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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...
Thursday, 13 December 2018
Animation (official selection - TIFF 2017)
AIRPORT

Switzerland | 2017 | 10’

Airports - the pinnacle of modern society, places where the limits of borders, security and tolerance are constantly tested. While for some the journey starts, for others it abruptly ends.

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CHILL AND SHIVERING

Hong Kong | 2016 | 10’

When addiction makes you forget the precious things you have lost ... At the right time, right place ... Even for a cold rainy night ... Enough to recover what you have lost from your addiction.

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IN EXILE

Moldova | 2016 | 11’

In Exile is the story of a boy who lives with his grandmother in an Eastern European village. His parents are both working abroad, so the boy is left to his own devices. He fills his time by playing in an abandoned shed on the river bank. Inside the shed he toils away at a mysterious project - a powerful ‘flying machine’ that would take him to his parents. This project keeps him going, until one day he makes an unexpected friend who needs his care and protection.

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NOTHING HAPPENS

Denmark | 2017 | 12’

It’s freezing cold in the city suburbs. Yet some people are gathering. I watch them form a row across the horizon. We are all waiting for something to happen. But nothing does… We have gathered to witness an event. To participate in being seen. The spectacle of watching and being watched.

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ROUND TRIP MARY

Macedonia | 10’

In a small village a young cowgirl is rounding up her cattle and preparing herself for a trip to the town. On her way there she meets different people in different sceneries. In the town she is attracted by the cinema building and the film posters. The girl enters the cinema for the first time…

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THE BRIDGE OVER THE RIVER

Switzerland | 2016 | 6’

A man on a bridge, separated from the love of his life. Wanting to be with her one last time, he decides to go and seek her in the hereafter.

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WHERE HAVE THE FLOWERS GONE

China | 2016 | 7’

A piggy pursuing dream in the big factory but in reality all efforts seemed powerless and even killed himself.

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AND THE MOON STANDS STILL

Belarus | 2017 | 11’

The presence of the moon affects all under its glow. The film explores the lunar cycle and the energies invoked by its radiance.

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CONFINED

Italy | 2016 | 11’

Sicily, fascist period. A shadow show performer is confined in an island with a lighthouse because during one of his show he uses his art to make fun of Mussolini. A fortuitous event along with his art will redeem him from loneliness and captivity.

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LIGHT SIGHT

Iran | 2016 | 8’

M.E., the imprisoned character in a room is attracted to a hanging light and tries to catch it. But the room itself becomes an obstacle on his way.

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OUR WONDERFUL NATURE – THE COMMON CHAMELEON

Germany | 2016 | 4’

The feeding habits of the common cameleon as never seen before.

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SAND

Netherlands | 2017 | 5’

You get up at five, eat your vitamins, take some water with your coffee, work for a few hours, eat your omegas and flavonoids, work a little more, get some exercise and then take a shower.

But don’t bother trying to wash the sand out of your hair.

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THE SCARLET WHALE

Colombia | 2017 | 15’

A whale hunter loses his family and at the same time he suffers a transformation that makes him into a whale, suffering regret for the acts performed try out his human consciousness.

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WISHING BOX

USA | 2017 | 6’

The pirate Derek and his sidekick monkey after years sailing, finally found a treasure box, and this box is a magic box can make your wishes come true.

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BYSTANDER

Iran | 2017 | 8’

An old man is living with a window on in front of his eyes. He sees a cold black and white and fragile world from behind the window. But the window was not always there while he was a young active participant of a big revolution...

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FRAMED

Italy | 2017 | 7’

Framed is a noir animated short-film, which investigates the role of the individual in society. In an anonymous police station, F.K. asks the Law for help in the attempt to report the abuses he has been through: his birth, his formation, his forced work. He will end up stuck in an endless nightmare.

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MANIVALD

Estonia | 2017 | 13’

Manivald, a fox, is turning 33. Overeducated, unemployed and generally uninspired, he lives with his overbearing, retired mother and spends his days learning piano while she makes his coffee and washes his socks. It is an easy life, but not a good one. Their unhealthy co-dependence is about to collapse when the washing machine breaks down and Toomas, a sexy and adventurous wolf repairman, arrives to fix it, and them.

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PET MAN

Iran | 2017 | 5’

A Story about an animal dealer gone asleep in his shop and had a nightmare finding himself caught in an animal cage, then escaped to seek rescues for animals but every time faced with an obstacle... At last, He awoke from the nightmare but still feeling himself surrounded with ambiguity and fear of those animals.

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STARS

USA | 2017 | 5’

Grandpa and grandson street sellers sell stars in a town near the shore. One night, they run out of the stars…

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THE SERVANT

Iran | 2017 | 9’

A bug becomes a servant, but who is the master?

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