Tirana International Film Festival

Cinema Short Film Festival
fiction, documentaries, animation and experimental
December 01 - 07, 2008
This Festival is made possible with the support of
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Naomi Uman
Former private chef to Malcom Forbes, Calvin Klein and Gloria Vanderbilt, Naomi Uman recently traded in her eggbeater and oven mitts for a 16mm Bolex and acid resistant black rubber gloves. Naomi’s work is marked by her signature handmade aesthetic, often shooting, hand- processing and editing her films with the most rudimentary of practices. Naomi’s films have been exhibited widely at the Sundance and Rotterdam International Film festivals, The New York Film Festival among other; she also screened her work at the Guggenheim Museum, The Whitney, The Smithsonian, and Mexico City’s Museo de Arte Moderno. She currently resides in mexico with her small dog, where she teaches workshops in handmade filmmaking at the Fine Art Museum in Mexico City.

 

Silvio Maselli
Born in Bari, Italy, in 1975 where he studied Political Science, graduating in Contemporary History.
After finishing a master in Cultural Management, he went to live in Rome where he works in communication and doing the marketing for the cultural events and after this with the management of the companies, always near the Production Movie Company Fandango.
In 2004, he was contracted docent in “Techniques in audio vision production” in Bari’s University.
In July 2007, he was the executive director of Apulia Film Commission. The foundation consisted of Puglia Region to make investment in the audio vision section, to make cinematographic production, to move on with the development policies in audio vision section in Puglia.

   

Davide Barletti (1972) with Lorenzo Conte, Mattia Mariani and Edoardo Chicchetti, one of the founders of the Fluid Video Crew Independent Audio vision Production.
They had made together more than 30 works such as documentary, long and short films and video installation produced as video and reel from 1995 to 2006.
They produced information reportage, documented the national and international cultural scene, produced movies and documentaries for the world of soccer, immigration, child’s work and for the new bands, metropolitan spaces, until the last work about the Indian people of Alaska, criminal world of Puglia region, the fishermen of South Italy and for the great economic crises that has infected Argentina and its relationship with Italy.
In 2003, he participated with the long artistic movie” Italian South-West” in the 60th Venice Film Festival in the Nuovi Territori section.
In February 2008, directed by Barletti &Conte, their last movie was screened in the cinemas: Fine Pena Mai. In the same year, he realized together with Edoardo Ciccehetti the documentary Diario di uno scuro. In November 2008,  Davide Barletti directed the documentary Radio Egnatia.

 

 

Kristaq Skrami  was born in Vlora, graduated in Arts Academy in Tirana. Since 1982 he has been an actor and in the same time Director in Petro Marko theater feasibling 65 role in the theatre and 13 role in cinema, mentioning here  Jeta në duart e tjetrit”, “Pranvera s’erdhi vetëm”, “Bota e padukshme”, “Gracka”, “Në prag të lirisë”, “Një jetë më shumë” etc. From 1993 he worked as  film director of “Petro Marko” theatre. Currently he is the director of “National Theatre.”

 

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In 1978, he was graduated in Drama, Actor, at the Art Academy in Tirana. In August 1978, he started work as an actor at the National Theater where he still works.
He has played more than 30 roles in theater and more than 20 in movies. He has played in national and foreign works.
He has participated in several festivals outside Albania such as: Sozopol – Bulgaria, Ohrid, Thessaloniki, Athens etc.
He has attended a specialization in director, in France, in 1994 with the director Daniel Mesgish.
He was the director in theater with 15 (professional and amateur) acting troupes.
In the movies, he collaborates as assistant director and director. He has participated in different festivals with the short movie “The plea”.

