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, 10 December 2018

Director: Sarah Winkenstette

Englisht title:   Kidnapped
Original title:   Gekidnapped

2011/ Germany/ HD/ 20’/ Fiction/ Colour

Script:  Sarah Winkenstette;   Photography:   Sin Huh;  Editing:  Juliane Engelmann; Animation:  Markus P. Hammer;   Music:   Matthias Hornschuh;  Sound:   Robert Keilbar;  Leading actors:   Marie Jeanne Gierden, Tom Hoßbach;  Producer:   Academy of Media Arts

11-year-old Ida has abducted her classmate Hannes because she wants him to kiss her. Unconventional and unaccepted, she’s searching for love and affection and a kiss, of course, would be a good place to start.

Sarah Winkenstette, born 1980 in Rheda-Wiedenbrück. 2000-2001 trainee for print media at Medienfabrik, Guetersloh, Germany. 2003-2004 completed journalist study program at RTL Journalistenschule, Cologne, Germany. Freelance writer and director for various childrens’ TV programs broadcasted on national TV stations such as WDR, ZDF and Disney Channel since 2005. 2007-2011 advanced studies in film at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne. “Gekidnapped” (Kidnapped) | Short film | 20 min | 2011 „Sturmfrei“ (Free rein) | Short film | 10 min | 2010 “Eine Schule für alle “ Das Orchester” | Socialspot | 1 min | 2010 “Entschleunigt” | Short film | 6 min | 2009 “Bienenstich”.

»Gryphon Award« for best Short Film “ International Film Festival Giffoni, Italy »Audience Award« & Special Mention “Filmsalat, Verden, Germany »Best Actress Award« for Marie-Jeanne Gierden “Cellu l'art, Jena, Germany »Audience Award« “ European Film Festival of Lille, France »Audience Award Children's Film« “ Landshuter Kurzfilmfestival, Germany Nomination »Studio Hamburg Nachwuchspreis 2012« – Hamburg, Germany Nomination »Goldener Spatz« “Erfurt, Germany Participation further International Festivals LUCAS “ International Childen's Film Festival, Frankfurt, Germany Max-Ophüls-Preis, Saarbrücken, Germany BUFF Festival, Malmö, Sweden Filmfest Dresden, Germany Sehsüchte “ International Student Film Festival, Potsdam, Germany BUSTER” Copenhagen International Film Festival for Children and Youth, Denmark Carrousel International du Film de Rimouski, Canada Edmonton International Film Festival, Canada Aye Aye Film Festival, Nancy, Frankreich Kyiv International Film Festival, Kiev, Ukraine Bunter Hund - Internationales Kurzfilmfest München Filmzeit Kaufbeuren Reel Shorts Film Festival, Canada Filmfest Eberswalde Chicago International Children's Film Festival, USA.


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