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23 Tetor / October 31 Tetor / October - 2013

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Sponsors | 7 International competition jury (feature) | Juria e konkursit ndërkombëtar ( FEATURE) | 8 International Competition Jury ( SHORT) | Juria e konkurst ndërkombëtar ( SHORT) | 10 In Albanian Competition Jury | Juria e konkursit të filmit në shqip | 12 Media Jury | Juria e Medias | 13

Facts | Fakte | 14 International Official Selection | 17 Short Films official selection | 29 Short Films official | Fiction Category | 29 Short Films official | Animation Category | 51 Short Films official | Documentary Category | 61 Short Films official | Experimental Category | 67 Short Films official | In Albanian Category | 73 Special Programe | Isreal | 77 Special Programe | Big shorts in Japan | 79 Special Programe | Kimuak | 81 Special Programe | London Film School | 85 Special Programe | The best of Norman McLaren | 87 Special Screening | My father | 89 Special Screening | The miserable | 89 Special Screening | Unheard Voices: Encounters with Albanians in Great Britain | 89 Special Programe | TIFF BALKAN SHORTS | 90 Special Screening | The grocer | 92 Special Programe | CINEFIER | 93 Special Programe | Reflecting Albania | 96 Special Programe | Retrospectiff - Skepto | 97 Special Programe | Retrospectiff - Keko films | 98 Special Screening | Here be dragons | 99 Special Screening | Performance | 100 Special Screening | The wedding banquet | 101 Special Screening | Aria | 101 Special Screening | Yves Boisset | 102 Special Screening | How Strange to be Named Federico | 103 Special Screening | Ada | 104 Special Screening | Harms | 105 Special Screening | La voce del corpo | 106 Tirana Film Lab | 107 Workshops | 108 Awards | 109

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ORGANIZATOR ALBANIA FILM COMMISSION EDS FOUNDATION ALBANIA ART INSTITUTE SKA-NDAL FILM PRODUCTION NTV (Neser TV) Festival Director Ilir Butka Executive Director Agron Domi Film Selection Genc Permeti Agron Domi Ilir Butka Festival Programmer Agron Domi Genc Permeti Secretary Edit Llazani Brilanda Bruci Translator Eneida Marku Endiza Dema Aulona Gjokuta Ani Ceni Evis Myftaraj Hospitality Elma Rizaj Graphic Design Ergys Temali Media Cordinator Iris Bakllamaja (V+O) Ervin Qafmolla Rildo Ngjela NTV Coordinator Aksel Golemi

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Mirënjohje / Acknowledgment H.E. Massimo Gaiani, Sefania Fancello, Fulvia Veneziani, Roberto Berna, Petrit Beci, Padraig Mallon, Renis Tërshana, Anila Tafaj, Massimiliano Nardulli, Agim Buxheli, Naim Jashari, Mick Hannigan, Una Feely, Fatos Berisha, Darko Basheski, Elvira Diamanti, Eriona Vyshka, Shpresim Bajraktari, Adrian Bunguri, Artjan Tepelena, Brunhilda Bakshevani, Altin Bamllari, Ervin Qafmolla, Vilma Llagami, Jonida Cepani, Altin Prifti, Gjergj Gjoshe, Rafaela Rica, Tan Mesareja, Ergys Meta, Kristina Culaj, Franc Dushi, Eno Gjoni, Arber Bezatlliu, Rudi Prifti, Ingrid Rudi, Altin Goxhaj, Edmond Topi, Julian Plumbi, Eljan Tanini, Rubin Zeqo, Belina Jano, Dashamir Brari, Marsida Baruti, Gledis Bozo, Zafir Shumanov, Suela Bako, Margest Dalipi, Cristina Alvarez, Almudena Lumeras, Elira Papa, Olsi Hoxha, Rezar Dimroci, Brikena Vokopola, Gezim Binaj, Belina Jano, Andia Puka, Bijona Troqe, Kristi Cunga, Marges Dalipi, Armand Sallabanda, Arbi Xhelo, Aida Bode, Rudina Magjistari, Ela Ruci, Aida Baro, Alba Stefa, Alma Ibi Zekollari, Ilir Keko, Knidi Bashari, Ylljet Aliçkaj, Eni Hasanaj

Një falënderim të sinqertë për të gjithë ata që kanë mbështetur TIFF-in në vite, kineastët e vendit dhe të huaj që nuk reshtin së sjelluri filmat e tyre, fansat e përhershëm dhe fansat e rinj që i bashkangjiten çdo vit festivalit. Falënderim për kontributin vullnetar të mjaft miqve të njohur dhe më pak të njohur, të gjithë atyre që me dashamirësinë dhe pozitivitetin e treguar ndaj festivalit, janë kthyer tashmë në një element të fortë motivues për punën tonë.


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international competition jury (FEATURE) / juria e konkursit ndërkombëtar (FEATURE)

Ylljet Alicka

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Professional experience: 1974-1983 - Teacher in the village-North Albania; 1983 1991- Expert in Didactics, Publishing House of Schoolbooks; 1992-1997- Director of International Relations, Ministry of Culture, 1998-2007- Responsible of Communication-Delegation of the European Commission Tirana; 2007-2013 Ambassador of Albania in France, Monaco, Portugal; Albanian Permanent Delegate UNESCO; Personal representative of President of the Republic at International Organization of Francophonie (OIF); 2013 - Professor at European University of Tirana. Publications In Albania “Collection of short stories” ONUFRI; “The compromise”, collection of short stories, ONUFRI; “Stone slogans” ,collection of short stories, Publishing House Albimazh; "A story with internationals", Novel, OMSCA Publishing house; “A time for kisses”, short stories“Toena” Publishinghouse Abroad «Les slogans de pierre », CLIMATES Publishing House, Montpellier ; “Kompromis”, POGRANICZE Publishing House, Poland; “I compagni di pietra” Casa editiricce GUARALDI, Italy; “Balkan blood, Balkan beauty”, Northwestern University Press; “Les slogans de pierre” réédition, Edition Pyramidion, Paris ; « Les étrangères » novel, Edition Pyramidion+Edition Chapitre 12, Paris ; « La sloganoj el stonoj » Esperanto, Shtepia botuese Swidnik. Scripts and scenarios : Author of the screenplay "Slogans " French Albanian film, based on the book “Stone slogans”-Aliçka, 2001.The film was selected in the Film Festival of Cannes 2001, Prize of youth critic, Golden prize in the International Festival of Tokyo, 2001…..; Author of the screenplay “The prayer of love” French-Italian-Albanian film based on the book “Compromise”-Aliçka, 2009 National and International prizes: Bronze medal by the International Academy of Lutéce, (literature section) Paris; First Prize, International competition of short stories, TERAMO, Italy; Second Prize, International competition ARTS ET LETTERS DE FRANCE, Bordeaux ; “Silver Medal in prose for the 2001”, Albanian Ministry of Culture; “Prix de la Francophonie”, Albanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs ; “First prize of script play”, Albanian Film Festival, Albanian Ministry of Culture; " Best Novel of the year 2006 ("A story with internationals"), "KULT prizes", Tirana; Premio speciale,(“I compagni di pietra”), VII Premio Letterario Nazionale “Libri editi”

Katriel Schory Producer Executive-Director of The Israel Film Fund Katriel studied at the New York University Film School and returned to Israel in 1973 to join as the Head of Productions of Kastel Films, Jerusalem, at that time the leading production company in Israel. In 1983 he was the Associate Producer and Line Producer of the Award winning feature film ”Beyond the Walls", nominated for Best Foreign Film, Academy Awards, the "Oscar", 1985). In 1984, he formed his own company BELFILMS LTD and produced over 200 films including Award winning Feature Films, Documentaries, T.V Dramas, and International Co-Productions. In 1999 he accepted the position of the Executive Director of the Israel Film Fund, the main Film Fund in Israel, which supports, encourages and promotes Israeli Feature Films. He has been engaged in Voluntary Public Activities among them: • Chairman of Israel’s Film and Television Producers’ Association; • Member of the National committee for the advancement of Television and Films; • Lectured at the Tel Aviv University - Department of Film and television .


international competition jury (FEATURE) / juria e konkursit ndërkombëtar (FEATURE)

Afrim Spahiu Ka lindur në Dibër të Madhe, IRJM, më 3 maj 1951. Pas përfundimit të shkollës së mesme në vendlindje, studioi dhe mori titullin Master i Arteve në Akademinë për Teatër, Film dhe Televizion në Universitetin e Zagrebit,.në ateljenë e profesor Nikola Tanhofer. Gjatë viteve 1970 - 1990, punoi si kameraman në RTP (Radio Televizioni i Prishtinës), dhe si drejtor fotografie në Kosovafilm. Prej 1981 – 1983, ai punoi si bashkpunëtor i jashtëm në Fakultetin e Arteve në Prishtinë, si ligjërues i lëndës së fotografisë në drejtimin e dizajnit grafik. Gjatë periudhës 1981 – 2013, ai ishte anëtar dhe president i shumë jurive profesionale në fushën e projekteve komerciale (Show) arteve vizuale dhe filmit. Ndërsa, gjatë periudhës 2000 2002 ai punoi si ligjërues i lëndës së foto-gazetarisë në shkollën e gazetarisë ‘Faik Konica’. Prej 2002 - 2005 ai themeloi, ligjëroi dhe menaxhoi Institutin për Film dhe Fotografi ’Gjon Mili’ në Prishtinë. Prej 2007 – 2013 ai punoi si ligjërues i lëndës fotografia analoge-digjitale dhe fotografia e filmit dhe televizionit në kolegjin AAB në Prishtinë; në Universitetin Shtetëror të Tetovës dhe në kolegjin Evolution në Prishtinë; në Fakultetin e Arteve në Prishtinë; në Universitetin Ndërkombëtar të Ballkanit në Shkup; IRJM. Që nga viti 1975 e deri më sot, si drejtor fotografie realizoi mbi 25 filma artistikë e dokumentarë, një numër i të cilëve u vlerësuan dhe u shpërblyen në festivale ndërkombëtare. Autor dhe redaktor i fotografisë ne 6 monografi ekskluzive, katalogë dhe shum botime nga fusha e bisnesit , artit dhe kulturës në përgjithësi.. Puntori profesionale ,prezentime në panele të ndryshme,kurator i disa ekspozitave fotografike të autorëve kosovar, si dhe i Ekspozitës Ndërkombëtare të Fotografisë Artistike "Gjon Mili",edicioni V,në Galerinë e Arteve Kombëtare, Prishtinë. Ai poashtu, u prezentua (realizoi) 8 ekspozita vetjake të fotografisë artistike dhe një numër të madh kolektive. Për punën krijuese dhe artistike,nga fusha e fotografisë dhe filmit , ai është shpërblyer me disa çmime kombëtare dhe ndërkombëtare

Dimitris Koutsiabasakos Born in 1967 and studied cinema direction and television at V.G.I.K, Moscow. He has directed for the television and the cinema documentary, serials, short and feature films. His works have been received national and international awards.

Vjosa Berisha Vjosa Berisha was born in July 23, 1972 in Pristina, Kosovo. She is cofounder and Festival Director of Prishtina International Film festival (PriFest), one of the biggest and most important film industry events in Kosovo that has been running for five years bringing to Kosovo many important cinematography personalities and film industry professionals. PriFest was founded in 2008, Vanessa Redgrave is President of the Honorary Board of the festival. (www.prifest.org) Professionally, Vjosa Berisha is co-owner and chief executive of the first Public Relations company established in Kosovo, B2 – PR & Media Solutions, with offices in Kosovo and Albania (2005). She owns an MA in Media and Communication from University of Westminster, London UK, and a Postgraduate diploma in Contemporary Diplomacy from University of Malta, in Malta. Vjosa Berisha has worked on many Public relations and media projects leading many successful commercial, political communication and public awareness campaigns for various clients including banking, airlines, hydropower and energy, IT, cultural institutions, embassies, Government, media, political parties and other institutions in Kosovo and Albania. One of the notable projects led by her was the management and implementation of the campaigns during the process leading to the Declaration of Independence for Kosovo in 2008. In 2011 she took part in the Hope Fellowship programme for Democracy and Diplomacy, sponsored by USAID which included a very interesting 6 weeks study tour in Washington DC in April-May 2011. During this trip she had a public speaking session on the subject of Public Diplomacy – with the theme “Nation Branding and Image of Kosovo”, in the Center for Strategic and International Studies and in the Public Diplomacy Council in Washington DC. At the moment she is actively involved in managing works of the two B2 offices, in Kosovo and Albania; and managing PriFest – Prishtina International Film Festival, which happens every year in September. Her future ambitions are to extend her activities on producing films and supporting further the growth and development of film industry in Kosovo as well as building upon better image of her country in the world. Vjosa Berisha is a member of European Film Academy.

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international competition jury (SHORT) / juria e konkursit ndërkombëtar (SHORT)

Arben Zharku Born in Kacanik, Kosovo. Arben Zharku is an actor and producer from Kosovo. He is one of the founders and director of SKENA UP International Students Film and Theatre Festival in Prishtina. He graduated Acting at the Faculty of Arts Prishtina University in 2004 and since 2009 he is an EAVE graduate. Alongside his commitment at SKENA UP, since 2003 Arben has also been working as a Manager at the Multimedia Centre in Prishtina, which has the aim to develop contemporary, children's theatre and film. He has performed in different theater performances as well in different films. In 2011 he won the Best Producer in Abu Dhabi Film Festival. He is voting member of the European Film Academy. Since April 2011, he is President of the Board in Kosovo Cinematographic Center, a public film foundation in Kosovo.

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Victor Manuel Munoz Garcia Festhome is born in 2011 as an idea, an intimate project of two film-makers, Daniel Fenaux and Moisés Tuñón, who were extremely discontent and dissatisfied with the then existing online submission platforms and the way film-makers could communicate with and submit their films to film festivals. The idea turned into a full scale project in the beginning of 2012, with a Beta version of the platform. At the end of the Summer, 2012, Víctor M. Muñoz, another film-maker who had studied at a film school years before with both Festhome's senior partners, is brought into the project as Communications Manager. At the end of 2012, Festhome launches its first fully operational version, and starts to find its place within the world of film festivals and film-makers, taking a great deal of pride in the fact that the missing closeness of rapport festivals and film-makers had with older online submission platforms is no longer missing with Festhome, and also in the fact that the service Festhome provides is ackowledged as most user friendly and lowest in costs by festivals and film-makers.

