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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...
Sunday, 28 May 2017
Fiction (official selection - TIFF 2011)
At Home

Director:  Nenad Mikalacki

Title in English: At Home
Original title: Zu hause

2011/ Germany/ 35mm/ 19’/ Fiction/ Colour

CREDITS
Script:  Felix Wernitz and Nenad Mikalacki; Photography:  Tudor Mircea;
Editing:  Andreas Schultz; Music:  Sebastian Fisher; Sound:  Phillip Sellier; Leading actors:  Angelika Bender, Burak Yigit, Darko Ninic; Producer:  Nenad Mikalacki

Synopsis:
An elderly lady goes from Germany to Eastern Europe to find and visit the house of her childhood. Parallely, two deported boys, now back in Serbia, are trying to survive in totally different living conditions. They say that they can help her find this house

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Basement

Director: Arian Mustafa

Title in English: Basement
Original title: Bodrumi

2011/ Kosovo/ HD/ 23’08’’/ Fiction/ Colour

 

CREDITS

Script: Arian Mustafa; Editing: Latif Hasolli; Leading actors: Hazir Sh. Haziri, Lulzim Guhelli, Albulena Bardhi; Producer: H&H- Arian Mustafa


Synopsis:

The story takes place during the time of the last war in Kosovo, within the basement of a house, which turns out to be the home of a Serbian policeman. He holds isolated an Albanian doctor called Agron. Agron`s only goal is escaping from the basement and joining his family. But he will be faced with staggering psychological challenges from the Serbian policeman who keeps Agron within the basement through violence, for a very special reason, the birth of the baby from his woman, who discovered the very end with the truth about the bitter fate of Agron.

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Black Line

Director:  Anna Gigante

Title in English:  Black Line
Original title:  Linea Nigra

2010/ Italy/ 35mm/ 15’/ Fiction/ Colour

CREDITS
Script:  Anna Gigante; Photography:  Pasquale Mari; Editing:  Jacopo Quadri; Sound:  Fabio Felici; Leading actors:  Anna Gigante, Ivan Franek, Patrice Bricaire; Producer:  Mario Mazzarotto

Synopsis:

A house immersed in nature. A five-year-old boy’s clothing draped on a clothes line. A tiny table where the child draws; his blue bike. A woman so pregnant she is days away from giving birth.

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Daschka

Director:  Ludwig Löckinger

Title in English:  Daschka
Original title:  Daschka

2011/ Austria/ HD/ 16’/ Fiction/ Colour

CREDITS
Script: Florian Brüggler;  Photography:  Oliver Schneider; Editing:  Alarich Lenz; Sound:  Claus Benischke ; Leading actors: Maria Fliri, Andreas Puehringer, Gottfried Neuner; Producer:  Danja Katzer

Synopsis:

During a walk, a man witnesses a car crash which remains unexplained. In the car, he does not find any driver but an inanimate child. Insprired by Sigmund Freud’s 'The Interpretation of Dreams.

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Glasgow

Director:  Piotr Subbotko

Title in English:  Glasgow
Original title: Glasgow

2010/ Poland/ HD/ 30’/ Fiction/ Colour

CREDITS
Script: Piotr Subbotko; Photography:  Wojciech Staroń; Editing:  Agnieszka Glińska;
Animation:  Zbyszek Ugielski; Music:  Krzysztof Ścierański; Sound:  Małgorzata Staroń; Leading actors:  Rafał Garnecki, Sandra Korzeniak, Zygmunt Malanowicz, Aneta Thuong Majchrzak, Adam Graczyk, Filip Garbacz, Jowita Budnik, Marcin Tyrol; Producer:  Katarzyna Ślesicka

Synopsis:
„Glasgow” is the story of a 12-year-old boy Damian, who is convinced that his father is a well-known football player in the club Celtic Glasgow. During the holidays, the boy tries to earn enough money to afford a trip to Scotland, so he helps a retired man Miecio in household repairs. He falls in love with a 15-year-old pregnant girl Monika, wants to take care of her child and take both of them to a better world.

