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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...
Saturday, 15 December 2018
SHORT MIDDLE competition
Artic Odyssey

Director:  Aurélien Cormier & Julien Riquier

Englisht title:  Artic Odyssey

2014/ France/ Digital/ 52’/ Colour

 

SYNOPSIS

Six youngsters, who had never the chance to travel are facing a challenge: Fighting weather conditions, tiredness and pain during a trek in Lapland with Nordic skis, tents and pulkas. They will need to communicate and help each others to get through this journey !

 

Editing: Aurélien Cormier; Sound: Julien Riquier; Music: Alexis Maingaud; Producer: Brice Picard

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Europe endless

Director:  Gunther Blauensteiner

Englisht title:  Europe endless

2013/ Austria/ Digital/ 30’/ Colour

 

SYNOPSIS

"Europe Endless" is a documentary about the everyday tragedy of refugees crossing the Mediterranean Sea to get to mainland Europe.

 

CREDITS

Sound: Valentin Langer; Producer: Penelope Reindl

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Life is Waiting: Referendum and Resistance in Western Sahara

Director:  Iara Lee K2 and the Invisible Footmen, The Suffering Grasses, Cultures of Resistance, Modulations, Synthetic Pleasures

Englisht title:  Life is Waiting: Referendum and Resistance in Western Sahara

2015/ Western Sahara/ Digital/ 58’52’’/ Colour

 

SYNOPSIS

Forty years after its people were promised freedom by departing Spanish rulers, Western Sahara remains Africa’s last colony. This film chronicles the everyday violence experienced by Sahrawis living under Moroccan occupation and voices the aspirations of a desert people for whom the era of colonialism never ended.

 

CREDITS

Editing: Martin Eller; Music: Mariem Hassan , Mahdyar AghajaniLeading actors: Producer: Iara Lee, Salah Abdelahe

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Voices under the mango tree

Director: Mayurica Biswas

Englisht title:  Voices under the mango tree

2015/ India/ HD/ 49/ Colour

 

SYNOPSIS

Two teenage cousins are found hanging from a mango tree in rural northern India. The parents allege the girls were raped and murdered. But soon a web of lies turns an open and shut case into a classic mystery with horrifying twists. Undercover As

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Boxer

Director:  Yiorgos Panteleakis

Englisht title:  Boxer

2014/ Greece/ HD/ 55’/ Colour

 

SYNOPSIS

The Doc is following the steps of and old time «Boxer» and now head Trainer of «Aristotelio Boxing Club», Yiorgos Ioannidis. Ioannides won every Championship that he participated in his career until he retired. He was National champion for nine consecutive years in Greek Amateur Boxing (Olympic style), won «Golden Gloves» tournaments, 4 «Acropolis Cup» tournaments and participated in the 1988 Seoul Olympic games. A father of four married to mathematician Anna Margaritis, who is also a two times Greek National Champion. A Gymnastics Academy Graduate and a painter, has turned trainer and has his own Club, «Aristotelio Boxing Club» since he retired from competing in 1994. In this club whatever “Amateur Greek Boxing” stands for, is reflected and cultivated. In the film another side of what is considered to be a “Brutal and Bloody Sport “ is documented. Yet though the sport of «Boxing» has originated in Greece the style that is vastly adopted is the Russian or rather Eastern style. We follow “Boxers” from all venues while they train in the city of Athens, through its Urban crowded streets and underground boxing clubs.The principles of the discipline are being explored by old time Champions and trainers revealing hidden aspects of the sport and what goes through a fighters mind. Watch fellow ex champions and Olympic winners such as Yiorgos Stefanopoulos, Cuban mythical fighter Felix Savon, former Welter weight Champion «Mighty Mike Arnaoutis» and a living legend, the 75 year old Yiorgos Kapantaidakis who is still coaching, reflect upon the nobility of their sport and the love and respect that they share amongst them in this hierarchical line of champions-trainers,covering a fifty year legacy in Greece.

 

CREDITS

Script: Yiorgos Panteleakis; Leading actors: Ioanides Yiorgos, Mighty Mike Arnaoutis, Felix Savon; Producer: IGC (Independent Greek Cinema)

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I’ve seen the unicorn

Director:  Vincent Toi

Englisht title:  I’ve seen the unicorn

2014/ Canada/ HD/ 60’/ Colour

 

SYNOPSIS

I’ve Seen The Unicorn is an ensemble feature documentary that looks at life around the Maiden Cup horse race, the biggest event on the tiny island of Mauritius. The film examines post-colonialism through various characters involved in this tradition, among them, a young fisherman who dreams of becoming a jockey.

 

CREDITS

Editing: Vincent Toi; Producer: Vincent Toi

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New Years Eve on the island of Bisevo

Director:  Davor Borić

Englisht title:  New Years Eve on the island of Bisevo

2014/ Croatia/ BetalIMX/ 29’57’’/ Colour

 

SYNOPSIS

Offshore island Bisevo is not so far away as it seems. It is in the heart of Komizans and Bišovjora living in Komiža, on the feast of St. Salvestra, Dec. 31, together with a number of visitors on Biševo to celebrate Mass, blessed the house, burned wood and a leaky old things and kolendavanje saw the old year. This documentary takes you on an island which is, according to one of its few inhabitants, always alive, and summer and winter, and takes in all the changes, keeping their tradition.

 

CREDITS

Script:  Ljiljana Šišmanović , Davor Borič; Photography: Branko Cahun , Anton Štor; Editing: Anita Jovanov; Sound: Hrvoje Hostić.

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