Sergio Stagno Born in 1967 in Cagliari, Italy, he graduated in Economics at the University of Cagliari. He deals with video and communication since 1997. He worked for the european music channel of Tiscali, as a marketing manager. He is a journalists and co-founder of Netsoul (communication agency, web and graphic design and video- production). Expert of communication, he teaches Sociology of communication at IED. He is co-founder of Skepto international Film Festival. He has been a jury member at Skepto International Film Festival (Italy).

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international competition jury (SHORT) / juria e konkursit ndërkombëtar (SHORT)

Fabrizio Ferrari Since 1998, Fabrizio Ferrari has been active in the fields of cinema and cultural events. Beginning with the organization and planning of seminars and workshops on screenplay writing and on digital video, he also created events aiming to promote Italian and foreign cinematography. Fabrizio assisted David Stephenson (Oscar nomination for Best Soundtrack -"Richard III") and Darren Brisker, working on the sets of various films. Founder the RIFF (Rome Independent Film Festival) Cultural Association. Fabrizio aim is to create, a chance for visibility for Italian and international independent film makers, who are otherwise cut out of the more commercial distribution circuits. With his work in the distribution and promotion of the material received, he has created a network of more than 15 partnerships with international film festivals, receiving support from institutional organizations such as the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the Italian Cultural Institutes, and the Embassies of many foreign countries. He's now working at the 13th edition of the RIFF Awards. The creation of romefilmmarket.com, a new VOD web site in focused on indie film is his main present challenge and his bet for the immediate future.

Esther Cabero Born in 1981 in Aretxabaleta (Basque Country), Esther Cabero has broad experience working in different cinema and art fields. She graduated in Humanities and Communication at Deusto University and began her career in San Sebastian International Film Festival’s professional area –Sales Office and Industry Club- as the Department Manager’s Assistant, developing wide knowledge on the configuration of the international cinematographic market and the industry representatives. After taking a Master’s Degree in Cultural Management, she worked at the Department of Culture of the Spanish Film Academy and at several artistic projects. Since July 2011, she coordinates the Basque Government’s Kimuak project, a promotion and distribution program for a selection of Basque short films.

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ALBANIAN competition jury / juria e konkursit të filmit SHQIPTAR Eriola Fiore

Julian Bejko Ph.D. Julian BEJKO. Master and Ph.D. in philosophy, Université Paris 8, France. Full time lecturer, Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Tirana. Teaching: Western Sociological Thought; Political Sociology; Analyses and Critics of images. Based authors: Karl Marx; Emile Durkheim; Norbert Elias; Erving Goffman; Zygmunt Bauman; Friedrich Nietzsche; Michel Foucault etc. Main questions: Culture; Civilization; Mores; Manners; Sensibilities; Domestication; Pacification; Violence; War; Extermination; Identity; Biopolitics; Technics; Modernity; Power; State; Bureaucracy; Shoah; Holocaust; Cinema etc. Publications: The Society of Cinema, I, The old regime and the people’s war, Edlora, Tirana, 2012. The Society of Cinema, II, Reform, Duty, Consciousness, Edlora, Tirana, 2013

Graduated in Milano, Italy, for Literature & Art and Production and Movie Direction. Assistant director in many movies short and featured movies in Italy. Also with a wide experience in event management for the Bergamo Film Meeting In Bergamo, Italy. Worked for two editions of Nga e Para Extreme Make Over Home Edition in Albania as Production Manager for . Currently working for Anima Pictures as Production Manager for commercial tv spots, documentaries and tv shows.

MEDIA jury / juria e MEDIAS Albana Nexhipi Albana Nexhipi works as a journalist at Albanian based Top Channel TV. She has more than ten years experience on cultural, social and historical features about Albania. Albana Nexhpi is also a translator of books: “Eros e Civilisation”, H.Marcuse; “Homovidens, Televisione e post-pensiero”, G. Sartori, “Una storia scutarina: le prime bandiere marittime mercantili albanesi (19131914)”, P. Muner, “Coco Channel, una vita da favola”, A. Signorini, ecct. She was graduated in Language and Albanian Literature at the University of Tirana (SPU) and is specialized in Comparative Literature at the University of Perugia, Italy.

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Blendi Salaj Blendi Salaj was born in Tirana in 1979. He is one of the first bloggers, and online publicist in Albania, starting back in 1998 when the internet was still very young and he was a student in the United States. Since returning home in 2008, Mr. Salaj has become a prominent voice in the public discourse with a very popular morning show on Radio and TV and many appearances on important television programs. Holding a degree in Communication, with a concentration in Film, Blendi has combined his natural curiosity, communication skills and humor to become a beloved character in the national media scene.

Kujtim Gjonaj Kujtim Gjonaj is an Albanian screenwriter, director of documentary films and cartoons, producer and publisher. Gjonaj began his career as an editor of documentaries scenarios in the film studio "New Albania". He started his career in 1969 in Kinostudio. In 1974 he began his career as a director of film documentaries and as a writer creating scenes for multiple films. His feature film contributions include the script for the 1976 film Call, his first feature film, the 1977 films They Were Four and Circus in the Village and the 1979 movie Advisors. Gjonaj worked for Alba and later established his own film production house, "The Albanian World". Gjonaj produced biographies of prominent figures such as Ali Pasha Tepelena, Faik Konica, Jeronim de Rada, Naim, Mother Teresa and Sulejman Pitarka. A tribute to Gjonaj was commemorated during the Festival Cup XII of the Albanian Documentary Film Association in Tirana, Albania, in 2006. On 16 July 2012, Gjonaj was awarded with the title "Grand Master" by the AQSHF.

Endri Xhafo Endri Xhafo is a journalist with with a wide range of experience in printing press, radio and television and a passion for cinema. Among various tv reports and documentaries, he has realised a documentary about the lyric soprano Inva Mula, "The beatiful dream of Inva", which was first released on November 12, 2009, in Imperial Cinema Sheraton in presence of the soprano herself, and later broadcasted on Top Channel and DigitAlb. As well as "The Big Change", a 37 minutes report on French presidential elections of May 2012, broadcasted on Top Channel. While his daily show last season on Albanian Screen "Breakfast with Endri" included a special section dedicated to cinema.


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More than 200 feature films were submitted online:

More than 800 short films were submitted online:

By Category documentary (64) experimental (14) fiction (122)

By Category animation (70) documentary (113) experimental (80) fiction (491)

By Year of Production 2011 (3) 2012 (83) 2013 (114)

By Year of Production 2011 (25) 2012 (279) 2013 (456)

By Country Albania (2) Argentina (3) Australia (2) Austria (4) Azerbaijan (1) Bangladesh (1) Barbados (1) Belgium (4) Bosnia-Herzegovina (2) Brazil (6) Bulgaria (2) Burkina Faso (1) Canada (5) Cape Verde (1) Chile (2) Croatia (2) Denmark (1) Deutschland (5) England (11) Finland (2) France (16) Greece (5) Hong Kong (1) India (5) Iran (8) Iraq (1) Ireland (4) Israel (2) Italy (29) Kosova (1) Lebanon (1) Lithuania (2) Macedonia (3) Mexico (6) Mozambique (1) Netherlands (1) Philippines (2) Poland (3) Portugal (3) Romania (2) Russia (1) Schweiz (4) Slovakia (1) Slovenia (1) South Korea (1) Spain (16) Sweden (2) Turkey (2) Ukraine (6) USA (12)

By Country Afghanistan (1) Albania (17) Algeria (1) Argentina (4) Armenia (2) Australia (7) Austria (5) Azerbaijan (1) Bangladesh (5) Belgium (29) Belorussia (1) BosniaHerzegovina (1) Botswana (1) Brazil (7) Bulgaria (10) Burkina Faso (2) Canada (36) Chile (1) China (2) Colombia (1) Croatia (5) Czech Republic (6) Denmark (4) Deutschland (23) Egypt (1) England (34) Estonia (1) Finland (7) France (69) Georgia (1) Greece (32) Hong Kong (1) Hungary (3) Iceland (2) India (41) Indonesia (2) Iran (15) Iraq (2) Ireland (5) Israel (16) Italy (66) Japan (4) Jordan (1) Kosova (11) Lebanon (3) Lesotho (1) Lithuania (2) Luxemburg (1) Macedonia (3) Malta (1) Mexico (13) Monaco (2) Montenegro (1) Morocco (4) Nepal (2) Netherlands (15) Norway (4) Palestine (2) Panama (1) Peru (1) Philippines (1) Poland (16) Portugal (10) Romania (5) Russia (15) Schweiz (3) Scotland (7) Serbia (9) Singapore (2) Slovakia (3) Slovenia (1) South Korea (1) Spain (84) Sweden (3) Syria (1) Taiwan (1) Thailand (3) Turkey (9) Ukraine (11) United Arab Emirates (2) USA (30) Vietnam (1)

By Format of Production 16mm SUPER (8) 35mm (21) Digital Beta (3) DVCam (4) DVD (13) HD (141) HDTV (1) miniDV (7) super-8 (2)

By Format of Production 16mm (13) 16mm SUPER (10) 35mm (35) 8mm Video (1) Digital 8 (1) Digital Beta (6) DVCam (9) DVCPRO (3) DVD (67) HD (572) HDTV (23) Hi8 (1) miniDV (17) super-8 (2)

facts | fakte Two hundred features and eight hundred short films from over ninety different countries submitted their work to this year's eleven’th edition of the Tirana International Film Festival. Many of these entries were multiple award-winners in international festivals worldwide. 14 |

This resulted in the necessity of forming a selection committee of artists and industry professionals. These individuals could then choose with impartiality and professionalism the very best fiction, documentary, experimental and animation to compete in our programmes. After months of discussion and reflection, we present to you these achievements in the art and craft of cinema.


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Ihor Podolchak

Competition BioFilmography Born, 1962 in Lviv, Ukraine. Graduated with distinction from the Lviv Academy of Fine Arts, 1984. Filmmaker, artist, creator of extensive projects in the field of visual art, laureate at 25 international art exhibitions. Among 24 personal exhibitions, one bears the distinction of being the first art exhibit ever to be held in space, aboard the Space Station Mir, in 1993. The artwork of Ihor Podolchak is housed in 26 museums and public collections worldwide. His feature film, “Las Meninas”, premiered at the “Tiger Award Competition” at the Rotterdam International Film Festival (2008). Awards Chicago IFF, Bari IFF, See a Paris, See Los Angeles, Bloody Hero Iff, Shagnghai IFF, St. Petersburg IFF, Balkan Film Fest Poland, Prishtina IFF, Festival d\'Essone IFF Best film & Best Male Actor in Bloody Hero IFF, Best screnplay in See a Paris.

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2012/ Ukraine/ HD/ 96'/ Fiction/ Colour

English title

Delirium

Original title

Delirium

A family asks a young psychiatrist to be their guest for a while and help look after their father who's developed a suicidal fixation for ropes and knots among other things. It is also entirely possible that the mental health of the guest that is the real cause for concern.

Script: Ihor Podolchak; Photography: Mykola Yefymenko; Editing: Ihor Podolchak; Music: Oleksandr Shchetynsky; Sound: Myroslav Kuvaldin; Leading actors: Volodymyr Khimyak, Lesya Voynevych, Petro Rybka, Olha Horbach, Olha Bakus, Ivan Kostenko, Vasyl Kostenko; Producer: Ihor Podolchak TIRANA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL TIRANA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL


Frederic Labonde

Competition BioFilmography Frederic Labonde lives and works in Paris. After his studies of science, he integrated a school of broadcasting. In parallel with his work as a film editor for many years, he attended course of fine arts in Ecole Nationale des BeauxArts de Paris. Since 2004, he has been working on video clips as well as still pictures. By himself or in collaboration with different artists and collectives, he has been directing pieces wich have been shown in many galleries and international festivals. 2013 - HUMUS 2013 - MES ANC

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2013/ France/ HD/ 70'/ Experimental/ Colour

English title

Humus

Original title

Humus

HUMUS imagines a primeval forest, away from all civilization, wherein a child, an adult and an old man set out in search of themselves. On their quest they are accompanied by different voices, echoing through the trees‌ Based on the intimate narratives of childless men and women, HUMUS speaks to us of human condition, and of our view of the world as our only solace to our inescapable solitude. HUMUS is a documentary essay on the theme of childlessness.

Script: Severine Andre; Photography: Maurizio Tiella; Editing: Frederic Labonde; Music: Alice Guerlot-Kourouklis; Sound: Thomas Buet; Leading actors: Ariel Gillet, Olivier Dureuil, Jacques Fornier; Producer: Frederic Bonnet

TIRANA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL TIRANA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

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Iulia Rugina

Competition BioFilmography Iulia was born in 1982 in Bucharest, Romania. She studied film direction in Bucharest. This is her first feature film. Her previous films were screened at over 50 film related events in 13 countries. Bună Cristina! Pa Cristina! / Hi Cristina! Bye Cristina! - short fiction, 15 minutes - 2006 Vineri on jur de 11 / Friday around eleven - short fiction, 18 minutes - 2006 Museum of Broken Relationships - short fiction, 13 minutes - 2009 Captivi de Crăciun / Stuck on Chrismas - medium length ficion - 40 minutes - 2010 Raluca + 1 - short fiction, 30 minutes - 2011 Sink - medium length fiction, 40 minutes 2012 Love Building - feature fiction, 83 minutes – 2013. Awards: B\"Est International Film Festival - Audience Award, Transilvania International Film Festival Warsaw International Film Festival- Special Jury Mention.

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2013/ Romania/ Fiction/ 83/ Fiction/ Colour – Black&White

English title

Love Building

Original title

Love Building

Love Building is a camp designed to mend broken relationships. 14 couples in the program have 7 days to re-design their love lives. But the 3 trainers meant to assist them have problems of their own and things gradually get out of hand. In an ongoing search for \"happily ever after\" one question pops up: \"Can love be fixed in 7 days?\".