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Home

Director: Kast Hasa

Title in English: Home
Original title: Home

2011/ USA/ DVCAM/ 13’07’’/ Fiction

CREDITS
Script:  Kast Hasa; Photography:  Royald Elezaj; Editing:  Kast Hasa; Music:  Kast Hasa; Sound:  Elvis Ikonomi; Leading actors:  Nikolla Lena, Klevis Bega; Producer: Kast Hasa;

Synopsis:
An Albanian family prepares for the homecoming of their son who had gone overseas in search of a better life. His arrival unexpectedly marks the beginning of a new and difficult chapter in their lives.

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Jam today

Director: Simon Ellis

Title in English: Jam today
Original title: Jam today

2011/ UK/ Red/ 14’35’’/ Fiction/ Colour

CREDITS
Script:  Simon Ellis; Photography:  David Procter; Editing:  Simon Ellis; Sound:  James Ian Gray; Leading actors:  Oliver Woollford, Jonny Phillips, Helen Barford; Producer:  Jonas Blanchard

Synopsis:
Impatient to grow and become a man, eleven year-old Robert is stuck on a boating holiday with only his parents and his curiosity for company.

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Lin

Director: Piers Thompson

Title in English: Lin
Original title: Lin

2010/ UK/ HD/ 25’/ Fiction/ Colour

CREDITS
Script:  Piers Thompson; Photography:  Alexander Krumov; Editing:  David Wigram;
Sound:  Doug Haywood; Leading actors:  Lin Clifton, Vesela Kazakova, Alexandar Lubenov Iliev, Valeri Kyrorlinski; Producer: Piers Thompson

Synopsis:
A woman arrives at a port town in an unknown country at dawn. Her recounted stories begin to contradict themselves as she travels across the landscape. She is searching for something, a shape or a structure, which we are not even sure exists. Along the road she is eventually forced into initiating the process of self-reckoning. As her artifice begins to fall away she finds herself continuing her journey but now with a sense of resolution.

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Out of erasers

Director: Erik Rosenlund

Title in English:  Out of erasers
Original title:  Sudd

2011/ Sweden/ HD/ 15’/ Fiction/ B&W

CREDITS

Script:  Erik Rosenlund; Photography:  Jonas Rudström; Editing:  Erik Rosenlund;
Music:  Martin Willert; Sound:  Seamus Deivert; Leading actors:  Frida Jansdotter, Björn Söderbäck; Producer:  Daniel Wirtberg

Synopsis:
As the world transforms, you´re the last one to find out.

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Shades of Beige

Director: Aimee Powell

Title in English: Shades of Beige
Original title: Shades of Beige

2010/ UK/ 35mm/ 16’/ Fiction/ Colour

CREDITS
Script:  Aimee Powell; Photography:  Luke Bryant; Editing:  Matthew McKinnon;  Music:  Paul Lambert; Sound:  David Pringle; Leading actors:  Michelle Dockery, Edward Hogg;  Producer:  Aimee Powell and Ian Beaumont

Synopsis:
Jodie (Michelle Dockery) and her brother Brian (Edward Hogg) have shared an unusually close bond since their infancy but when he is convicted of child abuse it begins to unravel. The fragmented narrative jumps between the comforting world of their past and their struggle to salvage their lost idyll.

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Sunny boy

Director: Jane Gull

Title in English: Sunny boy
Original title: Sunny boy

2011/ UK/ HD/ 11’14’’/ Fiction/ Colour

CREDITS
Script: Jane Gull; Photography: Justin Brown; Editing: Benjamin Gerstein; Music: Audio Network; Sound: Bennet Maples; Leading actors: Darren Kent, Lewis Nicolas,  Tara Hodge, Vanessa Goodliffe, Michael Arbin, Anton Stevens, Jo Wickham, Amber Streamer; Producer: Emma Curtis

Synopsis:
Danny and his overprotective father live in a world of darkness. The boy has a rare skin condition that prevents him from being a regular teenager.

