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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...
Wednesday, 22 November 2017
ALBANIAN competition
Beyond the Mountain

 

Beyond the Mountain

Matanë malit

 

by MERITA ÇOÇOLI

 

The efforts to integrate; constant work is the formula to success. Difficult, but unquestionably attainable, this is what the protagonists in the documentary talk about. Switzerland gave them a lot, but they did the same for Switzerland as well. Elina Duni, like-motive of this documentary says: “Marvellous Mountains link Albania and Switzerland”. But not only … a documentary for our best, soul, intellect, work, success…

 

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Cupe Vampe

 

Cupe Vampe

Cupe Vampe

 

by ERVIS ESHJA

 

The documentary was filmed in Elbasan, in one of the most polluted cities in Albania. This documentary tries to explain the cause of this pollution, to find the protagonists and responsabile persons and sheds light on the current situation and the consequences of this pollution for citizens of Elbasan, and not only.

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Immigrant Journal

 

Immigrant Journal

Ditari i emigrantit

 

by GAZMIR LAME

 

When a twenty-three year old Kosovar man attempts to illegally migrate to the European Union, an Albanian filmmaker decides to follow him on his journey. On the way, the doc maker reflects on his own past and the intentions behind the film he is making.

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Marramendje

 

Marramendje

Marramendje

 

by DONIKA MUSTAFAJ

 

Donika Mustafaj genuinely addresses money as a symbol and a reality. By addressing the phenomenon of pyramid schemes, which, as is known, flourished and wrecked dramatically in Albania of the mid 90s.

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My Grandmother

 

My Grandmother

Gjyshja ime

 

by JURGEN AGUSHI

 

Life of Valentina Buci, a 77 years old Russian woman. Her life in Albania at the communism time. She recounts her life to her grandson.

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See you in the Morning

 

See you in the Morning

Shihemi në mëngjes

 

by ALMA ZEKOLLARI

 

As I was making a documentary for my husband’s bakery in Athens, where I had worked as a saler for 6 years I understood the following thing. The communication and the good relationship between our customers and us is what makes the owners of a small enterprise like our bakery to forget the stress and tiredness. It is what gives us the impulse to go on our hard work during the day and night

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Someone Knocks...

 

Someone Knocks...

Dikush troket...

 

by Zhejniva GARO

 

Exploring the importance of hand expression, as an important part of human communication through professions that dictate the gesture, or hands that choose the profession. What about a person with no hands? Enkela is a 33 year old woman born with a physical disability (she was born without an arm). n with no hands? Enkela is a 33 year old woman born with a physical disability (she was born without an arm). This does not prevent her from being a good mother and a teacher too.

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The Underground Electrician

 

The Underground Electrician

Elektricisti i Nëntokës

 

by Valmir TERTINI

 

The documentary profile of Ajet Ferizi, shows us his routine that preoccupies him as a worker of mines. “The Underground Electrician” is an observe documentary, without voice over and no pre set-up interview. Through the images is shown the profession of Ajet, 38 years of work experience. Hardships, desires to work in a mining, communicating with his colleagues the character and the family with tell us the life of the miner 57 years, Ajet Ferizi. He is not a rock crusher, he is an electrician of heavy machinery.

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Under the Veil #2

 

Under the Veil #2

Nën duvak #2

 

by ENTELA HOXHA

 

Ajshe is the same age as my grandmother. Ajshe’s story is nearly identical to the story of most women her age. In the past, the present and the future, one has many choices but when it comes to marriage, there can be only one.

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Xhela

 

Xhela

Vangjel Koja

 

by REDI MAZI

 

Xhela is the nickname of Vangjel Koja the historical coach of the men’s volleyball team Dinamo. Xhela coached Dinamo from its creation until 1990 and also the men’s national volleyball team for many other years. Xhela is presented through the memories of his former colleagues and athletes who bring a description of his passionate life and work to the glory.

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Birthdates

 

Birthdates

Datëlindjet

 

by ARBA BEKTESHI

 

Each year my grandmother marks her calendar as a way to reorganize her role in the family, reaffirm emotional relations and reconstruct her family space. Birthdates illustrates how simple rituals, acting as cognitive processes and commodifications of the immaterial, mark the displacement of the material medium.

 

 

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Flutter

 

Flutter

Vibrim

 

by NORIKA SEFA

 

People of the town hidden between the stone walls. A short film observation of how do daily movements seem almost bizarre if you observe them for longer time, from the distance; hidden between stone walls

 

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Kadarè, the Emblem

 

Kadarè, the Emblem

Emblema Kadarè

 

by NADIRE BUZO

 

A documentary film about the activity of the Albanian writer Ismail Kadare known as a great universal writer. His work in Albanian literature, identified as the national and international conscience, is given through interviews of the writer himself and interviews of other Albanian personalities on Kadare’s life and works.

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Mimi

 

Mimi

Mimi

 

by ENEOS ÇARKA

 

A short documentary about the life of an elderly man in Tirana, Albania.

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Piano Lesson

 

Piano Lesson

Mesim Pianoje

 

by AJOLA DAJA

 

Sophie Kolgjini has lost her sight at the age of 7 from a bomb explosion near her home at Guri i Bardhe village, Burrel. Willing to live beautifully gives her the strength to continue the spiritual journey studying piano and aſter canto. Today she gives piano lessons at blind children with a commitment and a great power to overcome all her physical barriers.

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Shtegtari

 

Shtegtari

Shtegtari

 

by KLITON NESTURI

 

A film about the life and creativity of the writer and screenwriter Vath Koreshi, who, for nearly half a century, became one of the most representative figures of Albanian literature and culture with his creative individuality.

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Svadba

 

Svadba

Svadba

 

by GENT SHALA

 

When a twenty-three year old Kosovar man attempts to illegally migrate to the European Union, an Albanian filmmaker decides to follow him on his journey. On the way, the doc maker reflects on his own past and the intentions behind the film he is making.

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There Was a Time

 

There Was a Time

Ka një mot

 

by DONJETË BERISHA

 

In the domestic abuse shelters of Kosovo, live women who have suffered unspeakable physical, emotional and sexual violence. An anonymous interviewee’s story plays against footage of the capital, Prishtina, giving voice to those who have remained silent till now.

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Valbona on Canvas

 

Valbona on Canvas

Valbona në telajo

 

by KLODIANA KADILLARI

 

The documentary focuses on promoting the cultural and tourist assets of Valbona valley in North Albania. The beautiful  landscape of Valbona is seen through the art, through the painting. The concept is treated through emotions brought by the artists and their paintings and through narration and staging of the famous legend of the Cursed Mountains.

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