Script: Ana Agopian, Oana Rasuceanu, Iulia Rugina; Photography: Marius Iacob; Editing: Iulia Rugina, Maria Florentina Zaharia; Animation: Alma Cazacu; Music: Local Heroes; Sound: Laura Lazarescu; Leading actors: Dragos Bucur, Dorian Boguta, Alexandru Papadopol; Producer: Dragos Bucur. TIRANA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL TIRANA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL


Alessandro di Robilant

Competition BioFilmography Degree at London Film school. He does is directorial debout in 1984 with the feature \"Anche lei fumava il sigaro\". In 1994, arrives success with the feature film \"Il giudice ragazzino\", who wins the blue angel at Berlin Film Festival. In 2006 he shoots the film \"Per sempre\" with Giancarlo Giannini and Francesca Neri. He shoots for television \"L\'uomo della carita\". In 2009 he directed \"Mar Piccolo\". This film was acclaimed at Roma Film Festival in 2009.

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2013/ Italy/ HD/ 87'/ Fiction/ Colour

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Mauro c'ha da fare

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Mauro is busy

Mauro is 33, he has two degrees at university and no future. He lives in a small town under the volcano Etna with his parents. He tries hard to enter as a teacher at the university but the job is given to a goon with strong connections. On top of that his girlfriend Laura leaves him for another guy. Unable to use his talents, Mauro gradually starts \"loosing it\", and starts behaving strangely and developing maniac depressive manias.

Script: Alessandro Marinaro, Alessandro di Robilant; Photography: David Scott; Editing: Fabrizio Fam‫א‬, Alessandro di Robilant; Music: Fabio Abate; Sound: Michele Musarra; Leading actors: Carlo Ferreri Evelyn Fam‫ א‬Andrea Borrelli Cettina Bonaffini; Producer: 095mm TIRANA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL TIRANA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

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Jamil Dehlavi

Competition BioFilmography Jamil Dehlavi is an independent filmmaker of Pakistani origin who read law at Oxford and was called to the Bar at Lincoln's Inn before studying film at Columbia University where he received a Master of Fine Arts. He has written, produced and directed many international award-winning feature films and documentaries including Towers Of Silence, The Blood Of Hussain, Born Of Fire, Immaculate Conception, Jinnah, Infinite Justice, Godforsaken And Seven Lucky Gods. His films have been shown at renowned film festivals such as Cannes, Toronto, Berlin and New York. Currently he is an Associate Professor at the School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Habib University Karachi.

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2013/ UK/ HD/ 102'/ Fiction/ Colour

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Seven lucky gods

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Seven lucky gods

An illegal immigrant from Albania infiltrates the lives of a group of Londoners with disastrous consequences.

Script: Joseph Miller & Jamil Dehlavi; Photography: Godfrey Kirby; Editing: Jamil Dehlavi; Music: Geoffrey Alexander; Sound: Andrew Hewitson; Leading actors: Nik Xhelilaj, Christopher Villiers, Alison Peebles, Kate Maravan, Alexandra Boyd, Vernon Dobtcheff; Producer: Jamil Dehlavi TIRANA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL TIRANA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL


Robert Budina

Competition BioFilmography Robert Budina was born in Korca, Albania, and work as an independent film producer and director. He was graduated in the Academy of Arts, Theater Directing. He has directed and written several theater plays. Together with Sabina Kodra formed ERAFILM PRODUCTION Company in 2001. He has produced documentaries and shorts, before producing Balkan Bazar feature comedy in 2009. Robert has also filed numerous roles as executive producer, supervisor production and assistant director in various international coo productions. \"Agon\" is his first feature film as director, after his short film \"Lulebore\" screened in 20 festivals all around the word and awarded in some of them. Awards: Chicago IFF, Bari IFF, See a Paris, See Los Angeles, Bloody Hero Iff, Shagnghai IFF, St. Petersburg IFF, Balkan Film Fest Poland, Prishtina IFF, Festival d\'Essone IFF Best film & Best Male Actor in Bloody Hero IFF, Best screnplay in See a Paris. www.tiranafilmfest.com www.tiranafilmfest.com

2012/ Albania/ 35mm/ 104'/ Fiction/ Colour

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Sunrise

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Agon

Two Albanian brothers, Saimir and Vini, migrate to Greece and try, each in his own way, to integrate into their host country by following two different lifestyles, with no way of turning back.

Script: Robert Budina; Photography: Marius Panduru; Editing: Eugen Kelemen; Music: Aldo Shllaku; Sound: Vangelis Zelkas; Leading actors: Marvin Tafaj, Guljem Kototri, Isabella Kogevina, Xhevdet Jashari, Laert Vasili, Eglantina Cenomeri, Antonis Kafetzopulos; Producer: Sabina Kodra TIRANA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL TIRANA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

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Thanos Anastopoulos

Competition BioFilmography Born in Athens (Greece). Studied Philosophy at the University of Ioannina - Greece. Post graduate studies at the University of Paris I (Pantheon Sorbonne) and at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (Paris, France). He has directed short films, documentaries and theatre plays. His first feature film All The Weight Of The World (2004) was selected at the Rotterdam Film Festival. His second feature film Correction (2008) made its international premiere at the Berlin Film Festival and was selected in numerous festivals. The Daughter (2012) is his third feature film, and premiered at the Berlin Film Festival in February 2013: Other festivals: Melbourne, Toronto... Awards: CinemaJove, Valencia; Motovun = Fipresci Award; Melbourne; Transatlantyk, Poznan; Herceg Novi montenegro; Jagran FF India; Toronto...

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2012/ Greece/ HD/ 87'/ Fiction/ Colour

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The daughter

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I kori

A fourteen-year-old girl, an eight-year-old boy and a bankrupt lumberyard in contemporary Athens. Four years after \'Diorthosi\' (Correction), Thanos Anastopoulos makes a comeback with a rough coming-of-age story of a young girl and of a country, which unfolds like a thriller, in a Greece ridden with crisis – but not just the economic one.

Script: Thanos Anastopoulos, Vassilis Giatsis; Photography: Ilias Adamis; Editing: Napoleon Stratogiannakis; Sound: Philipos Bouraimis, Aris Louziotis, Alexandros Sidiropoulos; Leading actors: Savina Alimani, Aggelos Papadimas, Yorgos Symeonidis, Ieronymos Kaletsanos, Ornela Kapetani, Theodora Tzimou; Producer: Thanos Anastopoulos TIRANA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL TIRANA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL


Alberto Morais

Competition BioFilmography In 2011, Alberto Morais finished the fiction feature film LAS OLAS (2011). The protagonists of this are Carlos A.lvarez-Novoa and Laia Marull. At the 33th Moscow International Film Festival 2011 “Las olas” won the awards: BEST FILM. Golden Saint George. BEST ACTOR. Silver Saint George. FIPRESCI AWARD. International Federation of Film Critics. His first feature, UN LUGAR EN EL CINE -A place in the cinema- (2007), is midway between fiction and documentary, with the unprecedented protagonism of Victor Erice and Theo Angelopoulos. It premiered in the official section of the Sao Paulo International Film Festival in 2007 AWARDS Moscow International Film Festival (2013)

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2013/ Spain/ 35mm/ 78'/ Fiction/ Colour

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The kids from the port

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Los chicos del puerto

Miguel makes the journey that his grandfather can't make because he's locked up by his own family. The mission is very simple, go to a funeral and leave an army jacket on the grave of an old man, a friend of his grandfather. Miguel, accompanied by Lola and Guillermo, leaves that island inside the city of Valencia that is the Nazaret neighborhood.

Script: Alberto Morais, Ignacio Gutierrez-Solana; Photography: Bet Rourich; Editing: Manel Barriere; Music: Xema Fuertes; Sound: Eduardo Esquide; Leading actors: Omar Krim, Blanca Bautista, Mikel Sarasa, Jos‫ י‬Luis de Madariaga; Producer: Veronica Garcia TIRANA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL TIRANA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

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Lander Camarero

Adre Novais Oliveira

2013/ Spain/ HD/ 27'/ Fiction/ Colour

A political story A political story

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2013/ Brazil/ 35mm/ 22'/ Fiction/ Colour

About a month Pouco mais de um mes

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Final-year project of Lauren C. Carroll, a student at the New York Film Institute. Unlike her fellow classmates who choose pure entertainment, Lauren decides to make a politically committed film.

Andre and Ilida dating for a short time. In real life and in fiction.

Script: Lander Camarero, Mikel Llamosas, Diego King Head, Lauren Catehrine Carroll; Photography: Lander Camarero, I‫ס‬igo G. Quesada; Editing: Unai Guerra, I‫ס‬igo G. Quesada, Lander Camarero; Sound: Diego King Head; Leading actors: Lauren C. Carrollo, Mikel Llamosas, Diego King Head, David French, Eric Ward, Asif Khan, Haya Al-Hossain, Faisal Tariq; Producer: Lander Camarero

Script: Andre Novais Oliveira; Photography: Gabriel Martins e Bruno Risas; Editing: Gabriel Martins; Sound: Bruno Vasconcelos; Leading actors: Andre Novais Oliveira and lֹ ida Silpe; Producer: Thiago Macido Correia

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Babak Habibifar

Tom Bober

2012/ Iran/ HD/ 3'/ Fiction/ Colour

After 15 years After 15 years

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2013/ UK/ HD/ 5'/ Fiction/ Colour

Analogue Analogue

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The life is not only seeing him , maybe he is here but we don't see him

Karl is a call centre employee mindlessly going about his work in auto-pilot mode until a familiar voice forces him to confront a reality he had chosen to ignore. Set against the backdrop of a dark dystopian future, Analogue is a suspenseful Sci-Fi short that explores themes of racial tension by echoing the horrors of the past.

Script: Babak Habibifar; Leading actors: Babak Habibifar, Ali Araghchi; Producer: Babak Habibifar

Script: Pete Strauss; Photography: Oli Cohen; Editing: Tom Bober; Animation: Azem Kola Music: Julien Pirrie; Sound: Julien Pirrie; Leading actors: Conner McKenzy; Producer: Bryce Groves

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Lendita Zeqiraj

Cyril Battarel

2013/ Kosova/ HD/ 20'/ Fiction/ Colour

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Balcony

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Ballkoni

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2012/ France/ HD/ 10'/ Fiction/ Colour

Between a rock and a hard place La Croix et la Banniere

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Jeton, a 10-year-old boy is sitting on the edge of a balcony on the 4th floor. Neighbors and passers-by, terrified by this situation, call the police and firefighters for help. But the situation quickly becomes unmanageable.

Three men are locked in a cell. A priest arrives and offers to hear their confession. But they will quickly discover the true motive for his visit...

Script: Lendita Zeqiraj; Photography: Armel Hostiou; Sound: Jean-Barthelemy Velay; Leading actors: Arben Bajraktaraj, Sevdai Radogoshi, Osman Azemi; Producer: Bujar Kabashi

Script: Cyril Battarel; Photography: Tomas Palombi; Editing: Cyril Battarel; Sound: Nicolas Boyer; Leading Actors: Philippe Awat / Eddie Chignara / Fran‫ח‬ois Delaive / Jean-Pol Dubois; Producer: Jordane Oudin & Christophe Battarel

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Sergi Martí Maltas

Neritan Zinxhiria

2012/ Spain/ Red/ 13'/ Fiction/ Colour

Blue division División azul

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2012/ Greece/ 15'/ Fiction/ Colour

Chamomile Hamomili

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Lenningrad, summer 1943. German attempts to conquer the strategic location of Leningrad have failed miserably. Hitler, desperate, plays his last available card: Mission Spark. But to carry out the mission he will need his best men… He will need the Spanish soldiers of the… BLUE DIVISION.

She is alone. The land of the living is far away, while the world of the dead smells like chamomile.

Photography: Anna Molins Garcia; Editing: Carlos Font Clos; Music: Iego Pedragosa; Sound: Anna Solanas; Leading actors: Marc Martínez, Álvaro Cervantes; Producer: Sergi Marti Maltas

Script: Nerita Zinxhiria; Photography: Christina Moumouri; Editing: Christos Giannakopoulos; Leading actors: Fotis Armenis, Giota Hatziiannou; Producer: Nerita Zinxhiria

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Michael Guerraz

Pelle Folmer

2012/ France/ DVD/ 18'/ Fiction/ Colour

Clay Argile

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2012/ Denmark/ Red/ 14'/ Fiction/ Colour

Damn Girl Fucking Tøs

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Alex is posing. An old lady is sculpting. It would be a normal situation... if the lady wasn't blind and only had her hands to “see”. Wrinkled hands that she lays on the naked body of her young model. Alex is going to experience an unusual posing session.

“Damn Girl” is a coming-of-age story about 12-year-old girl, who has a hard time dealing with being female. She has built her own boyish universe in which she paints graffiti and roams around with her male friends. Aggressively she struggles to keep.

Script: Michael Guerraz & Olivier Dreux; Photography: Sylvain Rodriguez; Editing: Nicolas Sarkissian; Music: Clemence Fabbricotti & Louis Rouah; Sound: Mathias Large; Leading actors: Edith Scob, Laurent Delbecque; Producer: Jonathan Hazan

Script: Signe Søby Bech; Photography: Brian Curt Petersen; Editing: Dorrit Andersen; Music: Martin Dirkov Juel; Sound: Rune Sand; Producer: Pelle Folmer

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Borja Cobeaga

Jean-Julien Collette

2013/ Spain/ HD/ 11'/ Fiction/ Colour

Democracia Democracy

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2013/ Belgium/ HD/ 24'/ Fiction/ Colour

Electric Indigo Electric Indigo

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The manager of a company proposes a daring plan for keeping the workers' morale high.

It is sometimes complicated for a little girl to face peer pressure and becoming aware of her own identity, especially that she never knew her mother and that the only reference is the love of two heterosexual fathers united by the bonds of a “non-carnal� marriage.

