UNDER THE AUSPICES OF
THE MINISTRY OF TOURISM AND CULTURE, YOUTH AND SPORTS OF ALBANIA


Tirana International Film Festival

Cinema Short Film Festival
fiction, documentaries, animation and experimental
December 04 - 10, 2006
 


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TIFF 2006
 

JURY

SELECTED FILMS


AWARDS

Special Guest 

MONTXO  ARMENDARIZ

Special Guest 

GORAN  PASKALJEVIC


Special Guest 
CAVEH ZAHEDI

SCANDINAVIAN
SHORT PANORAMA

Selected by
Karolina Lidin

"The Shutka
Book of Records
"
by Aleksandar Manic
 


Anouncment /15.11.2006

At the arrival of the deadline for submitting at the fourth edition of Tirana International Film Festival on the October 15th, at our office in Tirana has arrived over 800 excellent films of all the categories. 500 of them submitted on line and over 300 other films came by mail without submission. Selection committee came to the decision of announcing 100 films, which are chosen to take part at the international competition. This year for the category of fiction are selected 60 films, 15 at the category of Animated, 12 documentary and 13 experimental. Totally 21 hours of screening.Tirana International Film Festival thank all the filmmakers, producers and institutions for submiting their qualitative films.

Selection committee
 of TIFF 2006

 

12th edition of the Albanian Film Festival, will take place from October 2 - 9, 2006 in Tirana, ALBANIA

for more information:

www.nationalfilmcenter.gov.al


THE LAST MOVIE by
DHIMITER ANAGNOSTI
selected in MEDFILM FESTIVAL 2006


SALENTO FINIBUS
TERRAE 2006

Film Festival
Cortometraggio Internazionale

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
 


EURO
MEDITERRANEAN CINEMA:

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.

for more information: www.europecinefestival.org
 

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Links

www.eurofilmfest.org

www.europecinefestival.org

www.salentofinibusterrae.com

www.maremetraggio.com
www.corkfilmfest.org
www.filmfestival-goeast.de
www.cortoitaliacinema.com
www.globalfilm.org
www.withoutabox.com
www.lucaniafilmfestival.it
www.interfilm.de
www.screendaily.com
www.filmfoerderpreis.com

 

 

 

 

 Special Program


SCANDINAVIAN SHORT PANORAMA

Selected by Karolina Lidin
 

NORWAY  Eivind Tolås
Love is the law


Eivind Tolås  The short film 'Love is the Law' by Eivind Tolås has been selected for Semaine Internationale de la Critique in Cannes. The film is based on a poem by Ole Mads Vevle and produced by Lars Løge for Flimmer Film AS. Short Film, 6min

Love is the law

 DANMARK  Max Kestner
Max by Chance

This is the story of Max, the director's own story, playfully animated within the realms of documentary. Max's story traces back several generations to sailers, industrialists and Summer of Love hippies - everyone depicted with whole-hearted love and equal amounts of irony. But there is something more at stake here, something larger than the biographical filmic note of a single man. The film embraces with vulnerable playfulness life's many coincidences and grapples with questions such as genetics, destiny and family patterns.

Max by Chance

 SWEDEN  Lisa Munthe
The parasite

Niklas is a truck driver in a chipboard factory in a small community in northern Sweden

The parasite

 

 DANMARK  Kassandra Wellendorf
Close

Close examines a series of situations between bodies that reach out for each other. How close can you get? And can you ever get close enough? The form is experimental and depicts the meeting of bodies in unusual close-ups that bypass the typical pornographic exhibition of naked bodies. The result is a picture ballet that accommodates beauty as well as claustrophobic terror in its presentation of feelings like fear, intimacy and distance.

Close

 

 SWEDEN  Johan Brisinger
Passing heart

Awards
Berlin Film Festival, Audience award Panorama section
Aspen Film Festival, Audience award & best cinematography

The poignant meeting between a young man and the family whose late son saved his life.

Passing heart

 

 DANMARK  Jacob Tschernia
2 Minutes

The best way to find out who you are is to test your own limits - to do the utmost of your ability. That is the theme of this short psychological thriller. A boy lies in a bathtub, holding his breath. He is trying to break his personal record - 2 minutes.

 2 Minutes

 

NORWAY  Frederikke Aspöck
Happy Now

"Happy Now" is a bittersweet story about wanting to be seen as an individual. A typical American family goes to the beach. Their seemingly perfect life is turned upside-down when the mother Carol, who has long felt overlooked in her marriage, kisses a lifeguard and is caught by her husband.

Happy Now

 

 NORWAY  Pioter Sapegin
Aria

Sapegin films has won more than 20 national and international awards.
Don't cry for me, I'm already dead (Non piangete per me, sono già morto.)

Aria

 

 NORWAY  Therese Jacobsen
FearLESS

compete for the prestigious awards in Toronto. 2003 • 4’30
Film Critics' Award Norwegian Short Film Festival in Grimstad ,Jameson Short Film Award 2003.

FearLESS

 


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TIFF 2005
AWARDS '05
TIFF 2004

AWARDS '04
TIFF 2003
AWARDS '03

other editions
what happened

Festival Guests


Ken Loach present in TIFF '05

Tickets
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
 

Retrospective
Fatmir Koci
 

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

Passo a due
by Andrea Barzin

Tribute to
Parajanov


Cassavetes
"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.

"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.

Film school works from:
 Israel, Kosova and Finland
 


 

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