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K O R Ç A i n t e r n at i o n a l S H O R T F I L M F E S T I VA L 17-21 JULY/KORRIK 2018


MBËSHTETËS

Bashkia Korçë

QENDRA KOMBETARE E KINEMATOGRAFISE ALBANIAN NATIONAL CENTER OF CINEMATOGRAPHY

REPUBLIKA E KOSOVËS MINISTRIA E KULTURËS, RINISË DHE SPORTIT

TID KORçA


KO:SH FILM FEST

International Short Film Festival


FJALA PERSHENDETESE | WELCOMING WORDS


PERSHENDETJE, ESHTE KENAQESI PER MUA QE T’IU UROJ MIRESEARDHJEN NE KORCA SHORT FILM FEST 2018. KO:SH FILM FEST ESHTE FESTIVALI NDERKOMBETAR I FILMIT TE SHKURTER, I CILI ORGANIZOHET NE QYTETIN E BUKUR DHE TE KULTURES, NE KORCE. JAM I LUMTUR QE ORGANIZOJME NJE FESTIVAL FILMI NE QYTETIN E GJON MILIT, TE SHKOLLES SE PARE SHQIPE, DHE TE KINEMASE ME TE VJETER NE SHQIPERI “KINEMA MAJESTIC”. JU FTOJ TE JENI PJESE E FESTIVALIT PERGJATE 5 DITEVE, KU DO TE SHFAQEN GJITHSESJ NE KONKURIM 40 FILMA TE SHKURTER NGA 27 VENDE TE NDRYSHME TE BOTES. FALENDEROJ TE GJITHE ATA QE BENE TE MUNDUR REALIZIMIN E KO:SH FILM FEST 2018. FALENDEROJ BASHKINE E KORCES,QENDREN KOMBETARE TE KINEMATOGRAFISE, MINISTRINE E KULTURES SE REPUBLIKES SE SHQIPERISE, MINISTRINE E KULTURES SE REPUBLIKES SE KOSOVES, TEATRIN KORCE, QENDRA RINORE KORCE DHE TID KORCA. GLEDIS BICA DREJTOR I FESTIVALIT HELLO, IT’S A PLEASURE FOR ME TO TO WELCOME YOU AT KORCA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2018. KO:SH FILM FEST IT’S A INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, WHICH HAPPENS IN KORCA, ONE MOST BEAUTIFUL CITIES IN ALBANIA. I’M VERY HAPPY THAT WE MAKE A FILM FESTIVAL IN THE CITY OF GJON MILI, THE CITY OF THE FIRST ALBANIAN SCHOOL AND ALSO IN THE ITY OF THE OLDEST CINEMA IN ALBANIA “ MAJESTIC CINEMA”. I WANT TO INVITE YOU TO BE PART OF THIS EVENT DURING 5 DAYS, WHERE IT WILL BE SCREENED 40 SHORT FILMS IN COMPETITION FROM 27 COUNTRIES. I WANT TO THANK EVERYONE THAT MADE THIS EVENT POSSIBLE. I WANT TO THANK, THE MUNICIPALITY OF KORCA, ALBANIAN NATIONAL FILM CENTRE, THE ALBANIAN MINYSTRY OF CULTURE, THE KOSOVAN MINISTRY OF CULTURE, KORCA’S THEATRE,NATIONAL YOUTH CENTER KORCA AND TID KORCE. GLEDIS BICA FESTIVAL DIRECTOR


KO:SH FILM FEST

International Short Film Festival


COMPETITION JURY


TOMA WASZAROW

Toma Waszarow is a director, producer, and editor. Founder of production and distribution company – REVO FILMS, based in Sofia, Bulgaria. Studied Film and TV Directing at SW University, Bulgaria. Participated at Berlinale Talent Campus, Sarajevo Talent Campus, TOSMI, How to Say It. n the film industry, he played many different roles: director of short films/documentaries/music videos, cinematographer, composer and feature film editor. His multi-awarded director’s debut in 2005 THE KISS was seen by more than 13mln. viewers on YouTube. In 2016 he produced/directed RED LIGHT – a short film, winner of more than 30 awards all around the globe. In 2015 and 2016 Toma Waszarow was twice awarded by the Bulgarian Film Academy as the best feature film editor. WITH his short film RED LIGHT / НА ЧЕРВЕНО, HE WON 28 AWARDS AND PARTICIPATED IN MORE THAN 50 FILM FESTIVALS AROUND THE WORLD. .


TOMA WASZAROW ESHTE NJE REGJISOR. PRODUCENT, DHE MONTAZHIER. THEMELUESI I KOMPANISE SE PRODUKSIONIT DHE SHPERNDARJES - REVO FILMS E BAZUAR NE SOFJE, BULLGARI. STUDIOI REGJI FILMI DHE TELEVIZIONI NE UNIVERSITETIN SW, BULLGARI. KA MARRE PJESE NE BERLINALE TALENT CAMPUS DHE SARAJEVO TALENT CAMPUS.