Script: Alberto Gonzalez; Photography: Jon D. Dominguez; Editing: Borja Cobeaga; Music: Aranzazu Calleja; Sound: Tamara Lazaro, Coque F. Lahera; Leading actors: Oscar Ladoire, Luis Bermejo, Alejandro Tejersa, Raquel Guerrero, Nacho Marroco, Ivan Andretxe, Jose Fuentetaja, Miquel Insia; Producer: Nahikari Ipioa

Script: Jean-Julien Collette; Photography: Manu Dacosse; Editing: Bruno Tracq; Music: Seabear, The Whip, Phoria; Sound: Thomas Grimm-Landsberg; Leading actors: Margot. Christelle Cornil, Ruben Tomas, Tony Denman; Producer: Laurent Denis, Jonathan Hazan

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Antonello Novellino

Diego Modino

2013/ Spain/ HD/ 18'/ Fiction/ Colour

Ephemeral Efimera

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2011/ Spain/ 35mm/ 15'/ Fiction/ Colour

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Exchange

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Intercambio

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Alicia dreams of becoming a ballet dancer. In the cozy windmill where she lives with her grandmother, she impatienly waits for the moment to go for the long-awaited audition. But out there the world is not as idyllic as she thinks...

In a quiet little farming town life is governed by agriculture's cycle. But, suddenly, authorities confiscate everything that has been harvested. Little by little, food is disappearing. The cruelty of hunger attacks the village. While soldiers close all exits, suspicion and terror become the reigning lords. How will the inhabitants manage to survive?

Script: Diego Modino; Photography: Angel Iguacel; Editing: Carlos Egea; Music: Jose Villalobos; Sound: Maite Rivera; Leading actors: Paula Penalver, Asuncion Balaguer, Jorge Bosch, Salvador Palomino, Carles Moreu, Zaza Mikeladze, Jorge Penalver; Producer: Diego Modino

Script: Antonello Novellino , Antonio Quintanilla; Photography: Angel Villariar; Editing: Antonello Novellino; Music: Ludovico Vagnone; Sound: Jorge Grrigos , David Cuerpo; Leading actors: Victor Clavijo; Producer: Carlos Clavijo

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Nikoleta Leousi

Daniel Gil Suarez

2013/ Greece/ HD/ 19'/ Fiction/ Colour

Generator Γεννήτρια

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2013/ Spain/ HD/ 12'/ Fiction/ Colour

Good air Buenos aires

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Savas, a fifty year old father, living in Athens sees his life collapsing in front of him. How did he get there? What can be done now? Outside the walls of his little shop the world is changing. He 's worried about his daughter's future. "As long as were standing, everything will be ok".

An argentine immigrant must steal a car´s spare wheel from a spanish seaport.

Script: Giorgos Teltzidis; Photography: Nikos Karanikolas; Editing: Artemis Anastasiadou; Sound: Vaggelis Zelkas; Leading actors: Manolis Mavromatakis, Ioanna Tsiriggouli, Kostas Xikominos, Romanna Lobach; Producer: Phaedra Vokali

Script: Arturo Ruiz Serrano; Photography: Nicolas Pinzon Sarmiento; Editing: Daniel Gill Suarez; Music: Adrian Sepiurca; Sound: Alfonso Sanz; Leading actors: Eric Frances; Producer: Arturo Ruiz Serrano y Daniel Gil Suarez

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Barbara Marheineke

Juan Manuel Aragon

2012/ Germany/ HD/ 13'10''/ Fiction/ Colour

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Green Gold

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Grunes Gold

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2012/ Spain/ HD/ 12'/ Fiction/ Colour

I feel lost I feel lost

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In the film “Green Gold”, secret recordings are uncovered which reveal the real motive behind the invasion. The film shows how an accidental discovery is to revolutionize global energy policy and how the mutation of a desert gecko caused both Iraq wars.

Javier feels an existential emptiness after watching the last episode of LOST. Little by little, a strange force pushes him further and further into a voyage of self-discovery. What starts as a game could end up ... as a game!

Script: Barbara Marheineke, Susanne Mikulski; Photography: Lars Schwellnuss, Aksel Dogrudogan; Editing: Matthias Lehnigk, Screenworks Köln, Barbara MarheinekeMusic: Martin Doepke; Sound: Andreas Stephan; Leading actors: Guido Preuß, Nikolaus Okonkwo, Alexander von Janitzky, Jochen Kolenda, Gerhard Fehn; Producer: Kai Künnemann, Karibufilm/ Barbara Marheineke

Script: Raul Piretto; Photography: Waldo Capote; Editing: Juan Manuel Arag‫ף‬n, Bego‫ס‬a P‫י‬rez; Sound: Fernando Bados; Leading actors: Guillermo Barrientos, Paloma Bloyd; Producer: Mesa5 Producciones, S. C.

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Irena Skoric

Christos Nikou

2013/ Croatia/ HD/ 15'/ Fiction/ Colour

I love yu I love yu

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2012/ Greece/ HD/ 11'/ Fiction/ Colour

Km Km

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Once upon a time there was a country called Yugoslavia. I love YU means I love Yugoslavia. This movie embraces the world of imagination, reality and memory with emotion. People, things, scenes and images make love B- flat which happens before, now and always.

A man and a woman. In a car. They are sitting in silence. Immobile. He has just revealed something to her. The air is becoming scarce. They suffocate. Can you open the door and get out?

Script: Irena Skoric; Photography: Raul Brzic; Editing: Veljko Segaric; Leading actors: Boris Pavlenic, Jelena Percin, Lukrecija Breskovic Hrvoje Klobucar, Slaven Knezovic; Producer: Artizana

Script: Christos Nikou; Photography: Thimios Bakatakis; Editing: Yiannis Chalkiadakis; Sound: Leandros Ntounis; Leading actors: Aris Servetalis, Evi Saoulidou; Producer: Iraklis Mavroeidis

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Vito Palmieri

Ali Asgari

2013/ Italy/ HD/ 10'/ Fiction/ Colour

Matilde Matilde

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2013/ Iran/ HD/ 15'/ Fiction/ Colour

More than two hours Bishtar az do saat

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Despite a shy nature, Matilde is a child with a dynamic intelligence and a strong spirit. In her classroom, however, something is upsetting her. Combining the suggestions received from her teacher, the interest in the tools of a hairdresser mother and her passion for tennis, Matilde looks for a drastic and original solution to find the serenity.

It's 3 AM, a boy and a girl are wandering in the city.they are looking for a hospital to cure the girl, but it's much harder than they thought.

Script: Vito Palmieri, Francesco Niccola; Photography: Salvo Lucchese; Editing: Corrado Iuvana; Music: Stefano Carrafa Botta; Sound: Flavia Ripa; Leading actors: Matilde da Silva, Luca di Ostagno; Producer: Vito Palmieri

Script: Ali Asgari, Farnoosh Samadi; Photography: Amir Aliweysi; Editing: Esmaeel Monsef; Sound: Vahid Moghadasi; Leading Actors: Taha Mohammadi Shahrzad Ghasemi; Producer: Sasan Salour

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J端rgen Karasek

Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy

2012/ Austria/ HD/ 30'/ Fiction/ Colour

Novemberlights

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Novemberlichter

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2012/ Ukraine/ HD/ 25'/ Fiction/ Colour

Nuclear Waste Yaderni Wydhody

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Manuel is nine years old. His parents are divorced and he mostly lives with his mother. But she prefers to take care of her new boyfriend and also his older sister takes every chance to jump on him. With his father all would be much better, but he is always out of time. One night Manuel misses the last bus and an older stranger offers him to give him a ride - the beginning of a dangerous friendship....

Sergiy and Sveta live in Chernobyl. Sergiy is a truck-driver at a radioactive wastes utilization plant. Sveta works at a radioactive decontamination laundry. Their work and their life are dictated by one unchangeable rhythm with clockwork precision. But what sets this mechanism in motion - day by day.

Script: J端rgen Karasek; Photography: Roman Chalupnik; Editing: Julia Pontiller; Music: Oliver Linus; Sound: Norbert Bichler; Leading actors: Stefan Matousch, Markus Urban, Barbara Horvath, Karin Lischka, Erol Nowak, Martin Oberhauser, Astrit Alihajdaraj; Producer: J端rgen Karasek;

Script: Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy; Photography: Dmytro Sannykov; Editing: Kristof Hoornaert; Sound: Sergiy Stepanskiy; Leading actors: Svetlana Shtanko, Sergiy Gavryluk; Producer: Denys Ivanov

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Visar Morina

Andamion Murataj

2013/ Germany/ HD/ 29'/ Fiction/ Colour

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Of dogs and wallpaper

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Von hunden und tapeten

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2013/ Albania/ HD/ 15'/ Fiction/ Colour

One eye shut NjĂŤ sy mbyllur

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Paul (40 yrs old) visits his elderly parents after a long time away. While father has joined a so called free-church, mother is now in a wheelchair and never leaves the house. Paul has not been aware of any of this. He has only come to visit because he is broke and needs money. Father is about to take a trip with his church and has promised to pay Paul for taking care of his mother while he is away.

John Ukdedaj, an Albanian from the Bronx, eagerly visits his motherland hoping to wed a native bride, only to learn that he must first restore the family's honor by settling its blood feud. John yearns to be married, but can he really pull the trigger?

Script: Visar Morina; Photography: Matteo Cocco; Editing: Stefan Stabenow; Music: Sea+Air; Sound: Matz MĂźller; Leading actors: Michael Gempart, Susanne Barth, Thomas Loibl; Producer: Augenschein Filmproduktion

Script: Andamion Murataj; Photography: Andamion Murataj, Royald Elezaj; Editing: Blerti Murataj; Animation: Anila Jaho; Music: Duke Bojadziev; Leading actors: Luan Bexheti Anisa Doma; Producer: Andamion Murataj

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Bekim Guri

Konstantinos Karamagkiolis

2016/ Kosova/ 35mm/ 6'/ Fiction/ Colour

Silence Heshje

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2012/ Greece/ HD/ 19'/ Fiction/ Colour

Sphinx Sphinx

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Kosovo 1999.In the midst of the deportation of civilians during the war, a father must choose between his daughter\'s life and death in order to save her from the horror.

Greece 2012 Athens Ghetto, The right wing extremist party\'s popularity has now risen dramatically and the party violently threatens and prompts the natives in the slums of the capital to banish the foreigners. In a ghetto neighborhood of Athens the SPHINX team undertakes the duties of an unsolicited militia, whose goal is to cleanse the area from every non-Greek element, with main hero a 17-year-old student, member and son of the leader of the fascist organization.

Script: Bekim Guri; Photography: Isak Duraku; Editing: Bledar Bujupi , Valon Jakupaj; Sound: Albanikos Duraku; Leading actors: Bislim Mucaj Fitore Broqi Xhevdet Doda Doruntina Gerguri Anea Halili Mevlud Osmani Kushtrim Qerimi Fisnik Syka Vedat Hashiislami; Producer: Bekim Guri

Script: Konstantinos Karamagkiolis; Photography: Aggelos Mantzios; Editing: Konstantinos Adraktas; Animation: Vaggelis NtezesMusic: Thomas Lis; Sound: Giannis Antipas; Producer: Konstantinos Karamagkiolis

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Philipp Scholz

Simon Ellis

2012/ Germany/ 4/ Fiction/ Colour

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Steffi likes this

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Steffi gefallt das

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2013/ UK/ Red/ 16'40''/ Fiction/ Colour

Stew & Punch Stew & Punch

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Paul is a Social Media junkie and he can't live his life without his smartphone. But on his lucky day he'd be better off leaving it at home...

A housewarming party with beef stew and much punch spirals out of control when the host couple are sucked into a bout of lighthearted arm wrestling.

Script: Florian Gregor, Philipp Scholz; Producer: Florian Gregor, Philipp Scholz, The Fu King Production

Script: Simon Ellis; Photography: David Procter; Editing: Simon Ellis; Sound: Heather Jordan; Leading actors: Marc Ryan-Jordan, Holly Lucas, Joel Morris, Holly Matthews; Producer: Jonas Blanchard

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Faith Ozdemir

Manu Gomez

2012/ Turkey/ HD/ 10'/ Fiction/ Colour

Shift 12-48 Vardiya 12-48

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The child Das kind

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Selim and Aylin have been working in the same prison as prison officers. They have to work in different shifts because of the shift system named"12-48". While Selim works in the evening, Aylin works during the day and vice versa. Kaan, their son, tries to adapt to the situation on his own ways.

Austria. It's the end of the XIXth Century. A father waits in fearful agony for the dramatic birth of his child. He is ignorant of the dark future that the birth would bring to humanity. His name is Alois. History always has a beginning.

Script: Fatih Ozdemir; Photography: Sedat Sahin; Editing: Bugra Dedeoglu; Sound: Omer Bugra Dedeoglu; Leading actors: Ercan Kesal, Nazan Kesal, Burak Ozdemir; Producer: Fatih Ozdemir;

Script: Manu Gomez; Photography: Angel Amoros; Editing: Berta Froas; Music: Pablo Marten Caminero ; Sound: Juan Ferro, Patrick Ghislain; Leading actors: Ben Temple, Frank Feys, Montse Gabriel, Isabel Blanco, Koos Vos; Producer: Ellen Fichtner, Salvador Gomez Cuenca

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Bartosz Kruhlik

Josh Tanner

2013/ Poland/ HD/ 23'/ Fiction/ Colour

The heat Zar

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2013/ Australia/ HD/ 18'/ Fiction/ Colour

The Landing The Landing

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THE HEAT - 1. Coal or wood afire to redness, 2. High air temperature, 3. Vehemence of feelings.

A man returns to the midwestern farm of his childhood on a desperate mission to unearth the horrifying truth of what landed there in the summer of 1960.

Script: Bartosz Kruhlik; Photography: Daniel Wawrzyniak; Editing: Krzysztof Szymczyk, Bartosz Kruhlik; Music: Andrzej Strzemzalski; Sound: Katarzyna Figat; Leading actors: Aleksander Sosinski, Sara Bartkowska, Rafal Fudalej; Producer: Justyna Ziemkiewicz, Marcin Kruk

Script: Josh Tanner and Jade van der Lei; Photography: Jason Hargreaves ACS; Editing: Derryn Watts; Music: Guy Gross; Sound: Tony Vaccher and John Dennison; Leading actors: Henry Nixon, David Roberts, Tom Usher; Producer: Jade van der Lei

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Daniel Butterworth

Jorge Dorado

2012/ Germany/ HD/ 21'/ Fiction/ Colour – B&W

The last border Die letzte Grenze

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2013/ Spain/ HD/ 18'/ Fiction/ Colour

The other El otro

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A border guard desperately tries to stop Europe from opening its borders and at the same time jeopardizes his secret love.

