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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...
Friday, 14 December 2018
Jury Docu Tiff 2015


Saimir Kumbaro
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Saimir Kumbaro has a degree at the Academy of Arts for drama.  He starts working as as/director in 1970 at Kinostudio. He starts directing documentaries and various chronicles. In 1975 he directed with Rikard Ljarja the movie “Rrugicat qe kerkonin diell” which won together with Rikard the best director of the Festival of 1975. He continues in 1977 together with Rikard the movie “Ilegalet”. In 1978, realizes the movie “Concert in 1936”. He continues his career with the movie “Gezhoja e vjeter”. He takes part in the Balkan Festival 1980 in Ljubljana where takes a special mention with the movie “Koncert ne 1936”. He continues with the movie “ Rrethimi i vogel” where he takes the first prize in the Festival of Tirana. In 1993 he was honored by the jury of the festival with the award as the best director for the film “Vdekja e kalit”.  This movie was selected as one of the twelve best films in the competition in Montpelie France. He is the author of 12 feature movies and over 100 documentaries and reportages as: Rrugicat qe kerkonin diell ( coodirector R. Ljarja);  Koncert ne vitin 1936;  Gezhoja e vjeter; Rrethimi i vogel; Historiani dhe kameleonet; Vdekja e Kalit; Ne dhe Lenini; Fundi i gjakmarrjes; Fotografia; Lira. Sherbestari i Kombit, Mit'hat Frasheri; Martiret; Bashkejetesa, ecc.

 
Ina Lisi
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September 2010– October 2010;  Movie “Amnesty” by Bujar Alimani; Seccond Assistant Director/ August 2011  – December 2011; Featured Movie “Agon” by Robert Budina; Seccond Assistant Director/ August  2012 – Present; Kube Studios; Production Studio/Casting Director, Executive Produser,Art Director/ Video Installation “Sue Proprie Mani “ by A.PAci and R.Sejko; Ex.Producer, Casting Director, Decorator;

 
Edmond Topi
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CEO of MMS “NOSITI”, Tirana, Albania, Executive Director of Multi Media Studio “Nositi” , A private production studio that produces films and TV shows / From  2011- present   Co-founder, Co-owner, and Administrator SCREEN AD Co-founder, co-owner and administrator of a leading Management and LED Walls operation serving major events and elections/ From 2006- present  CEOLocal Network RrTL , Founder and Executive Director of local media television network RrTL/ From 2001- present                Founder/ CEO of Albanian Institute of Management and Monitoring Audiovisual Media/ From 2006-2007 Lector/Facilitator , The Academy of Film and Multimedia “Marubi”/ From 2001-2006 Producer/ Journalist,  Producer and active media journalist in different shows and author/director/producer  of a series of documentary films. Producer/ Director and Co-producer for series of documentary and fiction movies for the film studio „Shqipëria e re“; „Tëmosheshtësh“  - 1985 (Assistant Director); „Historianidhekameleoni“ - 1986 (Assistant Director);  „Bardhësi“ – 1986 (AssistantDirector); „Dhimbje e thellë - 1987 (AssistantDirector); „Dyherë mat!“ – 1987 (Assistant Director) ; „Fejesa e Blertës“ – 1988 (AssistantDirector) ; „Balada e Kurbinit“ - 1989 (AssistantDirector) ; „Nositi“ – Documentary movie for the famous albanian poet,  Lasgush Poradeci (Director) ; „Na ishte një herë frika“ – Documentary movie regarding the dictature period in Albania. (Director) ;„Bota e librave dhe ne“; Documentary movie, about the presentation of the albanian publishing houses at the book fair in Frankfurt.

 
Roland Sejko
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He has a degree in the Faculty of History and Philology at the University of Tirana after that he leave Albania and he was situated in Rome. From 1996 he works at the Istituto Luce Cinecittà where today runs as editorial director of valorisation of cinematographic archives.

In 2008 he debuted with the feature-length documentary " Shqipëria vendi përballë " produced by Istituto Luce and the History Channel.

2013 has performed as screenwriter and documentary filmmaker " Anija - la nave ". First presented at the Turin Film Festival and then distributed in Italian cinemas, "Anija" has participated in dozens of festivals and has won the David di Donatello, the highest price the Italian cinema, as best documentary of the year.

In 2014 he realized more than 20 video instalation as artistic curator and director of the exhibition "Luce: immaginario l'italiano" open for several months in the Vittorianos Monumental Complex in Rome.

Among his latest works is the short film "L'entrate in guerra" according to a story of Italo Calvino, episode of the collective film "Novanta 9x10" presented in premiere at the Festival Cinema 71 Venice in 2014, as well as documentary feature "Pritja" which will appear in 2015.

 
Martichka BOZHILOVA
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Martichka BOZHILOVA, producer, AGITPROP Director, Balkan Documentary Center

She co-produced with Germany, Finland, Switzerland, Sweden, Italy, USA, Greece, Cyprus, Croatia, Romania. Her documentaries have been selected and awarded at Cannes, Berlin, IDFA, Toronto, Sundance, Tribeca, Pusan and many others, and broadcast all over the world.

 
Don Askarian
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The most important Armenian-born director since Sergei Paradjanov, Don Askarian has created a body of films that explore the history and spirit of his native land. He does so in a modern idiom, inflected with surrealist overtones and powerful imagery--often described as magical realist--that embrace the extremes of beauty and brutality. Born in 1949 in Nagorno Karabakh, in the former Soviet Union, Askarian traveled to Moscow to study history and art and worked as an assistant film director and film critic before being imprisoned in 1975. Emigrating to West Berlin in 1978, Askarian began to create his meditations on Armenia from his home in exile, beginning with an adaptation of Chekov’s The Bear, in 1984. Since that time, he has directed a range of works, from documentaries to biographical essays to fiction features, that have been honored at festival screenings worldwide.

