Theo Angelopoulous at TIFF 2009

The awards ceremony was capped with a lifetime achievement award given to Greek master Theo Angelopoulous who has shot several films dealing with Albanian themes (Ulysses Gaze, Eternity and a

TIFF 2009 AWARDS

The seventh edition of the Tirana International Film Festival is on the eve of its closing night, tomorrow night, December 6, 2009.  The Sunday evening award ceremony will be followed

KEN LOACH

Ken Loach has been invited in the third edition of TIFF to present his film Tickets, conducted together with the directors Ermano Olmi and Abbas Kierostami.

ALEXANDRE ROCKWELL

The early 1990's new wave of American cinema set in motion the highly successful careers of Quentin Tarantino, Rick Linklater and Robert Rodriguez among others. Yet it was Alexandre Rockwell's

CAVEH ZAHEDI

Caveh Zahedi was born in 1960 in Washington D.C. Zahedi is the director of the American independent features A LITTLE STIFF and I DON'T HATE LAS VEGAS ANYMORE . Zahedi

SUBMITED TILL NOW FROM:

Albania, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Czech Republic, Deutschland, England, Finland, France, French Guiana, Greece, Hungary, India, Iran, Israel, Italy, Kosova, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Philippines, Romania,

KEN LOACH

Ken Loach has been invited in the third edition of TIFF to present his film Tickets, conducted together with the directors Ermano Olmi and Abbas Kierostami.

PHIL PARMET

Phill ParmetThe 5th edition of the Tirana International Film Festival is very pleased have as a guest in-person Phill Parmet as a director of photography in many masterpieces including the

SUBMITED TILL NOW FROM:

Albania, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Czech Republic, Deutschland, England, Finland, France, French Guiana, Greece, Hungary, India, Iran, Israel, Italy, Kosova, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Philippines, Romania,

MIGUEL HERMOSO

 Miguel HermosoIn cooperation with the Embassy of Spain in Tirana at TIFF07 will be present the well known Spanish director Miguel Hermoso. With his film “La Luz Prodigiosa (Marvellous Light)”

Theo Angelopoulous at TIFF 2009 TIFF 2009 AWARDS KEN LOACH ALEXANDRE ROCKWELL CAVEH ZAHEDI SUBMITED TILL NOW FROM: KEN LOACH PHIL PARMET SUBMITED TILL NOW FROM: MIGUEL HERMOSO
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ENTRY RULES AND REGULATIONS

Festival accepts applications in the following formats: film, video or digital and in the following categories: Fiction, Animation, Documentary and Experimental, features or shorts from all genres ...

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TIRANA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (TIFF) is the first and only international cinema festival of its kind in Albania. This extraordinary cultural event created in 2003 is the ...

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SPECIAL PROGRAM 13th Edition TIFF 2015

HOMAGE | PASOLINI DAY La Rabbia (The Anger ) by Pier ...

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SPECIAL SCREENING 13th Edition TIFF 2015

§ The Dove Flyer (Farewell Baghdad) by Nissim Dayan | Drama | Israel | 2013 | 105’ § Cash Only by ...

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SPECIAL SCREENING 13th Edition TIFF 2015

§ The Dove Flyer (Farewell Baghdad) by Nissim Dayan | Drama | Israel | 2013 | 105’ § Cash Only by ...

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Little Budo

  Danilo BEĆKOVIĆ Comedy | Switzerland, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia | 2014 | 97’   DRAGO is a surgeon from Podgorica (capital of Mo...

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No One’s Child

  Vuk RŠUMOVIĆ Drama | Serbia, Croatia | 2015 | 93’   In the Spring of 1988 a wild boy is found deep in th...

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400 bags

  Fernanda VALADEZ Fiction | México | 2014 | 22’   Magdalena makes a journey to find her missing son, who disappeared on his wa...

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CLEAN SEX

  María CONCHITA DÍAZ Fiction | México | 2015 | 13’   Mariana has an obsessive cleaning habit. Aſter starting a troubled relationship with En...

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LACUNAS

  Laura BAUMEISTER Fiction | México | 2014 | 14’   Lucy, a teenager who loves spending time on her grandmother’s house, discovers a fa...

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Oak Leaves

  Paulina ROSAS Fiction | México | 2015 | 30’   Hanna’s german father passed away recently and she discovers many letters coming from Be...

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SPRING

  Tania CLAUDIA CASTILLO Fiction | México | 2014 | 18’   Elba is an introverted and lonely fourteen-year-old teenager. She lives with Fernanda, he...