NE INDUSTRINE E FILMIT, AI KA PASUR SHUME FUNKSIONE: REGJISOR I FILMAVE TE SHKURTER/ DOKUMENTAREVE/ VIDEOVE MUZIKORE, DREJTOR FOTOGRAFIE, KOMPOZUES DHE MONTAZHIER I FILMIT ME METRAZH TE GJATE. VEPRA E TIJ DEBUTUESE QE ESHTE SHPERBLYER ME SHUME CMIME NE 2005 “PUTHJA” ESHTE PARE NGA ME SHUME SE 13 MILIONE SHKUES NE YOUTUBE. NE 2016 AI PRODHOI DHE BERI REGJINE E “RED LIGHT” - NJE FILM IS HKURTER, FITUESI I MESE 30 CMIMEVE NE TE GJITHE BOTEN. NE 2015 DHE 2016 TOMA WASZAROW, U SHPERBLYE ME CMIMIN MONTAZHIERI ME I MIRE I FILMIT TE GJATE NGA AKADEMIA BULLGARE E FILMIT. ME FILMIN E TIJ DRITA E KUQE, AI FITOI 28 CMIMEDHE MORI PJESE NE ME SHUME SE 50 FESTIVALE FILMI NE TE GJITHE BOTEN.


Anna Oreshkova

Anna Oreshkova was born in Sofia, Bulgaria. She has a BA in Classical languages and cultures and a MA in British and American literature from Sofia University “St. Kliment Orhidski”. In the period 2000 - 2007 she worked as an assistant director for the American film companies “UFO” and “Nu image”. She has a few roles in different films. In the last ten years she’s also translating fiction from English and French. For the translation of the novel “Cheat and charmer” she won the “Krastan Dyankov” award for best translation of a contemporary American novel. .


Anna Oreshkova ka lindur ne sofie, bullgari. ajo eshte diplomuar (ba) per letersi klasike dhe kulture dhe (ma) per letersine britanike dhe amerikane nga sofia university “st.kliment orhidsk “ ne periudhen 2000-2007, ajo ka punuar si asistent regjisore, per kompanine amerikane filmike “UFO” dhe “Nu image”. ajo ka luajtur disa role ne filma te prodhuara nga kompanite ku ajo punonte.. gjithashtu ne dhjete vitet e fundit ajo ka perkthyer dhume filma nga anglishtja dhe frengjishtja. Per perkthimin e noveles “Cheat and charmer”, ajo ka fituar cmimin “Krastan Dyankov”, si perkthimi me i mire i nje novele konbteporane amerikane.


Tudor Vintiloiu

Tudor Vintiloiu is professional photojournalist with more than 17 years of experience in this field. Graduated from the University of Bucharest in 2005, majoring in Journalism and Communication Studies. He worked as a staff photographer for Cotidianul daily newspaper in Bucharest until it went out of business in 2009. During this time he started traveling and working on personal projects that focused on isolated ethnic groups in various parts of the world and also on vulnerable communities such as the Somali refugees in Ethiopia or the fishing dependant households in Ghana. His freelance work has taken him through Africa, South America and Asia, and has fundamentally changed the understanding of the world. In 2011 he was invited to join the Noor/Nikon Masterclass in Documentary Photography and the following year he got awarded the first and third prize in the Chachipe Map international photography competition organized by the Open Society Foundation as part of the Decade of Roma inclusion. Between 2013 and 2016 he was comissioned to provide photographic coverage for the Presidency of Ghana and the political campaign of H.E. John Dramani Mahama.
 And in 2018 was hired to produce visual content for the election campaign of Zimbabwe’s Emmerson Mnangagwa. Currently he runs his own company that produces visual content for marketing campaigns as well as documentary assignments.

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TUDOR VINTILOIU ESHTE NJE FOTO-REPORTER ME ME SHUME SE 17 VITE EKSPERIENCE NE PROFESIONIN E TIJ. AI ESHTE DIPLOMUAR NGA UNIVERSITETI I BUKURESHTIT NE 2005, PER GAZETARI DHE KOMUNIKIM AI PUNOI SI NJE FOTOGRAF NE GAZETEN E PERDITSHME COTIDIANUL NE BUKURESHT DERI NE 2009. GJATE KESAJ KOHE, AI FILLOI TE UDHETONTE DHE PUNONTE NE PROJEKTE PERSONALE TE FOKUSUAR NE GRUPET E ETNICITETEVE TE IZOLUARA NEPER BOTE DHE GJITHASHTU NE KOMUNITETE VURNERABLE NGA ANA SOCIALE SI REFUGJATET NE ETOPI DHE SHTEPITE E PESHKIMIT NE GANA. PUNA E TIJ SI FREELANCE E KA CUAR ATE NE AFRIKE, AMERIKEN JUGORE DHE AZI, I KA NDRYSHUAR ATIJ KENDVESHTRIMIN PER BOTEN. NE 2011 ATE E FTUAN T`I BASHKOHEJ MASTER KLASES THE NOO/ NIKON NE KOMPETICIONIN PER FOTOGRAFINE DOKUMENTAR TE ORGANIZUAR NGA OPEN SOCIETY FOUNDATION SI PJESE E DECADE OF ROMA INCLUSION. MES VITEVE 2013 DHE 2016 AI U KONTRAKTUA TE MBULONTE ANEN FOTOGRAFIKE TE FUSHATES ELEKTORALE DHE PRESIDENCES SE GANES. NE VITIN 2018 AI U MOR ME PERMBAJTJEN VISUALE PER FUSHATEN ELEKTORALE PER ATE TE ZIMBABWE, EMMERSON MNANGAGWA. PER MOMENTIN , AI DREJTON KOMPANINE E TIJ QE PRODHON PERMBAJTJE VIZIVE PER FUSHATA MARKETINGU DHE GJITHASHTU PER DOKUMENTARE.


