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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...
Monday, 12 November 2018
Balkan short
Best Short Balkan
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The portal www.altcine.com is structured around a powerful movie database of Balkan films, professionals and companies. It is published in English and soon in all Balkan languages. Altcine aims to build a wide networking between cinema experts and organizations, open up new possibilities for artists and professionals in a multicultural environment and encourage further collaborations in the region.
For its  first anniversary the altcine team has decided to launch the 1st Online Short Film Festival for Balkan Filmmakers. The festival was conducted entirely online and forty-eight films representing six Balkan countries were submitted. The prizes were awarded based on votes by the public. The festival drew more than 3,000 reviewers, who chose the best films and at the same time, they competed for “The Best Critic Award”. This special jury was comprised of professors Georgana Doncheva (Bulgaria) and Maria Paradeisi (Greece), director Dimitris Koutsiambasakos (Greece), and Tirana Film Festival Director Agron Domi (Albania).
We are greatfull to the Tirana International Film Festival and Agron Domi for the opportunity to present a selection of altcineAction! Balkan Shorts during its screenings.
Ten films from six countries, will be presented in this special programme.
Elektra Venaki
Head of altcine and Director of altcineAction! Festival

 
Symphony of Life by David Bagaric
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Symphony of Life by David Bagaric
Croatia / 2012/ 7’57’’
This is a story about an old woman who finds a small box. Contents of the box will change her life forever.

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Pigs by Konstantina Kotzamani
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Pigs by Konstantina Kotzamani
Greece / 2011/ 13’12’’
A maturation trip, the childish nightmare of K. In a wooden house, she revives her childhood’ s fears and desires and experiences her sexual awakening. A dreamy wandering constructed by the tale of three little pigs, a distorted view of her own family.

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Omega by Igor Tešić
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Omega  by Igor Tešić
Bosnia and Herzegovina / 2012/ 13’
War. A shelter. Two seemingly common soldiers with a morbid and difficult mission.

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Memories by Christos Venetsianos
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Memories by Christos Venetsianos
Greece / 2011/ 05’10’’
The last memories of an elderly woman through an evocative point of view.

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Kiosk by Galaxias Spanos
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Kiosk  by Galaxias Spanos
Greece / 2011/ 12’58
An Albanian immigrant working as a delivery driver in Athens, has his wedding anniversary. So, he wants to return home as soon as possible. Unfortunately on this specific day, a new assistant comes for work and everything goes upside down.

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Happy child by Vlasta Mestrovic
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Happy child by Vlasta Mestrovic
Croatia / 2011/ 3’45’’
This is a story about a young boy and his unusual dream .

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Game over by Paris El-Said
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Game over by Paris El-Said
Cyprus / 2012/ 3’36’’
A young boy playing alone in the park suddenly finds himself under siege by an elite force of imaginary soldiers. He engages in a fun, manifested war game that renders him victorious over his foes. It is only after tragedy strikes close to home that his perception of war is altered forever, and the game is over.

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Faith by Marieta Petchanska
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Faith  by Marieta Petchanska
Bulgaria / 2011/ 12’
A film inspired by the poem “Faith” by Nikola Vaptsarov. A middle-aged man lives a calm life by the seaside with his little daughter - Vera (Faith). One day, local mafia guys come to ruin their harmony. They are willing to build a luxury hotel on their place and are decided to smash everything that stands in their way. They would even hurt the most precious thing in man’s life. But are their bullets stronger than Faith?

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Facets of Loneliness by Assimina Proedrou
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Facets of Loneliness by Assimina Proedrou
Greece / 2011/ 09’20
Three different people facing loneliness.

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Baydara "Fate of Edra"by Can Eren
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Baydara "Fate of Edra"by Can Eren
Turkey / 2011/ 14’
Edra and her mom Jimnaz live together. Jimnaz is a woman who's obsessed with his son, whereas Edra is a passive guy who is dominated by this obsession. Edra is an elevator operator. One day, a posh, middle aged and grumpy woman enters the elevator. When the elevator stops on the first floor and Edra gets trapped in the lift with the woman. The woman panics and gets angry at Edra's continuous smiles and passive behavior. As a result of this tragical situation, Edra loses his smile. And his fate changes.

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