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America

  Alessandro STEVANON Fiction | Italy | 2014 | 12’41’’   An imagined life whrere dwarves run free, with castles in the air and lo...

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Chickenpox

  Fulvio RISULEO Fiction | Italy | 2015 | 14’   Chickenpox is a very small thing if you’re young. But if you’re a gr...

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Champ des possibles

  Cristina PICCHI Experimental Documentary | Canada, Italy, Sweden | 2015 | 14’     An imagined life whrere dwarves run free, with castles in th...

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Dalila

  Magda GUIDI Animation | Italy | 2015 | 5’24’’     A girl is swimming. Some images emerge from the dense dark around. A li...

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Orizzonti! Orizzonti!

Anna MARZIANO Documentary | Italy, France, Germany | 2014 | 11’22’’     Anna Marziano’s Orizzonti Orizzonti! continues the filmmaker’s interest in marginalized voices an...

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Persefone

  Grazia TRICARICO Fiction | Italy | 2014 | 18’   An imagined life whrere dwarves run free, with castles in the air and lo...

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The Suitcase

  Pier Paolo PAGANELLI Animation | Italy | 2015 | 14’51’’     Secluded from the rest of the world in a bare and anonymous ro...

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La Rabbia (The Anger)

  Pier Paolo PASOLINI Documentary | Italy | 1963 | 78’     “La Rabbia” employs documentary footage and accompanying commentary to attempt to answer th...

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Uccellacci e Uccellini

  Pier Paolo PASOLINI Comedy, Drama | Italy | 1966 | 91’   Innocenti Totò (Totò) and his son Innocenti Ninetto (Ninetto Davoli) are dr...

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Il Decameron

  Pier Paolo PASOLINI Comedy, Drama | Italy | 1966 | 91’   An adaptation of nine stories from Boccaccio’s “Decameron”.   Won Silver Bear, Berlin In...

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Free Time

  Kreshnik SERJANI Fiction | 2009 | 11...

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I’m from Albania

  Sabir KANAQI Documentary | 2007 | 18...

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Magnet

  Silvio SPAHIU Documentary | 2013 | 16...

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My Grandmother

  Jurgen AGUSHI Documentary | 2015 | 34...

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Ordinary Thursday

  Jela RODONI Fiction | 2012 | 14...

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Shati

  Arian DALLADAKU Fiction | 2014 | 14...

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Stone Water

  Ervin KOTORRI Fiction | 2010 | 18...

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The Gambler

  Reard GJERMANI Fiction | 2009 | 20...

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The Recycle Store

  Borin LEKA Documentary | 2005 | 5’...

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Time for a Choice

  Soena LAME Fiction | 2010 | 10...

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Where is Enver Hoxha?

  Matthias Schwelm Documentary| 2006 | 21...

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Words & Deeds

  Amos ZAHARIA Fiction | 2010 | 14...

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The Dove Flyer - Farewell Baghdad

  Nissim DAYAN Drama | Israel | 2013 | 105’   The coming-of-age tale of 16 year-old Kabi in 1950’s Baghdad. Transformed from a st...

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Pritja

  Roland SEJKO Documentary | Albania | 2015 | 60’   On September 21, 2014 Pope Francis chose Albania for his first European visit to...

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Cash Only

  Malik BADER Crime, Drama, Thriller | USA | 2015 | 91’   A derelict Landlord tries desperately to repay stolen cash to a do...

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Master-Class

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Holidays in the Sun

  Srdjan DRAGOJEVIC Drama | Serbia, Montenegro | 2014 | 89’     Holidays in the Sun is a tragic comedy/drama about the gruesome and de...

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BEST FRAME JURY

The photography “Best Frame Award” seems to arise from a relatively simple concept; the search of a good photographic detail inside the thousands of images that compose ...

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Elton KORITARI

EJAlbum founder and administrator, project manager and curator of art events, specially focused on photography, he works for years in the communications and represent in Albania some ...

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Soela Zani

Born in Gjirokastra in 1980, Soela studied Costume Design & Scenography at the Academy of Fine Arts in Tirana. She worked in the printed media as a ...

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Ben Andoni

Ben Andoni, born in 1966 in Tirana, studied Geography-History and worked firstly at the  Hydrometeorological Institute. Since 1996 his main profession has been as a journalist. He ...

