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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
Documentary Mid-length (official selection 15'th)
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USA | 2016 | 60’

This tribute to the dynamic artist Elizabeth Murray, an intrinsic figure in New York’s contemporary art landscape from the 1970s until the early 2000s, highlights her struggle to balance personal and family ambition with artistic drive in a male-dominated art world. It also addresses her later battle with cancer, at the peak of her career.

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PROHIBITED VISIT

Greece | 2017 | 35’

A pilgrimage to Las Hurdes (spain) looking for the footsteps of Luis Bunuel and the traces of the people.

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IMMA

Italy | 2017 | 50’

Propelled to stardom by winning a TV reality show five years ago, Imma, a full-figured woman, a mother of a little boy, has dreamed of recognition in film or theatre ever since. She moves to Rome, goes to castings, rehearses, hopes, searching for a role and, above all, perhaps, meaning. Driven by idealism and a certain refusal to fall in line, she finds refuge in art. For, unlike what a fortune teller predicted for her, success will probably never arrive.

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SAINT LAZARUS’S MIRACLE

Spain | 2016 | 57’

Every December 17th, thousands of Cubans peregrinate towards Saint Lazarus’s hermitage, located near Havana City. Some of them do it to venerate this biblical figure, others, the equivalent deity in Santeria. Many atone themselves on their way there and enter the temple exhausted. This documentary shows the life of some of these pilgrims on the day of the historical reestablishment of relations between The USA and Cuba.

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ON THE EDGE OF LIFE

Syria | 2017 | 45’

Yaser and his partner Rima leave Syria to Lebanon, but after receiving the news that his younger brother passed away in Aleppo, they end up in a remote and an empty place in Turkey.

In this place where the silence and the monotonous daily life being broken by the f the family calls whom still living in Aleppo. To spend a year and a half, until they decide to take the boat to Sweden.

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VALENTINA

Germany | 2016 | 52’

A slum in a Romani neighbourhood. Ten-year-old Valentina invites us to meet her family. What follows are bizarre anecdotes, daydreams and documentary observations – a film as lively as its roaming heroine.

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