Tirana International Film Festival

Cinema Short Film Festival
fiction, documentaries, animation and experimental
November 26 - December 02, 200
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TIFF 2007

 

 

 

 


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 Best film of TIFF 07:
 Salvador
 Abdelatif Hwidar / Spain / fiction / 11’

 Best Fiction:
 EX EQUO

 Iron mungary
 Burim Haliti /Kosova / fiction / 26’
 Children who never existed
 David Valero /Spain / fictio / 30’

 Fiction Special Mention:
 New Boy
 Steph Green /  Ireland / fiction / 11’
 Stand Straight
 Hannah Scheweier / Germany /  fiction / 30’

 Best Animation:
 Ark
 Grzegorz Jonkajtys / Poland / animation / 8’

 Animation Special Mention:
 George grows
 Martin Schmidt / Germany / animation / 2’
 Butterfly
 Stefan Taci / Albania / animation / 9’

 The memories of dogs
 Simone Massi / France / animation / 8’ 

 Best Documentary:

 The Bridge
 Haris Bilajbegovic / Austria / documentary / 12’

 Documentary Special Mention:
 Giovanni and the impossible myth
 Gabriele Gismondi / Italy / documentary / 18’

 Best Experimental:
 Magnetic movie
 R. Jarman& J. Gerhardt/ UK&USA/ experimental/ 5’

 Experimental Special Mention:
 Hydrophil
 Grau Mia / Germany / experimental / 10’ 

 Prize of  Media Jury:

 Rise and shine
 Sherif Elbendary / Egypt /  fiction / 9’  

 Best Albanian Film:
 Birth does not ask when
 Parta Kelmendi/ Documentary/Kosova/ 20’

 Public Award:
 New Boy
 Steph Green / Ireland / fiction / 11’

 

 Save  Tirana International Film Festival

Petition
 

To: The Minister of Tourism, Culture, Youth and Sports of Albania, Mr. Ylli Pango

From: The PEOPLE OF FESTIVAL

The Tirana International Film Festival, created in 2003, is based on a simple trinity: the filmmakers, the public and the festivals financial supporters.

In these five years, TIFF managed to represent the largest network ever generated from Albania that was able to gather FILMMAKERS from over 70 countries all around the World and to facilitate the circulation of more than 4,000 films, the exchange of their respective techniques, point of views, themes and diversity of cultural values.

The Tirana International Film Festival, relying on the work, the passion and expertise of its staff and collaborators, acted in these 5 years to promote the Albanian cinema in the world through numerous actions (including but not limited to film retrospectives) that respond to the real need of the industry and of the international audiences.

But what really makes the difference, speaking on terms of human relations, are the citizens of the cities where film festivals are held. The success of a film festival heavily depends upon their reaction, the reaction of the public. The PUBLIC of Tirana, the public of Albania, during these years in which TIFF has existed, has demonstrated that the International Film Festival is a more than needed event in a culturally fast-growing capital. The TIFF counts about 3000 Albanian spectators per year.

While the two pillars, the filmmakers and the public "the PEOPLE OF FESTIVAL" become increasingly stronger, this year, on the fifth anniversary of TIFF, the sudden and inexplicable disengagement of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture, Youth and Sports, which was the main financial supporter of the Festival, put TIFF in a very difficult situation.

So far, there has been no official reply to our requests for financing TIFF project in its 2007 edition.

TIFF decided to respond jointly to this situation by publicly reacting through this petition.

We really do feed the hope that Tirana Film Festival has more and more followers that really do want TIFF in existence, for the best of the culture of Albania and for our integration through culture.

THAT IS WHY, WE APPEAL TO YOU TODAY, PEOPLE OF FESTIVAL, FOR YOUR ACTIVE SUPPORT.

WE ASK YOU, PEOPLE OF FESTIVAL, TO SUPPORT THE ACTION OF TIFF BY SIGNING THIS PETITION.


The undersigned


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


 

Angeliki Antoniou

SHORT BIOGRAPHY
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


SYNOPSIS
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.


AWARDS & FESTIVALS

  • 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

MAKAVEJEV

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. 

ROCKWELL

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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TIFF 2006
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TIFF 2004

AWARDS '04
TIFF 2003
AWARDS '03

Other editions
What happened

TIFF '06

Special Guest
GORAN  PASKALJEVIC


Special Guest

CAVEH ZAHEDI

SCANDINAVIAN
SHORT PANORAMA

Selected by
Karolina Lidin

"The Shutka
Book of Records
"
by Aleksandar Manic
 

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.


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
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


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

SUPINFOCOM


"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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