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Alda Bardhyli

Alda Bardhyli is graduated in literature at Tirana University. Since 2000 she has been working as a culture journalist and later as an editor in widely read ...

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Jonida Hitoveizi

Jonida Hitoveizi was born in 1-st of July 1985, in Tepelena. She studied Journalism in Tirana University, History and Philology Faculty. At the age of 20 she ...

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Nita Deda

Nita Deda, born 1987, lives and works in Kosovo. She is the Director of International and Short Film Festival DokuFest, the largest cultural event in Kosovo. Previously she was ...

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Ira Kormannshaus

Curator, translator, journalist Originally from lovely Düsseldorf, lived in New York and Petersburg, but mostly Berlin. Studied social sciences, social work, sociology, Russian and film studies in Duisburg, ...

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Igor Prassel

Igor Prassel was born in 1971 in the Slovenian coast town Koper-Capodistria. He was a long time co-editor of the only Slovene comics magazine Stripburger. From 1992 he is ...

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Stratis Chatzielenoudas

Stratis Chatzielenoudas was born in Athens in 1982. Studied drawing, painting and Electrical Engineering in Technological Institute of Larissa. He has been working in film industry since ...

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Mladen Vušurović

Mladen Vušurović was born in Cetinje, Montenegro, around the middle of the XX  century, lives his live according to the challenges of modern civilization, has personal vision ...

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Mithat Fagu

Regjisor dhe piktor Lindi në Tiranë më 4 shtator 1937. Kreu shkollën e lartë për aktor pranë Teatrit Kombëtar në Tiranë. Në kinematografi filloi punën më 1959 si asistent ...

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Noemi Schory

Producer, Director   Independent producer and director since 1988, focusing on documentaries among them many international co - productions. Produced among others "A Film Unfinished" directed by Yael Hersonski, won ...

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Albes Fusha

Art curator, organizer of various workshops, co- creator of events in several countries. He currently teaches at the Academy of Fine Arts in Tirana, and at the same ...

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Andreas Voigt

Born in Eisleben, East- Germany, 1953. Childhood and youth in Dessau Studied Physics in Cracow, Poland, and Economy in Berlin, Germany. Worked as an editor and scriptwriter ...

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Andrea Lodovichetti

Andrea Lodovichetti was born in Italy in 1976, and currently lives between the US and Italy. Graduated in film directing at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia (National ...

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Dear Friends, welcome to the 14th edition of TIFF 2016!
The TIRANA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (TIFF) is the first and only international cinema festival of its kind in Albania. Created in 2003, this extraordinary cultural event takes place under the auspices of the Albanian National Center for Cinematography (QKK).

COMPETITION PROGRAM

This year's competition features three distinct sections:
1. Feature Film Competition
2. Short Film Competition
3. In Albanian Film Competition
All the daily programs of the TIFF festival combine features and short films in all formats and genres: fiction, documentary, animation and experimental.  Open to any filmmaker from around the world, TIFF showcases new cinematic work by established directors with international reputations as well as work by talented students and young artists.
TIFF provides time in its daily schedule for classes and seminars with professionals in the motion picture industry geared for Albanian students of the cinema and emerging filmmakers, special programs & screenings, retrospectives, homage, tributes and international guests.
The aim of TIRANA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL is, above all, to create a meeting point for filmmakers, artists and cinema enthusiasts from Albania, Europe and the entire world, to come together and share their common passion and knowledge of the motion picture art form.
This 14th edition of TIFF 2016 brings several important changes to its previous years. For the seventh time, TIFF announces a feature film competition along with its prestigious international shorts program. During the nine days of TIFF's program, from November 3rd to November 11th, in addition to competition shorts and features screenings, many retrospectives, seminars, master classes, press events and special presentations at theatres all over the Albanian capital will take place.
The intention of TIFF is to bring filmmakers and cinema enthusiasts from all around the world to Tirana, Albania in hopes of fostering future co-operation in this extraordinary scenic area.
By bringing together these distinct voices and their work, the TIRANA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL commits itself to introducing audiences to alternative visions of extraordinary diversity.


This 14'th edition of TIFF brings several important changes to its previous years.  TIFF announces a feature film competition along with its prestigious shorts program.

Festival accepts applications in the following formats: film, video or digital and in the following categories: Fiction, Animation, Documentary and Experimental, features, or shorts.

