2004. She have 12 -year experience in the electronic media ( tv ). Moderator of TV prime time news of 10 years, the Vision plus , Albanian Screen and Ora News . Simultaneously, author and moderator of various programs for  actuality. Moderator  of  " Zip " program  in Vision Plus . Author and moderator of " Dritehije " in Albanian Screen ( talk show based on social issues ). Author and moderator of the show " Naten Vone " in Ora News . (Talk show for  actuality )

 
Elma Tataragic
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Elma Tataragic was born in Sarajevo in 1976. She graduated Dramaturgy (Screenwriting and History of Cinema) at Sarajevo Academy of Performing Arts and obtained her Master of Science degree and PhD in Film and Literature. She has been with Sarajevo Film Festival since it was founded in 1995, where she now works as selector for Competition Program. She co-wrote short film FIRST DEATH EXPERIENCE and wrote and produced short NORTH WENT MAD. She has produced and co-written the feature film SNOW shown at Cannes 2008 – Semaine de la critique where the film won the Grand Prix. The film has been shown at over 80 festivals and won over 30 international awards. She is General Secretary and a member of Filmmakers Association of BiH. She has been teaching screenwriting at Sarajevo Academy of Performing Arts since 2002, now as a professor. She is member of European Film Academy. She has published a book on screenwriting and is also working as advisor to European Film Academy and was a delegate for Rome Film Festival in 2012 and 2013. 2015 - DAN KOJI NIJE IMAO IME / THE DAY THAT HAD NO NAME, cowriter (preproduction); ŠAVOVI / STITCHES, screewriter (preproduction); 2013 - HOLIDAY AT THE SEASIDE, short (development advisor

2011 - TJELESNE FUNKCIJE / BODILY FUNCTIONS, short (development advisor); 2010 - REVERS, kratki (development advisor); 2008 - SNIJEG / SNOW, writer/ producer; 2003 - SJEVER JE POLUDIO / NORTH WENT MAD,short / writer/ producer; 2001 - PRVO SMRTNO ISKUSTVO / FIRST DEATH EXPERIENCE, short / writer; 2000 - PLUS MINUS, kratki (scenaristica i rediteljica)

 
Regina Longo
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Regina Longo is a film historian and archivist who has worked to save archives at risk for the past 20 years, including the film and media archives of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM), collections of Italian and Mexican American home movies, and the Albanian National Film Archives (AQSHF). She has a degree in film archiving and preservation from the George Eastman House in Rochester, NY and a PhD in Film and Media Studies from the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB). Her research has been published in scholarly journals, and she is writing a book on the intersections of archival theory and practice based on specific case studies of her work in the field. Regina has taught film history and archival theory and practice courses at UC Santa Barbara, UC Santa Cruz, and the US Library of Congress John W. Kluge Center. She is the Associate Editor of Film Quarterly, which has published substantial, peer-reviewed writing on cinema and media for nearly 60 years, earning a reputation as the most authoritative academic film journal in the US, as well as an important English-language voice of cinema studies abroad. She is an active member of the International Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA), serving as at the conference Co-Chair. In 2012 Regina formed the Albanian Cinema Project (ACP) with support from the San Francisco Media Archive, Colorlab Corp., NYU and AMIA, and launched a not-for profit campaign to preserve and digitize select films from AQSHF, to screen these restorations internationally, and to advocate for more funding from the Albanian government for all audiovisual archives in Albania. ACP continues to grow and collaborate with international partners and experts in the field of film preservation. www.thealbaniancinemaproject.org.

 


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