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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...
Thursday, 13 December 2018
Jury DocuTIFF 2017
Mikaela Minga
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Mikaela Minga is an ethno/musicologist and research scholar  in the Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Art Studies in Tirana.  She also teaches courses on films music, jazz and popular music at the University of Arts. Her main research areas include 20the century musics, with a particular attention towards urban musical practices in Albania and the Mediterranean, film music and multimedia. She has published several books and articles.

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Brenton KOTORRI
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Brenton KOTORRI is a political trainer on account of the two German political foundations in Albania, FES and KAS. He is also a columnist for postbllok.com and other journals. Since January 2015 he has founded and lead APPA Think Tank, the young professional team that monitors and evaluates the Public Policies of the Albanian government. Translator of seven books in their Albanian Editions. In 2012 he was a contributor in the World Forum for Democracy and a year later in the UNESCO forum on Human Rights. He is specialized in political ideology and communication strategy. The US political system is also his field of study and expertise. He holds a BA and a MSc in International Relations.

 
Nikola Vukcevic
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Nikola Vukcevic film director and producer

PhD - Professor of Film directing, at Montenegrin national Faculty of Dramatic Arts – Cetinje, is a Montenegrin film and theatre director, born in 1974, in Titograd (Socialist Republic Montenegro), in Yugoslavia. He is member of Film board of Montenegrin Academy of Sciences and Arts (CANU), and vice-chairman of Board of Montenegrin National Television - TVCG.

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Sokol Shameti
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Sokol Shameti, (born April 29, 1978) is an Albanian columnist, writer and journalist. Much of his interest is concerned with Politics of Albania, political philosophy and the late modern and contemporary history of the Balkans. Engaged with the Anti-globalization movement and International Organization for a Participatory Society, his work focuses on the failure of the political bodies of the left wing to represent public interests, the totalitarian ideology of the Neoliberalism and the transformation of the new left into right wing capital controlled parties. He is often mentioned among the Radical left activists in Albania.

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Ben Andoni
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Ben Andoni, born in 1966 in Tirana, studied Geography-History and worked firstly at the  Hydrometeorological Institute. Since 1996 his main profession has been as a journalist. He wrote for the newspaper “Koha Jone”, was Cultural Editor of the newspapers “Gazeta Shqiptare” and “Korrieri”, Chief Editor of the weekly magazine “ABC” and Deputy Chief Editor of the magazine “MAPO” and “Java”. He is currently editor in chief for national Cultural Supplement “Milosao”. He was also correspondent of the Belgrade news agency BETA and currently for ORF (Austrian National Radio Television). Ben Andoni translates from Serbian, Croatian and English.

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Lyubo Yonchev
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Lyubo Yonchev is award winning director, writer and producer born on 16.02.1983 in Pleven, Bulgaria. He graduated film directing from New Bulgarian University. His professional debut is the short fiction film "SHOOTING STAR" which has been nominated for the 29th European Film Awards 2016, selected to more than 100 international festivals and won over 30 awards. Lyubo Yonchev becomes a member of the Union of Bulgarian Filmmakers (UBFM – Film Academy). Since 2016 he is a member of European Film Academy.

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Jola Llogori
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She is a art historian specialized in contemporary art and focused on publications. She worked for several film and art events and is the former editor in chief of le négatif magazine dedicated to film photography.

 
Elton Koritari
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EJAlbum founder and administrator, project manager and curator of art events, specially focused on photography, he works for years in the communications and represent in Albania some of the most important brands in that sector.

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Kevin Dervishi
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Franka Lezhja
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Elis MATAJ
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Elis MATAJ is a Film Production Expert and Stage Manager, born in Vlora on 07.07.1983

Elis has a consolidated experience in the field of TV production and stage management. In 2007 he was engaged in the position of Show Manager at KLAN TV Station (national tv station in Albania), while during 2006-2007 he served as a Show Manager and Director Assistant at Vision Plus (national tv station in Albania); During the time period 2002-2007 Elis served as the Director of the radio station "House of Arts" in Tirana.

Currently Elis is engaged as a Lecturer at the University of Arts on the subject "Film and Television production management".

 

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Rada Šešic
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Rada Šešic´, born in Croatia, worked as a film journalist and documentary maker in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Sarajevo) before moving to Utrecht in 1993. She is a filmmaker, a critic and film lecturer.

Associated with two biggest film festivals in The Netherlands, International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, as a part of programming and IDFA Bertha Fund selection comity as well as program advisor of the International Film Festival Rotterdam and on selection at Hubert Bals Fund.

At the Sarajevo Festival she heads the Documentary Competition and co-heads Docu Rough Cut Boutique.

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Agostino Ferrente
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Agostino Ferrente was born in 1971 in Apulia.

After completing film studies at the Dams in Bologna and at “Ipotesi Cinema”, under the direction of Ermanno Olmi, he directs short films, “Poco piů della metŕ di zero” (1993) and “Opinioni di un pirla” (1994) awarded in many Italian and international festivaIs.

Along with Giovanni Piperno, he produced and co-directs two documentaries,: “Intervista a mia madre” (1999) shot in disadvantaged neighbourhoods of Naples and “II film di Mario” (2001), shot in Bari.

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Nolian Lole
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Nolian Lole is an TV journalist and television anchorman since 2001. From 2013 he is the author and the co-conductor of the "7pa5" morning show in Vizion Plus Television. He haves also an another connection with TIFF because he is a short-feature documentary producer since 2003 certified from Ard, German Public television, in the framework of the South East European Stability Pact. In the morning show studio, almost every day, he speaks with his guests about the issues of actuality in Albania and Region or World, without forgetting art, cinema, culture and sports. He also works in translation of children's books and various projects related to literature from German to Albanian.

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Olympia Mytilinaiou
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DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Born in 1967, Litohoro, Pieria District, Greece

 

1990 – 1993 Graduate from the School of Cinema & TV, “Lykourgos Stavrakos”, Department of cinematography

Member of EFA,HFA

 

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Drita Llolla
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Drita Llolla, born in 1988 in Ulcinj/Ulqin – Montenegro, is the director of Seanema Film Festival, a human rights film festival which introduced the concept of arts for social change in Montenegro, by combining cinema and civic activism. Since 2004 she is a fierce promoter of human rights, women empowerment and minority rights in particular. She is one of the founders and the CEO of NGO iACT in Montenegro.

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Albes Fusha
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Art curator, organizer of various workshops, co- creator of events in several countries. He currently teaches at the Academy of Fine Arts in Tirana, and at the same time plays an active role in the Albanian painting and photography.

 

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Laured Isufaj
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Gerard Ndoj
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Enxhi Arapi
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