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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
international competition jury (SHORT)
Francesco Acone
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Was born in Salerno, Italy, in the 22th june 1969.
Lives and works in Albania and Italy.

Artist, photographer, correspondent from Albania for web news.

Selected solo exhibitions  :
Apollo is Dead, 23-30/11/2011, Tirana Ekspres, Cultural Italian Institute of Tirana, curator G. Caroppo

Selected group exhibitions :
Onufri prize 14, 20.12.2007 - 30.01.2008, National Gallery of Fine Arts, Tirana, curators R. Shima&E. Hatibi
Ortus Artis Fresco Bosco, 05.09.2008, Certosa di Padula, Salerno, Italy, curator Achile Bonito Oliva

 
Lorenzo Vignolo
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Nato a Chiavari (Ge) il 16 Giugno 1973, ma residente da sempre nella vicina
Lavagna (Ge), ha iniziato a girare i primi cortometraggi nel 1995 con "Insert coin" e "Dove", vincendo numerosi premi. Il primo corto in 35mm è del 1996: "Senza Piombo  Unleaded". Dal 1997, gira con successo più di un centinaio di videoclip diventando uno dei registi più conosciuti in quel campo in Italia e vincendo numerosi riconoscimenti.Tra il 2001 e 2002, frequenta il Mediterranean Film Institute e con l'ausilio dei professori della Columbia University di New York sviluppa alcune sceneggiature provenienti da varie parti d'Europa.In ambito cinematografico ha girato tre film, nel 1998, gira il lungometraggio "500!", opera co-diretta con Giovanni Robbiano e Matteo Zingirian, uscito nelle sale nel 2002. Dirige su commissione il film "Tutti all'attacco" con protagonista Massimo Ceccherini, subentrando pochi giorni prima dell'inizio delle riprese. Quest'anno ha girato la commedia “Workers”, prodotta da Raicinema, che uscirà in Italia nei primi mesi del 2012.

 
Kujtim Çashku
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Was born in Tirana on August 5, 1950. He graduated from Tirana's Higher Institute of Arts in 1972 as well as from the Institute of Theater and Film Art in Bucharest, Romania in 1975 and post graduated from Columbia University NY (USA) in 1993. Kujtim Çashku is a film director, screenwriter and producer who has won numerous awards at national and international film festivals, including the Critics Prize at the 1996 Bastia Mediterranean Film Festival, the UNESCO Award at the 1998 Venice International Film Festival for his political drama Colonel Bunker (1996) Selected as Albanian entry of 1998 Best Foreign Language Film in Oscars 1996 , the Best Screenplay Award, the FIRESCI Prize and the Silver Pyramid at the 2005 Cairo International Film Festival as well as the Bronze Palm at the Valencia Festival of Mediterranean Cinema for his film Magic Eye (2005), the CEI Award at the Trieste Film Festival for his "brave commitment to the development of Albanian cinema". He is the founder of OraFilm, Albania's first film production company in 1995. Founder of the Albanian Cineastes Association “Lumiere” in 2001, Albania's International Human Rights Film Festival (IHRFFA) in 2006 and the founder of the first Albanian Film School, the Academy of Film & Multimedia Marubi in 2004.  Kujtim Cashku is Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et Lettres of the French Republic, Commander of the Order of Civilian Merit of the Spanish Kingdom, and a member of the European Film Academy.

 


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