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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
Fiction (official selection - TIFF 2017)
8 MINUTES

Georgia | 2017 | 13’

 

After apocalyptic information leaks about the sun going out, meaning the earth will get dark in eight minutes, forever, chaos covers the whole world except for Gia - a single man under sixty with a boring, poor life. In this crazy moment he calls his son to ask how is he handling this situation, despite having a rare and cold relationship with him for a long while. But during the phone call Gia finds his son is in north pole for an expedition with his fiancée, and not aware of the coming total black out. Father hesitates to tell his son how the world is about to end and hangs up the phone. But he can’t just sit and do nothing about it.

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BLUE IN GREEN

Israel | 2016 | 18’

 

Uri returns to Mika’s house for his wallet, and is confronted with devastating, yet not so shocking news. An odd relationship is tested by circumstance, as they fumble their words in search of true meaning and an honest connection.

 

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CHECK-LIST

Belgium | 2017 | 11’

 

After his life has been turned upside down, Paul decides to fight back methodically. But his moral compass seems to been challenged as he progresses through his plan, his checklist. How far will it lead him to?

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FU

Russia | 2017 | 11’

Cortisol is one of the steroid hormones and is made in the adrenal glands. Under stressful conditions, cortisol provides the body with glucose by tapping into protein stores via gluconeogenesis in the liver. Long-term stress and elevated cortisol may also be linked to insomnia, chronic fatigue syndrome, thyroid disorders, dementia, depression.

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ICE

France | 2017 | 15’

Harri is a lieutenant colonel in the Estonian army. Divorced, he only sees his 10-year old son during school holidays. Harri decides to make up for lost time by going to an adventurous father-son winter trip to an island. Missing the last ferry, Harri decides to take a local ice road over the frozen sea. On the vast snowy desert past memories collide with the present.

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MAYBE TOMORROW

“Bulgaria, Germany | 2017 | 24’

Hidden behind a telescope, Lone, a modern-day hermit falls in love with a quirky woman from the building opposite. He has to cross the threshold to finally meet her… Maybe tomorrow.

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RETOUCH

Iran | 2017 | 20’

Maryam’s husband died in front of her eyes and she just watches until he dies.

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So Close

Bulgaria | 2017 | 15’

Hristo, a 30-year old well educated man, is living off the grid for a while. His sister arranges a job interview for him. The meeting with the boss turns out really interesting for both of them.

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THE CHILDREN WILL COME

Macedonia | 2017 | 19’

A young teacher is sent to a remote village in the mountains to teach the children who live there. The winter is cold and long, and the children never seem to come. Instead, the young teacher meets an old lady who used to work in the school and who promises her that the children will come once she learns how to light a fire.

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THE SMOKE

Russia | 2017 | 23’

This is a story of son and his father. They have many secrets from each other. Soon they will recognize them.

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VARIATION ON A THEME OF VIOLENCE

Australia | 2017 | 17’

Two different cultures, two different sets of values, clash unexpectedly. An Iranian immi-grant finds himself in a physical altercation with two Australian youths on a public bus after challenging their antisocial behaviour.

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A SWEDISH CLASSIC

Sweden | 2017 | 8’

A woman in a tattered wedding gown wakes in the forest to the sound of a deafening car horn. She finds her husband in the crashed car nearby. He’s in bad shape but alive. In the wrecked interior, they start to talk about their relationship, which soon seems to be as demolished as their Saab.

 

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BUILDING NO.13

Iran | 2016 | 11’

 

The movie is the story of human life in the sewage systems in which people from upper floors make their social environment dirty.

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EVERYDAY

France | 2017 | 14’

 

Françoise is a company director. She is under the perverse psychological influence of her superior. But is it real or is it an hallucination caused by her anguish?

 

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HELGA IS IN LUND

Greece | 2016 | 20’

A woman, her doctor, a piano student, a man, his wife and a cat. What connects these people? What separates them? Who is Helga? Where is Lund?

