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 Muharremi, "Tunnel" by Ilir Butka, "Snowdrops" by Robert budina.
For more information: www.salentofinibusterrae.com
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
M O N T X O A R M E N D A R I Z
One of Spain's hottest directors of the 1990s, Montxo Armendáriz directed the internationally acclaimed Secretos del Corazon, Silencio rotto, Obaba. Born in Navarra on 1949, before becoming a filmmaker, Armendáriz studied electronics in Pamplona. He started out making three short Basque films, and in 1984, made his feature film debut with Tasio (1984). Ranked among New Spanish cinema's more liberal filmmakers, Armendáriz's films frequently
Lurdes, scarcely 25 years old, begins on a trip towards Obaba’s territories.
She is carrying a small video camera in her luggage. She wants to catch Obaba reality, its world and its people. She wants to catch the present, and show it the way it is. But Obaba is not the place that Lurdes had imagined, and she discovers that the people who live there, like Merche, Ismael o Tomás, are trapped in a past that they can not –or they do not want to- escape from.
San Sebastian International Film Festival, Opening
SELECTED BY THE SPANISH ACADEMY TO PARTICIPATE IN THE BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM AWARD CATEGORY
Toronto International Film Festival, Masters Section
Ten nominations to the Annual Spanish Academy Film Awards (Goyas)
Best Film Award, ASSOCIATION OF ENTERTAINMENT CRITICS (ACE) of New York
SILENCIO ROTTO synopses
Autumn 1944, 21-year-old Lucia returns to the small mountain village where her parents live. The town is split between Franco’s fascist supporters and the Republicans. Lucia falls in love with Manuel, a young blacksmith who supports the Maquis, guerrilla warriors hidden in the mountains, who do not accept Franco’s triumph. Manuel flees the village to join them, and Lucia discovers the harsh reality as silence, horror and fear populate the village’s empty streets.
Butaca Awards: Butaca for Best Catalan Film Actress
Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain: CEC Award for Best Supporting Actress
Mons International Festival of Love Films: C.I.C.A.E. Award
Nantes Spanish Film Festival: Jules Verne Award
Toulouse Cinespaña: Prix du Jury des Lecteurs de 'La dépêche du midi' for Best Film, Best Film
SECRETS OF THE HEARTS synopses
Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, SECRETS OF THE HEART (SECRETOS DEL CORAZON) is an elegant and poignant tale of the mysterious and magical adult world as seen through the eyes of Javi, a nine-year-old child, growing up in a small provincial town in the 1960s.
Javi believes he can hear the voices of the dead and that they whisper to him their secrets, which were left unspoken in life. At his mother's house in the mountains, he is fascinated by the room in which his father died and which his mother carefully keeps locked. But, Javi also learns that the living have their secrets as well.
Nominated for the Academy Awards, USA: Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film
Winner of Berlin International Film Festival: Blue Angel
Chicago International Film Festival: Audience Choice Award Goya Awards: Goya for Best Supporting Actress (Mejor Actriz de Reparto), Best Production Design (Mejor Dirección Artística), Best Sound (Mejor Sonido), Best New Actor (Mejor Actor Revelación)
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