Andres lives in a caravan in the woods. One morning, while he is running some errands, he meets Daniela. Next morning, Andres wakes up naked in the woods. No trace of Daniela.

Script: Daniel Butterworth; Photography: Thomas Radlwimmer; Editing: Michael Mnch; Music: Michael Rother; Sound: Berthold Kryker, Daniel Pharos, Simon Osterhold; Leading actors: Johannes Silberschneider, Julia Gorr, Matthias Breitenbach; Producer: Marie-Amelie Steul

Script: Jorge Dorado, Susan Lopez Rubio, Luiso Berdejo; Editing: Carlos Egea; Music: Jose Villalobos; Sound: Alvaro Lopez- Arregui; Leading actors: Hovik Keuchkerian, Marian Alvarez; Producer: Alejandra de Celis

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Anis Lassoued

Ruben Perez Barrena

2012/ Tunisia& France/ 35mm/ 30'/ Fiction/ Colour

My shoes Sabbat el aid

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Walkie talkie Walkie talkie

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Nine-year-old Nader loves to run, as if he wants to defy gravity. While shopping for Eid clothes with his parents, he sets his heart on a pair of expensive shoes – beyond what his father can afford.

A man awakens confused in an unknown desertic place; his head has been heavily beaten. He doesn't know who or where he actually is. A young lady's dead body and a broken Land Rover are his only companions. Where can we escape and from whom?

Script: Ahmed Bouamoud, Anis Lassoued; Photography: Sofian El Fani; Editing: Kahena Attia; Music: Rabii Zamouri; Leading actors: Arbi Khemiri, Chema Ben Chaabene, Farhat Jedid, Nader Tlili; Producer: Najib Ayed

Script: Ruben Perez Barrena; Photography: Fran Fernandez-Pardo; Editing: Beatriz Garc‫ם‬a, Ruben Perez Barrena; Music: Javier Perez; Sound: Daniel Gracia Mateos; Leading actors: Julian Villagran, Celine Tyll, Marta Larralde, Jorge Asan, Carlos Fau; Producer: Ruben Perez Barrena;

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Nart Zeqiraj

Walid Mattar

2012/ Kosova/ HD/ 11'/ Fiction/ B&W

Worthless Zibidi

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2012/ France/ HD/ 15'/ Fiction/ Colour

Zanta Clauz Baba Noel

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Three friends hanging around in a cafe, make plans on where to go. Empty coffee cups on the table show that there is some time they are there. Affected by the monotony they begin to tease each-other and passersby.

Getting by with jobs on constructions sites, squatting a flat with fellow illegal immigrants, Foued lives in fear of arrest and deportation. One day, he is offered a well paid job where he is certain to remain invisible‌

Script: Nart Zeqiraj; Photography: Armel Hostiou; Editing: Boubkar Benzabat; Music: Blerim Crown; Sound: Pellumb Ballata; Leading actors: Nol Berisha Afrim Mucaj Gani Rrahmani; Producer: Nujar Kabashi

Script: Walid Mattar and Thomas Cailley; Photography: Laurent Navarri; Editing: Lilian Corbeille; Music: Dorothe Mattar and Marion Taupin; Producer: Hamich Said

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ALBANIA ART INSTITUTE

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Albania Art Institute

EDS Foundation

Rruga Abdi Toptani, Torre Drin, 27 Shopping Center Tirana | Albania info@albaniaartinstitute.org www.albaniaartinstitute.org

Rruga Luigj Gurakuqi, Pall 89, shk/A Tel: ++355 4 236981 Fax: ++355 4 274605 E-mail:info@eds-foundation.org www.eds-foundation.org


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Luis Soares

Alireza Nosrati

2012/ Portugal/ DVD/ 12'/ Animation/ Colour

Any Other Man Outro Homem Qualquer

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2013/ Iran/ HD/ 4'/ Animation/ Colour

Clink Jiring

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A common man, sitting in his regular cafe, smoking and observing. A mechanism of connexions between man and city is set loose, composing a new architecture of observations, memories and wishes. From this only a brief trace will remain.

In an unknown location, a man is piling up coins falling from the sky and climbing them up. It's not clear what he means by that until …

Script: Cátia Salgueiro; Editing: Cátia Salgueiro, Luís Soares; Animation: Vitor Hugo Rocha, Filipa Gomes da Costa, Vanessa Namora Caeiro, Diana Peixoto, Carina Beringuilho, Lara Mendes, Ana Cristina Inácio; Music: Fernando Fadigas; Sound: António Porém Pires; Producer: Rodrigo Areias

Script: Alireza Nosrati; Animation: Abolfazl Boroumandi; Editing: Amir Mehran; Sound: Foad Emrani ; Producer: Amir Mehran

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Shinsaku Hidaka

Dmitri Voloshin

2013/ Japan/ HD/ 13'/ Animation/ Colour

De Riria Subasutaimu De Riria Subasutaimu

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2012/ Monco/ HD/ 4'/ Animation/ Colour

Dj. Death Fails Dj. Death Fails

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I lost my child. They also lost their child. A husband leaves a hospital a wife and goes home. He is walking in despair. However, his heart was not fulfilled by despair. He feels sin for that. And he sleeps.

Dji is an unusual death. The Dark Knight has appeared in a different form. No, he is not white and fluffy. Dji is just terribly unlucky. All he has to do is to take the soul of a dying man. But the screenwriters prepared some obstacles for Dji. Will he manage to overcome them? You'll see.

Script: Shinsaku Hidaka Editing: Shinsaku Hidaka; Animation: Shinsaku Hidaka; Sound: Shinsaku Hidaka; Producer: Shinsaku Hidaka

Script: Vadim Novac, Dmitri Voloshin, Serdar Djumaev; Editing: Dmitri Voloshin, Serdar Djumaev; Animation: Valentin Nacu, Stanislav Popov, Evgheni Izmailov, Emil Lungu; Music: Gogol Bordello; Sound: Iuri Scutaru, Alexandr Bulgarov; Producer: Dmitri Voloshin

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Luise Hüsler

Michelle and Uri Kranot

2013/ Schweiz / HD/ 10'/ Animation/ Colour

From here to immortality From here to immortality

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Hollow land Hollow land

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Two former cartoon stars, Thomas and Jeremiah – a cat and a mouse – are now leading a quiet life far from the media. Their earlier sadomasochistic relationship has now been replaced by daily disputes. They allow themselves to be interviewed for the first time in many years.

In this evocative film about the eternal human search for home, Berta and Solomon arrive in a land that promises respite from their many journeys. But have they found utopia... or just another stop on their long journey?

Script: Luise Hüsler; Animation: Oswald Iten; Music: Jorge Riesenfeld; Producer: Eugenia Mumenthaler, David Epiney

Script: Michelle and Uri Kranot; Photography: Michelle and Uri Kranot; Animation: Michelle and Uri Kranot; Editing: Michelle and Uri Kranot; Music: Uri Kranot; Sound: Normand Roger, Pierre-Yieve Drapeau; Producer: Marie Bro, Dansk Tegnefilm

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Laurent Witz

Ana Nedeljkovic & Nikola Majdak Jr.

2013/ Luxenburg/ DVD/ 12'/ Animation/ Colour

Mr. Hublot Mr. Hublot

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2013/ Serbia/ HD/ 7'/ Animation/ Colour

Rabbitland Rabbitland

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Mr Hublot is a withdrawn, idiosyncratic character with OCD, scared of change and the outside world. Robot Pet's arrival turns his life upside down: he has to share his home with this very invasive companion...

The rabbits are happy. Nothing awful can happen to them because they are at the top of the evolutionary tree: they have no brain. The rabbits live in the ruins of Rabbitland – the perfect democracy. Every day, its inhabitants go out to vote, and they vote for the same representatives.

Script: Laurent Witz; Photography: Pascal Thibaux; Editing: Jean-Christophe Craps; Animation: Mickael Coedel; Music: Francois Rousselot, Li-Lo*; Sound: Lady Ice;Producer: Laurent Witz

Script: Ana Nedeljkovic; Photography: Nikola Majdak Jr.; Editing: Srdjan Radmilovic; Animation: Ana Nedeljkovic and Nikola Majdak Jr.; Music: Dusan Petrovic; Sound: Vladimir Jankovic Producer: Jelena Mitrovic

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Lucas Gregor

Simone Massi

2013/ Norway/ HDTV/ 5'/ Animation/ Colour

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2013/ Italy/ Digital Beta/ 4'/ Animation/ Colour- B&W

Refusal

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Resistant soul

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Refusal

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Animo Resistente

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A stray canine creature lives independently in a humongous filthy city, until he gets caught by a catcher and locked in the a dog pound. The creature strives to break free until the situation seems futile, when rather chooses the most drastic solution than to imprisoned.

Around May '44 on Mount Sant'Angelo there is a house that falls asleep and begins to dream

Script: Dominik Urban; Photography: Jose Eduardo Garcia Aldana; Editing: Dominik Urban; Animation: Dominik Urban; Music: Dominik Urban;Sound: Dominik Urban; Producer: Lukas Gregor.

Script: Simone Massi; Photography: Julia Gromskaya; Editing: Lola Capote Ortiz; Animation: Simone Massi; Music: Stefano Sasso; Sound: Stefano Sasso; Producer: Simone Massi

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Alisi Telengut

Shahin Ghahremani

2013/ Canada/ DVD/ 5'/ Animation/ Colour

Tears of Inge Tears of Inge

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2013/ Malasya/ DVD/ 8'/ Animation/ Colour

The silent note The silent note

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A profound human-animal and human-nature relationship is represented by a painted world filled with a camel's emotion and tears. The film is based on a real Mongolian nomadic story narrated by my grandmother.

Romy was only 10 when he had his first piano lessons under Herr Ludwig. Ludwig, however, realized that the boy has no gift in music. He was finally relieved at the sight of Romy yielding. Or so he thought for the following months...

Animation: Alisi Telengut; Editing: Alisi Telengut; Music: Huun Huur Tu Carmen Rizzo; Sound: David Fiorentino; Producer: Alisi Telengut

Animation: Shahin Ghahremani; Music: Behrooz Zandi Tavasol; Sound: Shahin Ghahremani; Producer: Chathra Weeraman, Shahin Ghahremani

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Augusto Zanovello

2013/ France/ HD/ 11'/ Animation/ Colour

Women's letters

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Lettres de femmes

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On the battle fields of the First World War, the nurse Simon patches up the shattered faces of the infantrymen with love letters. These words from beloved women have the power to heal the wounds of these paper soldiers.

Script: Augusto Zanovello; Editing: Etienne Jeantet; Animation: Art Director: Arnaud Bichet; Music: Christian Perret; Sound: Samuel Beaucamps; Leading actors: Constantin Pappas , Adeline Moreau; Producer: Gilbert Hus

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BANKA KOMBËTARE TREGTARE Speed Taxi

Banka Kombëtare Tregtare

Rruga Vaso Pasha, vila 2/27 Tirane, Shqiperi Tel: +355 42 222 555 Vodafone Club: +355 69 64 222 11 Menaxheri: +355 60 60 222 55 Abonimet: +355 69 60 330 30 Email: info@speedtaxi.al Website: www.speedtaxi.al

Bulevardi "Zhan d'Ark", Tiranë, Shqipëri Tel.: 355/4/ 2 250 955 Fax.: 355/4/ 2 250 956 Reuters: NCAT SWIFT Code: NCBAALTX e-mail: info@bkt.com.al Website: www.bkt.com.al


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Dirk Decker

Oliver Schwarz

2011/ Germany/ HD/ 15'/ Documentary/ Colour

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Beige

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Beige

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2013/ Germany/ 35mm/ 20'/ Documentary/ Colour

Dream girl Traumfrau

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There seems to exist a clandestine dress code for German “best agers”: They all wear beige! Will we all beigify one day?!?

For most of his life, Dirk has been searching for the woman of his dreams. After several failed relationships and a burnout, he finally seems to have found the love of his life, Jenny: the perfect match at first sight - but somehow fundamentally different.

Script: Sylvie Hohlbaum; Photography: Mark Liedtke; Editing: Nina Schley, Kerstin Helfer; Music: Ralf Junkers; Sound: Rolf Manzei; Producer: Dirk Decker, Andrea Schütte

Script: Oliver Schwarz; Editing: Kälin Stefan; Music: Marcel Vaid; Sound: Reto Stamm; Leading actors: Dirk H. & Jenny; Producer: Edith Flückiger

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Kamil Krolak

Erion Kovaci

2012/ Ireland/ DVD/ 6'/ Documentary/ Colour

How To Be Irish How To Be Irish

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2013/ Greece/ HD/ 17'/ Documentary/ Colour- B&W

Ideal Family Familja Ideale

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In the spirit of the most popular and most celebrated Irish holiday St. Patrick\'s Day - we went out to one of the main streets in Galway to ask people \"When are they at their most Irish...?\". And here is the amazing result!!

The members of the group Familia Ideale, who have been raised and live in Greece, talk about the difficulties they face singing albanian hip hop in a foreign country, about racism, Golden Dawn , the economic crisis and their dreams....

Script: Kamil Krolak; Photography: Fintan Warfield, Rowan Moore, Kamil Krolak; Editing: Kamil Krolak; Music: Cheesepuff; Sound: Emer Flaherty; Leading actors: People of Galway; Producer: Kamil Krolak

Script: Erion Kovaci; Photography: Erion Kovaci; Editing: Alkistis Kafetzi; Music: Familia Ideale; Sound: Ibo; Producer: Erion Kovaci;

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Sergio Garcia Locatelli

Aman Wadhan

2013/ Spain/ HD/ 4'/ Documentary/ Colour

My World 9546 km.

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2012/ India/ 10'50''/ Documentary/ Colour- B&W

Prabhat Nagari: Film 1 Prabhat Nagari: Film 1

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I keep looking into myself if Madrid is my city. I came here more than 7 years ago from a place 9546 km. far away. With the daylight I feel foreigner no matter nobody can tell unless I speak.

