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Submited DocuTIFF 2017 » SUBMISSIONS DOCUTIFF 2017 TIFF web 350 films 117 shorts 82 mid-length + 152 feature) FilmFreeWay 2061 films 1333 shorts 351 mid-length + 377 feature) Festhome 206 films 111 shorts 35 mid-length + 60 feature) FilmFestivalLife 92 films 51 shorts 17 mid-length + 24 feature) Click4Festivals 110 films 56 shorts 24 mid-length + 30 feature) Movibeta 89 films 51 shorts 17 mid-length + 21 feature) Distributor 80 films 22 shorts 8 mid-length + 49 feature) _____... SPECIAL PROGRAM » SPECIAL PROGRAM 3rd edition DocuTIFF 2017   PANORAMA 1. André Villers, a Lifetime in Images by Marketa Tomanova | 2015 | Czech Republic, France | 62' 2. Born of Stone by Emilio Bellu | 2016 | Italy, Czech Republic | 15' 3. Cab Elvis by Andrew Franks | 2016 | USA | 11' 4. Korida by Siniša Vidović | 2016 | Austria | 87' 5. Offshore by Werner Schweizer | 2016 | Switzerland | 102' 6. Operation Wedding by Anat Zalmanson-Kuznetsov | 2016 | Israel | 62' 7. The Most Important Boy in the Wor... OFFICIAL SELECTION DocuTIFF 2017 » OFFICIAL SELECTION 3rd edition DocuTIFF 2017     FEATURE 1. Next Stop-Utopia by Apostolos Karakasis | 2016 | Greece | 91' 2. Pavlensky – Man and Might by Irene Langemann | 2016 | Germany | 99' 3. Radio Kobani by Reber Dosky | 2016 | Netherlands | 72' 4. Shingal, Where Are You? by Angelos Rallis | 2016 | Greece, Belgium | 103' 5. Stranger in Paradise by Guido Hendrikx | 2016 | Netherlands | 72' 6. Swagger by Olivier Babinet | 2016 | France | 85' 7. Tempestad by Tatiana Huezo | 2016 |... FESTIVAL RULES & REGULATIONS DocuTIFF 2017 » Entries of documentary films are invited to take part in competition in all formats of video and digital. All running times, topics, style and production technologies can be submitted. The director/producer with the submission of his/her application accepts the terms of the Festival and has no objection to the submission process, screening, and election of prizes. The director/producer with the submission of the film affirms that he/she has all the copyrights of audio, video, images and music ... DocuTIFF 2017 » 3rd edition DocuTIFF 2017 TIRANA INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL DocuTIFF is exited inviting filmmakers to submit their films in the third edition of 2017 festival, which will take place in Tirana, May, 10-17, 2017. DocuTIFF invites all documentaries from established and debut filmmakers alike to apply their feature, mid length and short films in International Competition and In Albanian Competition. DocuTIFF aims to encouraging documentary film production in Albania and to give... Awards Docutiff »   FEATURE JURY composed by Rada Šešic (Croatia), Agostino Ferrente (Italy) and Nikola Vukcevic (Montenegro) awards:   BEST FEATURE FILM Tempestad by Tatiana Huezo | 2016 | Mexico | 105'   The director who takes the audience on a contemplative and cinematically superb, poetic journey of exploring fear, corruption, social injustice and above all - the human strength to deal with and overcome misfortune of someone's destiny.   Regjisori, i cili e çon audiencën në një udhëtim kinematogr...
Friday, 23 June 2017
Short competition DocuTIFF 2016
A New Family

 

A New Family

Një Familje e re

 

by SIMONE MANETTI

 

Chantrea is banned from home by her sons when they discover she has HIV.

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Aida

 

Aida

Aida

 

by MAYSOON EL MASSRY

 

Aida; the oldest flower vendor in Alexandria has been roaming the city streets for the past 50 years. Aida is a familiar face for the city residents, yet they don’t know much about her, a face that holds within a long history of untold stories.