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The elevator

Director: Burbuqe Berisha

Title in English: The elevator
Original title: Ashensori

2010/ Kosova/ 27’/ Fiction/ Colour

CREDITS
Script: Burbuqe Berisha; Photography: Saimir Karahoda; Editing: Agron Vula;
Music: IlirOs; Leading actors: Donat Qosja, Xhevdet Jashari, Fatmir Spahiu, Rabije Kryeziu, Kumrie Hoxha, Albulena Kryeziu, Vedat Haxhiislami, Annamorea Tjara Nixha, Bek Llolluni; Producer: Burbuqe Berisha, Shkumbin Istrefi

Synopsis:
The story takes place in an apartment building, where the main character - a writer - encounters different kinds of odd and noisy characters that interfere with his ability to create. Frustrated, the writer resorts to cutting power in the whole building, disabling the elevator. However, the residents now resort to other ways of making their incessant noise. Finally, the writer decides to close the building, so nobody can move.

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The sound of rain

Director:  Jalal Saedpanah

Title in English: The sound of rain
Original title:  Sedaye Baran

2011/ Iran/ Dvcam/ 26’/ Fiction/ Colour

CREDITS
Script:  Jalal Saedpanah; Photography: Amir Alivaisi; Editing:  Loghman Sokhanvar;
Sound: Farid Sedaghat ; Leading actors:  Farshid Gavili Musa Faizi;
Producer: Documentary & Experimental Film Center

Synopsis:
Yadi Is Cage maker & he live alone in up of the Roof in his cabin. He train some birds. Young Mongolia boy loves yadi's birds but yadi keep him away from the birds. finally one day he presonid in his cabin, During the challenge with the boy...

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Vanishing

Director:  Bartosz Kruhlik

Title in English:  Vanishing
Original title:  Znikniecie

2011/ Poland/ HD/ 20’/ Fiction/ Colour

CREDITS
Script:  Bartosz Kruhlik; Photography:  Daniel Wawrzyniak; Editing:  Grzegorz Szczepaniak; Music:  Andrzej Strzemzalski; Sound: Marcin Bulus-Trando; Leading actors:  Sylwia Juszczak, Adam Sobinski, Kuba Lisiak;
Producer:  PWSFTViT

Synopsis:
Housing estate. 35-year-old Iwona takes care of the house during her husband’s absence. She tries to make up with her son Michal and at night spends her time all alone. One day, Michal doesn’t come back home for the night. None of his friends now where he is. The husband doesn’t answer the phone.

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Baby

Director:  Daniel Mulloy

Title in English: Baby
Original title:  Baby

2010/ UK/ 35mm/ 25’/ Fiction/ Colour

CREDITS
Script:  Daniel Mulloy; Photography:  Lol Crawley; Editing:  Dan Robinson; Music:  Alexander Balanescu, Benny Di Massa; Sound:  Sam Auguste, Victoria Franzan;
Leading actors:  Arta Dobroshi, Daniel Kaluuya; Producer:  Ohna Falby

Synopsis:
A young woman intervenes when she witnesses men mugging a girl. Now one of them won't leave her alone.

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Bird Poop

Director: Mishel Koçiu

2011/ Canada-USA/AVCHD/ 29'19"/ Fiction/ Colour, B&W

Title in Eglish: Bird Poop
Title in Albanian: Glasa

CREDITS:
Script: Herion Mustafaraj & Mishel Koçiu; Photography: Mishel Koçiu; Editing: Sibora Kokonozi; Original Music and Performer: Elton Deda;
Sound Department: Ing. Erjon Zaloshonja, Ivi Abazi; Set Decoration: Altin Matheo Rizi; Leading actors: Herion Mustafaraj, Nikolin Gjoklaj; Cast: Kristen Lucas, Evis Kurti, Flint Beverage, Praq Rado, Dea Spiro and Tina; Producer: Mishel Koçiu, Herion Mustafaraj; Special Thanks: Ministry of Communication, Bujar Kokonozi, Driton Sahiti, Elvis Themeli, Andis Gjoni, FDNY & NYPD.

Synopsis:
Harry a reputed financial adviser, comes back home unexpectedly and catches his wife and her lover in his bed. Nick a real estate developer and pathological gambler, with many suicide attempts behind him, wants to kill himself once again, after a new loss of $2 millions on a horse race bet. They are both in the crossroads of their lives when they meet in the streets of New York just minutes before Harry being involved in a tragic accident. Nick regains control of his life and helps Harry back to life. He offer a job to Harry as a doorman in his building. Harry faces his new life, full of irrational fears and paranoia. And the blame is on the BIRD POOP!

