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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
Feature (official selection - TIFF 2011)
A trip

Director: Nejc Gazvoda

Title in English: A trip
Original title: Izlet

2011/ Slovenia/ HDV/ 85’/ Feature/ Colour

CREDITS
Script: Nejc Gazvoda; Photography: Marko Brdar; Editing: Nejc Gazvoda, Janez Lapajne; Music: New Wave Syria; Sound: Julij Zornik; Leading actors: Nina Rokovec, Jure Henghan, Luka Cimpric; Producer: Aleś Pavlin

Synopsis:
Three best friends go on a trip to the seaside, just like they did in high school, but they are not kids anymore. Gregor is a soldier who is being sent on a mission to Afghanistan. Živa is going to study abroad. Andrej is their gay friend who hates everything, himself included. When they arrive, they get drunk. One by one, secrets are revealed. Their friendship is put to the test.

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Marathon Boy

Director:  Gemma Atwal

Title in English:  Marathon Boy
Original title:  Marathon Boy

2010/ India/ HD/ 98’ /  Documentary/ Colour

CREDITS
Script:  Gemma Atwal; Photography:  Matt Norman; Editing:  Peter Haddon; Animation:  Ben Foley; Music:  Garry Hughes; Leading actors:  Budhia Singh & Biranchi Das; Producer:  Matt Norman

Synopsis:
A coach and a slum boy united by a dream. Divided by the world. MARATHON BOY is the story of a four-year-old boy who is plucked from the slums of India by his coach and trained to become India's greatest runner, but what starts as a real Slumdog Millionaire turns into the stuff of film noir: a tale of greed, envy and broken dreams.

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Mindfulness And Murder

Director: Tom Waller

Title in English:  Mindfulness And Murder
Original title: Sop-Mai-Ngiab

2010/ Thailand/ HD/ Fiction/ 90’/ Colour


CREDITS
Script:  Nick Wilgus; Photography:  Wade Muller; Editing:  Sawit Prasertphan;
Music: Olivier Lliboutry ; Sound:  Richard Hocks; Leading actors: Vithaya Pansringarm, Way Prinya, Charina Sirisinha; Producer:  Michael Pritchett

Synopsis:
When a boy is murdered in the grounds of a Buddhist monastery in Bangkok, the police do little to solve the crime, leaving Father Ananda - a former homicide detective - to investigate the murder. With the help of his temple boy Jak, Ananda travels the canals of the city to unravel the clues and catch the killer.

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The Artifice

Director:  Jose Enrique March

Title in English:  The Artifice
Original title:  El Artificio

2011/ Spain/ HD/ 88’/ Feature/ Colour

CREDITS
Script:  Pablo Peris; Photography:  Paco Belda; Editing:  Manuel Calvo; Music:  Various Artist; Sound:  Jose Serrador; Leading actors:  Enrique Belloch, Maria Jose Peris, Paco Martinez Novell, Iñaki Miramon, Jose Galotto, Cesar Tormo; Producer:  Jose Enrique March

Synopsis:
What if a filmmaker's mind begins to lose?
What if he does not distinguish between reality and fiction?
All mirrors always have two sides.

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The Vanishing

Director:  Adam Uryniak

Title in English:  The Vanishing
Original title:  Zniknięcie

2011/ Poland/ HD/ 71’/ Fiction/ Colour

CREDITS
Script:  Paweł Labe; Photography:  Adam Uryniak; Music: Piotr Skorupski;
Sound:  Krzysztof Nowak; Leading actors:  Michał Chołka, Katarzyna Zawiślak-Dolny, Przemysław Chojęta, Kornelia Trawkowska; Producer:  Adam Uryniak

Synopsis:
Calm and safe world of Michal Kunicki collapsed with disappearance of his wife and son. Solving the mystery of their vanishing becomes obsession that completely ruins his life.

