Tirana International Film Festival

Cinema Short Film Festival
fiction, documentaries, animation and experimental
November 26 - December 02, 200



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TIFF 2007







EDUART won the highest prize the GOLDEN ANTIGONE in International Montpellier Film Festival


Angeliki Antoniou

Born in Athens. She studied Architecture, in which she holds a degree in Greece and film direction at the DFFB (German Film and Television Academy in Berlin). She works as scriptwriter and director in Greece and in Germany. In 2006 she taught film direction at the Film School of University in Thessaloniki. She lives in Athens and in Berlin. She has directed feature films, short films and documentaries. Her films have been awarded in national and international festivals.


Greece-Germany 2007, 35mm, colour, 105', Dolby Digital

Based upon true events
Eduart, a young man raised in a cruel and oppressive family environment, leaves Albania with the dream of becoming a rock star and living a better life. His reckless character lead him to commit a murder in Athens.
Because of an old robbery he gets imprisoned in Albania under the harshest conditions. Eduart, assisting the German doctor of the prison, learns to feel sympathy for others and guilt for his crime.
Like the Dostoevskian hero Raskolnikov, Eduart passes from crime to punishment. Can Eduart be redeemed?
In international criminal history, the "Eduart case" occurs once in a hundred years.


  • Selected by the European Film Academy for the 2007 European Film Awards
  • Greece's submission for an Oscar Nomination for Best Foreign Film 2008
  • 47th Thessaloniki International Film Festival, State Awards, 2006:
    • Best Feature Film
    • Best Director (Angeliki Antoniou)
    • Best Screenplay (Angeliki Antoniou)
    • Best Set Design (Ioulia Stavridou)
    • Best Music (Kostas Christides and Minos Matsas)
    • Best Sound (Nikos Papadimitriou)
    • Best Editing (Takis Yannopoulos)
    • Best Costumes (Ioulia Stavridou)
    • Best Make-up (Fani Alexaki)
  • 47th Thessaloniki International Film Festival, 2006:
    • FIPRESCI Award (Federation of International Film Critics)
    • The Greek Union of Film Television and Audiovisual Technicians (ETEKT) Award
  • 29th Montpellier International Mediterranean Film Festival, 2007:
    • Golden Antigone (Antigone d'or de la Ville et de l'Agglomération de Montpellier)
    • Special mention by the Young People's Award (CMCAS)
  • Moscow International Film Festival, 2007 (Main Competition)
  • World Film Festival of Montreal, 2007
  • International Film Festival, Copenhagen, 2007

The film is also selected for the following upcoming festivals:

  • Hof International Film Festival, 2007
  • International Film Festival, Cottbus, 2007
  • Sao Paolo International Film Festival, 2007
  • Sevilla International Film Festival, 2007 (Competitive Section, Europe-Europe)
  • Mostra de Valencia, 2007 (Main Competition)
  • MedFilm Festival, Rome, 2007 (Main Competition)
  • Tirana International Film Festival, 2007 (Special event)
  • Cuenca International Film Festival, 2007
  • Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, International Competition EurAsia, 2007
  • Ιnternational Film Festival Tromso, 2008 (Main Competition)
  • Goeteborg International Film Festival, 2008
  • Cleveland International Film Festival, 2008


The 5th edition of the Tirana International Film Festival is very pleased to honor master filmmaker Dusan Makavejev.  The director will appear in-person to introduce prints of his highly contoversial 'WR: Mysteries of the Organism' (1971) as well as the 1981 cult classic 'Montenegro'. 
'WR', a dazzling half-documentary mediation on Stalin and sexual liberation was banned everwhere from the director's native Yugoslavia to the Venice Film Festival.  Yet in the three decades since its first release, 'WR: Mysteries of the Organism' has come to be regarded as a masterpiece appearing on no less than a dozen top ten lists as one of the greatest films of all time. 

The rarely-screened 'Montenegro' tells the story of a bored housewife whose life is forever changed by a group of Yugoslav immigrants.  Over the years, 'Montenegro' has grown in reputation as one of the finest moments in Makavejev's forty-year career and features an astonishing performance by the American actress Susan Anspach.