 

 
Blondie

Director:  Laura Bispuri

Title in English:  Blondie
Original title: Biondina

2010/ Italy/ 16mm Super/ 10’/ Fiction/ Colour

CREDITS

Script:  Laura Bispuri, Filippo Bologna; Photography:  Vladan Radovic;
Editing:  Andrea Maguolo; Music:  Nando di Cosimo; Sound:  Gianluca Scarlata, Ignazio Vellucci; Leading actors:  Anita Caprioli, Anna Celeste Cuppone;
Producer:  Andrea De Micheli

Synopsis:
In a powerfully evocative landscape the conflict between Blondie, a constantly escaping girl, and her mum, who asks her to be a bit tidier, takes place. Blondie fights with her and with school, proposing her own world once more. She helps people in need and destroys those rules that don't fit her, till her mother gets close to her in a sort of ballet which makes them similar and partners at last.

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Dissection of a storm

Director: Julio Soto

Title in English: Dissection of a storm
Original title: Diseccion de una tormenta

2010/ Spain/ Red/ 18’/ Fiction/ Colour

CREDITS
Script: Julio Soto& Alfonso De La Puente; Photography: Alvaro Martin Blanco; Editing: Julio Soto; Music: Rafael Arnau; Sound: Jinglebox; Leading actors: Cristina Piaget; Producer: Adriana Malfatti

Synopsis:
A woman called D, seeks shelter from a tormenting past in a sanatorium in the middle of the mountains. The obsession she runs away from is death. But death has taken for her an unusual shape: her own hair. In the sanatorium she will get to know the Director and the other patients who all share the same obsession for hair. The arrival of a powerful storm will begin to surface the fear of past memories and the inmates prepare for the storm's final assault.  Will this storm be the cure that everyone is seeking or will it, on the other hand, bring the destruction that D anticipated?

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Greetings From Prishtina

Director:  Petrit Domi

Title in English: Greetings From Prishtina
Original title:  Përshendetje nga Prishtina

2011/ Kosovo/ HD/ 9’/ Fiction/ Colour

CREDITS
Script:  Rrahman Fetahu & Petrit Domi; Photography:  Petrit Domi; Editing:  Patrik Domi; Music:  Visar Kuqi; Sound:  Patrik Domi; Leading actors:  Rrahman Fetahu; Producer:  Petrit Domi & Rrahman Fetahu

Synopsis:
By understanding the new reality in a postwar Kosovo, a young serbian, disappointed of his former political leaders decides to retaliate against those he loved the most ... In a depressed, drunk and chaotic situation……. he finds the unique way to revenge.

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Hope

Director: Pedro Pires

Title in English: Hope
Original title: Hope

2011/Canada/ HD/ 11’/ Fiction/ Colour

CREDITS
Script:  Pedro Pires; Photography:  Pedro Pires; Editing:  Pedro Pires; Music:  Robert M. Lepage; Sound:  Bernard Gariepy Strobl; Leading actors:  Bill Croft, Lucas Silveira, Vincent D'abrouzze; Producer:  Phoebe Greenberg

Synopsis:
The fragmented violence of war seen through the eyes of a General on his deathbed. A mind accustomed to a life on the battlefield surrenders to a stream of consciousness, mixing death, brutality, and finally, one last gesture of hope. The film is based on the award winning play Jimmy, créature de rêve by Marie Brassard.

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Journey Of No Return - Last Stop Frankfurt Airport

Director:  Güclü Yaman

Title in English:  Journey Of No Return - Last Stop Frankfurt Airport
Original title: Reise ohne Rückkehr - Endstation Frankfurter Flughafen

2010/ Germany/ HDTV/ 25’/ Fiction/ Colour

CREDITS
Script: Güclü Yaman; Photography:  Susanne Dzeik, Ben Mergelsberg; Editing:  Güclü Yaman; Sound:  Güclü Yaman; Leading actors:  Aljoscha Zinflou, Christian Wewerka, Ali Bulgan, Marcel Miller, Michel Keller, Yüksel Yolcu, Jean- Theo Jost, Christian Kahrmann, Claudia Daseking, Sonja Kerskes, Ivan Anderson, Carsten Lepper, Florian Klein,Belinde Ruth Stieve, Meriem Sahra Userli, Andrea Rea Kurmann, Mehmet Kilic; Producer:  Güclü Yaman

Synopsis:
This film is based on the true story of a Sudanese refugee, Aamir Ageeb. He wanted to report the theft of his jacket to the police. But at the police station everything goes completely different to what he imagined. He was labeled as a illegal person. His journey has already begun.

