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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
Feature (official selection - TIFF 2014)
Falling star

Director:  Luis Miñarro

Englisht title:  Falling star

Original title:  Stella cadente

2013/ Spain/ HD/ 105’/ Fiction/ Color

 

Synopsis

A story about Amadeo of Savoy's fleeting adventure in Spain, who was a dazzling shooting star that tried to modernize an "'impossible country". This film is a free and delirious reflection on the futility of power and the difficulty of establishing beauty.

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Indian summer

Director:  Gejza Dezorz

Englisht title: Indian summer

Original title:  Babie leto

2013/ Slovakia/ HD/ 90’/ Fiction/ Color

 

Synopsis

Autumn will be hot. To the town, lost somewhere at the end of the world, the Indian summer comes back again. Moreover, Biely comes back from prison. After ten years in prison he comes home, to native Košice, just for one thing. To revenge on his former companions for stolen honor, family youth spent behind the bars. And the wild ride through even wilder East, local underworld, Roma ghetto and side passages directly in the historical heart of the capital city of the Slovak periphery begins.

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Rocks in my pockets

Director:  Signe Baumane

Englisht title:  Rocks in my pockets

2014/Latvia/ 88’/ Animation/ Color

 

Synopsis

Latvia, the late 1920’s. Anna, a young woman, pretty and educated, falls in love with an adventurous entrepreneur, 30 years her senior. But with marriage comes great jealousy, and the entrepreneur hides Anna away in the forest, far from other men, where she bears him eight children. The Great Depression hits them hard. Then Latvia is overrun with invasions by the Soviets, then the Nazis, then the Soviets once again. Anna is a pillar of strength, defying the hardships, raising her young, teaching them survival secrets of the forest. But something inside her is terribly wrong. Years later, Signe, a young artist, asks her father, “How did my grandmother die?” Her father is evasive. His seven siblings are evasive, as well. Signe strongly suspects that Anna committed suicide. Clues of mental illness had always leaked through the family stories. Signe suffers from depression herself. Three of her cousins, all women, battle madness, as well. Could there be a link between Anna and the four granddaughters? Defying the stigma that silences so many, Signe takes us on a journey deep into her own depression where she looks to confront the family demons. But, unlike her cousins, Signe finds an assuring guide in animation and art.

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The medicine seller

Director: Antonio Morabito

Englisht title:  The medicine seller

Original title: Il venditore di medicine

2013/ Italy& Czech Republic/ HD/ 103’/ Fiction/ Color

 

Synopsis

Bruno is a medical representative. His firm, ‘Zafer’, is going through a bad period. Bruno is ready to do anything not to lose his job: corrupt doctors, cheat on colleagues, betray the loyalty of those who are closer to him. Bruno is the last ring of the chain of bribery, an illegal practice that Zafer, as many other pharamceutical companies, practices in order to convince doctors to prescribe their medicines. And if a few doctors refuse to play this game, many of them do not refuse at all.

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Gone back

Director: Ernest Meholli

Englisht title:  Gone back

Original title: Gone back

2014/Netherlands/ HD/ 80’/ Fiction/ Color

 

Synopsis

Gone Back is a psychological drama about an army deserter that returns home. He expects to find his life the way he left it, but he finds out that he is declared dead and everything has changed. He tries desperately to reconnect with his loved one. Slowly he becomes a shadow of his former self, struggling with the fact that he no longer exists for the world he used to be a part of.

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Love me!

Director:   Philipp Eichholtz

Englisht title:  Love me!

Original title: Liebe Mich!

2014/ Germany/ HD/ /80’/ Fiction/ Color

 

Synopsis

Sarah is loud, non-conform, rude, honest and provocative. She seems invincible, but she is lonely and lost. Struggling with her daily life.

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Termitaria

Director: Joseph Israel Laban

Englisht title:  Termitaria

Original title: Nuwebe

2013/Philippines/ 91’/ Fiction/ Color

 

Synopsis

"Nuwebe" (English title: Termitaria) is inspired by the true story of one of the youngest mothers in Philippine history. Krista was only 9 years old when she became pregnant. Her mother believes that she was impregnated by evil supernatural creatures called "nuno sa punso" but the real story is more complicated than it seems.

 

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Viktoria

Director: Maya Vitkova

Englisht title: Viktoria

Original title: Viktoria

2013/ Bulgaria/  115’/ Feature/ Colour

 

Synopsis

Dreaming of the West, Boryana is determined not to have a child in communist Bulgaria. Nonetheless, her daughter Viktoria enters the world in 1979, curiously missing a belly button, and is declared the country’s Baby of the Decade. Pampered by her mother state until the age of nine, Viktoria’s decade of notoriety comes crashing down with the rest of European communism. But can political collapse and the hardship of new times finally bring Viktoria and her reluctant mother closer together?

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