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AWARDS 15th edition TIFF 2017 »   FEATURE JURY composed by Denis Côté (Canada) and Dritan Huqi (Albania) awards:   BEST FEATURE FILM   BEST FEATURE FILM Glory by Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov | 2016 | Bulgaria, Greece | 97'   A movie that speaks to every time, place, and society – with an extraordinary development of a simple plot, which we live every day. A movie that carries a powerful message, but also a work of art with emotional and aesthetical values.   Një film që i flet çdo kohe, çdo vendi dhe çd... SHORT DOCUMENTARY FILMS - TIFF 2017 (15'th edition) »   1,4 Sextillion Litre Doro Götz Germany 2017 8 Days of Parlor Zoe Phylactidou Cyprus 2016 Born of Stone Emilio Bellu Italy, Czechia 2016 Dragon Circle Gertrud Schulte Westenberg Germany 2016 Evripidou 14 Michael Demetrius Greece 2016 Golden Hour Claudia Vogt Germany 2017 Happy Happy Baby Jan Soldat Germany 2017 In Search of the Land Without Evil Anna Azevedo Brazil 2017 Jungle Colia Vranici France 2016 ... DOCUMENTARY Mid-length - TIFF 2017 (15'th edition) »   Everybody Knows... Elizabeth Murray Kristi Zea USA 2016 Imma Pasquale Marino Italy 2017 On the Edge of Life Yaser Kassab Syria 2017 Prohibited Visit Nikos Theodosiou Greece 2017 Saint Lazarus's Miracle Nicolas Muñoz Avia Spain 2016 Valentina Maximilian Feldmann Germany 2016 VIDEO ART - TIFF 2017 (15'th edition) »   Brutes Are Afraid of Silence Étienne Boulanger Canada 2016 Ex Terrat Reinhold Bidner Austria, France 2016 Final Gathering Alain Escalle France 2017 Finish Saeed Naghavian Iran 2017 Genesis Abtin Mozafari Iran 2017 Hey You! Tessa Garland UK 2016 Hiwa Jacqueline Lentzou Greece 2016 Hysteria Maurice Kelliher UK, Ireland 2016 Label Amir Lashkari Iran 2017 Lying Women Deborah Kelly Australia 2017 mo... STUDENT International - TIFF 2017 (15'th edition) »   Beer & Calippo Paul Ploberger Austria 2017 Best of Everything, Always Alexios Koukias-Pantelis UK 2017 Boundary Bartosz Brzeziński Poland 2016 Buoyancy Simon Valentin Denmark 2017 Casting Katarzyna Iskra Poland 2017 Digital Immigrants Dennis Stauffer, Norbert Kottmann Switzerland 2016 Donkey Xote Ottó Bánovits Hungary, Sweden 2016 Eat me! Ilina Perianova Bulgaria 2016 Empathy (a digital love letter) ... IN ALBANIAN - TIFF 2017 (15'th edition) »   A Long Way Home Ibër Deari Macedonia 2017 A True Story Viron Roboci Albania 2017 Conversation on Life Agim Abdula Macedonia 2016 Heaven Has Been Fooled Odeta Çunaj Albania 2016 Home More Raça Kosova 2016 Kaini Shaqir Veseli Albania 2017 Lord of the House Daniëlle Bremer Kosova 2017 Reverse Antipode Oltsen Gripshi Albania 2017 The Eagles Sokol Reka Belgium 2017 The Junction Xhelal Haliti Kosova 2... DOCUMENTARY Full-length - TIFF 2017 (15'th edition) »   69 Minutes of 86 Days Egil Haskjold Larsen Norway 2017 Blood and the Moon Tommaso Cotronei Italy, Yemen 2017 Jeffrey Yanillys Perez Dominican Republic, France 2017 Mr. Gay Syria Ayse Toprak Turkey 2017 Siberian Love Olga Delane Germany 2016 The Charro of Toluquilla José Villalobos Romero Mexico 2016 Tonino Daniele Ceccarini, Mario Molinari Italy 2017 SHORT ANIMATED FILMS - TIFF 2017 (15'th edition) »   Aiport Michaela Müller Switzerland 2017 And the Moon Stands Still Yulia Ruditskaya Belarus 2017 Bystander Sheyda Kashi Iran 2017 Chill and Shivering Kwok Wai Chung Philip Hong Kong 2016 Confined Nico Bonomolo Italy 2016 Framed Marco Jemolo Italy 2017 In Exile Alexander Kurilov Moldova 2016 Light Sight Seyed M. Tabatabaei Iran 2016 Manivald Chintis Lundgren Estonia 2017 Nothing Happens Uri & Michel... SHORT FICTION FILMS - TIFF 2017 (15'th edition) » 8 Minutes George Gogichaishvili, David Abramishvili Georgia 2017 A Swedish Classic Måns Berthas Sweden 2017 Animal Bahman & Bahram Ark Iran 2017 Blue in Green Leigh Heiman Pruzanski Israel 2016 Building No.13 Amir Gholami Iran 2016 Burning Slimane Bounia France 2016 Check-list Frédéric Mosbeux Belgium 2017 Everyday Philippe Orreindy France 2017 Fluffy Lee Filipovski Serbia 2016 FU Ilya Aksenov R... FEATURE FILMS - TIFF 2017 (15'th edition) » A Balkan Noir Dražen Kuljanin Sweden, Montenegro 2017 Beneath the Silence Erez Mizrahi, Sahar Shavit Israel 2016 Black Crow Tayfur Aydin Turkey 2016 Daybreak Gentian Koçi Albania, Greece 2017 Directions Stephan Komandarev Bulgaria, Germany, Macedonia 2017 Glory Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov Bulgaria 2016 Ministry of Love Pavo Marinković Croatia 2016 Mothering Roqiye Tavakoli Iran 2017 Unwanted Edon R...
Friday, 15 December 2017
Middle Length Competition
Balkan Blues Stories from Mostar