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My Bow Breathing

Director:  Enrico Maria Artale

Title in English:  My Bow Breathing
Original title:  Il respiro dell'arco

2011/ Italy/ 35mm/ 10’/ Fiction/ Colour

CREDITS
Script:  Enrico Maria Artale; Photography:  Luca Frondoni; Editing:  Paolo Landolfi;
Music:  Gherardo Chelazzi; Sound:  Paolo Testa; Leading actors:  Giulia bertinelli, Roberto Antonelli, Michele Botrugno, Germano Gentile, Nicola Canal, Gianluca Vicari; Producer:  Csc Production

Synopsis:
A girl tries to attune her breathing to the movements of her bow, arrow after arrow. But her sporting talent hides her need to retrieve a primitive, violent instinct, an archetype.

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Overture

Director:  Dan Sachar

Title in English:  Overture
Original title:  Overture

2011/ Israel/ HD/ 30’/ Fiction/ Colour

CREDITS
Script:  Kai Mark, Dan Sachar; Photography:  Hagai BenKuzari; Editing:  Alon Hershkowitc; Music:  Dror Shiman; Sound: Dror Shiman; Leading actors: Miko Ben Porat, Nili Sachar;  Producer:  Guy Lahav

Synopsis:
The abstract story about a lone survivor lost in a dying world. A man struggles to connect pieces from his daily scavenging routine and bits from his repressed memory. When a woman appears in his desolate forest world, she's intent on making him face his past and consequent fate.

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Snowbound

Director:  Alexis Fortier-Gauthier

Title in English:  Snowbound
Original title:  Dans la neige

2011/ Canada/ 35mm/ 15’/ Fiction/ Colour

CREDITS
Script:  Geneviève Simard; Photography:  Philippe Roy; Editing:  Nicolas Roy;
Music:   Sébastien Tremblay; Sound:  Martyne Morin,  Patrice Leblanc; Leading actors: Ariane Legault,  Amélie Dallaire, Christopher Parent; Producer:  Mathieu Denis

Synopsis:
Vicky, 13, her figure stuck between childhood and adolescence, secretly bears a heavy burden. When her mother discovers the nature of her troubles, Vicky takes an unsettling decision, in a desperate attempt to reclaim the childhood she has already lost…

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Teardrop

Director:  Damian John Harper

Title in English:  Teardrop
Original title: Teardrop

2011/ Germany/ 16mm/ 15’/ Fiction/ Colour

CREDITS
Script:  Damian John Harper; Photography:  Friede Clausz; Editing:  Lena Hatebur; Animation:  René Doner; Music:  Tina Rupp; Sound:  Gregor Bonse; Leading actors:  Neal Kodinsky Damion Omar Lee Connor J Smith Julio Cesar Pérez Neev Bar-David Ron "Necro" Braunstein Glenn Fleary Justin Harris De-Anne Dawkins Vito Baltrusaitis; Producer:  The University of Film and TV "Konrad Wolf"

Synopsis:
One afternoon Dan is brutally jumped by a gang in his neighborhood. The leader of Dans crew demands that he murder his punisher and earn his official "membership" into the crew: a teardrop tattoo under his eye. Dan stands at the most important crossroads in his life. Will he go through with the killing?

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The father

Director:  David Easteal

Title in English: The father
Original title: The father

2011/Australia/ 16mm Super/ 16’/ Fiction/ Colour

CREDITS
Script:  David Easteal; Photography: Ari Wegner; Editing:  Peter Sciberras; Sound:  Nick Batterham; Leading actors: John Brumpton, Richard Davies, Finn Woodlock; Producer: David Easteal;

Synopsis:
Haunted by his past, a man searches for forgiveness. Getting it however, may come at a cost.

