albanian competition jury
Zamir Kokonozi
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After his undergraduate film studies in Bucharest, Romania, Zamir completed his education with a Master’s degree in film production at Chapman University, California USA. Since then, he has been working continuously on short movies, features, documentaries and commercials as a cinematographer and director. Some of these projects such as : Plain Us, Knock Knock, Pe Aripile Vinului, The Moment have been selected in several film festivals in USA and Europe. Also, Zamir teaches cinematography and photography at the University of Arts for 3 years.

Iris Elezi
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Albanian born Iris Elezi studied film theory and criticism, anthropology and women's studies in UNL, before completing her film production studies at the Tisch School of the Arts -NYU  in 2001. Collective memory and the preoccupations of time are some of the essential inquiries underlying her work. Her editing and directing skills on the award-winning six-part documentary series UNDER CONSTRUCTION (2007) resulted in Amnesty International “Films That Matter” selection for the episode DISPOSABLE HEROES. Iris Elezi continues to live and work in the Albanian capital of Tirana where she teaches film analysis at the Academy of Film and Multimedia Marubi. She's currently in preparation of her first feature length film, BOTA.

Andi Deliana
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Left Albania for France in the early 1990s and late 90-s immigrated to Canada. He enrolled at the Université de Montréal earning a degree in cinema. He worked on several short films in Montreal, as cameraman and director, including a a short experimental work entitled La Reception. He returned to the US and worked on independent films and big budget commercials. His arrival in New York gave him the chance to work in major commercial productions and films such as Feliz Navidad, Dough Boys, Sound Gun as well as in off-Broadway projects. Now he lives between USA and Albania developing several projects for film and television.


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