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AWARDS 16th edition TIFF 2018 »   INTERNATIONAL FEATURE COMPETITION The jury composed by: Andrea Wink (Germany), Besnik Krapi (Kosovo), Marija Perovic (Montenegro) GOLDEN OWL - BEST FEATURE FILM Irina by Nadejda Koseva | Bulgaria | 2018 A strong story about surviving in unpleasant surrounding through female character that shows how we can forgive and find the hope at the end. Një historie të fuqishme mbi mbijetesën në një mjedis të pakënaqshëm përmes një personazhi femër, e cila tregon si mund të ... Newsletter 2018 »   Tirana International Film Festival is the most important cinematographic event that takes place in Albania. Not only because is the oldest and most experienced but also for the highest number of applications, selective films’ capability, the rich program, fascinating discoveries and premieres of the most important cinematic films’ market today in the world. For all mentioned reasons, Tirana International Film Festival after applying was qualified as Festival from  the  Academy of Art an... Programme 2018 » Competition: 1. FEATURE INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION (Feature - EYE on TIFF) 2. SHORT INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION (Live Action - Animation - Student - Video Art & Experimental) 3. DOCUMENTARY INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION (Feature - Mid - Short Lengths) 4. BALKAN COMPETITION (Feature - Short) 5. IN ALBANIAN COMPETITION Non Competition: 1. SPECIAL SCREENINGs 2. FOCUS ( For Another Dream May '68 - Oscar® Nominated Short films 2018 - OIPLA Animation Poland 2018 - IVAN ARGOTE Video Art) 3. PAN... Festival description » GENERAL INFORMATION Tirana International Film Festival, which is implemented by the Tirana Film Institute,  is the biggest and the oldest Film Festival in Albania, placed in the capital city Tirana. The Festival was created in 2003 (it was the first film festival after 1 decade of gap from the official state film festival organized during the communism regime until 1990). The Festival is internationally recognized and screens every year more than 200 movies of all genres (feature, short, fictio...
Tuesday, 20 November 2018
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Haiducci
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Director: Horia Igirosanu

Englisht title: Haiducci
Original title: Haiducci

1929/Romania/  113’/ Fiction/ Black&White


'Haiducii' is the centrepiece of a trilogy of Roumanian films directed by Horia Igirosanu, dramatising the struggle of the Romanian people to overthrow the tyrannical Pharinote: the Greek regents installed by the Holy Roman Empire as rulers of Roumania. The first film in the triptych is 'Iancu Jlanu' (1928); the last one is 'Cioceii' (1931). "Haiducii"covers events from 1812 through 1817, with the revolution of 1821 left for the third film to cover. Much of the action in 'Haiducii' is seen from the viewpoint of two young Roumanian sisters, Ileana (Ana Ciobanu) and Victorita (Iva Dugan). When Ileana is kidnapped by the Pharinote, Victorita disguises herself as a boy and takes the name Mihaita, then tries to rescue her sister by infiltrating the cadre of soldiers commanded by Mereanu (Cristache Antoniu), a haiduco.

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It was the soni
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Director: Daniele Ciprì

Englisht title:  It was the son
Original title:  È stato il figlio

2012/Italy/  90’/ Fiction/ Colour

 

An unsuspecting family man is sucked into the bizarre and byzantine web of the Sicilian underground in this wryly comic and ravishingly shot first solo feature from acclaimed Italian director and cinematographer Daniele Ciprì.

 

 

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The (divided) sons of America by Sokol Balla
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Director: Sokol Balla

Englisht title:  Djemtë e përçarë të Amerikës
Original title:  The (divided) sons of America

2012/Albania/  70'/ Documentary/ Colour

 

As with all nations whose renneaissance happened during XX century, Albania also depended very much on its diaspora in the United States. many representatives of the Albanian diaspora in the US, played a huge role before and after the proclamation of independence and they are idolized in Albania in generations. But as with all great people, in their daily lives they not always were driven by great principles. Greed, competition, struggle for power and revenge often influenced them and dictated they interrelations, in a time when unity was needed most. This documentary represents some unseen documents and footage, by shading some light into the grey zones of the personality of some Albanian big names of history.

 

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