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The stone on the Shore

Director: Jonada Jashari

Title in English: The stone on the Shore
Original title: The stone on the Shore

2011/USA/ 35mm/ 22’/ Fiction/ Colour

CREDITS

Script: Jonada Jashari; Photography: Yousef Linjawi; Editing: Ericka Concha; Music: Andres de la Torre; Sound: Ericka Concha; Leading actors: Andy Scott Harris, Anna Lodej, Katie Johann; Producer: Amir Zoveini

Synopsis:
The Stone on the Shore dramatizes the triumph of the soul over the pain of grief. It is the story of a twelve- year- old boy whose harmonious life is silenced by the death of his mother. While living with his aunt, the boy is unable to experience emotional release until he finally faces his suffering.

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Wilt

Director:  Daniel Vogelmann

Title in English:  Wilt
Original title:  Welk

2011/ Germany/ HD/ 21’/ Fiction/ Colour

CREDITS
Script:  Lukas Becker, Mathias Brod, Daniel Vogelmann; Photography:  Kaspar Kaven; Editing:  Mario Hirasaka; Music:  Jakob Klotz ; Sound: David Wasielewski;
Leading actors:  Rudolf Waldemar Brem, Léonie Thelen, Maria Pletz; Producer:  Mathias Brod

Synopsis:
They live in a house near the woods. Year after year. He roams the forest, collecting plants. She stays home, smoking pot. Day after day. But they are not alone: something is living in the woods. Something that suddenly enters their lives, appealing and appalling at the same time, dangerous and beautiful. Everything changes.

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Barbakan

Director:  Bartlomiej Zmuda

Title in English:  Barbakan
Original title:  Barbakan

2011/ Poland/ 35mm/ 21’/ Fiction/ Colour

CREDITS
Script:  Lukasz Ludkowski; Photography:  Ernest Wilczynski; Editing:  Weronika Blawut; Music:  Kamil Kopczynski, Marta Kacprzyk; Sound: Ewa Bogusz ;
Leading actors:  Marek Kossakowski,Anna Próchniak,Andrzej Mastalerz,Wojciech Bartoszek; Producer:  Mariola Gawinek

Synopsis:

Based on a true story. Emil B.(21) is coming back home from work In Germany. In Poland, there is Anna (18) waiting for him. Emil’s arrival is supposed to solve their economic problems. Unfortunately, something wrong happens during Emil’s trip. Emil continues his journey anyway - on a train called “Barbakan”. There is still a lot that can happen during the next couple of hours…

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Black And White Rule

Director:  Maya Zack

Title in English:  Black And White Rule
Original title:  Black And White Rule

2011/ Israel/ HD/ 17’/ Fiction/ Colour

CREDITS
Script:  Maya Zack; Photography:  Stanislav Levor; Editing:  Pim Zwier;
Music:  Ophir Leibovitch ; Sound: Gilad Leshem; Leading actors:  Lana Ettinger, Dmitry Paley; Producer:  Dana Kolton

Synopsis:
Black & White Rule video deals with the human attempt to impose order and form onto reality through training and discipline procedures. On an over-sized chess-board two poodle dogs submit to the orders of their trainer while through the use of a Camera-Obscura their actions are being monitored and registered by a clerk in her office located along side the chess-board. At a certain moment the orderly routine is disrupted... a unique visual experience and a homage to the art of drawing.

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Compulsion

Director:  Andrew Mcvicar

Title in English: Compulsion
Original title: Compulsion

2011/ UK/ HDV/ 14’/ Fiction/ Colour

CREDITS
Script:  Andrew McVicar; Photography:  Damien Pawle; Editing:  Ben Wilson;
Sound:  Andy Ludbrook;  Producer:  Samm Haillay

Synopsis:

The first cut is the deepest.

Filmography:
Having spent most of my early life in the Middle East I returned to the North East of England to study Literature & Film. I made a short documentary at a workshop led by Abbas Kiarostami in southern Italy, and then directed a dramatic short titled Breathe For Me. This film premiered at Edinburgh International Film Festival and went on to play many other European festivals. Lamb was my next project, premiering at Encounters and playing Oberhausen, Krakow, Brest and Hamburg amongst other international festivals, gaining the Special Mention of the Jury at Nice Film Festival 2009 and inclusion in Oberhausen?s Best of the Festival DVD selection. I work with Duane Hopkins and Samm Haillay at Third Films, in project development and production of feature film and moving image gallery installation work.

