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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...
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Altcine
Altcine

The web portal www.altcine.com is an innovative and ambitious web-platform, dedicated to the Balkan cinema.

Founded in 2011 by Electra Venaki, it holds its operations in Athens, Greece and aims to increase awareness in Balkan audiovisual legacy and cultural identities as well as broaden the knowledge and interest about Balkan cinema through the tools of the digital era (interactive multimedia, social networking, multilingualism). It is published in English and soon in all Balkan languages.

Altcine vision is based on three axes:

• Bring together the Balkan film community and to become the vehicle for upcoming co-productions.

• Link academic knowledge with the richness of Balkan films and become a touchstone for film studies.

• Support the distribution and promotion of Balkan films and establish a new trend that will captivate the audience.

 

Elektra Venaki

is the founder of www.altcine.com, the web platform dedicated to the Balkan Cinema and of altcineAction! The 1st Online Short Film Festival for Balkan countries. She is a researcher and lecturer in many Academic Establishments in Athens and former film editor. Electra Venaki holds an M.A (D.E.A) in Cinema, Audiovisual, Television and an B.A (Maitrise) in Cinema Studies from University Paris I Panthéon – Sorbonne. (1990)

She teaches Editing and Sound Design in private colleges and schools in Athens. (New York College, AKMI) and she is a

longtime collaborator of University of Thessaly (Greece).

She taught for two years the course Editing Sound and Image, in Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Faculty of Fine Arts, School of Film Studies. (2005-2007) and the course of Moving Image in the M.A programme of Aristotle University (Athens, 2009-2010). Elektra Venaki has 25 years of experience in film and digital video editing in Greece. Among her collaborations, there are many awarded films in Thessaloniki International Festival, especially in the Documentary Section and she has been awarded for editing in Drama Short Film Festival twice.

She served as a chef of Audiovisual Production in Lambrakis Press Group and chef editor of the cinema site in the biggest portal in Greece, www.in.gr (1999-2005)

 
Botev is an idiot

Director: Deyan Bararev

2012 / Bulgaria / 8’51’’


Vasko has written an essay that offends and questions Hristo Botev, who is widely considered by Bulgarians as a national hero. When the headmaster of the school herself interrogates him in front of the whole class, Vasko explains that he wanted to say something entirely different.

 
Keep the change

Vahit Atan

 

2013 / Turkey / 6’ 42’’

 

A social scream steaming from the reaction of a father receiving the news of the martyrdom of his son on whom he has placed all his hopes.

 
Sundness

Director: Antonios Vallindras

 

2014 / Greece / 15’

 

People from Athens with diverse backgrounds share with us the special and peculiar Sunday “feeling”. A sense of melancholy that appears in the afternoon and culminates later at night with an intense emotional shift and an abrupt drop back to reality. At long last, Monday morning will not be so daunting after all.

 
What?

Director: Alma Andreescu

 

2013 / Romania / 4’16’

 

A woman is having a seemingly banal walk at night whilst gossiping on the phone.

 
Evergreen

Director: IFIgeneia Kotsoni

 

2012 / Greece / 13’44’’

 

A strange woman arrives from the North to a prehistoric village bringing some bad news.

 

 

 


 
Linda

Antonia Milcheva

 

2012 / Bulgaria / 12’

 

In an early morning, two women struggle with circumstances to bury a puppy.

This is an elderly woman and her daughter. The single combat is actually

between them both.

 
Them

Director: Darko Stante

 

2014 / Slovenia / 14’09’’

 

In a crumbling world torn apart by mysterious beings called Them, a group of runaways band together to survive. Cal, the informal leader of the group, has one more concern on his troubled mind. His wife Becky is gravely ill. And he will do anything in his power to protect her. He will not let Them get her.

 
Habitat

Director: Ina Georgieva

 

2013 / Bulgaria / 4’22’’

 

A new man was born in the habitat. Kicked out by the others he follows a new direction. How far will he go?

 

 


 
Penguins

Dimitris Zahos

 

2012/Greece/ 13’15’’

 

A father close to retirement with his two sons, try to adjust and manage their daily lives, within a dire economic situation. Everyone reacts in their own way . They collide with each other and each one with himself trying to keep the consistency of their family and be able to cope. Based on the awarded short story by Christos Economou “Penguins outside the accountants office” (Something will happen, you”ll see)

 
Adrenaline

Director: David Bagaric

 

2013 / Croatia / 04’05’’

 

Strange story about adrenaline.

 


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