 

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Bars4Justice

 

Bars4Justice

Hekura për drejtësi

 

by QUEEN MUHAMMAD ALI, HAKEEM KHAALIQ

 

A hip hop activist gives more than his talent when he comes face to face with the justice system in Ferguson Missouri. Narrated by Jasiri X with appearances by Common, Talib Kweli, Immortal Technique, Cornell West, and Bree Newsome.

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Break In

 

Break In

Break In

 

by MIKEL ARISTREGI, JOSÉ BAUTISTA

 

In 2004 the photographer Mikel Aristregi travels to Cambodia to document the lives of the street children of the Capital.

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Chickpeas with Sugar

 

Chickpeas with Sugar

Qiqra me sheqer

 

by ANTONIO AGUILAR

 

February 7, 1937. The entrance of nationalist troops in Málaga is imminent. A woman and her four daughters are preparing for a long way on foot to look for her husband. Surviving each day becomes the main objective. Almería is more than 200 kilometers and fatigue, hunger and bombs become their companions.

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Come On, Let’s Go!

 

Come On, Let’s Go!

Eja, ikim!

 

by BISERKA SURAN

 

Allez, Viens! takes you to the industrial area of Maastricht where a motley crew of nine young women live in a close-knit community. They strive to live an anti-capitalist lifestyle by sharing all their possessions, food and spaces. While sisters Anna and Amber make plans for their futures apart.

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Dancehall is us

 

Dancehall is us

Kercimi jemi ne

 

by EGOR PAPULOV

 

“Dancehall is us” a short documentary about the culture of dance and musical traditions of Jamaica..

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Driſtage

 

Driſtage

Ecja pas rrymës

 

by AURELIO BUCHWALDER

 

In the Po Valley hinterland, industrial urbanity and natural forces are very close, touching each other. Inhabitants have transformed the lowlands. The film tells stories of the reverse. Stories from the big, northern Italian river.

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Fallen Bird

 

Fallen Bird

Zogu i rënë

 

by DEIRDRE MULLINS, NATHAN FAGAN GUIMOND

 

While serving a sentence for assault in Wheatfield Prison, young prisoner Eric Boylan began channeling his anger and frustration into one of his childhood passions: painting. Now that he’s been released, Eric has set out to pursue a career in fine art - while attempting to navigate the obstacles of life as an ex-prisoner.

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Kombinat

 

Kombinat

Kombinati

 

by JANUSZ SZYMAŃSKI

 

Past and present: a story of workers in old, abandoned metal manufactory in the suburbs of Tirane in Albania.

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Mainland

 

Mainland

Ishulli

 

by ISCHA CLISSEN

 

Mainland tells the story of twelve-year-old Colin Macleod, who sees the world around him change fast as he realizes that the isolated island he calls home, is getting too small to chase his dreams.

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Minor Border

 

Minor Border

Kufiri i vogël

 

by LISBETH KOVACIC

 

Since the border between Austria and Hungary became a “Schengen border” it seems to have lost its meaning. Therefore the border stations, among them the “small border crossing” in Nickelsdorf/Hegyeshalom, are being removed. The border persists culturally and socially, based on historically grown resentments and new European laws.

 

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Neiwa

 

Neiwa

Neiwa

 

by ABRAHAM CRUZ HERRERA, JAVIER VÁZQUEZ CERVANTES

 

Orlando and Lisandro are twin brothers, who live in the mountains of Jalisco. NEIWA tells their search for a their own name and destiny.

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On the Way

 

On the Way

Rrugës

 

by ALKISTIS KAFETZI

 

Erion lives and works in a Berlin full of frames waiting to be captured. He takes us along as he tries to balance the mundane parts of his life and the growth of his artistry.