 

Balkan Blues Stories from Mostar

Historitë e muzikës ballkanike bluz nga Mostari

 

by Lucio DE CANDIA

 

This collection of upliſting conversations with musicians and artists explicates the social and cultural tensions in Mostar, a city caught between a difficult past and an uncertain future. Featuring the MostarSevdah Reunion multiethnic band, founded aſter the end of the war in the former Yugoslavia.

 

 

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Cerro Rico - The Silver Mountain

 

Cerro Rico - The Silver Mountain

Cerro Riko - Mali i Argjendtë

 

by Armin Thalhammer

 

An impressive insight into the hard and dangerous everyday work life of the miners of Cerro Rico. 4100 meters above sea level they are digging through the crumbly rock to scratch the last remains of silver, zinc, tin and lead off the rock face.

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Extraordinary People

 

Extraordinary People

Njerëz të jashtëzakonshëm

 

by ORHAN TEKEOGLU

 

People living in Turkey`s eastern Black Sea region, along with their traditions, unique lifestyle and uncommonly practical solutions for life, mostly take us into either deep thinking or hilarious laughter.

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I Can Speak

 

I Can Speak

Unë flas

 

by MIRZA SKENDERAGIÇ

 

Four people with a speech impediment, return to their past to the moment when they started to stutter. By talking, they remember.

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Shores of Light

 

Shores of Light

Brigjet e shpresës

 

by Yael Katzir

 

The film follows the story of three Israeli women who were born then, in Santa-Maria-di-Leuca (1946). They decide to discover the footprints leſt by their parents.  The film weaves rare historical footage and testimonials capturing light aſter great darkness: the beginning of life anew!!!

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The Unidentified

 

The Unidentified

Të Paidentifikuar

 

by MARIJA RISTIÇ, NEMANJA BABIC

 

The Unidentified follows two story lines that focus on large-scale state-sponsored wrongdoing – war crimes in four Kosovo villages and the subsequent cover-up operation. Both victims and perpetrators recall gruesome memories of the attacks, when scores of ethnic Albanian civilians were killed by Serbian forces in the course of a few days in the spring of 1999.