 
Ghost

Director:  Dahci Ma

Title in English:  Ghost
Original title:  Ghost

2011/ South Korea/ HD/ 10’/ Fiction/ Colour

CREDITS
Script:  Dahci Ma; Photography:  Sunhyuk Kim; Editing:  Limpyo Go;
Music:  Youngkyu Jang; Sound:  Myunghoon Jung; Leading actors:  Taeyoung Kang;
Producer:  Jay Jeong

Synopsis:
It is a film about a man hiding out in an empty house. The man, who is chased by police, is caught up in a fantasy with extreme hunger and anxiety. However, what he faces at the end is the darkest side of himself.

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Here, Now And Tomorrow

Director:  Raphael Wallner & Stefan Elsenbruch

Title in English:  Here, Now And Tomorrow
Original title:  Ab Morgen

2010/Germany&Bosnia/ DVCPRO/ 23’30’’/ Fiction/ Colour

CREDITS
Script:  Raphael Wallner & Stefan Elsenbruch; Photography:  Fabian Spang; Editing: Daniel Falk; Music: Philipp F. Koelmel; Sound:  Clemens Becker; Leading actors:  Anno Koehler, Helmfried von Luettichau, Adem Smailhodzic, Sabina Sidro, Andreas Wimberger, Gordana Heyden-Gueli, Florian Puscher, Cosima Lucia Muck, Natalya Nepomnyashcha; Producer: Raphael Wallner & Stefan Elsenbruch

Synopsis:
The story of a man, who buys another man’s life, to save his own. Christoph is critically ill and travels abroad to buy the kidney of a living donor. Lost in a foreign city and totally unknown situation, he finally undergoes the surgery, where the donor is killed by accident. Full of doubts, Christoph is plagued by his bad conscience and the thought of having destroyed another man’s family. A film about conscience, morality and humanity.

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I Wish Someone Were Waiting For Me Somewhere

Director:  Babak Amini

Title in English:  I Wish Someone Were Waiting For Me Somewhere
Original title:  Dost dashtam kasi jai montazeram bashad

2011/ Iran/ HD/ 30’/ Fiction/ Colour

CREDITS
Script:  Babak Amini; Photography:  Ashkan Ashkani; Editing:  Atefeh Khademolreza;
Sound:  Mehrdad; Leading actors:  Bita Saharkhiz, Sima Khezrabadi; Producer:  Sadegh Hosseini

Synopsis:
Maryam, a 26 years old girl, working in an old woman house as a nurse in Tehran, she is living with her cotenant Bahar,. She got the temporary marriage with a son of the old woman but it`s secret and also the man has an official wife and a small daughter. Maryam is pregnant around 3 months but did talk about it to her temporary husband but he knows after 3 months and asks Maryam to abort it but Maryam wants to keep it and their challenge is goes on.

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Just The Three Of Us

Director:  Giampietro Balia

Title in English: Just The Three Of Us
Original title:  Ainult Meie Kolm

2011/ Estonia/ HD/ 29’/ Fiction/ Colour

CREDITS
Script:  Alise Zarina; Photography:  Karlis Jaunzems; Editing:  Giampietro Balia;
Music:  Ivan Cancialosi; Sound:  Indrek Soe; Leading actors:  Jaune Kimmel, Kersti Heinloo, Epp Eespäev, Märten Metsaviir; Producer:  Reinis Kalvins

Synopsis:
Following the death of their father, Liisu and Andres find out they’ve been abandoned in early age by their biological mother. After meeting her for the first time since they can remember, they try to get to know her.

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My Tired Father

Director:  Maya Vitkova

Title in English:  My Tired Father
Original title:  My Tired Father

2011/ Bulgaria/ HD/ 14’/ Fiction/ Colour

CREDITS
Script: Radu Jude, Maya Vitkova; Photography:  Krum Rodriguez; Editing:  Kevork Aslanyan; Sound:  Ivan Andreev; Leading actors:  Daria Vitkova, Anna Vitkova, Emil Vitkov; Producer:  Emil Vitkov, Maya Vitkova

Synopsis:
8-year-old Daria thinks she hears a mouse in the middle of the night. But when she wakes up her father for help, bigger family problems come to light.

