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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...
Friday, 14 December 2018
Fiction (official selection - TIFF 2015)
A Serious Comedy

 

Lander CAMARERO

Spain | 2014 | 30’

 

 

Nizar Rawi, director of the Iraq Short Film Festival, tired of never receiving comedies at his festival, decides to try and encourage the production of this genre in his country and change the idea outsiders have of the Iraqi people.

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Bad Hunter

 

Sahim OMAR KALIFA

Belgium, UAE, Iraq | 2014 | 14’

 

Young man BAHOZ goes hunting in rural Kurdistan. He witnesses the rape of a young woman by an older man. He chases the man away and helps the woman to mend her clothes so she can conceal the rape from her family. That evening, Bahoz receives an unexpected visit…

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Breath

 

Artur GORISHTI

Albania | 2015 | 15’

 

The BOY is a sensitive seven-year-old, fragile and impressionable. His FATHER is a sure presence, his actions shaped by habit. When the father gives the son a first fishing lesson, it leads to larger life lessons for the boy, who is preparing to become a man. There is no female figure in this film, and yet life itself seems to be holding the little boy in its embrace, as though to convince him that compromises must be made, with no turning back.

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Forever Young

 

Spiros CHARALAMBOUS

Greece | 2014 | 21’25’’

 

On the last night in August, Nikos will make love for the first time. When September dawns, Maria will start her new life.

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Joanna

 

Panagiotis FAFOUTIS

Greece | 2015 | 9’15’’

 

Joanna goes to the local port daily in search of love. Inspired by an urban myth, one woman’s story, becomes an allegory for a country’s tale.

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Mother Virgin No More

 

Derya DURMAZ

Turkey | 2015 | 7’15’’

 

A white ceiling, with a long white florescent light that keeps flickering, takes a young woman down memory lane… She recalls her old habit, laughing when nervous. Sitting right across the young woman is her loving and protective mother. But when an unexpected truth about the young woman is revealed to the mother, will this caring relationship remain pure and untainted?

 

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Shirt Sleeve

 

Suela BAKO

Albania | 2015 | 14’17’’

 

Xhilda ( 30 ), a former dancer, and Martin ( 45 ), antique merchant, are spending a few days in a hotel of a province . They are not married. Xhilda is pregnant and does not want to carry her child. Martin tries to stop her aborting. Xhilda’s looking through the window , an other couple ( 25 &

30 ) sitting in a strange space, downstairs the hotel. The young couple and what’s going on with them, seems to be a promoter of Martini and Xhilda’s decision.

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The Field

 

Asier ALTUNA

Spain | 2014 | 15’39’’

 

Arid soil, sun, wind. A procession crosses the landscape. The echoes of their prayers bring the rain.

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The Seed

 

Barney FRYDMAN

Belgium | 2015 | 20’46’’

 

 

Steve et Karim sont deux jeunes garcons de 17 ans issus d’un milieu social défavorisé. Un soir, alors qu’ils accumulent les petits délits, ils commettent la bêtise de trop en causant accidentellement la mort d’une femme…

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The Translator

 

Emre KAYIŞ

UK | 2014 | 23’

 

 

Yusuf, a shy, sensitive Syrian refugee boy who lives in an exile in a remote Turkish border town is chosen for his newfound power but he has to experience how to use it, at the cost of his innocence.

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Wayward

 

Kira Richard HAMEN

Italy, Albania | 2015 | 19’46’’

 

“Rodløs”/”Wayward” is a coming-of-age story about a 14-year-old girl, who works at a car mechanic’s and hangs out with her friends. She challenges boundaries in her search for identity, but her behaviour has repercussions that force her to acknowledge new aspects of who she is.

 

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A Tree in the Sea

 

Shahir ZAG

United Arab Emirates | 2015 | 18’35’’

 

 

The last traditional fisherman of Fujairah fishes illegally in a marine reserve to keep a promise he made 65 years earlier.

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Belonging

 

Serkan ERTEKIN

Turkey | 2015 | 30’

 

Kaan has always been looking for a meaning in his life. Gizem and Bengi were in love but the city didn’t welcome much girls like them. Fuat had spent his life as a homeless in the streets of Istanbul. There has been a belief that an old spiritual ship once got stuck in Istanbul. A ship that would only be visible to the ones who would belong to it, who would need it in their lives. A ship that would take them to where they belong to.

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Champion

 

Måns BERTHAS

Sweden | 2015 | 19’24’’

 

Harsh midwinter. A frozen marriage in a remote cabin. An man from the past returns to seek revenge, and long lost feelings come alive. A wordless battle begins and the eternal triangle finally comes to an end.

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Ice Water

 

Jalal SAEDPANAH

Iran | 2015 | 14’50’’

 

Perhaps the old man knows better than anyone how water droplets, it picks the strings of his life tied to the yard organisms spin cycle.