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Umudugudu! Rwanda 20 Years On

 

Umudugudu! Rwanda 20 Years On

Ruanda pas 20 vitesh

 

by GIORDANO COSSU

 

Rwanda, twenty years on: former genocide killers and survivors live together once again in former or newly built umudugudus (villages). Haunted by their past and fearing an uncertain future, how is life together, when your neighbour is the one who killed your family?

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Vukovar(s)

 

Vukovar(s)

Vukovar(ët)

 

by TIMOTHÉE DEMEILLERS

 

There are some towns that no one hears about, that no one ever mentions, that no one even knows exists. Then, one day, the same town suddenly appears in the global conscience, on the television, on the Internet, in casual conversation, its name repeated by military officers above a map marked in red and by media eager for the next juicy event to beam into people’s homes. Vukovar is one of those towns, for the worse.

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Wild Flower

 

Wild Flower

Lulja e egër

 

by FATHIA BAZI

 

A 77 year old burrnesha recounts her life story as she spends her last summer with her sheep.

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Brave bunch Children of Warsaw Uprising

 

Brave bunch Children of Warsaw Uprising

Grupi i fëmijëve të guximshëm të Revoltës së Varshavës

 

by TOMASZ STANKIEWICZ

 

The Uprising through children’s eyes. When the Warsaw Uprising started in 1944, thousands of children lived in the city. Brave Bunch is about those who survived. A hybrid documentary by Tomas Stankiewicz tells a story of heroic and tragic 63-day struggle to liberate Warsaw from Nazi Germany occupation during World War II from a child’s perspective.

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End of the World

 

End of the World

Fundi i botës

 

by Monika Pawluczuk

 

The End of the World is an intimate, creative and very immensely visual documentary where couple of stories weave into one narrative during one night. In a big city, many people are joined in one need - troubled by loneliness, they want to talk to someone. Some of them call an emergency number 112, even if it’s not really necessary, others call the radio.

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Housewarming

 

Housewarming

Festa e shtëpisë së re

 

by Amir BORENSTEIN, Effi WEISS

 

In a dystopian landscape of deserted half-built houses in Albania, a new mythology is in the making. An odyssey in an opposite direction, from the full to the empty, from excess to lack.

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Jovica and his teeth

 

Jovica and his teeth

Jovica dhe dhëmbët e tij

 

by TANJA BRZAKOVIC

 

Jovica (19) lives in Kosovo, in Serbian enclave, in village situated in the mountains. His family: 11 brothers and sister, mother and father, live on the social help and child allowance. With cutting and selling the logs Jovica can’t contribute a lot to the improvement of their life standard. This is why he has to find better job.

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Show all this to the world

 

Show all this to the world

Le ta shohë e gjithë bota

 

by ANDREA DEAGLIO

 

It all started in June 2015 at the Franco-Italian border, on the Mediterranean coast. A group of African migrants is denied entrance into France and position themselves on the rocks by the seaside just inside Italy. They have become the symbol of Europe’s border crisis.

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Time Simply Passes

 

Time Simply Passes

Koha kalon

 

by TY FLOWERS

 

Time Simply Passes is a film about James Joseph Richardson, an orange picker in Florida who was wrongfully convicted of murdering his seven children in 1967.

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Varya

 

Varya

Varia

 

by ALIONA POLUNINA

 

When AlionaPolunina tries to shoot a film about the Russian-Ukrainian war she meets Varya, a simple Moscow mathematics teacher with frizzy grey hair, naive eyes, health sandals, plastic bags and a notebook.

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Wedding: A Film

 

Wedding: A Film

Kujtimet e dasmës

 

by MOHAMMADREZA FARZAD

 

On the verge of divorce, the filmmaker decides to re-watch his wedding footage with the impossible mission of tracing back the break up to the happy ceremony. Now he is editing his documentary made about Iranian wedding films with her ex-wife as editor.

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