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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
International competition jury (FEATURE)
Elma Tataragic
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Elma Tataragic was born in Sarajevo in 1976. She graduated Dramaturgy (Screenwriting and History of Cinema) at Sarajevo Academy of Performing Arts and obtained her Master of Science degree and PhD in Film and Literature. She has been with Sarajevo Film Festival since it was founded in 1995, where she now works as selector for Competition Program. She co-wrote short film FIRST DEATH EXPERIENCE and wrote and produced short NORTH WENT MAD. She has produced and co-written the feature film SNOW shown at Cannes 2008 – Semaine de la critique where the film won the Grand Prix. The film has been shown at over 80 festivals and won over 30 international awards. She is General Secretary and a member of Filmmakers Association of BiH. She has been teaching screenwriting at Sarajevo Academy of Performing Arts since 2002, now as a professor. She is member of European Film Academy. She has published a book on screenwriting and is also working as advisor to European Film Academy and was a delegate for Rome Film Festival in 2012 and 2013. 2015 - DAN KOJI NIJE IMAO IME / THE DAY THAT HAD NO NAME, cowriter (preproduction); ŠAVOVI / STITCHES, screewriter (preproduction); 2013 - HOLIDAY AT THE SEASIDE, short (development advisor

2011 - TJELESNE FUNKCIJE / BODILY FUNCTIONS, short (development advisor); 2010 - REVERS, kratki (development advisor); 2008 - SNIJEG / SNOW, writer/ producer; 2003 - SJEVER JE POLUDIO / NORTH WENT MAD,short / writer/ producer; 2001 - PRVO SMRTNO ISKUSTVO / FIRST DEATH EXPERIENCE, short / writer; 2000 - PLUS MINUS, kratki (scenaristica i rediteljica)

 
Gabor Pinter
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Gabor Pinter - Director/Producer: M.A. in Multimedia Directing, Film, TV, Radio and Theatre, M.A. in English language and literature. FILM DIRECTING: Director, writer and co-producer of White Faces, shot in Northern Albania for RAI;  Series produced by Gil Rossellini. The first western film to be shot in Albania. Awards:Venice Film Festival, RAI Award; Chicago Film Festival, Series Award; San Francisco Film Festival, Golden Gate - Special Jury Award; Hungarian Film Festival, Certificate of Merit; Screenings: MOMA - New York; Brisbane Film Festival; YU Film Festival - Novi Sad;   Museum of Arts  - Budapest;   Avilés Film Festival –Spain; Director/Writer/Producer “Bosnia Blues – Confessions of an Actor Abroad”.

FILM PRODUCTION- Producer and director  of short films shot in Albania in  for RAIDUE;  Mixer/Central Express; Executive Producer for Croatia  Noone’s Island,  dir.: Ferenc Török; Post prod advisor Karaula,  dir: Rajko Grlic and numerous other films; Production Liason for Hungary Uprising,  Raffaella de Laurentis & Jon Avnet Production; Hungarian 1st AD  Shot Through the Heart , dir: David Attwood; Co - 1st AD  Hungarian crew “Underground”, dir. Emir Kusturica; Co - 1st AD “Stalin”, dir: Ivan Passer; AD Meeting Venus, dir: István Szabó;  Producer and director on numerous commercials and  music promos. TELEVISION- Production director, Internews Network, Holland, Bosnia; Series producer & director Balkan Bridges; Screenwriter & director of the top Hungarian sitcom; Executive Producer & director of a current affairs magazine shot in 12 East European countries and produced for RAI DUE. THEATRE-

Directed numerous plays in theatre, among others, The Sparkler by Gyula Hernádi. The first theatre performance ever to be performed aboard an aeroplane in flight.

 
Regina Longo
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Regina Longo is a film historian and archivist who has worked to save archives at risk for the past 20 years, including the film and media archives of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM), collections of Italian and Mexican American home movies, and the Albanian National Film Archives (AQSHF). She has a degree in film archiving and preservation from the George Eastman House in Rochester, NY and a PhD in Film and Media Studies from the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB). Her research has been published in scholarly journals, and she is writing a book on the intersections of archival theory and practice based on specific case studies of her work in the field. Regina has taught film history and archival theory and practice courses at UC Santa Barbara, UC Santa Cruz, and the US Library of Congress John W. Kluge Center. She is the Associate Editor of Film Quarterly, which has published substantial, peer-reviewed writing on cinema and media for nearly 60 years, earning a reputation as the most authoritative academic film journal in the US, as well as an important English-language voice of cinema studies abroad. She is an active member of the International Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA), serving as at the conference Co-Chair. In 2012 Regina formed the Albanian Cinema Project (ACP) with support from the San Francisco Media Archive, Colorlab Corp., NYU and AMIA, and launched a not-for profit campaign to preserve and digitize select films from AQSHF, to screen these restorations internationally, and to advocate for more funding from the Albanian government for all audiovisual archives in Albania. ACP continues to grow and collaborate with international partners and experts in the field of film preservation. www.thealbaniancinemaproject.org.

 


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