 
Stanela Kostallari
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Stanela Kostallari has 12 years experience as a culture journalist and since January 2015, covers the sector in the Information Department at Agon Channel television. Kostallari, worked for 9 years at Vision Plus TV at the Information Department. She has also been active in print media for magazines "Trendy", "Annabel", "Grazia" and "Living" that was presented with various interviews and articles on art and culture figures in the country. Stanela Kostallari has conducted studies of Journalism at the University of Tirana. She has a Masters in International Affairs from the University of Tirana  and has accomplished a specialization 1 month in the UK and Germany by international news agency "Reuters".

 
Marin Mema
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Marin Mema born in Tirana in 22/03/1981 from 2002 to present is a journalist at the television Top Channel ; 2002 to present: journalist at the journal « Shqip »1996-1997 : journalist at the journal « Populli »1996-1998: journalist at the journal « Sporti shqiptar ». He directed the serial of programmes "Shqiperia tjeter" which is broadcast every Monday at Top Channel and every Tuesday at Top News. Author of more than 250 reportages on social issues, human rights and political developments in Albania since the time of communism to the transition years. Author of dozens of documentaries with historical and current situation, which are include countries such as the USA, Greece, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro, Turkey, etc.

Awards: 2005 The first prize for best investigative report on the issue of suicide in children; 2012 The best Reporter  2011 2012 / Chosen by an independent Academy of the audience; 2012 One of the 10 personalities of 2012 / Chosen by the magazine "Klan"; 2013 Goodwill Ambassador for UNDP cultural diversity; 2013 One of the 10 personalities of 2013 / The result of the survey of public / Top Channel; 2014 The best Journalist of the Year;

 
Ben Andoni
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Ben Andoni, born in 1966 in Tirana, studied Geography and worked firstly at the  Hydrometeorological Institute. Since 1996 his main profession has been as a journalist. He wrote for the newspaper “Koha Jone”; was Cultural Editor of the newspapers “Gazeta Shqiptare” and “Korrieri”; Chief Editor of the weekly magazine “ABC” and Deputy Chief Editor of the magazine “MAPO”. He is currently Editor in Chief for Weekly Culture Supplement “Milosao”.

He was also correspondent of the Belgrade news agency BETA and of other foreign agencies and newspapers. Ben Andoni translates from Serbian, Croatian and English. His publications include Albanian translations of the works from some very well-known Serbian, Bosnian authors. In the last years, he translated the novel “Pnin” of Vladimir Nabukov and collections of poetries by Cezlav Milosz.

In the last years, he has been also part of some National Juries concerning Culture and Media.

 
Milos Djukelic
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Studied Film and Television directing at Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade. Since 1998 he has been working as director, producer, copywriter and art director. He took part and won prizes on numerous international festivals with his commercials and short films: Magdalena, Leo Burnett 7+, Karlovy Vary, MTV music award, etc. He has directed over 600 commercials and music videos and most of them are showing in more than 25 countries. He is a founder of “Red Production” which is well known commercial and film production house throughout Europe. He founded festival of short films made with mobile phones and alternative filmmaking devices called “Nova Svetlost”. He also founded “Art director’s club” in Belgrade, “SAPA - Serbian Association of Producers in Advertising”. He is a member of a managing board of “Serbian Film Commission” and “Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival”. Recently, Miloš Djukelic is executive producer of the American film “Ironclad 2 – Battle for Blood” directed by Jonathan English as a sequel of the movie “Ironclad” made in 2011.

 
Gianluca de Serio
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Twins, born in Turin. Both are graduated: Massimiliano has a degree in DAMS (History of Art) while Gianluca in Communicaion studies (specialising in Cinema). Gianluca followed a workshop with the iranian director Abbas Kiarostami.

Since 1999 both togheter directed many shortfilm and documentaries whic take part in international filmfestivals (Rotterdam, Turin, Annency, Santa Berbara, Koln and many others) All the film of the De Serio's brothers, have a narrative approach between the documentary and fiction, always with a kind regard to the human problematics. The shortfilm Maria Jesus won the Nastro d'Argento as best italian shortfilm in 2004.

Among the awards: Don Quixote Award and Youth Jury Prize at the Locarno Film Festival; Prix du Jury Meilleure Mise en Scene at the International Festival of Marrakech; Best Film Journées du Cinéma Italien, Nice; Grand Prix Annecy Italian Film; Award "Spaceship" Italian Cinema. European Academy Awards nomination for the short film, the Silver Ribbon for Best Short Film, the Silver Ribbon for Best Screenplay for short film (2005), the Silver Ribbon for Best Production of the short film, two nominations to David Donatello for the short film, nominated for a Golden Globe (for the short and the feature film). Best Short at Edinburgh International Film Festival, International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Internationales Trickfilm-Festival in Stuttgart, Huesca, Vendome, best short film in Italian for three consecutive years at the Turin Film Festival.

Seven Acts of Mercy has been nominated for the Silver Ribbon for best debut film, for Best Sound and Best Actor.

 
Eroll Bilibani
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Eroll Bilibani is a photographer and communications manager - currently the Executive Director International Documentary and Short Film Festival “DokuFest” which aims at Promotion of Art and Culture through Documentary Film and Education and is dedicated to development and promotion of Kosovo’s young filmmakers and artists through its programs.

Eroll is currently actively involved in developing programs that use cinema and storytelling as platforms for social change, through creative educational packages designed to inspire young people.

He is also involved in the promotion of documentary cinema in rural villages of Kosovo through DokuFest’s travelling cinema “Cinema at Your Door”.

The previous work experience includes communications for development, donor relations and public information; product Development, branding and corporate image development.

 


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