opening film


A DOCUMENTARY BY YLLKA GJOLLESHA & SUELA BAKO

LIGHT AR PRODUCTION / Director of Photography:Leander Ljarja Music by: Fatos Qerimaj Production:AR Production Ajola Daja Co-Production:Kinostudo Dardan/Grishaj Film ProductionLa Steua Film Studios/ As/Camera:Erald Deda/ Ermal Gjollesha/ Ervin Coba/ Editing: Eliodor Markja Artistic Director: Ardian Isufi/ Costumer: Ervin Berxolli/ With: Catalina Gubandru/ Dora Veshi/ Iris Sojli/ Flori Bako Jornalist:Lorina Pepo/ Consultant:John Loengard/ Elliott Erwitt/ Gezim Qendro


LIGHT (Film DOCUMENTARY)

2017

Running time Di rected By Writ ten By

53 min Y l l ka G j o l l e s h a / S u e l a B a ko Y l l ka G j o l l e s h a / S u e l a B a ko

Produced By

AR Production Y l l ka G j o l l e s h a

Production Company Cinematographer Edited by Journalist Composer Ar tistic Di rector

AR Production Leander Ljar ja Elidor Markja L o r i n a Pe p o Fatos Qe r i maj Ardian Isufi


DIRECTOR YLLKA GJOLLESHA Yllka Gjollesha (1985, Tirana). She studiet Graphic Designer at the University of Arts in Tirana. Lives in Tirana, works as an Ass. Professor at the Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning. From 2016 she works as Editor In Chief at Albanian Radio and Television (RTSH2). Yllka uses mixed media and film making to produce through her work an experience made of poetic instances, or as the artist states ‘fragments of times … where is very hard to find a point of reference’. In Gjollesha’s visual work emotions are bonded to a notion of intimate silence, impossible to reach in reality but almost perceptible with the way she conducts the video camera. We don’t know if time compresses or rather explodes when we are with her works. What is sure is that we do not get lost because Gjollesha’s leads us inside the delicate dimension of what often goes unnoticed or better, unperceived, in public moments and spaces of everyday life. She has produced many video installation such as, Time / Cycle / The Flag / Mute / Good Luck. She has participated in many solo exhibitions at various museums and galleries including MuCEM Marseille, France, National Museum, Tirana, Savina Gallery, Moscow, Russia, Museo Pino Paskali, Italy. She has produced more than 7 nationally broadcast documentaries as “Light” / “The architect of sound” Script of “Dasaria” / Director and Script of 3 documentaries for Human Rights Seven / A visit at Albanian Prisions / New beginning. ygjollesha @hotmail.com https://vimeo.com/yllkagjollesha

Director Suela Bako Suela Bako, born in 1976, in Tirana, Albania. Completed full acting studies, 1999, at the Academy of Arts in Tirana. Worked as a TV director & producer from 2002-2013. Just completed the Master in film and television directing, at the University of Arts in Tirana. She has directed many short films such as “Shirt Sleves / The Dinner and she has won the Best Film Award - Gjakova FF 2014. Suela is an actress and director, known for Bloodlands Directed by Steven Kastrissios in 2017, Albanian actress Suela Bako won the best actress award at the “Nashville Film Festival” in the United States. Playing Shpresa’s role in the horror genre “Bloodlands”, she managed it to be appreciated from the jury and get this award, which is extremely important for the actress, considering the other competing films that participated this edition. “Bloodlands” unfolds the story of a simple woman who is raped, thus getting pregnant and stigmatized by the residents of her village who drive her out to the mountain, calling her a witch.She is currently working on a new short film. suelabako@gmail.com


COMPETITIONS


INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION


Fiction | Den,UK,Gre | 15’

Fiction | F.Y.R.O.M |14’

A Drowning Man

A LONG WAY HOME

Director: Mahdi Fleifel

Director: Iber deari

SYNOPSIS

SYNOPSIS

Alone and far from home, The Kid makes his way through a strange city looking for the means to get through his day. Surrounded by predators he is forced to make compromises merely to survive, his life of exile grows one day longer.

Olti has served a long prison sentence for killing a man based on the ancient code of revenge. He wishes to see his mother and help his family but the ancient code prohibits him from entering the village. Now, on his way home, he has to choose between abandoning his family and risking his life just to be with them.

i vetEM DHE LARG NGA SHTEPIA, FEMIJA VAZHDON RRUGEN NE NJE QYTET TE CUDITSHEM DUKE KERKUAR ESENCIALET PER TE JETUAR DITEN. I RRETHUAR NGA GRABITQARE, AI ESHTE I DETYRUAR TE BEJE KOMPROMIS PERGJITHESISHT PER TE JETUAR, QE JETA NE EMIGRIM TE ZGJASE EDHE NJE DITE

OLTI SAPO KA SHLYER NJE DENIM TE GJATE PER VRASJEN E NJE BURRI SIPAS KODIT TE GJAKMARRJES. AI DESHIRON TE TAKOJE MAMANE E TIJ DHE TE NDIHMOJE FAMILJEN PO KODI I GJAKMARRJES E NDALON ATE TE HYJE NE FSHAT. RRUGES PER NE SHTEPI, AI DUHET TE ZGJEDHE NESE DUHET TE BRAKTISE FAMILJEN APO TE RREZIKOJE JETEN VETEM PER TE QENE ME TA.


Fiction | Palestine,Lebanon | 15’

Fiction | ITALY |11’

BONBONÉ

Day labor

Director: Rakan Mayasi

Director: Pippo Mezzapesa

SYNOPSIS

SYNOPSIS

A Palestinian couple resorts to an unusual way to conceive as the husband is detained in an Israeli jail where visits are restricted..

Paola Clemente, a 49-year old laborer from Puglia, died of fatigue on the 13th of July 2015. Her story is told through facts and words of the enquiry to the gangmasters that exploited her and by the voices of women travelling on the bus that takes them to the field-work.