DocuTiff 2016 - 2nd edition

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Jury DocuTiff (FEATURE)

Andrea Lodovichetti

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Andrea Lodovichetti was born in Italy in 1976, and currently lives between the US and Italy. Graduated in film directing at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia (National School of Film - Italy), he has been assistant director for the academy award winning director Paolo Sorrentino for the movi...

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Andreas Voigt

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Born in Eisleben, East- Germany, 1953. Childhood and youth in Dessau Studied Physics in Cracow, Poland, and Economy in Berlin, Germany. Worked as an editor and scriptwriter at the DEFA – Documentary Film Studio. Film studies at the University for Film and Television in Potsdam – Babelsberg. From 19...

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Noemi Schory

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Producer, Director   Independent producer and director since 1988, focusing on documentaries among them many international co - productions. Produced among others "A Film Unfinished" directed by Yael Hersonski, won first prize at Hotdocs, editing prize at Sundance, script award at Silverdocs; ''...

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Jury DocuTiff (SHORT Middle)

Igor Prassel

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Igor Prassel was born in 1971 in the Slovenian coast town Koper-Capodistria. He was a long time co-editor of the only Slovene comics magazine Stripburger. From 1992 he is running a monthly animation film program at the Slovenian Cinematheque. He is working as a freelance journalist, animation fil...

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Ira Kormannshaus

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Curator, translator, journalist Originally from lovely Düsseldorf, lived in New York and Petersburg, but mostly Berlin. Studied social sciences, social work, sociology, Russian and film studies in Duisburg, Düsseldorf and Berlin. Working with film festivals in Cologne, Oberhausen, Petersburg, Mins...

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Nita Deda

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Nita Deda, born 1987, lives and works in Kosovo. She is the Director of International and Short Film Festival DokuFest, the largest cultural event in Kosovo. Previously she was the Head of Communication of the festival as well as programmed and managed the music program of the festival DokuNights....

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Albanian Competition Jury DocuTiff

Mithat Fagu

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Regjisor dhe piktor Lindi në Tiranë më 4 shtator 1937. Kreu shkollën e lartë për aktor pranë Teatrit Kombëtar në Tiranë. Në kinematografi filloi punën më 1959 si asistent regjisor dhe më vonë si regjisor i filmave dokumentarë. Ndër filmat dokumentarë të xhiruar prej tij janë: Tregim për Naftëtarë...

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Mladen Vušurović

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Mladen Vušurović was born in Cetinje, Montenegro, around the middle of the XX  century, lives his live according to the challenges of modern civilization, has personal vision and stamina, dedication and hard work, rooted in family and nation, loves people more than animals, perceives his live as too...

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Stratis Chatzielenoudas

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Stratis Chatzielenoudas was born in Athens in 1982. Studied drawing, painting and Electrical Engineering in Technological Institute of Larissa. He has been working in film industry since 2006 as Assistant Director and Casting Director. He has directed commercials, short films, documentaries and TV...

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Media Jury DocuTiff

Jonida Hitoveizi

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Jonida Hitoveizi was born in 1-st of July 1985, in Tepelena. She studied Journalism in Tirana University, History and Philology Faculty. At the age of 20 she started working in different national newspapers covering at first Social, Culture and Actuality. Now days she is owner and editor in chief of...

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Alda Bardhyli

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Alda Bardhyli is graduated in literature at Tirana University. Since 2000 she has been working as a culture journalist and later as an editor in widely read newspapers such as ‘Albania’, ‘Dita’ (Day) and currently ‘Shqip’ newspaper. She has given a great contribution in the publication field, first ...

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Ben Andoni

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Ben Andoni, born in 1966 in Tirana, studied Geography-History and worked firstly at the  Hydrometeorological Institute. Since 1996 his main profession has been as a journalist. He wrote for the newspaper “Koha Jone”, was Cultural Editor of the newspapers “Gazeta Shqiptare” and “Korrieri”, Chief Edit...

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Best Frame Jury Docutiff

Albes Fusha

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Art curator, organizer of various workshops, co- creator of events in several countries. He currently teaches at the Academy of Fine Arts in Tirana, and at the same time plays an active role in the Albanian painting and photography.  

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Soela Zani

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Born in Gjirokastra in 1980, Soela studied Costume Design & Scenography at the Academy of Fine Arts in Tirana. She worked in the printed media as a photographer and photo editor and from 2007 runs her own studio mostly focused on children and family photographs.  

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Elton KORITARI

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EJAlbum founder and administrator, project manager and curator of art events, specially focused on photography, he works for years in the communications and represent in Albania some of the most important brands in that sector.  

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