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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...
Sunday, 17 December 2017
Jury 2015
Lendita Zeqiraj (Kosova)
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Lendita Zeqiraj (born in Pristina) is an award-winning Kosovar film director, screenwriter and visual artist. As a filmmaker and visual artist, Lendita has studied extensively in both arts in Kosovo and France. She graduates on Visual Arts (1990-94), postgraduates Visual Arts  (1995–97) at the Academy of Arts in Pristina in Kosovo and followed DEA post-master Film Aesthetics studies (2001 – 2003) at University of Paris VIII in Paris. 

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Nehir Tuna (Turkey)
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After studing Economics at Marmara University in Istanbul, Nehir Tuna continued his film studies in New York. He received an MFA in Filmmaking from Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). He then studied screenwriting for two years at New York University(NYU). There he met internationally acclaimed script guru Marilyn Horowitz and became her assistant. He worked in various independent film production companies as a director and shot commercials. Currently he is working as a commercial director based in Istanbul and New York and developing his debut feature film.

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Luela Myftari
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Born in January, 20th, 1989. Born in Tirana, Albania. She is known as a journalist, but she studied Literature. The author of more than 1000 articles on social issues, human rights and cultural developments in Albania, Luela Myftari has a Masters degree in Comparison Literature from University of Tirana and has accomplished several trainings for Journalism in England, Macedonia, Turkey and Kosovo. As a child Luela loved being an actress so she attended acting courses when she was 6 years old till she became 16. At British Council Albania, she found her first job. Luela was only 17, when she became a translator. Then she began to write at “Kult” magazine, and after a year she went to “Shekulli” newspaper.

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Yorgos Tsemberopoulos (Greece)
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Born in Athens, studied Economics at the Athens University of Economics & Business while working as a still photographer, then studied directing at the American Film Institute in Los Angeles, where he lived and worked until 1981. In Athens, in 1987, he founded Filmiki Productions SA, where he produces commercials and directs features. ex Board Member of the Greek Film Center, ex member of the Jury of Thessaloniki Film Festival. Founding member of the Greek Directors/producers Guild, and currently Board member of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival and of Greenpeace Hellas.

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Jacopo Chessa (Italy)
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Jacopo Chessa (Turin, 1973). Chessa studied cinema history with a focus on French cinema of the 1950s and 1960s. He has written articles and two books, taught at Université de Paris III – Sorbonne nouvelle, and collaborated with the Archivio Nazionale Cinematografico della Resistenza. In 2010, together with Andrea Spinelli, he founded the Prime Bande production company in Turin.

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Elektra Venaki (Greece)
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Electra Venaki is the founder of altcine, the web platform dedicated to Balkan Cinema and of altcineAction! The 1st Online Short Film Festival for Balkan countries.  She is a researcher and lecturer in Academic Establishments in Athens and former film editor.

Electra Venaki holds an M.A (D.E.A) in Cinema, Audiovisual, Television and an B.A (Maitrise) in Cinema Studies from University Paris I  Panthéon – Sorbonne. (1990)

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Fatmira Nikolli
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Born 2 August in Puke, Albania. After studying Journalism at the Tirana University she has worked in several medias, as a journalist writing articles about art and culture in Albania. She started to write for the daily newspaper “Sot”, then “55”. Later she worked for TVA television, and radio “Kontakt”. From 2008 she works in “Gazeta Shqiptare”, editor in articles about art and culture, and meantime has been working in several project of BIRN (Balkan Insight)

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Yoram Kahana (USA)
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Yoram Kahana was born in Israel, studied at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, and  graduated from UCLA with master's degrees in motion pictures and journalism.

Made  more than 50 educational and commercial films and filmstrips, set in the USA

and overseas, about cultures, crafts, anthropology and art.

Traveled the world  extensively photographing and writing,  and also photographed in Hollywood famous faces in music, movies, literature and art.

Founded and directed Shooting Star International Photo Agency to distribute his work and other photographers',  worldwide.

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Dov Keren (Israel)
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PRODUCER

From 1998 - Owner of production company producing feature films and documentaries for cinema and television:  Michlol Productions Ltd.  The company also organizes various courses, gives consultation and organizational advice to bodies and institutions and produces enrichment programs for various target audiences.

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Dimitar Nikolov (Macedonia)
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Born on February 10th 1958, in Skopje, Macedonia

Graduated 1980, at the University "Ss Cyril and Methodius" in Skopje Specialty, History of Art

Master degree 1996, at the Clingendael Institute in The Netherlands

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Artur Nura
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Artur  Nura is a free journalist and with extended experience in print media, in radio and television,  not only in Albanian language, but also in English and Italian. He is the founder and editor of the telematic magazine "Approach", a socio-political and cultural digital outlet following the model of internet-based participatory journalism, including all citizens.

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Srdjan Dragojevic (Serbia)
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Born 1963, Belgrade, Yugoslavia.

He graduated both at the Clinical Psychology and the Film at University of Belgrade. He was Journalist, Editor, Psychotherapist, Professor a Belgrade film Academy. He wrote three books of poetry. Momentarily MP of Serbian Parlament.

THE PARADE

Writer, Director and Co-Producer

Audience Award - Berlinale 2012/Panorama

Audience Award - Montpellier / France

Best Film 2011 - Fipresci Serbia Award

Best Balkan Film - PriFest, Prishtina

Best Director - Tirana Film Festival-TIFF 2012

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