Book of Records"
by Aleksandar Manic
12th edition of the Albanian Film Festival, will take place from October 2 - 9, 2006 in Tirana, ALBANIA|
THE LAST MOVIE by
selected in MEDFILM FESTIVAL 2006
In the framework of
the cooperation with other European film festivals the 24 July
2006 TIFF will organize “Albanian Shorts”, a special night
within the "Salento Finibus Terrae" International Film Festival.
The five Albanian shorts already selected by the direction of
the Salento Film Festival are: "Abandoned Eden" by Eno Milkani,
"Bitter Prunes" by Dorian Ahmeti, "The Bridge" by Artur
by Ilir Butka, "Snowdrops" by Robert budina.
For more information:
THE WEEK OF ALBANIAN CINEMA
The European Cinema Festival of Lecce, 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.
FAN NOLI FOUNDATION
ALBANIA ART NSTITUTE
Welcome to the 3Edition of
Cinema Short Film Festival
G O R A N P A S K A L J E V I C
Goran Paskaljevic studied at the well-known Prague school of cinema (FAMU). He has made 30 documentaries and 14 feature films, shown and acclaimed at the most prestigious international film festivals (Cannes, Berlin, Venice, Toronto and San Sebastian…). The rise of nationalism in Yugoslavia forced him to leave his country in 1992. In 1998 he went back to make The Powder Keg (aka Cabaret Balkan in the USA) which won international critic's prizes at the Venice Film Festival and the European Film Awards. In 2001, the Variety International Film Guide marks him as one of the top five directors of the year. His latest film Midwinter Night's Dream (2004) exploring the post-war Serbia won the Grand Jury Prize at the San Sebastian Film Festival.
The Museum of Modern Art in New-York (MoMA) will present a full retrospective of his work at the end of next year.
The five stories in THE OPTIMISTS are inspired by Voltaire’s famous satirical novel Candide and its motto: “Optimism is insisting everything is good, when everything is bad.” The setting is present day, post-Milosevic Serbia. Painted with black humour, these stories reflect a time filled with hope and despair, real optimism and false; a time when fiction and reality co-exist side by side, and when many people fish in the troubled waters of lost illusions.
The acclaimed actor Lazar Ristovski (“Underground”, “The Powder Keg” aka “Cabaret Balkan” in the USA, “Midwinter Night’s Dream”) takes a role in each of the five stories.
Best Film Valladolid Film Festival
Best actor winner Lazar Ristovski
Audience Award for the best film
Geneva Film Festival - Best Director
FIPRESCI Award for the best film
Toronto – Masters – World Premiere
Ken Loach present in TIFF '05
Carl Henrik Svenstedt
The best selected films from
interfilm Berlin –
International Short Film Festival and Distribution
APULIAN CINEMA DAYS
Sergio RUBINI, Davide Marengo, Niko XHIRASOLA, etc.
the Best Directors
of Short Film
- Roberto Rossellini
Franceso Maselli -
- Damiano Damiani
Passo a due
by Andrea Barzin
of Best feature films from Kosova
"Time of Gypsies"
Feature & Documentary films from Balkan filmmakers
The Waiting Room
The Gas Station
belong to the collection of 30 Erotic
Tales produced by Berlin-based
Special Guest in
"Academy of Arts"
National Film School of Denmark, the winner of 3 of last 4 “Baby
Lars Von Trier,
school works from:
Israel, Kosova and Finland