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
 

 

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
 

FAN NOLI FOUNDATION



ALBANIA ART NSTITUTE

 

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 PROGRAMME


 Special Program

 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 More...

 

 Special Program



 
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. More...

 

 Special Program



 
C A V E H
  Z A H E D I

Caveh Zahedi was born in 1960 in Washington D.C. Zahedi is the director of the American independent features A LITTLE STIFF and I DON'T HATE LAS VEGAS ANYMORE . Zahedi appears in all of his own films, and has also acted in other directors' films. He is familiar to film fans as "Peter" in CITIZEN RUTH, and as "Caveh" in the 2000 Sundance Film Festival hit romantic comedy A SIGN FROM GOD, (which he also co-wrote and edited). More...

 

 

 




 Special Program



 THE SHUTKA BOOK OF RECORDS
(Documentary Film)

 A l e k s a n d a r   M a n i c

After studying at the Philosophical Faculty of the Cologne University, he moved to Prague to attend FAMU, the renowned film and TV academy. There he directed a short called Astropolitan, which premiered at the International Belgrade Film Festival and earned Mani success early in his career. While working as a translator for Emir Kusturica's Underground, he agreed to shoot a documentary on Kusturica called Shooting Days, which has won critical acclaim and has been distributed in many countries.  More...

 


 

 WOODY  ALLEN

“Even as a kid I always went for the wrong women, when we went to see Snow White, everyone fell in love with Snow White, I immediately fell for the wicked queen.” More...


 

 SCANDINAVIAN  SHORT PANORAMA

Selected by Karolina Lidin
More...

 
 

 

 CADILLAC MAN
(Documentary Film)

 Michael  Regan

Cadillac Man: Life Under The Viaduct is a documentary about a homeless veteran who has lived on the streets of New York for the past eleven years.
With interviews from friends, neighbors and passers-by we get an idea of what life on the streets of New York is like for him.
As his story unfolds we learn that Cadillac Man has a hidden talent that may help to propel him out of his homeless situation and into the mainstream of society.  Michael Regan studied acting at the famed Lee Strasberg Theater Institute for several years.  He also studied at the Stella Adler Conservatory. 
He began his acting career in the mid nineties and has appeared in several films including Revolution, El Septimo Cielo and Molotov Samba. 
Michael is making his directorial debut with "Cadillac Man: Life Under The Viaduct with the producer Luan Bexheti.

 

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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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