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Room

Director: Fernando Franco

Title in English: Room
Original title: Room

2011/ Spain/ 35mm/ 18’/ Fiction/ Colour

CREDITS
Script: Fernando Franco; Photography: Daniel Sosa; Editing: Fernando Franco; Sound: Nacho R. Arenas; Leading actors: Nuria López; Producer: Ferdydurke

Synopsis:
Ana is in the room.

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Steam is steam

Director:  Etienne Desrosiers

Title in English: Steam is steam
Original title: Steam is steam

2011/ Canada/ 35mm/ 11’/ Fiction/ B&W

CREDITS
Script:  Etienne Desrosiers, Thomas Waugh; Photography:  Stefan Ivanov; Editing: Christof Flambard; Music:  Michel Drapeau; Sound:  Luc Mandeville; Leading actors:  Jake McLeod, Shayne Devouges, John Dunn-Hill, Jason Blicker; Producer:  Etienne Desrosiers

Synopsis:
Montreal 1952, teenager Samuel brings his friend Julien to the neighbourhood steam bath for his weekly routine with Dad. Julien’s first time will be a day to remember.

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The child will die

Director: César Esteban Alenda, José Esteban Alenda

Title in English: The child will die
Original title: Matar a un niño

2011/ Spain/ 35mm/ 9’/ Fiction/ Colour

CREDITS
Script: José Esteban Alenda, César Esteban Alenda, Victoria Ruiz; Photography: Tom Connole; Editing: César Esteban Alenda;  Music: Sergio de la Puente; Sound: Javier Cepeda ; Leading actors: Roger Princep, Roger Álvarez, Cristina Marcos, Manolo Solo; Producer: Solita Films

Synopsis:
It is Sunday. A beautiful dawn on a doomed day. At ten o´clock, a happy child is going to die.

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The Hemingway 's Pen

Director:  Renzo Carbonera

Title in English:  The Hemingway 's Pen
Original title:  La penna di Hemingway

2011/Italy/ Digital Beta/ 17’/ Fiction/ Colour

CREDITS
Script:  Renzo Carbonera, Pietro Spirito; Photography:  Luca Coassin; Editing:  Luca Immesi, Giulia Brazzale; Music:  Adriano del Sal, Mauro Zanatto; Sound:  Francesco Morosini; Leading actors:  Christiane Filangieri, Sergio Rubini, Cosimo Cinieri, Francesco Barilli; Producer:  Chiara Valenti Omero

Synopsis:
Life can make you dependent on things and fragile - something Claudia found out when she went back to Lignano following the death of her father - whom she hadn't seen for years - and got caught up in the mystery of a pen that had once belonged to Hemingway.

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The Sunset Of Snail

Director:  Azad Mohammadi

Title in English:  The Sunset Of Snail
Original title:  Ghorobe Halazon

2011/ Iran/ Dvcam/ 18’/ Fiction/ Colour

CREDITS
Script:  Azad Mohammadi; Photography: Mohammad Rasouli ; Editing:  Emad Khodabakhsh; Sound:  Farid Sedaghat; Leading actors:  Pourya Amini Raya Nasiri;
Producer:  Azad Mohammadi

Synopsis:
The janitor of useless automobile garage gets to know a woman...

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You Are Divorced

Director:  George Buzoianu

Title in English:  You Are Divorced
Original title:  Va declar divortati

2010/ Romania/ HDTV/ 22’/ Fiction/ Colour

CREDITS
Script:  George Buzoianu & Alexandra Morariu; Photography:  Alexandru Durac; Editing:  Maxi Pop; Music:  Jerry Lee Lewis; Sound:  Liviu Lupsa; Leading actors:  Radu Gabriel, Marius Florea Vizante, Gianina Corondan, Eduard Haris, Magda Catone;
Producer:  Alexandra Morariu

Synopsis:
The short-feature is picturing (in a comic way) the relationships between women and men as well as the emotional conflicts that inerent show up in a couple. The main characters Nina and Vlad choose to divorce after 25 years of marriage but the financial situation requires them to continue living under the same roof. The hole picture of the family is complet by their daughter, Dana, who is expecting a baby, and their son, Radu, who is in a relationship with an older woman.

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