NJE CIFT PALESTINEZ GJEN NJE MENYRE TE PAZAKONTE PER TE NGJIZUR NJE FEMIJE, NE NJE BURG IZRAELIT KU VIZITAT JANE TE NDALUARA.

PAOLA KLEMENTE, NJE PUNETORE 49 - VJECARE NGA PULIA, VDIQ NGA LODHJA ME DATE 13 KORRIK TE VITIT 2015. HISTORIA E SAJ TREGOHET MBI FAKTET DHE FJALET E PRONAREVE QE E SHFRYTEZONIN ATE DHE TE ZERIT TE GRAVE QE UDHETONIN NE AUTOBUSIN QE I CONTE NE FUSHE.


ANIMATION | GrEECE,ALBANIA | 14’20”

Fiction | SOUTH AFRICA| 24’

Ethnophobia

FLESH OF MY FLESH

Director: Joan ZHONGA

Director: Matthys Boshoff

SYNOPSIS

SYNOPSIS

Survival, clash and symbiosis go side by side; all accompanied by bursts of joy and pain as a result of man’s internal need to find and exaggerate differences when simi larities are obviously greater.

Flesh of my Flesh tells the story of how a married couple’s relationship and household are changed after a car accident claims their little daughter’s life and leaves the wife quadriplegic. Twelve years after the accident Magnus helps Annelie to prepare for their wedding anniversary.

MBIJETESA, PERPLASJA DHE SIMBIOTIKA SHKOJNE KRAH PER KRAH; TE SHOQERUARA NGA SHPERTHIME GEZIMI DHE DHIMBJEJE SI REZULTAT I NEVOJES SE BRENDSHME TE NJERIUT TE VERE NE DUKJE NDRYSHIMET KUR NGJASHMERITE JANE DUKSHEM ME TE MEDHA.

GJAKU I GJAKUT TIM TREGON HISTORINE E NDRYSHIMIT TE MARDHENIES SE NJE CIFTI TE MARTUAR DHE NJE SHTEPIE PAS NJE AKSIDENTI QE MERR JETEN E VAJZES SE TYRE TE VOGEL DHE LE GRUAN TETRAPLEGJIKE. 12 VITE PAS AKSIDENTIT MAGNUS NDIHMON ANELINE TE PERGATITET ME RASTIN E PERVJETORIT TE TYRE.


DOCUMENTARY | ITALY |15’

ANIMATION | USA | 3’

Jululu

Panic Attack!

Director: Michele Cinque

Director: Eileen O’Meara

SYNOPSIS

SYNOPSIS

Jululu is a musical journey into a corner of Africa in southern Italy covering the vast plantations of tomatoes in the province of Foggia.

You know the nagging thoughts that start with “did I leave the coffee on?” and turn in to “am I pregnant with a devil-baby?” This hand-drawn animation explores anxiety, obsession, and one woman’s slippery hold on reality.

JULULU ESHTE NJE UDHETIM MUZIKOR NE NJE CEP TE AFRIKES ME ITALINE JUGORE QE FLET PER PLANTACIONET E DOMATEVE NE NJE PROVINCE TE FOGIAS.

I KENI PARASYH ATO MENDIMET FIKSUESE TE LLOJIT: “ A E LASHE EKSPRESIN NDEZUR?” QE TRANSFORMOHEN NE “MOS JAM SHTATEZENE ME NJE FEMIJE - DJALL?” KY ANIMACION I BERE ME DORE EKSPLORON ANKTHIN, FIKSIMINDHE RRESHKITJEN E GRUAS NGA MENDIMET REALE.


Fiction |ALBANIA| 28’30”

DOCUMENTARY | Switzerland | 23’46”

Plastic Flowers

Rewind Forward

Director: Ylljet Aliçka

Director: Justin Stoneham

SYNOPSIS

SYNOPSIS

An old couple from the Albanian countryside, receives a wedding invitation from a close relative to the capital city. At first they are very enthusiastic, but soon the indifferent and snobbish people around, make them feel unwelcome.

All his life, Justin managed to escape his own story. But his past catches up with him when he finds a box full of old family VHS tapes. A film that begins as an homage to his deceased father develops into an attempt to no longer be a stranger to his own mother.

NJE CIFT TE MOSHUARISH NGA NJE FSHAT SHQIPTAR, MERR NJE FTESE DASME NGA NJE I AFERM NGA KRYEQYTETI. FILLIMISHT ATA JANE SHUME ENTUZIASTE, POR SHUME SHPEJT INDIFERENTIZMI DHE SNOBIZMI I NJEREZVE RROTULL, I BEN ATA TE NDIHEN TE PAFTUAR.

GJATE GJITHE JETES SE TIJ, XHASTIN I KISHTE SHPETUAR HISTORISE SE TIJ, POR E SHKUARA RIKTHEHET KUR AI GJEN NJE KUTI PLOT ME VIDEO TE FAMILJES. NJE FILM QE FILLON SI NJE HOMAZH PER BABAIN E VDEKUR ZHVILLOHET NE NJE PERPJEKJE TE TIJ PER TE MOS QENE ME I HUAJ PER NENEN.


ANIMATION |ALBANIA | 05’35’’

Fiction | SWEDEN | 21’35”

SARAH

Shadow Animals

Director: ARTAN MAKU

Director: Jerry Carlsson

SYNOPSIS

SYNOPSIS

In sky setting, with an abnormal situation of nature, we see 2 two children and Wind playing with each other. When this friendly relationship among them brakes down. Wind becomes an Archetypes character. Suddenly, everything goes back to their place. The world is created.