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One Million Steps

 

One Million Steps

1 milion hapa

 

by EVA MARIA STOTZ

 

A tap dancer performs, while elsewhere people run from the tear gas of the police. Two worlds apart if it wasn’t for an unexpected opening in the floor, right in front of the dancer… She decides to jump, and lands in the middle of the social protests in Istanbul.

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Refugee Blues

 

Refugee Blues

Trishtim refugjati

 

by STEPHAN BOOKAS, TRISTAN DAWS

 

Set to the verses of W.H. Auden’s 1939 poem, “Refugee Blues” charts a day in ‘the jungle’, the refugee camp outside Calais. More intimate and unlike much of what has been seen in the mass media, this documentary poem counterpoints the camp’s harsh reality of frequent clashes with the French riot police with its inhabitants’ longing for a better future

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Rotten

 

Rotten

I Kalbur

 

by MEHMET SELCUK BILGE

 

In our country, you have to “prove” your sexual orientation in order to avoid military service. If you are as feminine as they want, you can get a mental disorder report which means you are ROTTEN.

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Shaadi, Sex Aur Parivaar

 

Shaadi, Sex Aur Parivaar

Dasma, seksi dhe familja

 

by AMAN KALEEM

 

Shaadi, Sex aur Parivaar looks at the institution of marriage through the perspective of brides from different socio-economic backgrounds. The characters explore the ideas of love, body image and identity as a woman getting married while redefining meanings of liberation for themselves.

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Smoke

 

Smoke

Tymos

 

by GORANA JOVANOVIĆ

 

A house burned down sixteen years ago, yet the smoke remains.

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Tasmina: The Horse Girl

 

Tasmina: The Horse Girl

Tasmina, vajza e kalit

 

by FARIDUR RAHMAN

 

Tasmina, an eleven years old girl of a remote village in Northern Bangladesh is known as ‘Horse Girl’ in her neighborhood. Where more than sixty percent of the girls are married off before their 15th birthday, Tasmina aspires to ride horse and join horse races at least for another five years. In this rural society outdoor games are not allowed for the ‘grown up’ women and horse race is unthinkable.

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The Land in Front

 

The Land in Front

Toka përballë

 

by FABRIZIO LECCE

 

Two lands washed by the same sea told by two men, an albanian and a arbëreshë, whose stories are intertwined with the recent history of the two territories, Albania and Southern Italy.

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The Third Dad

 

The Third Dad

Babai i tretë

 

by THERESA MOERMAN IB

 

Ten years aſter breaking all ties with her alcoholic father, and seven years aſter his death, a daughter sets out not only to find his grave, but also redemption. Poetically merging archive material, new footage and an immersive soundscape, THE THIRD DAD is a personal journey that interweaves memory, self-discovery and a desperate attempt at reconciliation.

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Through the Pane

 

Through the Pane

Përmes panelit

 

by DAWN WESTLAKE

 

The filmmaker’s 87-year-old father shares reflections on life through panes of glass while facing the pain of losing his wife of 62 years. With ‘cosmic perspective’, he takes comfort in the rhythms of nature to cope with the unpredictable, non-linear qualities of grief.

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Trash Cash

 

Trash Cash

Para Plehrash

 

by DANIEL ABRAHAMS ECWALU

 

John Kizito is a young man who lost his mother and the father decides to find another woman to marry. His step mother mistreats him to an extent that Kizito decides to leave his home district, Kamuli. He finds his feet at the fish landing site of Ggaba at the shores of Lake Victoria, Kampala, where he began living his life with a few of the street children around.

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What day is today?

 

What day is today?

Çfarë dite është sot?

 

by Colectivo Fotograma 24

 

Animated documentary short film made by the youth of the Portuguese city of Montemor-o- Novo. Over a two month period, these youngsters took a trip down memory lane to collect the testimonies of an older generation who witnessed 40 years of dictatorship and another 40 of fable-like democracy.

