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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...
Sunday, 19 November 2017
Short Documentary (official selection 15'th)
1,4 SEXTILLION LITRE

Germany | 2017 | 5’

1,4 SEXTILLION LITRE is a love letter to the ocean. It was produced on a catamaran journey from Bermuda to Marseille. From the sometimes stormy, sometimes gentle waves of the North Atlantic Ocean, the film writes an appeal to protect what you love. The oceans many faces are reflected in Nicolas Jaar’s music.

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DRAGON CIRCLE

Germany | 2016 | 20’

The film follows five metal artists from Berlin who are creating fire-spitting dragons for the world-famous Fusion Festival. The artists are using shower hoses, weighing machine parts, metal wheels, panels, and a great variety of metal bits and pieces, all of it found in scrap yards. They talk about the fight for creative leeway, their thoughts about art, and how they became involved with it. They originally picked up the metal art at the famous Tacheles Cultural Centre, now long gone.

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HAPPY HAPPY BABY

Germany | 2017 | 20’Germany | 2017 | 20’

A short film about the longing of being small again. Cuddling, playing, getting the bottle and good night stories. No fetish, but a way of life.

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MISS HOLOCAUST

Poland | 2017 | 22’

A group of women prepare for an event. Stand straight! Stop! Smile! Bow! - commands the choreographer. There is a lot of tension and nervousness in the air. The nerves will be calmed neither by a fancy limo, nor by a room full of chic yet a bit bored audience. Please watch a beauty pageant, the pre-selection to which took place almost 80 years ago.

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SAND MEN

UK | 2016 | 14’

Neculai, Aurel and Raj all left their homes in Romania for the same reason - to seek a better life for their family. Now, in Britain, with their loved ones depending on them, they survive by creating sand sculptures on London’s streets. They try to find hope in the hardships they endure, while thoughts of their children’s futures keep them going.

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TABIB

Spain | 2016 | 8’

 

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THE DAYTIME IS NOT FOR ME

Lithuania | 2017 | 19’

During the night, people in the largest Roma settlement in Lithuania don‘t sleep. They go out into the streets, talk, dance or stay at home and try to solve their problems. Two sisters, Zita and Liuba, have lived in thi settlement their entire lives. “The daytime is not for me. For me it‘s night. At night I like my home and my life“ says one of the sisters. This film tells the story of a long winter night in their home.

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THE LECTORA

UAE, Cuba | 2017 | 11’

In one of the most famous cigar factories in Cuba, there is one person whose role in the cigar-rolling process is vital, yet not so well-known and documented. La Lectora takes a look at the long-standing tradition of having a reader in the factory, and at the influence this reader has on the life of the workers.

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8 DAYS OF PARLOR

Cyprus | 2016 | 23’

8 Days of Parlor observes the work of academic sculptor Leonidas Spanos, based on the island of Cyprus where a parlor guitar is being made over a period of 8 days. The slow paced film focuses on the art of making and the importance for the material to justify its own existence.

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EVRIPIDOU 14

Greece | 2016 | 16’

At 14 Evripidou Street in the centre of Athens, Mr. Costas and Mrs. Sofia open the doors to their Shelter, where homeless people have a chance to eat a cooked meal, take a shower, wash their clothes, and find themselves in a welcoming environment, significantly different from their daily reality.

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IN SEARCH OF THE LAND WITHOUT EVIL

Brazil | 2017 | 15’Brazil | 2017 | 15’

In Guarani mythology, the ‘land without evil’ is where the people find peace. On the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, the landless indigenous group rebuilt their small village, their ‘aldeia’. There, children grow up between old traditions, like the Guarani language, and expressions of contemporary urban culture, such as rap music. There is always the tension that one day the owners of the land’ will rise up and the Guarani will be forced once again to leave in search of the land without evil.

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NOBODY DIES HERE

France | 2016 | 23’

Perma gold mine, Benin. Some dream to find something, others realized there was nothing to be found. Some dig relentlessly hoping to become rich, others died in the process. And a few of them say that here, nobody dies.

