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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...
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Malik BADER

Crime, Drama, Thriller | USA | 2015 | 91’

 

A derelict Landlord tries desperately to repay stolen cash to a dog-fighting sociopath who has abducted his daughter.

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Pritja
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Roland SEJKO

Documentary | Albania | 2015 | 60’

 

On September 21, 2014 Pope Francis chose Albania for his first European visit to “a country that has long suffered the ideologies of the past”. His voyage from Rome to Tirana lasted 50 years. The Awaiting makes use of historical footage juxtaposed to present day shootings,

to tell a unique page of history of one of the only atheist country in the world through the narration of two protagonists: a Franciscan priest (who spent most of his life in prison) and a Cathedral (that became a sports palace).

 

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The Dove Flyer - Farewell Baghdad
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Nissim DAYAN

Drama | Israel | 2013 | 105’

 

The coming-of-age tale of 16 year-old Kabi in 1950’s Baghdad. Transformed from a studious lad he becomes one of the central activists in the Zionist underground, thus enabling the immigration of the Jews of Iraq to Israel. The story of Iraqi Jews who have been forced to leave Iraq never been told in the cinema. At that time most of the Jews didn’t want to leave their homeland, aſter thousands of years. The Zionist underground failed to convince them to leave to Israel. Intellectual Jews preferred to join the communist underground; to this confusion enters Kabi, our young hero. He had to deal also with his neighbor –Abu Edwar, who leads the majority against the idea of any underground what so ever. At the end the harsh events changes the whole situation.

 

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