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...
Wednesday, 12 December 2018
Documentary Full-length (official selection 15'th)

Norway | 2017 | 69’

In the middle of a crowd of people on the run, a 3-year-old Lean slowly emerges. She takes in her surroundings between hundreds of adult trouser legs. Aware of the situation she and her family find themselves in, with childlike wonder she continues her journey and with every step, she is closer to her grandfather in Sweden.


Turkey | 2017 | 84’

Mr. Gay Syria follows two gay Syrian refugees who are trying to rebuild their lives. Husein is a barber in Istanbul living a double life between his conservative family and his gay identity. Mahmoud is the founder of Syria’s LGBTI movement and is a refugee in Berlin. What brings them together is a dream: to participate in an international beauty contest as an escape from their trapped lives and an answer to their invisibility.


Italy | 2017 | 78’

Is a documentary film dedicated to Tonino Guerra an internationally renowned Italian, poet, artist, novelist, screenwriter and genius, who collaborated with Federico Fellini, Michelangelo Antonioni, Francesco Rosi, Andrei Tarkovsky, Theo Angelopoulos and other greats of Italian and world cinema, writing film as “Amarcord”, “Ginger and Fred” , “Blow-Up”, “Red Desert” ,“Zabriskie Point” and “Nostalghia”. One of the greatest writers of our time. 


Italy, Yemen | 2017 | 82’

Child marriage around the region of Al-Qaeda. What can happen in the mind of a child bride who is hampered the possibility of a healthy mental and physical development. And what can happen in the mind of a frail child suffering and silent abandoned to itself?


Germany | 2016 | 80’

What does a woman need to be happy and fulfilled? After 20 years of living in Berlin, the director Olga Delane goes back to her roots in a small Siberian village, where she is confronted with traditional views of relationships, life and love.


Dominican Republic, France | 2017 | 78’

Twelve-year-old Jeffrey has the responsibilities of an adult, working as a windshield washer on the busy streets of Santo Domingo to help his mom make ends meet at home. But he has big plans to become a reggaeton singer. In collaboration with his older brother Jeyson, he composes and records songs about his neighbourhood, his way of life, and his dreams for the future.


Mexico | 2016 | 90’

The Charro of Toluquilla is a mariachi singer that became a braggart and a womanizer, fascinated by the chauvinistic vintage Mexican movie characters with one difference: he got AIDS.

He must choose between keeping this fantasy lifestyle or raising his little daughter, who was miraculously born without the virus.


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