Marall follows her parents to a party and they want her to behave. As the evening progresses she finds the adults’ behaviour increasingly strange. Everyone at the party is trying to fit in, but not everyone succeeds. Marall also seems to be the only one seeing the shadow circulating inside the house.

NE NJE SKENE QIELLI, ME NJE SITUATE JO NORMALE TE NATYRES, NE SHIKOJME DY FEMIJE QE LUAJNE ME NJERI- TJETRIN. KJO MARREDHENIE MIQESORE E TYRE PRISHET. ERA SHNDERROHET NE NJE KARAKTER PROTOTIP. PAPRITUR, GJITHCKA KTHEHET NE VENDIN E VET. BOTA KRIJOHET.

Marrall shkon me prinderit ne nje feste dhe ata i kerkojne asaj te sillet mire. gjate mbremjes asaj i duket sjellja e te rriturve e cuditshme. cdokush perpiqet te perfshihet por pa sukses. marrall duket te jete i vetmi person qe sheh hijen qe sillet neper shtepi.


Fiction | GERMANY| 14’30”

Fiction | BELGIUM |05’30”

SOMEONE

STATE OF EMERGENCY MOTHERFUCKER!

Director: Marco Gadge

Director: Sébastien Petretti

SYNOPSIS

SYNOPSIS

Germany, at the end of WWII. The Red Army fight for every inch of ground in the streets of the city. Greta and her family are hiding in a cellar hoping for mercy. The film is based on a true story.

is a surrealistic comedy that depicts a society where police violence and invasion of privacy are daily routine, normal, tedious.

gjermani, fundi i luftes se dyte boterore. ushtria e kuqe lufton per cdo hapesire te mundshme ne rruget e qytetit. greta dhe familja e saj po fshihen ne nje bodrum duke shpresuar per meshire. filmi bazohet ne nje histori te vertete.

KJO ESHTE NJE KOMEDI SURREALISTE QE TREGON PER NJE SHOQERI KU NDERHYRJA E POLICISE ME DHUNE NE THYERJEN E PRIVATESISE JANE RUTINE E PERDITSHME DHE NORMALE.


Fiction |F.Y.R.O.M | 13’33”

Fiction |VENEZUELA|13’

The Beginning

The Cardboard Man

Director: Agim Abdula

Director: Michael Labarca

SYNOPSIS

SYNOPSIS

The world is full of lies and deception. People doubt in everything; everything seems suspicious to them. They even doubt in their own existence.

It’s Diego’s seventh birthday and something’s wrong. No one understands why he refuse to smash the piñata he happuly picked up earlier with his father.

BOTA ESHTE PLOT GENJESHTRA DHE MASHTRIM. NJEREZIT KANE DYSHIME MBI GJITHCKA. CDO GJE ESHTE E DYSHIMTE PER TA. ATA DYSHOJNE EDHE NE VETE EKZISTENCEN E TYRE.

EHSTE DITELINDJA E SHTATE PER DIEGON POR DICKA NUK SHKON. ASNJERI NUK KUPTON PSE AI REFUZON TE PLASE “PINATA” QE ZGJODHI ME HERET ME TE ATIN.


Fiction |FINLAND| 15’

ANIMATION|GERMANY|12’

The Glass Pearl

Ugly

Director: Tommi Seitajoki

Director: Nikita Diakur

SYNOPSIS

SYNOPSIS

A 12-year-old boy plunders garbage cans in a suburb, searching for something that might lead to a reward.

An ugly cat struggles to coexist in a fragmented and broken world, eventually finding a soulmate in a mystical chief. Inspired by the internet story ‘Ugly the Cat’.

NJE 12 VJECAR RREMON KANCE NE PLEHRAT E NJE LAGJEJE, DUKE KERKUAR PER DICKA QE MUND T`I SJLLE NJE SHPERBLIM.

NJE MACE E SHEMTUAR TOJE NE NJE BOTE TE E BERE TE PAMUNDUR SPIRUAR NGA HISTORIA

E KA TE VESHTIRE TE BASHKE EKZISFRAGMENTUAR DHE TE THYER, DUKE GJETJEN E DIKUJT PRANE ZEMRES. INNE INTERNET “MACJA E SHEMTUAR“


Fiction | Switzerland | 9’

YOU’RE WELCOME Director: Rebecca Panian

SYNOPSIS You want to drink your coffee peacefully but instead you end up in a situation where people start to stir up hatred against refugees – what do you do? Olivia has to decide whether to simply leave the place like another customer does or to take action. TI THJESHT DO TE PISH NJE KAFE NE QETESI POR NE FAKT PERFUNDON NE NJE SITUATE KU NJEREZIT SHFAQIN URREJTJE KUNDER REFUGJATEVE - CFARE BEN TI? OLIVIA DUHET TE VENDOSE NESE DUHET THJESHT TE LARGOHET SI NJE KLIENT APO TE NDERMARRI VEPRIM.


COMPETITIONS


STUDENT COMPETITION


Fiction | uk | 16’| NYU Tisch School of the Arts

Fiction | Switzerland |24’43” | Hochschule der Künste Zürich

AAMIR

Almost Everything

Director: Vika Evdokimenko

Director: Lisa Gertsch

SYNOPSIS

SYNOPSIS

13 year old Aamir is stranded alone in the largest unofficial refugee camp in Europe. When he is befriended by Katlyn, a thinly stretched volunteer, she becomes Aamir’s last hope for salvation.

