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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...
Friday, 16 November 2018
Japan shorts
Hello
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Director: Kimihiro Shiida
Englisht title:  Hello
Original title: Hello
2012/ Japan/ 8’16’’

SYNOPSIS

A man sees a UFO in the sky on his way to work. He flees in panic from the sudden occurrence. As the people in the city get excited over the sighting, one man watches the UFO’s arrival with a joyful look.

 
Empty house
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Director: Kei Chikaura
Englisht title:  Empty house
Original title:  エンプティハウ
2012/ Japan/ 10’42’’

SYNOPSIS
Tatsuya Fuji, an actor who’s carved out his name in the history of Japanese cinema, stars alongside the young Takarazuka born singer Koko Isuzu. Depicting the awkward pains of a father-daughter separation, this gem of a human drama is set in Matsumoto, Nagano prefecture.

 
Shadow chalk
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Director: Yanlong Li
Englisht title:  Shadow chalk
Original title:  シャドウ チョーク
2012/ Japan/ 08’10’’

SYNOPSIS
An outstanding student who doesn’t even need to study, “L” creates a mysterious dream world to combat his real-life stresses. In this world, anything that is drawn by magic chalk becomes reality. But what on earth will “L” draw...?

 
A butterfly on her chest
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Director: Yuki Saito
Englisht title:  A butterfly on her chest
Original title:  胸にTATOOなんかいれて
2012/ Japan/ 15’

SYNOPSIS
Her parents’ divorce, her change in lifestyle by moving from Tokyo to the countryside, the parting with her grandmother who was her only source of comfort... To free herself from her confining world, she has a butterfly tattooed on her chest.

 
Goldfish
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Director: Hiroshi Okuda
Englisht title:  Goldfish
Original title:  キンギョ
2012/ Japan/ 15’27’’

SYNOPSIS
One night, a man waits for the return of the drunken Kazuya. The man knows much about Kazuya’s past. The identity of the stranger is the goldfish that was once a pet...

 
Source
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Director: A.T
Englisht title:  Source
Original title:  Source
2011/ Japan/ 13’22’’

SYNOPSIS
Tokyo, 2044, a strictly controlled society. A man tries to uncover a plan that the government is secretly trying to implement. Tojo vs. Nishiyama. A lone citizen’s psychological battle with the government begins. The case is named “source.”

 
Coin Loundry
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Director: Yusuke Fujii
Englisht title: Coin Loundry
Original title:  コインランドリー
2012/ Japan/ 8’41’’

SYNOPSIS

A father is lonely, his daughter living separately. To make matters worse, she is moving to India with her new family. He wants to attend her graduation but doesn’t own a suit or have money to buy one. He decides to rob a store, but when he enters…

 
Sacrifice
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Director: Ikuma Horii
Englisht title:  Sacrifice
Original title:  サクリファイス
2012/ Japan/ 10’08’’

SYNOPSIS

Life after 3.11. What have we sacrificed, what have we learned since that day? Seen through the eyes of a young boy, this is a story about life.

 
Ting Dong
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Director: Minoru Takeuchi & Hiroshi Kuboyama
Englisht title: Ting Dong
Original title:  ちんどん
2012/ Japan/ 11’08’’

SYNOPSIS

A short about the visual imagery of a traditional advertising style known as “chin-don-ya.” It aims to show the younger generations in Japan, as well as people abroad, that this kind of kitschy, loud, garish parade-style promotion from the past is still relevant today.

 


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