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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
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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