This is Dusan Makavejev's first visit to Albania.  The staff and programmers of the fest hope audiences will discover the brilliantly original work of this living master of cinema. 


The early 1990's new wave of American cinema set in motion the highly successful careers of Quentin Tarantino, Rick Linklater and Robert Rodriguez among others.  Yet it was Alexandre Rockwell's offbeat comic take on moviemaking, 'In the Soup', that won the rand Jury Prize at the 1992 Sundance Film Festival.  The Tirana Film Festival will screen a print of this unjustly forgotten gem on its closing night.  

The 5th edition of TIIF is very pleased to welcome in-person director Alexandre Rockwell as well as 'In The Soup's original cinematographer, Phil Parmet (he recently shot Tarantino's segment of 'Grindhouse').  

The black and white 'In the Soup' features singular performances from Steve Buscemi (Reservoir Dogs), Jennifer Beals (Flashdance), Cassavetes favorite actor Seymour Cassel and director Jim Jarmusch.  Apart from screening this lost treasure, TIFF will also show a print of Rockwell's 1994 'In the Soup' follow-up,
'Someone to Love' with Harvey Keitel and Anthony Quinn. 

TRANI FILM FESTIVAL, chosen by the cinema section in the  Programme PIC Interreg Italy/Albania, will dedicate this year a week to discover or re-discover Albanian cinematography...The Festival will host some of the most important contemporary Albanian directors.

for more information: http://www.tranifilmfestival.it


BRIFF, Brindisi International Film Festival, Ist Edition
Three evenings of cinema under the stars and to the sound of the sea.
Three evenings of passion, emotion and reflection on a society in continual change.
Three days of encounters, and exchange between people from different cultures and experiences but with the common denominator of being cinema, art and culture lovers
Three days not to be missed.

This is BRIFF, a mirror on social problems.

La Provincia di Brindisi, along with AIACE, as part of the European Project Interreg III A Italia/Albania for the protection and valorisation of Cultural Heritage
presents the 1st Edition of the Brindisi International Film Festival.
From 05 to 07/07/07.….you have got to be there!

for more information: for more information: http://www.briff.it

VITERBO Short Film Festival
Tirana Film Festival has a twining project with Viterbo Short Film Festival
or more information: www.cortoviterbo.com



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What happened

TIFF '06

Special Guest

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Selected by
Karolina Lidin

"The Shutka
Book of Records
by Aleksandar Manic

Festival Guests

Ken Loach present in TIFF '05

Directors :
 Ken Loach,
 Ermanno Olmi,
 Abbas Kiarostami

Goran Paskaljevic

Nick Broomfield

Poetic Cinema
Carl Henrik Svenstedt

Shorts Attack
The best selected films from
interfilm Berlin – International Short Film Festival and Distribution

Fatmir Koci

Edoardo WINSPEARE, Alessandro PIVA, Sergio RUBINI, Davide Marengo, Niko XHIRASOLA, etc.

Luce, with
the Best Directors
of Short Film

Corrado D’Errico - Roberto Rossellini -Michelangelo Antonioni - Dino Risi -
 Vittorio S
cala -
 Valerio Zurlini - Franceso Maselli - Giorgio Ferroni -Romolo Marcellini - Damiano Damiani
Federico Fellini

Passo a due
by Andrea Barzin

Ron Holloway,Tribute to

"American Dreaming"

"Kosova Film"
The retrospective
of Best feature films from Kosova

"Time of Gypsies"

Feature & Documentary films from Balkan filmmakers

Jos Stelling

The Waiting Room (1996)
The Gas Station (1999),
The Gallery (2003)
Triptych - belong to the collection of 30 Erotic Tales produced by Berlin-based Regina Ziegler

Franko Nero

Special Guest in T.I.F.F ‘03

"Academy of Arts"

Retrospective of National Film School of Denmark, the winner of 3 of last 4 “Baby Oscars”. Lars Von Trier, Thomas Winderberg, etc.

TIFF 2003
Jury's Special Mention
for the Animation


"Reflecting Albania " Documentary films made in Albania by the different foreign filmmakers
curate by Eno Milkani

Film school works from:
 Israel, Kosova and Finland


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