On the lush premises of the Film and Television Institute of India, under the long shadow of the erstwhile Prabhat Studio, an important chapter in the history of Indian cinema quietly passes on from one generation of studio workers to the next. Stories galore, a few of them already legendary — some are slipping away into oblivion, countless others beg recall. This student film humbly started with a wish to bring together some of the oldest witnesses from the Prabhat era, but in the course of its making, after sifting through historical documents and personal chronicles, what has emerged is just this: What is it that truly lives on?

Script: Sergio Garcia Locatelli; Photography: Sergio Garcia Locatelli; Editing: Sergio Garcia Locatelli; Producer: Sergio Garcia Locatelli.

Script: Aman Wadhan (Film and Television Institute of India); Photography: Srijit Basu; Editing: Ranjan Rampal; Sound: Sumeet Kuhate; Producer: Dharmendra Jai Narain (Film and Television Institute of India)

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Layth Abdulamir

Simone Salvemini

2012/ France/ HD/ 29'/ Documentary/ Colour

The executioner's tear La larme du bourreau

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Death penalty persists in some countries. Ashmawi, the Egypt's executioner is convinced of being God's hand on earth.

Editing: William Roy; Producer: Salam Jawad

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2013/ Italy/ MiniDv/ 28'/ Documentary/ Colour

The landing

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L'approdo delle anime migranti

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Otranto. The Albanian guard ship "Kater i Rades", protagonist of the "Massacre of Good Friday" in which 81 people died on March 28 1997 restarts its journey to become a monumental work dedicated to the memory of all migrants died in the sea. A greek sculptor of international renown accepts the challenge against time to create a great monument. The effort of a community so that history, memory and brotherhood does not leave space for social failure. Script: Simone Salvemini; Photography: Simone Salvemini; Editing: Maria Rosaria Furio, Simone Salvemini; Music: Valerio Daniele, Paola Petrosillo e Marinaria; Sound: Sebastien Gonzalez; Leading actors: Costas Varotsos, Alessandro Leogrande, Victoria Leonidou, Arben Beqiraj, Arta Ngucaj, Rami Farah, Sandra Lorenzi, Mohamed Ziada, Dusica Ivetic, Raffaela Zizzari. Producer: La Kinebottega TIRANA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

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Alexandru Capatoiu

Louis Hudson

2012/ Hungary/ Super-8/ 10'/ Documentary/ Colour- B&W

7 Dreams 7 Dreams

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2012/ UK/ MiniDv/ 11'/ Experimenal/ Colour

Morris Morris

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"7 nightmares, told by 7 people from 7 different countries in 7 languages are put together in a disturbing collage about our other life, the one that we are living while we sleep." Shooting format: Super8 mm film stock.

A Morris Minor car causes the death of a magpie on the road. Their spirits become entwined only to be unknowingly unearthed by a young boy who discovers their salvation but also causes their untimely demise.

Photography: Boroka Biro; Editing: Alexandru Capatoiu; Leading actors: Ioana Mischie, Ewelina Sikora, Anna Kovacs; Producer: Rodica Dominteanu

Script: Louis Hudson; Photography: Tobias Marshall; Producer: Louis Hudson

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Guli Silberstein

Carlo Sampietro

2013/ UK/ HD/ 4'/ Experimental/ Colour

System error System error

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2012/ Brazil/ 35mm/ 2'/ Experimental

Tamburine Buttocks Bunda Pandeiro

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Glitched desert images and digital soundscape, integrated with a Hebrew poem by Yehuda Amichai, being read by woman's voice (Gila Almagor), and typed over the screen in English text. It's an urgent message to stop violence by all sides in the Israeli-Palestinian region, tearing the land apart; a cry, delivered by electronic media, and through poetic means.

Bunda Pandeiro is the first part of a trilogy that explores the rules of gender and race in the contemporary world. Traditional sexual roles are eliminated. This “body concert” is a metaphorical representation of the “tambourine,“ which has no gender.

Script: Guli Silberstein; Photography: Guli Silberstein; Editing: Guli Silberstein; Producer: Guli Silberstein;

Photography: Beto de Oliveiro; Music: Walter Pinheiro; Sound: Beto Mendonça; Producer: Carlo Sampietro

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Dan Boord & Luis Valdovino

Albert Merino

2013/ USA/ HD/ 8'/ Experimental/ Colour

Tongue twister variations Tongue twister variations

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Script: Dan Boord & Luis Valdovino; Photography: Dan Boord & Luis Valdovino; Editing Dan Boord & Luis Valdovino; Animation: Dan Boord & Luis Valdovino; Music: Tom Wells; Sound: Dan Boord & Luis Valdovino; Leading actors: Yuuko Sugawara, Japanese Reuben Dlamini, Zulu Monica Doreanu, Romanian Davide Stimilli, Italian Serhiy Chumachenko, Russian Ammay Ghartey-Tagoe Kootin, English Euikyung Kim, Korean Katerina Kapodistrias, Greek James Cordova, Spanish Bu Ying Su, Cantonese Nadia Prasad, French Gor Djiganian, Armenian Ron Yaron, Hebrew Susanna P‫י‬rez-Pamies, Catalan Eva Poulsen, Danish Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Thai Greg Bland, American Sign Language Ming Yang Chang, Taiwanese Anna Hasendratz, Hungarian Lamya'a Dawud, Arabic Victor Holen, Polish Vijaya R. Sharma, Nepali Joost de Gouw, Dutch Ahmad Kamil, Malay Scarlet Plume Black Elk, Sicangu – Lakota Sioux Annemarie Bowmer, Maltese Said Mirzada, Dari – Afghan Persian Kira van Lil, German Nii Armah Sowah, Ga – Ghana Steina Vasulka, Icelandic; Producer: Dan Boord & Luis Valdovino

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2011/ France/ HD/ 7'/ Experimental/ Colour- B&W

The trace of salt La trace du Sel

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Salt is a basic mineral that is corrosive but also essential for the survival of live. This ele- ment is used as the main conductor of the fiction that takes place in an outraged and disfigured city. Several characters are crossing this space, that mixed organic and inorganic properties. This is a route across a symbolic universe full of references where the pictures developed a syntax of its own from their elements. Script: Albert Merino; Photography: Albert Merino; Editing: Albert Merino; Animation: Albert Merino; Music: Pedro Aznar Mejas; Sound: Albert Merino; Leading actors: Marie Sassigneux Clemence Brunel; Producer: Albert Merino;

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Driant Zeneli

Irena Ristic

2012/ Albania/ HD/ 7'50''/ Experimental/ Colour

Those who tried to put the rainbow back in the sky

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Those who tried to put the rainbow back in the sky

Original title

“Those who tried to put the rainbow back in the sky” tells the story of three people and a duck that, being on a ship of concrete in a wait condition, accidentally found a piece of rainbow fallen from the sky. In doubt about the origin and the destiny of the rainbow, then they decide to put the rainbow back in the sky. As in ancient Greek theatrical representations of tragedies, everything in this video takes place in one day which also coincides with the real length of the video shoots. However, is impossible to decipher the historical time, as it is rather a "lived time" which allow us to reflect only upon the final act that dramatically suspends any judgment and brings any thought back to its origin. Script: Driant Zeneli; Photography: Vladimir Bizhga; Editing: Driant Zeneli; Sound: Boris Miljkovic; Leading actors: The duck; Producer: Driant Zeneli; www.tiranafilmfest.com www.tiranafilmfest.com

2012/ Serbia/ HD/ 18'/ Experimental/ Colour

Unpaired Nepar

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A view follows a life of tenants in a house: ephemeral fragments of intimacy - caught, and then magnified in its emergence and disappearance. There are many, and each of them can be seen only once, briefly, appears and disappears, avoiding a view, as well as the expectations...

Script: Irena Ristic, Milos Paunovic; Photography: Ivan Todorovski; Editing: Ana Todorovski; Animation: Ana Todorovski; Music: Ah. Ahilej; Sound: Djordje Brankovic; Leading actors: Bojana Misic, Milan Marković Matthis, Slavica Mirkovic, Virdzinija Djekovic, Djordje Brankovic, Boris Caksiran, Vesna Milosavljevic, Andrija Stojanovic, Stefan Malesevic, Veljko Bogdanovic... (100 actors in total); Producer: Irena Ristic TIRANA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

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Bujtina e Gjelit Address: Rr.Don Bosco,Nr. 28, Tirana | Albania Tel: +355 4 240 5855 E-mail: info@bujtinaegjelit.com www.bujtinaegjelit.com

Hotel Nirvana Address: Kavaja's street, Nr 96/2, Tirana | Albania Phone: (+355) 42 235270 Fax: (+355) 42 235271 E- mail: contact@hotel-nirvana.com www.hotel-nirvana.com

Vines | Wine Import

Vila Alba Rr. Xhorxhi Martini 10, Tirana Phone: +355 4 22 55 937 Fax: +355 4 22 55 936 E-mail: office@vila-alba.com www.vila-alba.com


A day to remember

Amen

Daddy cool

A day to remember

Amen

Daddy cool

2013/ Kosova/ HDm/ 4'/ Experimental/ Colour

2013/ Albania/ HD/ 4'/ Fiction/ Colour

Enis Sarani

Franc Priska

2013/ Kosova/ HD/ 4'/ Fiction/ Colour

Julia Mierzwa

Drawing of a Mom

If…

Invention of Radio

Drawing of a Mom

Nese…

Shpikja e Radios

2012/ USA/ HD/ 3'/ Animation/ Colour

2013/ Albania/ HDV/ 18'/ Fiction/ Colour

Anila Jaho

Florenc Papas

2013/ Kosova/ HDm/ 10'/ Documentary/ Colour

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Is it better here or there?

Klos city

Magnet

A eshte me mire ketu apo atje?

Klos city

Magnet

2013/ Kosova& France/ HD/ 28'/ Documentary

2013/ Albania/ MiniDv/ 5'45'''/Documentary/ Colour

Elena Avdija

Denis Hoxha

Silvio Spahiu

Me, the sea and…

Plastic memory

Psycho eye

Une, deti dhe…

Kujtese plastike

Psycho eye

2013/ Albania/ HD/ 7'/ Documentary/ Colour

2013/ Albania/ MiniDv/ 16'/ Documentary/ Colour

Lulzim Sula

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2013/ Albania/ MiniDv/ 16'/ Documentary/ Colour

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Romina Ruda

COMPETITION

2013/ Albania/ HD/ 20'/ Fiction/ Colour

Fatjon Xhika

COMPETITION

TIRANA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL


Room 12

Skenderi

Shkurta

Dhoma 12

Skenderi

Shkurta

2013/ Albania/ MiniDv/ 3'14''/ Fiction/ Colour

2012/ Kosova/ DV/ 17'/ Fiction/ B&W

Ennio Hajro

2012/ Kosova/ HDm/ 20'/ Fiction/ Colour

Sabri Pajaziti

Arzana Kraja

Travelers

The boy with violin

The other one

Udhetare

Djali me violine

Dikushi tjeter

2013/ Albania/ HD/ 10'35''/ Fiction/ B&W

2013/ Albania/ MiniDv/ 8'53''/ Fiction/ Colour

Imelda Ahmataj

Irdit Kaso

2013/ Albania/ HDV/ 14'30''/ Fiction/ Colour

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The sacred Pledge

The story of a film director

The Superintendent

Besa

The story of a film director

The Superintendent

2013/ Albania/ HD/ 19'/ Fiction/ B&W

2013/ Albania/ HD/ 6'40'''/ Fiction/ Colour

Astrit Hykaj

Suela Bako

Roland Uruci

Untitle in time

The basketball player

Visiting hour

Pa titull ne kohe

Basketbollisti

Visiting hour

2013/ Albania/ 12'26''/ Documentary/ Colour- B&W

Ardjan Isufi (Montage: Ilir Kaso)

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2013/ USA/ HD/ 18'/ Fiction/ Colour

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2012/ Kosova/ DV/ 14'23''/ Colour

Kenan Gurgurovci

COMPETITION

2012 / Fiction / USA / 2013 / 12'

Fernando Cuestas

COMPETITION

TIRANA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL


Intimate grammar (director Nir Bergman) 2012/ Belgium/ 110'/ Fiction/ Colour Script: Nir Bergman; Photography: Benjamin Chiram; Editing: Einat Glaser-Zarhin; Music: Aviv Aldema; Sound: Aviv Aldema; Leading actors: Yehuda Almagor, Arie Eldar, Roee Elsberg, Limor Goldstein, Rivka Gur, Evelyn Kaplun, Adam Kenneth, Older Tzahi, Ruslan Levchuk, Yanger Tzahi, Eden Luttenberg, Yehuda Mor, Edna Rozental, Yael Sgerski, Orly Silbersatz Banai, Roni Tal, Orna Talmon, Anat Yafa; Producer: Assaf Amir

Under normal circumstances, adolescence is a difficult field to navigate, but for an undersized, child-like boy with dysfunctional parents, it can be a minefield of isolation. Based on the novel, "The Book of Intimate Grammar" by David Grossman, Israeli director Nir Bergman's powerful film Intimate Grammar is the heartbreaking story of a boy stuck in an endless childhood with no obvious means of escape. First prize winner at the Jerusalem and Tokyo Film Festivals, Intimate Grammar is the follow up to Bergman's 2002 film, Broken Wings, a critically-acclaimed effort about an Israeli family attempting to cope with the death of its patriarch.

Phobidilia (dir. Doron Paz & Yoav Paz) 2009/ Israel/ 12'/ Fiction/ Colour Script: Doron Paz; Photography: Nitai Netzer; Editing: Simon Herman, Rotem Shamir; Music: Ran Jurgenson, Uri Ophir; Sound: Tamir Atali; Leading actors: Ofer Shechter, Efrat Boimold, Shlomo BarShavit, Efrat Dor; Producer: Shai Eines, Shay Ines

After suffering an emotional breakdown in a public place, a young man vows never to leave his apartment. He quickly discovers that in today's world all his needs can be easily met: sex via the Internet, food by telephone delivery and entertainment by television. Four years later, his idyllic existence comes under attack when Daniela, a free spirited girl comes into his life while Grumps, the building's real estate agent, informs him that the apartment is about to be sold. Our hero refuses to leave his kingdom and decides to fight till the bitter end.