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A Place Like This

 

A Place Like This

Një Vend si ky

 

by PHILIP MEYER

 

From hell to a party hell. From knitting gated to public space. Strict laws against today’s freedom. All in one building - Sedel Lucerne.

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Angelo

Angelo

Anxhelo

 

by FRANCESCO CONTE

 

Angelo was sold at age 6 by his family in Kosovo. He was meant to become a thief, but he struggled his way out on to become a dancer. A street dancer. At age 39, he’s one of the legends of hip hop dance in Italy.

 

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Brain Wrap

 

Brain Wrap

Rikthim në të shkuarën

 

by MARK BREEDLOVE

 

A cinephile, loving wife and small-town theater owner revisits the past with the help of her husband.

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Bubo’s Limbo

 

Bubo’s Limbo

Harresa e Bubos

 

by ALBERTO IORDANOV

 

Born at the beginning of the socialist regime in Bulgaria, Bubo was one of the few who enjoyed a privileged lifestyle. His journey reflects the rise and fall of the communist ideal. The film explores how Bubo transcends his challenging present by pursuing impossible dreams.

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City’s Step Child and the Dump Hill Dreams

 

City’s Step Child and the Dump Hill Dreams

Fëmijët e rrugës dhe ëndrrat e “Dump Hill”-it

 

by PRANAB KUMAR AICH

 

Unlike the many rag pickers working at this Dump Hill(Land Fill) in Delhi, young Devendra is committed to collect electronic waste discarded from our homes, in an attempt to create machines. Even the carcinogenic gases emitting from this hill have not been able to poison his engineering dreams.

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Crisis What Crisis

 

Crisis What Crisis

Krizë? Çfarë krize?

 

by JONAS RÖMMIG, JOHANNA BENTZ

 

Two German filmmakers travel to Greece. They want to shoot a film about what is leſt from the crisis in the country. What crisis can they find aſter the big pictures are gone? The result of this undertaking is a subjective journey across the country.

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Di Là

 

Di Là

Atje tej

 

by GIULIO TONINCELLI, ERMINANDO ALIAJ

 

The subject of the movie is Erminando’s story, professional photographer and professor at the Fashion Academy in Milan. Erminando grew up in Brescia, Northern Italy, but he is Albanian. He migrated to Italy with his mother in 1993. Aſter more than 20 years, Erminando decides to have a journey back to Albania. Once there, lost memories and feelings come back to him, and, aſter decades, he remembers that night of a cold November when his mother bravely decided to change the course of their lives.

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Eye for an Eye

 

Eye for an Eye

Sy për sy

 

by STEVE BACHE, MAHYAR GOUDARZI, LOUISE PETER

 

Frederick Baer spent over a decade on death row in Indiana State Prison. He is still waiting for his death penalty to be executed.

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Hosteli Kamreks

 

Camrex

Hosteli Kamreks

 

by MARK CHAPMAN

 

Camrex House is a notorious homeless hostel that for 40 years has upheld a fearsome reputation. Its skewed, in-house morality perpetuated by men with complex histories. Based on interviews with hostel residents, CAMREX constructs a series of unflinchingly visceral sequences that reveal a hidden world of untold stories.

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Laughter

 

Laughter

E qeshura

 

by AUGUST ADRIAN BRAATZ

 

The film Laughter represents glimpse of the daily lives of five “academies of laughter”, where laughter is utilized in health, education, wellness, beauty and financial purposes. Academies of laughter are spaces in which the main characters of different age groups appear, linked by laughter. Each of these characters come from different backgrounds and deal with laughter their own way.

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Miles to Go Before I Sleep

 

Miles to Go Before I Sleep

Një rrugë e gjatë përpara gjumit

 

by HANNA HOVITIE

 

A young Congolese woman shares her story of becoming a victim of child trafficking and being thrown into a whirlwind of driſting between continents.

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My Identity

 

My Identity

Identiteti im

 

bt YASMIN MISTRY

 

Ashley, a young Native-American girl, converts to Islam in hopes of finding structure in a life where it never existed.