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Kennels

 

Massimiliano D’AGOSTINO, Gaspare RUSSO

Italy | 2015 | 16’31’’

 

 

A Labour Ministry officer, Miss Guerra, and her assistant go to a city kennels for an inspection. Gioda, the kennels watch man, will guide them during the visit. The cages don’t host animals, but human beings. Although Miss Guerra isused to this routine somethin gun predictable is going to happen, something that will change her absolute certainties.

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PROSEFHI (Greek School Prayer)

 

Thanasis NEOFOTISTOS

Greece | 2015 | 9’15’’

 

In Dimitri’s high school, Vassilis and his friends, a gang of bullies, terrorize him. When he learns that it’s his turn to say the morning prayer in front

of the entire school, Vassilis becomes the only thing he can think about. But, what’s going to happen when the time comes and he stands in front of the whole school and mainly in front of him? While seeking their identity, through violence, they will inevitably test each other’s boundaries.

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Sonderkommando

 

Nicola RAGONE

Italy | 2015 | 19’10’’

 

A train, a trip, a destination. Two strangers start to look each other while travelling in a couch of a train. Cold, pain, farewell. Arrived at the destination one  of them is chosen to be a labourer of the Death in a Nazi concentration camp, a Sonderkommando.

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The Horse

 

Yll ÇITAKU, Alban UKAJ

Kosova | 2014 | 14’20’’

 

October 1st, 1997. Students turn out on the streets of Prishtina to protest for their rights, against the repressive regime. Among them, three teenage friends also attend the protest, finding themselves in unimaginable situations.

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The Substitute

 

Nathan HUGHES-BERRY

UK | 2015 | 23’06’’

 

A young teacher takes a job at an unusual private school where she soon discovers that the boys have a sinister power over the girls. As the boys behaviour becomes increasingly threatening she uncovers the source of the girls fear; an ominous locked door at the back of the classroom.

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Travelling

 

Karolina ZALESZCZUK

Poland | 2015 | 23’27’’

 

 

Teenaged Justyna trying to escape her mom’s life falls into a fascination with the new neighbour. A random and innocent relationship will push her to grow up quickly.

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Are You Tough Enough

 

Michael SCHMIDT-OLSEN

Denmark | 2015 | 7’

 

An emotional little drama about the young boy Mikkel who in the attempt to gain the respect of his older brother, risks it all!

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Bittersweet

 

Michal WAWZRZECKI

Poland | 2014 | 18’45’’

 

„Bittersweet” – their wedding night, night in the hotel, night on the street, night at the back couch of the car, in bakery and restaurant, night with the rifle which have to shoot. One couple, one night, two robberies.

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Excursion

 

Adrian SITARU

Romania | 2014 | 19’28’’

 

Following a TV News which announces the landing of aliens in Romania, Eugen (9) steals a camera from the shop where his father works, starts filming his everyday life and then suddenly disappears.

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I’ve Just Had a Dream

 

Javi NAVARRO

Spain | 2014 | 7’25’’

 

 

Irene is eight years old and she just had a nightmare. In the dream she becomes a girl of another race, with a very difficult reality, full of responsibilities and problems. Is it just a dream?

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Mashka

 

Igor KAGRAMANOV

Russia | 2014 | 26’

 

A small town, far from the lights of big cities. Mashka and her 2 little brothers are facing survival. Their mother - dead, and their father has no use for his children. Life goes on, but fate has yet to force its greatest dire challenge upon the family…

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She Bought It Is Zarausz

 

Aitor ARREGI

Spain | 2014 | 15’39’’

 

Often, when Miren goes to order her coffee, someone jumps the queue. But the day she realises that a blouse has been stolen from her shop she decides to put her foot down.

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Ten Buildings Away

 

Miki POLONSKI

Israel | 2015 | 25’

 

A four storey building in the midst of a city. A bridge runs above it, busy with heavy traffic and passing trucks. Behind the leſtmost window on the fourth floor is the residence of two brothers, a mother and a father. A family, who perhaps, have never had the right to exist.

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The Rooster

 

Alexey NUZHNY

Russia | 2015 | 21’

 

After the death of Anya’s lover she has no reason to live. Suddenly she comes across a rooster who is a spitting image of her late lover. She decides to build a serious romantic relationship with the rooster in spite of everything and everyone being against it.

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The Time of a Young Man About to Kill

 

Neritan ZINXHIRIA

Italy, Albania | 2015 | 19’46’’

 

In the mountains of Northern Albania, a young man seeks revenge for his father’s death. Kanun, the Albanian law of revenge, does not allow a man to kill a child until his 16th birthday. He waits.

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Useful Area

 

David Cervera SANCHEZ

Spain | 2014 | 4’34’’

 

 

A space to find your place in the world. Or what remains of it.

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