ISREAL

The Israel Film Fund was established in 1979 with the aim of supporting the production of Israeli Feature films. The Fund's goal is to enable the best stories and scripts to be produced and to create the conditions for Israeli Filmmakers to bring their vision and talent to the Screen. The Fund's responsibility is to facilitate the development, production, co-production, marketing, promotion and distribution of full length Israeli Feature Films in Israel and worldwide.

Katriel Schory Katriel Schory studied at the New York University Film School and returned to Israel in 1973 to join as the Head of Productions of Kastel Films, Jerusalem, at that time the leading production company in Israel. In 1983 he was the Associate Producer and Line Producer of the Award winning feature film �Beyond the Walls", nominated for Best Foreign Film, Academy Awards, the "Oscar", 1985). In 1984, he formed his own company BELFILMS LTD and produced over 200 films including Award winning Feature Films, Documentaries, T.V Dramas, and International Co-Productions.In 1999 he accepted the position of the Executive Director of the Israel Film Fund, the main Film Fund in Israel, which supports, encourages and promotes Israeli Feature Films. | 77


Benched (dir. Gill Weinstein)

Johanna Learns to Swim (dir. Yael Dotan)

2012/ Israel/ 16mm/ 21'/ Fiction/ Colour

2012/ Israel/ 20'/ Fiction/ Colour

Baruch, once a 70's basketball star, who left the big city and became ultra-orthodox, returns to visit his old secular life in the pursuit of one of his mistresses that he left behind, and their mutual son.

Ilan sits and stares at the empty pool in front of him. Like everyday he will insist on trying to light up his cigarette by himself. And like every other day his hands will continue to betray him. Johanna sits next to him, staring at his slim body on his wheelchair, warming up in the early summer sun, while she feels the sweat dripping from her forehead.

2012/ Israel/ 13'/ Documentary/ Colour

Mapping (dir. Asaf Saban) 2007/ Israel/ 14'/ Fiction/ Colour Memorial Day, Israel. A siren reminds two surveyors working on the separation wall that the past is always present.

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Marganith (dir. Tzion Abraham Hazan) In the central work, Marganith, Hazan wanders like a desperate suitor around Marganith Tower, raised from the heart of the Kirya military compound in Tel Aviv—closed off to residents, including the artist. In response, the work Salit builds a series of events beginning in the domestic kitchen and ending in the Tel Aviv Museum of Art piazza.

Kipur (dir. Sivan Mor) 2010/ Israel/ 26'/ Fiction/ Colour On 'Yom Kipur', the Jewish Day of Atonement, Neta is cycling down the road and slams into Meir, a religious older man. With the help of Meir she explores the meaning of the word “Atonement”.

2011/ Israel/ 9'/ Fiction/ Colour

Playground (dir. Elad Primo) It's a school day morning and 12-years old Kfir is being dragged again by his friend Aviram to play in the open fields, far from their village. when he realizes that today they are going to play with a military rifle Aviram stole from his soldier brother, Kfir decides to do the right thing which requires him to deal with his fears.


A butterfly on her chest Her parents' divorce, her change in lifestyle by moving from Tokyo to the countryside, the parting with her grandmother who was her only source of comfort... To free herself from her confining world, she has a butterfly tattooed on her chest.

Coin Loundry A father is lonely, his daughter living separately. To make matters worse, she is moving to India with her new family. He wants to attend her graduation but doesn't own a suit or have money to buy one. He decides to rob a store, but when he enters…

Asian Shorts In association with Asian Short Shorts Film Festival comes the program “BIG SHORTS IN JAPAN” where for the first time a section of recent best Japanese short movies selections will be projected. This collaboration will also bring the projection of Albanian short movies in the next edition of this activity in Tokyo 2014.

Empty house Tatsuya Fuji, an actor who's carved out his name in the history of Japanese cinema, stars alongside the young Takarazuka born singer Koko Isuzu. Depicting the awkward pains of a father-daughter separation, this gem of a human drama is set in Matsumoto, Nagano prefecture.

BIG SHORTS IN JAPAN

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Goldfish One night, a man waits for the return of the drunken Kazuya. The man knows much about Kazuya's past. The identity of the stranger is the goldfish that was once a pet...

Hello

Asian Shorts Shadow chalk

A man sees a UFO in the sky on his way to work. He flees in panic from the sudden occurrence. As the people in the city get excited over the sighting, one man watches the UFO's arrival with a joyful look.

Sacrifice Life after 3.11. What have we sacrificed, what have we learned since that day? Seen through the eyes of a young boy, this is a story about life.

An outstanding student who doesn't even need to study, “L” creates a mysterious dream world to combat his real-life stresses. In this world, anything that is drawn by magic chalk becomes reality. But what on earth will “L” draw...?

Ting Dong

Source Tokyo, 2044, a strictly controlled society. A man tries to uncover a plan that the government is secretly trying to implement. Tojo vs. Nishiyama. A lone citizen's psychological battle with the government begins. The case is named “source.”

A short about the visual imagery of a traditional advertising style known as “chin-don-ya.” It aims to show the younger generations in Japan, as well as people abroad, that this kind of kitschy, loud, garish parade-style promotion from the past is still relevant today.


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Can`t Walk Anymore (dir. Luiso Berdejo)

7:35 in the Morning (dir. Nacho Vigalondo)

2001/ Spain/12'/ Fiction

2003/ Spain/ 8'/ Fiction

Pacheco's father teaches him to overcome the repulsion he feels for animals.

A woman enters a restaurant one morning - only to be met with silence instead of people talking. nominated Oscar 2004

Artalde (dir. Asier Altuna) 2010/ Spain/ 8'/ Fiction A shepherd, lost in the city, searches for his flock. His call attracts the attention of some people, who decide to follow him.

2010/ Spain/ 6'57'' Fiction/ Colour

Deus et machina (dir. Koldo Almandoz)

One too many (dir. Nicolas Daenens)

2012/ Spain/ 8'30''/ Fiction/ Colour

2005/ Spain/ 16'/ Fiction/ Colour

The employee comes to the factory every day. He is the only person who is qualified to do his particular job. It is precise, mundane, and repetitive work. Every morning he goes through the same drill, starting up each machine. Today, though, he has made a decision...

After his wife leaves him, JoaquĂ­n brings his mother-in-law back home to look after him and his son.

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nominated Oscar2006

The great race (dir. Kote Camacho) The year 1914. The Lasarte racetrack announces a race with a never-before-seen prize for the winning horse. Eight of the best horses and mares in the world have registered. Fans and heavy betters from all the continents gather to participate in the great event: the Half Million Grand Prize.


The war (dir. Luiso Berdejo & Jorge Dorado)

The first time (dir. Borja Cobeaga)

2005/ Spain/ 8'/ Fiction

2001/ Spain/ 11'/ Fiction

What makes this work special is the narrator in second person, because this is something that does not happen very often. That is why, since the beginning you feel anguish as you go under the child's skin.

Bego単a is old and virgin. Closest her death, decides to hire a prostitute, Daniel, to satisfy her curiosity about sex.

nominated best short fiction film - Goya Awards 2007

Goya nomination

Topeka (dir. Asier Altuna)

Voice Over (dir. Martin Rosete)

2004/ Spain/ 4'/ Fiction

2004/ Spain& France/ 10'/ Fiction/ Colour

The men from a small village make a circle in the middle of the town square. In the middle of the circle a fight between two rams

I will not tell you whose voice over leads us through three extreme situaltions that are actually the same. Will you survive?

Ask For me (dir. Begona Vicario) Winner of a Goya for Ask for me, and one of the representative figures of Basque experimental animation.

autor i Revolution (TIFF 2004)

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A Kalasnikov thought Director: Giorgio Bosisio Englisht title: A Kalasnikov thought Original title: Un Pensiero Kalasnikov 2013/ Italy/ 21'28''

Pietro is a 14 year old kid that like many others is living that intense and magical period of life that goes from childhood to adolescence. Its Christmas time in Milan and the house where he lives with his mother and the memory of his dead father is silent and uninteresting. A glance in the mirror and the finding of an old coat that his father used to wear marks just the beginning of his realization that something new and “turbulent� is coming into his life. The desire to grow up, the curiosity and enchantment for what he is just starting to experience inside himself pushes him towards a simple but incredible adventure. Pietro is invisible to most of the people around him and that is what makes him the perfect observer of the outside world. He invites us to follow him through places and experiences and see people that we probably have met before in our life, but that we quickly forgot about: a world of simple beautiful things.

Coming of Age Director: Eli Kasavi Englisht title: Coming of Age 2012/Turkey/ 18'40''

It's Evren's 18th birthday. Having lost his family years ago, he is about to inherit the family fortune. Despite both his grandmother and the family lawyer pushing to give a sense of direction to his life, his only goal is to prepare for the end of year talent show at his high school.

London Film School

Founded in 1956, The London Film School is one of the world's longest established graduate filmmaking schools. It is constituted as an international conservatoire with 70% of its MA Filmmaking students coming from outside the UK. The School produces 160 films a year, including work for the five teaching exercises on the MA Filmmaking. The School also offers an MA degree in Screenwriting, an MA degree in International Film Business and a PhD programme with the University of Exeter, and around 50 Continuous Professional Development courses each year as 'LFS Workshops'. The school is the most active in Europe with post-graduation teaching partnerships, including The Low Budget Film Forum,Making Waves and launching in 2013 Serial Eyes, a 9 month teaching programme for TV writers in Berlin and London. LFS graduates (Associates) are established in film and television production in more than eighty countries. Associatesinclude world-renowned filmmakers Mike Leigh, Michael Mann, Tak Fujimoto, Roger Pratt, Ueli Steiger, Iain Smith, Duncan Jones, Horace Ove, Ho Yim, Danny Huston, Franc Roddam, Brad Anderson, Ann Hui, Marius Holst, Oliver Hermanus and Bill Douglas, as well as the film historian David Thomson and the playwright Arnold Wesker. LFS is one of three Creative Skillset Film Academies, postgraduate institutions approved by the UK film industry as centres of excellence.


Early birds Mila, a 12 year old girl is saddened by the imminent departure of Sam, her 40 year old neighbour and coach. He's moving to Italy for at least a year. The community throws him a final barbecue before he's meant to leave the following morning. But Mila is not giving him up and has planned to go with him.

Director: Jeroen Bogaert Englisht title: Early birds 2011/ Belgium/ 21'22''

Nicoleta 1951: in the mountains of Greece still full of the hatreds of the civil war, a boy, as the head of his family, is responsible for the destiny of his baby sister. Carrying the baby on his shoulders, he treks the inhospitable mountains and braves the dangers of unforgiving people in the hope of escaping poverty.

Director: Sonia Kenterman Englisht title: Nicoleta 2012/ Greece/ 19'

Room for two Director: Jan Hillman Englisht title: Room for two 2012/ UK/ 16'07''

A mid-twenties couple spend their first night together in a chain hotel. However, things aren't as simple as they initially appear; she's married to someone else. Things get more complex when, the same night, a test shows that she's already pregnant by her husband. Trapped in the hotel room together the pair are forced to recontextualise what this means for their budding relationship

Song of the rain Director: Aygul Bakanova Englisht title: Song of the rain 2010/ Kyrgyzstan / 17'

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Begaim is a heavily pregnant teenage bride living as a servant to her husband's grandmother in a small village in Kyrgyzstan, close to Lake Issyk-Ku, where most of the men leave to find work overseas. Like thousands of women living in the harsh conditions of post-Soviet Central Asia she attempts to find a way of making her own peace with her dreams of and the stories of her husband's new life as an illegal immigrant in Russia.

Skin Director: Janina Vilsmaier Englisht title: Skin 2011/ UK/ 18'23''

The Latin word for tattoo is stigma. Be it a rite of passage, a status symbol, pledges of love, sentimental, religious, spiritual, or simply a mark of decoration. This film challenges the stereotypical view of tattoos and the type of people who have them. The film is driven by a colourful host of characters, including a tattoo artist in London as he talks about his work. We see him explaining the process and the variety of clients he's decorated. Other characters give the reasons behind having tattoos, including a retired GP (doctor) who only began decorating his body with ink after he turned 60. Another man has huge wings tattooed on his back, which he says, he'd always wanted to have in order to fly away from his miserable childhood. An old sailor tells some stories about the, now withered, tattoo's he received at sea. A Muslim banker explains and shows her secret tattoo, which is against her religion, a tormented man has covered a sign he used to have of Lucifer with hands in prayer, and a married couple explain why they decided to tattoo their wedding bands. The film attempts to get beneath the skin of the people who bear these marks.


Begone dull care

Blinkity Blank

Englisht title: Begone dull care

Englisht title: Blinkity Blank

1949/ 07'52

1955/ 05'15'' Palme d'Or, CANNES 1955

Hep Hop

Il était une chaise

Englisht title: Hep Hop

Englisht title: Il était une chaise

1942/ 03'40''

1957/ 09'52'’

THE BEST OF NORMAN McLAREN

Nominated Oscar

Norman McLaren was born in Stirling, Scotland, on April 11, 1914. As a high school student, he developed a particular interest in painting. At the age of 18, he entered the Glasgow School of Art to study interior design, but he did not earn a diploma. His enthusiasm for student filmmaking prevented him from completing assignments. Although he was a moviegoer, it was not until McLaren was at the art school and joined a film society and saw the Russian films of Eisenstein and Pudovkin that cinema took a new place for him in the cultural hierarchy. That was 1934.I thought what a great medium! It was exciting and I said if you can do that, why bother with drawing and painting. They’ve been around for two thousand years at least, but here is a new art, just begun, which is the art of today – and painting is the art of the past.In the same year, McLaren saw an abstract film by Oscar Fischinger, the German animator, which was also a revelation for him. McLaren used to see abstractions in his mind as he listened to music. With film, he realized he could make these abstractions visible. His mind was made up and he joined a newly formed filmmaking club at the art school. He became the mainspring of this club, and he displayed an original and indefatigably energetic talent which, apparently, ran his co-workers off their feet. His student films were mainly live-action; he was fascinated by the movie camera and sought to exploit it to its maximum. | 87


Won Oscar

Le merle

Lines Horizontal

Englisht title: Le merle

Englisht title: Lines Horizontal

1958/ 46'09''

1958/ 04'39

Norman McLaren's Opening Speech

Pas de deux

Synchromy

Englisht title: Norman McLaren's Opening Speech

Englisht title: Pas de deux

Englisht title: Synchromy

1961/ 06’52

1968/ 13'22''

1971/ 07'27

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THE BEST OF NORMAN McLAREN

BAFTA Award; Nominated Oscar

Neighbours Englisht title: Neighbours 1952/ 08'06


The miserable My father

Director: Genc Berisha Englisht title: The miserable Original title: Te mjeret 2013/ Kosova/ 74'/ Fiction/ Colour

Director: Shqipe Nuredini Duka Englisht title: My father Original title: Babai im 2011/ Macedonia/ Dvcam/ 80'/ Fiction/ Colour- B&W

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Script: Shqipe N. Duka; Photography: Vladimir Samoilovski; Editing: Sofija Jovanovska; Leading actors: Sefedin Nuredini- Mentor Zymberaj- Teuta Jegeni, Producer: Shqipe Nuredini Duka

Zeka's only son is killed in the war, all he is left with is a house full of women; his wife, two daughters the sons bride and his little niece. Trapped in this nightmare with no male to continue his legacy, he sinks into amnesia and starts hopping that his son will come home soon. But instead a stranger comes, carrying corps of dead solders from across the border. His presence awakes all the demons in Zekas head...