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Old Wives

 

Old Wives

Gra të moshuara

 

by GALINA KRASNOBOROVA

 

High-spirited and sad-eyed old women tell us about their hard life, about their children, diseases, former suiters and favourite songs. Made with mainly close-ups, the film features four amateur singers residing in a remote Komi-Permyak village. Shot in the isolated old village of the Komi-Permians of the ancient Urals (Perm region).

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Once There Was a Cigar Box

 

Once There Was a Cigar Box

Dikur ishte një kuti cigaresh

 

by ALEXANDER CONRADS

 

Matt Isbell, a Blues-musician from Memphis, Tennessee, does something most people can only dream of: He makes a living from doing something he loves. To be more precise, he takes old cigar boxes and breathes new life into them by turning them into beautiful guitars.

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Pogonisko

 

Pogonisko

Pogonishte

 

by THANASIS NEOFOTISTOS

 

A visit to grandfather, grandmother and their memories.

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Right to Water

 

Right to Water

E Drejta për ujë

 

by SOHEL MOHAMMAD RANA

 

A story of a woman how she struggles to gather drinking water from the local City Corporation Water Supply Pipe. She applies so many techniques to gather water. Finally she succeeded.

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Seven Days a Week

 

Seven Days a Week

7 ditë të javës

 

by TAL AMIRAN

 

For the last 36 years, Paul has opened his North London paper stall at 4.40am, seven days a week, every week of the year. Now 66, and with his time selling papers nearing an end, Paul reflects on his life in the paper booth and what the future holds for the stall he inherited from his father.

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Skeleton Sea - The Tides of Tomorrow

 

Skeleton Sea - The Tides of Tomorrow

Deti i skeleteve

 

by MAURITZ BREKKE SOLBERG

 

João and Xandi, two surfers in their early 50’s, have been working together for 25 years. They clean beaches by picking up trash and create stunning artworks from it. But living as an artist and idealist in Portugal is not economically profitable and therefore not easy. Their family life is affected by the choices they make and their wish to raise awareness about the ever growing pollution in our oceans.

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Sweet Dreams

 

Sweet Dreams

Ëndrra të ëmbla

 

by OLESSIA STROEVA

 

This story is about an Albanian teenager grown up in a little medieval town in the south of Italy practically without seeing his parents.

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The Fourth Day of School

 

The Fourth Day of School

Dita e katërt e shkollës

 

by MARTINA MELILLI

 

A boy tells about his fourth day of school, in a new country, aſter arriving from Africa. He’s supposed to be Italian, but in someway he is not. Without memory, the present continues chasing the past, in a circularity of History.

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The Reflection of Power

 

The Reflection of Power

Reflektimi i pushtetit

 

by MIHAI GRECU

 

In the most secret capital of the world a crowd attends a show while a disaster threatens the whole city.

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The Toy Lady

 

The Toy Lady

Zonja e lodrave

 

by ELIJAH MCKEOGH

 

How does an elderly lady who sells hand craſted toys on the bustling streets of Saigon manage to smile despite so many challenges?

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Tonight

 

Tonight

Sonte

 

by ZDRAVKO MUSTAC

 

A film portrait of the city without the direct presence of people. The city at night is not empty because one can feel heavy breaths of its residents, passers-by and night people in the frames of every scene.

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Understanding My Grandfather

 

Understanding My Grandfather

Përpjekja për të kuptuar gjyshin

 

by JANNIS ALEXANDER KIEFER

 

Knowing my 92 years old grandfather doesn’t mean understand him. Now I try to change that in a quiet way.

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Worry Me in the Daytime

 

Worry Me in the Daytime

Ndjekja e ëndrrës

 

by SEBASTIAN BROADBENT

 

An intimate portrait of an Australian musician on a mission to carve his place in blues history, 10,000 miles from its birthplace in Mississippi.

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