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Hot Hot Hot

Director:  Beryl Koltz

Title in English:  Hot Hot Hot
Original title:  Hot Hot Hot

2010/  Luxembourg/ 93’/ Fiction/ Colour

CREDITS

Script:  Beryl Koltz; Photography: Jako Raybaut;  Editing:  Amine Jaber; Music: André Dziezuk; Sound: Taher Pishvaei; Leading actors: Rob Stanley, Joanna Scanlan, Gary Cady, Amber Doyle, Angela Bain, Wendy Kweh, Jane Goddard, Bentley Kalu, Leila Anaïs Schaus; Producer: Claude Waringo


Synopsis:

Ferdinand is a long-standing employee at Fish Land, the aquatic centre within the globalised leisure complex "Worlds Apart". He's a small, bald forty year-old, and a solitary, anxious introvert, entirely devoted to his passion for fish. But Ferdinand's obsessive little existence is turned upside down the day Fish Land closes down for six months of renovation. He is transferred to another section of "Worlds Apart", the Finnish-Turkish Delight spa, entirely geared towards the pleasure of saunas and steam rooms. Ferdinand is suddenly thrown into a world of nudity, sensuality, relaxation and letting go... In short, everything he could possibly be afraid of! HOT HOT HOT is the belated journey of initiation of an inhibited little man, who slowly but surely learns to open up to the pleasures of life. It paints a colourful yet sensitive picture of a world caught between artificiality and authenticity, between norm and peculiarity. It is a film on the body, on nudity and love, and on accepting one's difference.

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Maternity Blues

Director:  Fabrizio Cattani

Title in English: Maternity Blues
Original title:   Maternity Blues

2011/  Italy/ Red/ 93’/ Fiction/ Colour

CREDITS
Script:  Fabrizio Cattani, Grazia Verasani; Photography:  Francesco Carini; Editing:  Paola Freddi; Music:  Paolo Vivaldi; Sound:  Francesco Liotard; Leading Actors:  Andrea Osvart, Monica Birladeanu, Chiara Martegiani, Marina Pennafina, Daniele Pecci; Producer:  Elisabetta Olmi

Synopsis:
Four different women, but bound by a common guilt: the infanticide. Inside a judicial psychiatric hospital, they spend their time expiating a sentence which is mainly inner: the sense of guilt for a gesture what has made useless their existence. From the confessions, born a comfort that doesn’t completely succeed to alleviate the suffering, but that makes appear these women, like innocent guilty.

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Punk's Not Dead

Director:  Vladimir Blazevski

Title in English:  Punk's Not Dead
Original title:  Pankot ne e mrtov

2011/ Macedonia/ 16mm super/104’/ Fiction/ Colour

CREDITS
Script:  Vladimir Blazevski; Photography:  Dimo Popov; Editing:  Blago ja Nedelkovski; Music:  Aleksandar Pejovski; Sound:  Atanas Georgiev; Leading actors:  Jordan Simonov, Kamka Tocinovski, Toni Mihajlovski, Xhevdet Jashari, Kiril Pop Hristov, Ratka Radmanovic, Vladimir Tuliev;
Producer:  Darko Popov

Synopsis:
Protagonists of this black-comedy are punks who deliberately remained at the margins in muddy times of Macedonian transition. The routine of their outsider’s survival is disturbed by an offer to make a reunion of their one-time cult punk band and play at some bizarre “multi-cultural-happening”, which is to prove the false image of Macedonia as a land with relaxed ethnic tensions. This is the first Macedonian film treating the problem of increasing serious nationalism in the country.

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The Qandil Mountains

Director: Taha Karimi

Title in English:  The Qandil Mountains
Original title:  Kwystani Qandil

2010/ Iraq/ HD/ 86’/ Fiction/ Colour

CREDITS
Script:  Taha Karimi; Photography: Kaywan Yousefi; Editing:  Mohammad Reza Vatandoost; Music: Fardin Khalatbari; Sound: Taher Pishvaei; Leading actors:  Dr. Ghotbedin Sadeghi Jomerd Qareman Awnadin Mariwani; Producer:  Kurdistan Rogional Government (Krg)

Synopsis:
The borders of Iran, Turkey, and Iraq meet at a region called the Qandil Mountains. It’s been years that the soldiers of these three countries have been fighting the Kurdish peshmergas (Kurdish life-staker combatants) in the Qandil Mountains. The soldiers all say they must be aggressive. The Kurdish peshmergas say they have no way other than to be aggressive. So far, over ten thousand people have been killed and about a thousand more have gone missing in these mountains.

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