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ISABELLA

Italy | 2017 | 15’

Inspired by the last days of the Marchesa of Mantua, a key figure of the Italian Renaissance, tells the imaginary encounter between Isabella d’Este and her son’s lover, Isabella Boschet-ti. The clash / confrontation between two women of age, extraction and culture different but in love, each one in their own way, of the same man.

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NO CONNECTION

Finland | 2017 | 15’

Falling down due to a personal tragedy may save a person from themselves. Matti has drifted into a double life, unable of taking responsibility for his actions and their effects on those close to him.

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SHADOW OF MAN

France | 2016 | 7’

In a bar in Tokyo, a man arrives at the counter. He notices a woman and decides to approach her.

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So That Mom Is Happy

Russia | 2017 | 13’

he young woman gets the last chance to please her mom. She just has not to spoil her funeral.

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THE INTERVIEW

France | 2016 | 18’

Christophe, in his thirties, black, passes a job interview in the company where his girlfriend, Emma, works. The same night, convinced he got the job, the couple celebrates the event. But in the heat of the moment, Christophe asks himself if he will be chosen for his skills or if he received special treatment. The evening has only just begun...

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VAMPIRE

Spain | 2016 | 20’

A screenwriter contacts a prostitute to research a character of his new script.

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WHOEVER WAS USING THIS BED

Australia | 2016 | 20’

A married couple is woken in the dead of night by a mysterious phone call. Unable to sleep, they are drawn into an unsettling examination of their fears and desires.

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ANIMAL

Iran | 2017 | 15’

 

A man who wants to pass the border hunts a ram and decides to escape disguised as the animal.

 

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BURNING

France | 2016 | 18’

 

It is early morning, back from a fishing trip. Lounes comes along with a jerrican of petrol in his hand. Right there, in the middle of the shacks, he’s going to try to set himself alight. Up in the surrounding mountains, Rachid, a clandestine cab driver, is taking Ounissa, a young village girl to Tizi-Ouzou-sur-mer, along with a huge frozen fish. Quick! It’s getting hot already this morning, the countdown’s begun. In the evening, as our fish has reached the shore at last… Miracle! It’s coming...

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FLUFFY

Serbia | 2016 | 24’

A family of three are packing to emigrate to Canada from Belgrade. When Fluffy, a gigantic prize teddy bear turns up at the door, the parents must decide whether or not they have room for their daughter’s new friend.

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HYMÉNÉE

France | 2017 | 20’

After their wedding, a young couple has to discover love for the first time. The weight of tradition makes the first step painful, frightening, exciting and violent. Clashes involving impulses, traditions and feelings are expressed only by body language.

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LITHUANIA

Spain | 2016 | 19’

After the death of their son, David and Elena try to keep the enthusiasm of living, even though they have to go to Lithuania.

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RED LIGHT

Bulgaria, Croatia | 2017 | 21’

In a small village, a bus stops at the only intersection, where the traffic light is stuck on red. The bus driver, refuses to move forward which provokes a conflict with the passengers and the local law enforcement. A story about the funny side of apathy, selfishness, and loneliness in a world where following the rules is a misunderstanding.

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Shmama

Israel | 2017 | 26’

Synopsis Leah works as a maid in the hotel during the day, while Meital, her daughter, sings at the hotel’s lobby at night. They live trapped in their relationship, surrounded by the Dead Sea.

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The Brother

France | 2016 | 9’

Three sisters go about their everyday life in New Orleans in the absence of their missing brother.

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THE PLUMBER

France | 2016 | 14’

Tom, a Flemish comedian used to doing cartoon character’s voices, replaces offhand a dou-bler friend. He finds himself in the studio of a pornographic french speaking film. Catherine, an experienced actress, will be his partn.

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VAMPIRISIMUS

Romania, Italy | 2017 | 11’

A black and white short mute film, that underlines how ironical life can be when you don’t see what lies right in front of you.

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YOUNG MEN AT THEIR WINDOW

France | 2017 | 18’

Two graphic designers at work, by mistake, start playing with an empty scanner’s possibilities. They venture into assumptions, eventually open up to each other, and let go of the strange images, until they let go of themselves.

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