At only 47 years of age, Paul suffers from eary-onset Alzheimer’s disease. His wife Leandra is supposed to take him to a nursing home, but Paul would rather go on holiday with her. So they drive to the sea, just like a regular couple.

13 VJECARI AAMIR STREHOET VETEM NE KAMPIN ME TE MADH JO TE LIGJSHEM TE EUROPES. KUR AI MIQESOHET ME KETLIN, NJE VULLNETARE, AJO KTHEHET E SHPRESEN E FUNDIT TE AAMIR PER TE SHPETUAR.

TE PAKTEN 47 VJECAR, PAUL VUAN NGA SHENJAT E PARA TE ALZAIMERIT. GRUAJA E TIJ, LEANDRA DUHET TA COJE ATE NE NJE QENDER MJEKESORE, POR PAUL PREFERON TE SHKOJE TE PUSHOJE ME TE. KESHTU ATA SHKOJNE ME MAKINE NE DET, SI NJE CIFT NORMAL.


Fiction | usa | 19’51” | George Mason University

documentary | Switzerland |11’ | Zurich University of Arts

Bini

Digital Immigrants

Director: erblin nushi

Directors: Dennis Stauffer, Norbert Kottmann

SYNOPSIS At the outbreak of the Kosovo War, six year old Bini is only thinking about his most prized possession, a piece of candy. When suddenly he and his family are packed into a crowded truck and faced with life threatening obstacles, Bini learns that candy may not be the only thing of value he loses that day. NE FILLIM TE LUFTES NE KOSOVE, 6 VJECARI BINI, MENDON VETEM PER GJENE ME TE SHTRENJTE QE KA NE ATE MOMENT, NJE COKOLLATE. KUR PAPRITUR AI DHE FAMILJA E TIJ GJENDEN NE NJE KAMION ME SHUME NJEREZ DHE PERBALLEN ME PENGESA QE U RREZIKOJNE JETEN, BINI KUPTON QE COKOLLATA MUND TE MOS JETE E VETMJA GJE ME VLERE QE MUND TE HUMBASE ATE DITE.

SYNOPSIS 1984 – The home computer arrives in our living rooms and overruns a whole generation. Only those who master the new technology have a future. The computer splits society into “Digital Natives” and “Digital Immigrants”. 1984 - KOMPJUETI ARRIN NE SHTEPITE TONA DHE KONTROLLON NJE GJENERATE TE TERE. VETEM ATA QE KONTROLLOJNE TEKNOLOGJINE E RE KANE NJE TE ARDHME. KOMPJUTERI E NDAN SHOQERINE NE “ VENDAS DIXHITALE” DHE “EMIGRANTE DIXHITALE“


documentary | Poland | 24’ | University of Silesia in Katowice

Fiction | HUNGARY | 27’ | University of Theatre and Film Arts, Budapest

Dust

Earthly People

Director: Jakub Radej

Director:Ádám Freundi

SYNOPSIS

SYNOPSIS

“Dust” shows the way of the body and belongings after the death of a single lonely person. In the ascetic form film asks questions about the meaning of life, the importance of the individual and value of material goods.

Ábel, 12, has to face the fact that his parents are living in two completely different galaxies of the universe. Now he has to decide which one he belongs to.

“DUST” TREGON CFARE NDODH ME TRUPIN DHE SENDET PERSONALE TE NJE TE VDEKURI QE NUK KA FAMILJARE. FILMI BEN PYETJE RRETH KUPTIMIT TE JETES , RENDESISE SE INDIVIDIT DHE VLERES SE GJERAVE MATERIALE.

aBEL, 12 VJEC, DUHET TE PERBALLET ME FAKTIN QE PRINDERIT E TIJ JETOJNE TE NDARE NE DY GALAKSI TE NDRYSHME TE UNIVERSIT. TANI AI DUHET TE VENDOSE SE CILES I PERKET.


Fiction | RUSSIA| 15’ | VGIK

Fiction | Switzerland |20’ | HEAD

FAITH

First Love

Director: Tatiana Fedorovskaya

Director: Jules Carrin

SYNOPSIS

SYNOPSIS

An old widower, former radio operator, perceives flashing bulb as his late wife’s messages from Heavens.

This young couple knows vaguely that the love which bonds them can be their way of freeing themselves from the tenacious resentments and suspicions peculiar to this remote region of France, stigmatized as it is by a survival economy. But the social bonds that the adults forge are unexpectedly violent.

NJE I VE I MOSHUAR, QE KA PUNUAR ME PARE SI OPERATOR RADIOJE, NDJEN NGA LLAMPA QE PULSON MESAZHET E BASHKESHORTES NGA PARAJSA.

Ky çift i ri e di DISI se dashuria që i lidh mund të jetë mënyra e tyre për t’u çliruar nga rreziqet dhe dyshimet e forta që i përkasin këtij rajoni të largët të Francës, të stigmatizuar ashtu siç është një ekonomi mbijetese. Por lidhjet shoqërore që krijojnë të rriturit janë papritur të dhunshme.


ANIMATION | UK | 04’42” | Kingston Uniiversity

Fiction |IRAN | 20’ | Tehran University of Dramatic Arts

Laymun

LIKE A GOOD KID

DirectorS: Catherine Prowse, Hannah Quinn

Director: Arian Vazirdaftari

SYNOPSIS

SYNOPSIS

The story of a gardener in a Middle Eastern war zone, fighting the destruction around her with life-giving plants.