 

 

Veton Nurkollari Is professional photographer and art curator. In 2002 he co-founded Dokufest - Int.Documentary and Short Film Festival in Prizren, Kosova.
Since 2004 he is serving as Artistic Director of the festival and is in charge of overall programming of it.
He is also co-curator of DokuPhoto, annual showcase of documentary photography that runs alongside film festival. Currently, he is involved in promotion of film through the weekly screenings of socially engaged as well as educational documentaries under the series titled "Documentary Mondays". Veton has already participated as jury member at festivals such as Zagreb Film Festival, Hamburg Short Film Festival, Forli Film Festival etc. He also writes about the film and music in Kosovo’s daily “Express” and weekly “Java”.

Ylli Pepo, was born in Korca, in 1948, graduated in Tirana University, Faculty of Philology and History, Albanian Language and Literature course (1965-1969), specialized as producer at BMC (Baltic Movie Center) in 2000, in Denmark. He works actually as director, journalist and producer at the Albanian Radio Television, with a wide contribution in the field of art. He has received many high titles, such as: Deserved Artist of Albania. He has received the medal and the order of the first class “NAIM FRASHERI”, Head coordinator of the National Project of the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe TELESEE NETWORK and many others. He was declared the best director of Balkan for the television programs in 1998. His best works are the television programs, artistic movies, such as: 2001, February 2002: “People and Fate” (20 series),script by  Ruzhdi Pulaha,  2001-2002: “YLLKA”(co-director and the first Swiss and Albanian coproduction), co-director Maya Simon, script by Besa Myftiu and many others, documentary movies, such as: 1990: “KOSOVO with her big truths”(4 series), 1991: “Kosovo symphony in eight times”,1992: “Gjergj Fishta”script by Skender Bucpapaj and many others. Collaborator of many well-known directors of Europe, he has participated in many artistic events, as a jury member and permanent member.

 

MEDIA JURY

 

Elsa Demo is editor-in-chief of the culture pages of “Shekulli”, Abania’s largest daily newspaper. She began her journalistic career soon after her degree in literature at Tirana’s University, covering cultural pages as a journalist and editor for the daily “Koha Jonë”, to then join the founding group of journalists of “Korrieri”, another Albanian daily newsapper.
In 2003 she was called by “Shekulli” to be a journalist and critic in charge of the culture pages. Elsa has written hundreds of articles on films, and is a regular guest at several international film festivals.

 

 

Stanela Kostolari, in November 2003 has worked as a journalist in the “Trendy“magazine. Since April 2005 she works as a  culuture journalist in the Vizion Plus television. She has taken part about two weeks in the seminar organized by the jounalist student  for Ballkan, placed in Croatia, in October 2002.   
Since April 2003 and on she represent the department of journalizem in the conference of FEJS (Europian Forum of Journalist Students) in Slovenia- Bosnia Herzegovina.  In November 2001 she took part in a seminar about two weeks organized from different societies on behalf of women and childrens on the theme “How can be interviewed children with trouma or family problems“, also another seminar organized by The Media Institute for Searches of the information on the Internet

 

Zamir Alushi
Editor in ChiefAlbanian daily newspaper "Sot".
He was freelance writer and journalist from 1991, after finishing university studying, and he wrote many stories and articles in periodic press. Journalist of independent newspaper "Koha Jone", redactor and editor in chief 1993-1997, redactor of weekly magazine "Klan" 1998, editor in chief of  "Spekter" magazine 1999, editor in chief of "Shekulli", the biggest daily paper, 1999-2002, editor in chief of "Ballkan" daily paper 2003-2005, Director of ALNA News Agency, 2005, Director of the News Department of TV Norba 2005-2006, editor in chief of "Albania" daily paper 2006-2007, to date he is editor in chief of "Sot", daily newspaper.
Zamir Alushi is Generally Secretary of Association of European Journalists (Branch of Albania) from 2001, when Albania became member of this association in Congress of AEJ in Berlin. He was awarded for investigative journalism and reportages from Soros Media Foundation on 1998 

 


 




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SHORT PANORAMA

Selected by
Karolina Lidin

"The Shutka
Book of Records
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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
 
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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.

Film school works from:
 Israel, Kosova and Finland
 

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