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SARAJEVO FEMME FATALE

Bosnia | 2016 | 22’

“Sarajevo - Femme Fatale” is a poetic picture of the city drawn with words and dance. Film depicts the silhouettes of six women, aged from 17 to 65. Their stories become deeper reflection on the city’s past, present condition and future. Their voice interweaves with dancing refrains.

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THE BEAST UNDERNEATH

Switzerland, Canada | 2017 | 14’

On the 27th of February 2016, in the city of La Baie, Quebec, the famous fisherman Marc Gagnon discovered a new species of halibut that could reach several meters. As the man is always looking for controlling the nature, how far his megalomania is going to take him?

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THE GOLD RUSH

Spain | 2017 | 24’

In Cabo Delgado, Mozambique, the poverty of the population and wealth of the subsoil remain irreconcilable, taking the lives of hundreds of miners. Did you know that your health also depends on their work?

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THEA

Norway | 2016 | 14’

Thea is 12 years old. She likes to play football and to be with her friends. But why does she want to grow up to be an air ambulance pilot? Thea has a serious and dramatic type of epilepsy, but in this film she shares her thoughts about the things that she enjoys in her life. We follow Thea and her parents through a long hospital stay one winter, followed by her homecoming to her brothers and all her friends. At the hospital, there is a school. In woodwork class she makes a gift for someone who is very special to her. 

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BORN OF STONE

Italy, Czech Republic | 2016 | 16’

Completed just a few weeks before Sciola’s recent passing, Born of Stone is an immersion inside the sights and sound of remarkable artists, and inside his belief that stones are not just the material that gives shape to the universe, but that they are alive, plastic, a fundamental way to communicate with nature.

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GOLDEN HOUR

Just like every morning a man unlocks the school gates. Just like every morning he starts his day with a strong tea.

But today Khalid the school janitor experiences everything differently.

On his walk through the empty school grounds he learns more about the students’ dreams, fears and memories than ever before.

This documentary draws a picture of our generations’ children using their own voices to convey the messages they, themselves, deem necessary to children using their own voices to convey the messages they, themselves, deem necessary to tell.

May this be their desire abundance and riches or their memories of a Syria that lays in tell. May this be their desire abundance and riches or their memories of a Syria that lays in shambles.

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JUNGLE

France | 2016 | 19’

Zaman is a young afghan boy who lives and works as an hairdresser in a salon, in Calais’s migrant camp the ‘Jungle’. Like thousands of others he has fled from war. As the french government announces ‘jungle’s’ imminent destruction, Zaman does not know where to go. Reaching the U.K. seems to be his only option, even if he has to risk his life crossing in the hope of a better life.

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SABINE’S NURSERY

Germany | 2016 | 20’

Reborn Babies are lifelike dolls, that are nearly indistinguishable from real infants. Although Sabine Buncak’s sons are almost grown ups, yet she still holds on to their infancy and creates a dream reality with her own nursery and four Reborn Babies.

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STREET OF DEATH

Lebanon  | 2017 | 22’

On the outskirts of the city, right by the water, lies an arterial road that leads to Beirut’s international airport. Most of the houses standing thSave

ere are illegal constructions, quickly erected for a life alongside the road. 

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THE BRICK HOUSE

Netherlands | 2016 | 16’

Two friends, Sapa and Hija, re-enact and re-tell short anecdotes of their lives. Coming from another country to The Netherlands, there is a quest for belonging and the (im)possibility to completely feel at home and relate to the world outside the apartment.

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THE LAST TAPE

Germany | 2017 | 12’

As Artiom prepares to fight for the Ukrainian army, Anatoly, his 88-year-old grandfather and war veteran, records their diminishing time together and questions his choice.

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TO THE DEAD

USA, Colombia | 2016 | 9’

TO THE DEAD is a cinematic essay made up by personal digressions that cumulatively weave a portrait of Colombia’s political and social strife. The film is narrated in the first-person by a character walking through a cemetery where fragments of his own memories and country’s history come afloat, spawning a puzzling view on his country’s past.

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