Sara (a 24-year-old girl) is supposed to babysit Matin (a 6-year-old boy) for the day, while his mother is at work. In the morning Matin tells Sara a story of a fight with his mother from the night before, this leads to a series of events through the day which will change Matin and Sara for the rest of their lives.

HISTORA E NJE KOPSHTAREJE NE NJE ZONE LUFTE NE LINDJEN E MESME, QE LUFTON SHKATERRIMIN RRETH SAJ ME BIME QE JAPIN JETE.

sARA NJE VAJZE 24 VJECARE, DUHET TE KUJDESET PER MATIN, NJE DJALE 6 VJECAR PER NJE DITE, GJATE KOHES QE E EMA E DJALIT ESHTE NE PUNE. NE MENGJES, MATIN I TREGON SARES NJE NGJARJE NGA GRINDJA E TIJ ME TE EMEN NGA NJE NATE ME PARE, GJE QE SJELL NJE ZINXHIR NGJARJESH DITEN QE PASON DHE QE NDRYSHON MATN DHE SAREN PERGJITHMONE.


ANIMATION| IRAN | 09’27” | Soore University

Fiction | POLAND |19’30”| Gdynia Film School

NOBODY

POLA

Director: Elham Toroghi

Director: Edyta Rembała

SYNOPSIS

SYNOPSIS

A White Cat lives in a city of black residents. No one pays attention to him because he looks different.

Eleven year old Pola, can not accept her mother’s decision about leaving home for work abroad. Girl does anything to keep her mother with them at home. When woman leaves, Pola decides to run away. She takes sick, younger sister with her.

NJE MACE E BARDHE JETON NE NJE QYTET ME REZIDENTE ME NGJYRE. ASNJERI NUK I KUSHTON VEMENDJE, SEPSE DUKET NDRYSHE.

11 VJECARJA POLA, NUK E PRANON DOT FAKTIN QE E EMA PO LARGOHET PER PUNE JASHTE. VAJZA BEN CDO GJE QE TA MBAJE ATE NE SHTEPI. KUR MAMAJA LARGOHET, POLA VENMDOS TE LARGOHET NGA SHTEPIA. AJO MERR MOTREN E SAJ ME TE VOGEL QE ESHTE E SEMURE ME VETE.


DOCUMENTARY | PORTUGAL | 11’35” | Docnomads

Fiction | SWEDEN |16’36” | Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts

Public Laundry

Schoolyard Blues

Director: Christina Agatha Zachariades

Director: Maria Eriksson-Hecht

SYNOPSIS

SYNOPSIS

Lavandaria Publica documents the surviving tradition of hand washing through a portrait of Maria da Luz - a strong willed and meticulous woman who is among the few left to carry forward this long-standing practice.

It’s John’s first day at school. Unexpectedly his eleven-yearold big brother Mika shows up to follow him to assembly. But Mika has plans other than just taking John to school. Mika sees it as his mission to teach John the hard facts of the world, starting with the merciless demands of the schoolyard.

LAVANDERIA PUBLIKE DOKUMENTON MBIJETESEN E TRADITES SE LARJES SE RROBAVE ME DORE ME ANE TE PORTRETIT TE MARIA DA LUZ - NJE GRUA ME DESHIRE TE FORTE DHE NGA TE PAKTAT TA ZBATOJNE AKOMA KETE PRAKTIKE JETEGJATE.

ESHTE DITA E PARE E SHKOLLES PER XHONIN. PAPRITUR VELLAI I TIJ 11 VJECAR MIKA SHFAQET QE TA SHOQEROJE NE ASAMBLE, MIKA KA PLANE TE TJERA PERVECSE TE COJE TE VELLAIN NE SHKOLLE. MIKA E SHEH SI MISION T`I TREGOJE DHE MESOJE XHONIT SE SI FUNKSIONON BOTA, DUKE FILLUAR ME NGJARJET E PRITSHME NE OBORRIN E SHKOLLES.


ANIMATION | FRANCE | 04’57” | Supinfocom Rubika

Fiction | GERMANY |14” | Beuth Hochschule Für Technik Berlin

Temptation

THE DEPARTURE

DirectorS: Camille Canonne, Laura Bouillet, Michael Hoft, Catherine Le Quang, Pauline Raffin, Martin Villert

Director: Milan Bath

SYNOPSIS

SYNOPSIS

A glutton bear tries hard to steal a picnic basket located in a scout camp. Sadly for him, this camp is ruled by an ex-military scout leader who is obsessed with labelling things. The bear doesn’t realize he is going to embark on a frantic high-speed chase...

A woman is preparing her flat for departure. Step by step she seemstobefollowingastrictplan.Whensherealizestobemissing money for the train she asks her german neighbour for help.

NJE ARI PERPIQET SHUME TE VJEDHE NJE KOSH PIKNIKU NE NJE KAMP. KEQ PER TE, KAMPI KONTROLLOHET NGA NJE ISH - USHTARAK I CILI ESHTE I FIKSUAR T`I VENDOSI NJE EMER GJERAVE. ARIU NUK E MENDONTE QE DO BEHEJ PJESE E NJE NDJEKJEJE TE CMENDUR.

NJE GRUA PO PERGATIT APARTAMENTIN E SAJ PER TE IKUR. HAP PAS HAPI AJO DUKET SE NDJEK NJE PLAN STRIKT. KUR KUPTON SE I MUNGOJNE PARATE PER BILETEN E TRENIT, AJO I KERKON NDIHME KOMSHIUT TE SAJ GJERMAN.


Fiction |AUSTRIA | 24’14” | Filmakademie Wien

DOCUMENTARY | ALBANIA | 09’53” | afmm Marubi

The Victory of Charity

Verbally Correct

Director: Albert Meisl

Director: Leutrim Voka

SYNOPSIS

SYNOPSIS

Musicologist Szabo lives in a small studio apartment full of plates, books and archives. To put an end to this, his friend Kathi invaded the apartment in Szabo’s absence to at least remove old clothes.

Muharrem Protoduari, the boy who was sentences to 20 years of prison just because he had listened to foreign music, after 46 years tells the story how he became part of a staged court by the communist regime investigator in Albania.

mUZIKANTI SZABO JETON NE NJE APARTAMENT - STUDIO PLOT ME VINYLE, LIBRA DHE ARKIVA. PER T`I DHENE NJE FUND KESAJ, KETH FUTET PA LEJE NE APARTAMENT KUR AI NUK ESHTE QE TE PAKTEN TE HEQE RROBAT E VJETRA.

MUHARREM PROTODUARI, DJALI QE ESHTE DENUAR ME 20 VITE , VETEM PSE KA DEGJUAR MUZIKE TE HUAJ, MBAS 46 VITEVE TREGO N HISTORINE SE SI E BEN PJESE TE NJE GJYQI TE STISUR , REGJIMI KOMUNIST NE SHQIPERI.


animation | hungary | 09’09”| mome animation

documentary| russia |23’20” | vgik

Volcano Island

What’s the way

Director: Anna Katalin Lovrity

Director: Mariia Semenova

SYNOPSIS

SYNOPSIS

Somewhere, on an oceanic island, the forces of nature are still at work as in primeval times. A young, naive female tiger lives there in harmony with herself and nature.

an old lady Raya wanders around endless corridors of the house looking for her home. She was diagnosed with dementia and she cannot comprehend where she is. Raya is looking for HER home amidst the festive chaos with its dances and life and death praising songs and cannot find it.

DIKU, NE NJE ISHULL OQEANIK, FORCAT E NATYRES JANE ENDE NE VEPRIM ASHTU SIC NE KOHET E HERSHME. NJE TIGER FEMER, E RE DHE NAIVE, JETON NE PAQE ME VETEN DHE NATYREN.

nJE E MOSHUAR ME EMRIN RAJA UONDERS SILLET PAFUND KORRIDOREVE TE AZILIT DUKE KERKUAR SHTEPINE. AJO ESHTE DIAGNOSTIKUAR ME DEMNTIA DHE NUK MUND TE KUPTOJE SE KU NDODHET. AJO VAZHDON TE KERKOJE SHTEPINE MES KAOSIT FESTIV ,E KENGE PER KERCIMIN DHE JETEN DHE VDEKJEN.


ABOUT KORÇA

Korça is one of the largest and most important cultural and economic centers of Albania, located in the southeastern part of the country. The city is known for its typical quarters, composed of low houses and villas, which are paved with cobblestone. The Bazaar of Korca is an ensemble of trade, craft, and residential buildings with urban-architectural and artistic values that dates back to the 19th century. The collection of buildings is a testimony to the existence of craftsmen and tradesmen who at that time had a deep influence on the economic and social life of the country. The bazaar it’s one of the main tourist attractions in Korca. The city of Korça has a range of museums such as the Education Museum (located in the building where the first Albanian school opened in 1887), Majestic Cinema ( a 90 year old cinema), the renewed National Museum of Medieval Art (to visit absolutely), the Prehistoric Museum, the House-Museum of the famous landscape painter, Vangjush Mio, the Museum of the Oriental Art “Bratko”, etc. In the vicinity of the city is the cemetery of French soldiers fallen during the First World War. The renewed Theatre Cajupi is also a place to see theatre performances and other cultural events. Musically, the city is known for the local songs, called serenata. In the city you will find many taverns with tasteful traditional cooking such as various types of pie which perfectly combines with the good music and the traditional drinks. Korça is a very good base for exploring many tourist points located in the nearby mountains such as Voskopoja, Dardha, Vithkuqi and Boboshtica. These villages are well known for offering the possibility to practice many outdoor sports and activities. The area is also famous for the Byzantine churches of Vithkuqi and Voskpoja, whose walls were painted by famous medieval Albanian painters. Close to Korça you can visit Prespa Lake (which is the country’s largest National Park), Drenova National Park, the Illyrian tummulus of Kamenica, etc. The most beautiful places in Korca are in walking distance.


MAJESTIC CINEMA | OPENED ON 25 DECEMBER 1927


EVENTS


MASTERCLASSES


MASTER CLASS WITH TUDOR VINTILIOU

19 KORRIK @ QENDRA RINORE

FOTOGRAFIA SI ZBULUES I NATYRES NJEREZORE


MASTER CLASS WITH TOMA WASZAROV

19 KORRIK @ QENDRA RINORE

RED LIGHT, NGA ZANAFILLA, TEK SUKSESI


TEAM

ORGANISATION

gledis bica | festival director ajsela vojka| project manager lediona kasapi | pr official videographer ||vangjo kerenxhi workshop manager| joan deli Projectionist| faik basha SUBTITLING AND TRANSLATION | AJSELA VOJKA SELECTOR | GLEDIS BICA


AWARDS BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM BEST STUDENT SHORT FILM BEST SHORT FICTION BEST SHORT ANIMATION BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY BEST ALBANIAN SHORT FILM STAFF AWARD


KO:SH FILM FEST 2018  

Korca International Film Festival 2018 e-Catalogue

KO:SH FILM FEST 2018  

Korca International Film Festival 2018 e-Catalogue

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