BALKAN CINEMA

Shqipe N. Duka

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Unheard Voices: Encounters with Albanians in Great Britain

Director: Fabian Kati Englisht title: Unheard Voices: Encounters with Albanians in Great Britain Original title: Takime me te ikurit: Me shqiptaret e Britanise se Madhe 2011 / UK& Albania /56' / Documentary / Colour

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A Hard Working Robber An Greek Short film that shows the impact of the economic crisis on a robber who has to work in order to get some money instead of stealing.

Director: Michael Felanis Englisht title: A Hard Working Robber Greece/ 13'50''/ Colour

Butterfly In the time of economical crisis, two men, two opposite sides of the same coin, flipping in an internal gambling of survival.

Director: Haris Gioulatos Englisht title: Butterfly Greece / 13'30''/ Colour

Returning to TIFF BALKAN SHORTS, their collections have become tradition in the best Balkan short movies, made possible by the close cooperation with AltCine and Elektra Venaki, Greece.

Eight Minute Deadline Director: Zina Papadopoulou Greece/ 8'/ Color- Black&White

Cutdamn! When professor Alex meets Artemis that is 25 years younger than him, he is forced to take extreme measures. A story where we can see what happens when modern medicine creates more problems than the ones that solves.

Director: Bill Kalamakis Englisht title: Cutdamn! Greece/ 14'/ Colour

Song of the rain Director: Nail Pelivan Englisht title: Disconnected Turkey/ 2'15''/ Colour

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June 2013 Tbilisi – Georgia. A conference about "Gezi Parki" protests in Turkey. “…now you're watching to the current ... from resistance. i mean such communication is very important in this situation. but the government hold (that) communication around the area of resistance. one question how can you get the emergency assistance in this situation?”

In a virtual cut-throat world that brooks no mistakes, everyone is deadline-driven. The main character, a postman, is assigned the mission to deliver a letter on a unicycle in eight minutes. Torn between love and duty, the character lives through short-lived moments of passion, scrubbing round the rules.

The bed Director: Petra Georgieva Englisht title: The Bed Bulgaria/ 16mm/ 07'08''/ Colour One bed is really strong connected to the girl who sleeps on it. The bed knows and had seen things that no one else had seen. The girl always has problems with the guys she likes and feels miserable after that. Maybe the bed can help her or....maybe leave her finally.. after all these years of living together!


The Crossing Two men meet at a train crossing. Turning out to be former classmates, they reminisce about their youth. However, the second man pushes the conversation towards a girl they both knew at school...

Director: Radoslav Kamburov Englisht title: The Crossing Bulgaria / 04'23''/ Colour

The pill of happiness Director: Cecilia Felmeri Englisht title: The pill of happiness

Revenge. Feels so good. Are you ready to pay the price for it?

Electra Venaki is the founder of www.altcine.com, the web platform dedicated to the Balkan Cinema and of altcineAction! The 1st Online Short Film Festival for Balkan countries.

Romania/ 12'/ Colour

The scream Director: Sebastian Cosor Englisht title: The scream Romania/ 3'22''/ Colour

“I was walking along a path with two friends – the sun was setting – suddenly the sky turned blood red – I paused, feeling exhausted, and leaned on the fence – there was blood and tongues of fire above the blue-black fjord and the city – my friends walked on, and I stood there trembling with anxiety – and I sensed an infinite scream passing through nature.” Edvard Munch, 1893

Under Stress Director: Paris Patsouridis Englisht title: Under Stress Greece/ 10'24'''/ Colour

BALKAN CINEMA

Maria after having studied for many years, she attempts for the first time in her life to enter the corporate world. She confronts a series of incidents that put into question her dreams and her ambitions. Strict and is some cases cruel behaviour of the Human Resources employees along with unfair competition developed by other applicants set Maria against her beliefs and raise moral issues she had never considered before. No matter how much she strives to prove her abilities and qualifications, in the end, she must give an answer to the dilemma, compromise or integrity.

Until Death Do Us Part Director: David Bagaric Englisht title: Until Death Do Us Part Croatia/ 16mm/ 2'21''/ Colour Strange and mysterious story about an old married couple.

Violent Youth Director: Marko Gjokovik Englisht title: Violent Youth Yugoslavia/ 15'/ Colour Tree young boys, Filip, Pepo and Darko are living the summer in a suburb on the margins of Skopje. Hidden in their secret sanctuary, killing time their attention is taken by another boy playing basketball in the yard next to them. The boys decide that they have to take action. Filip leads the gang. They get to Marko, who is their schoolmate and the bullying begins. In order not to loose the rank of a leader, Filip crosses the line. | 91


The grocer Director: Dimitris Koutsiabasakos Englisht title: The grocer Original title: O manavis 2013/ Greece/ 82'/ Documentary/ Colour Script: Dimitris Koutsiabasakos; Photography: Haris Farros; Editing: Apostolis Agrogiannis; Sound: Vangelis Fampas, Leading actors: Kostas Anastasiou, Nikos Anastasiou, Sofia Anastasiou, Thymios Anastasiou; Producer: KinoLab Productions Nikos Anastasiou, a greek travelling grocer has been making the same itinerary with his wife Sophia since 1980. Once a week, all year long, starting from Trikala city they visit the abandoned villages of the SW Pindos mountains, a 75 kilometers drive.In the past few years, their two sons, Kostas and Thimios help them. The documentary follows their trip during the four seasons of the year.

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Dimitris Koutsiabasakos Dimitris Koutsiabasakos was born in 1967 and studied cinema direction and television at V.G.I.K, Moscow. He has directed for the television and the cinema documentary, serials, short and feature films. His works have been received national and international awards.

In the context of growing section of BALKAN CINEMA, director Dimitris Koutsiabasakos will present the film "The Grocer" (O Manavis, 2012), long documentary, estimated at several film festivals


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Colors & Sounds

4th floor rock

Director: Paola Zhezha Englisht title: Colors & Sounds Original title: Colors & Sounds

Director: Enxhi Rista Englisht title: 4th floor rock Original title: 4th floor rock

2013/ Albania/ DVD/ 6'/ Fiction/ Colour

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2013/ Albania/ DVD/ 10'/ Fiction/ Colour

The bear

The curve

Director: Erisilda Hila Englisht title: The bear Original title: Arushi

Director: Doela Rexhepi Englisht title: The curve Original title: Kthesa

Director: Denisa Metaj Englisht title: Lateness Original title: Vonesa

2012/ Albania/ DVD/ 3'/ Fiction/ Colour

2013/ Albania/ DVD/ 10'/ Fiction/ Colour

2013/ Albania/ DVD/ 7'/ Fiction/ Colour

Lateness


The photography

Suspended

Director: Blerta Kelmendi Englisht title: The photography Original title: Fotografia

Director: Faik Shahu Englisht title: Suspended Original title: Pezull

2012/ Albania/ DVD/ 1'/ Fiction/ Colour

2013/ Albania/ DVD/ 6'/ Fiction/ Colour

Birthday

The report

Security

Director: Anxhela Kumanaku Englisht title: Birthday Original title: Ditelindja

Director: Alba Stefa (Dhoksani) Englisht title: The report Original title: The report

Director: Nerta Veliu & Ervis Koci Englisht title: Security Original title: Siguria

2013/ Albania/ DVD/ 4'/ Fiction/ Colour

2012/ Albania/ DVD/ 18'/ Documentary/ Colour

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Recurring, like in other editions REFLECTING ALBANIA, a program of ten years in the festival, dedicated to the movies produced by foreign cinematographers for Albania

Fresh

Danger

(after Bruce Andrews)

Reflecting ALBANIA Reflecting ALBANIA

Tirana

Director: Oliver Vilas Englisht title: Fresh Original title: Fresh

Director: Vincent W.J. van Gerven Oei Englisht title: Danger (after Bruce Andrews) Original title: Rrezik (after Bruce Andrews

Director: Alexander Schellow Englisht title: Tirana Original title: Tirana

2012/ UK/ HD/ 13'/ Fiction/ B&W

2013/ Albania/ 7'/ Experimental/ Colour

2012/ Germany/ 26'/ Documentary/ B&W

A day in the life of a foreign student in a new educational environment and society. Problems mount as his classmates bully him and teachers show a lack of understanding, whilst at home he faces neglect from his parents. Facing bullying at school and neglect from his absent parents, Gimi make the decision to leave town and visit his aunt.

"Rrezik" departs from the poem “Danger Risk Hazard Jeopardy Peril” by the American poet Bruce Andrews. It forms an attempt to address the risk inherent in language manifested in poetry in relation to the risk inherent in public space manifested in monumental sculpture. Filmed at four monumental locations in Tirana, it traces the different time of monumentality in the city. The film was commissioned by Marco Mazzi and the Luigi Pecci Center for Contemporary Art.

Contemporary Albania is at a turning point in its history. Whether it is about a child, an architect, or a European representative, the relationship between the body and space is at the core of the social organisation and political challenges. As it adopts three viewpoints ranging from close-up view to overview, this animated documentary calls into question the criteria a civil society is grounded on, at the very moment when it is coming into existence.

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Polyphonia – Albania's forgotten voices Director: Björn Reinhardt, Eckehard Pistrick Englisht title: Polyphonia – Albania's forgotten voices Original title: Polyphonia – Albania's forgotten voices 2011/ Germany-Romania/ 90'/ Documentary/Colour

Two shepherds in the Albanian mountains, Arif, a Muslim, and Anastas, an orthodox Christian, have been friends for years in spite of religious barriers. Their profound friendship is constantly strengthened by a local musical tradition, the polyphony. In 2005 this vocal tradition has been declared UNESCO-World Heritage.


Buio It is a comedy and the cast will see the same Jacopo joined by some other big name in the view of the island.

Director: Jacopo Cullin Englisht title: Buio 2013/ Italy/ 6'

In nome de Diu molla The enigma of the Femina Agabbadora for a bitter family portrait, in the short movie signed by Gianluigi Tarditi.

Director: Gianluigi Tarditi Englisht title: Deu ci sia 2010/ Italy/ 14'30''

In the framework of the exchange of experiences and

partnership between the festivals will devise the program

Postcard, a selection of short films from Sardegna, Italy

which will be presented by Sergio Stagno,

The scream Director: Matteo Antonelli Englisht title: In nome de Diu molla 2010/ Italy/ 16mm/ 20'

one of the founders of Skepto Film Festival

"In Nome de Diu molla" focuses on the story of three main stories. Cristiano (the stranger), a former salesma, Andrea (the entrepreneur), and the Rais, 40 years of age, 23 of them spent a fisherman. He knows the sea like himself.

L'arbitro Io sono qui Director: Mario Piredda Englisht title: Io sono qui 2009/ Italy/ 20'

Giovanni Asara decides to leave Sardinia and the old friends to enlist with the army in Kosovo, where it will be defeated by a severe illness.

Director: Paolo Zucca Englisht title: L'arbitro 2008/ Italy/ 15'

“L'arbitro� tells the story of two thieves. One of them steals a lamb in the country. L 'other is a corrupt referee exiled to Sardinia. Their fates become joined in the pit of hell in a football derby of the lowest category.

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In this 11th edition of TIFF, Endri Keko, one of the founders of Albanian cinema after the war, known documentaries, awarded in international festivals, will be part of the Special Program called RetrospecTIFF with some films since 1952.

Dritë mbi Shqipëri

Gëzim në sytë e nënës

Director: Endri Keko Original title: Drite mbi Shqiperi 1958/ Albania/ 40'/ Documentary

Director: Endri Keko Original title: Gezim ne syte e nenes 1975/ Albania/ 14'/ Documentary

Kino Zhurnal

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Director: Endri Keko Original title: Kino Zhurnal 1952/ Albania/ 10'/ Fiction/ Colour

RETROSPECTIFF keko films

Në shtigjet malore Director: Endri Keko | Original title: Ne shtigjet malore 1956/ Albania/ 10'

Në flakët e revolucionit Director: Endri Keko Original title: Ne flaket e revolucionit 1967/ Albania/44'/ Fiction

Vallëzimi i Shqipeve Director: Endri Keko | Original title: Vallezimi I Shqipeve 1962/ Albania/ 12'/ Fiction


Mark Cousins

Here be Dragons is an innovative and poetic feature length documentary film about a foreign filmmaker, Mark Cousins, encountering, and becoming passionate about, Albania. The film starts with Cousins in Scotland, his adoptive home. He says that before he went to Scotland, he had tourist images in his head, but then he lived there and these were replaced. He says that we learn by looking. And so he goes to Albania and looks and learns. As a filmmaker, he will learn in particular through looking at Albanian films and paintings.

Here be Dragons Director: Mark Cousins Englisht title: Here be Dragons Original title: Here be Dragons 2013/ UK/ HD/ 79'/ Documentary/ Colour Script: Mark Cousins; Photography: Mark Cousins; Editing: Mark Cousins; Leading actors: Mark Cousins; Producer: Don Boyd, Genc Permeti

BRITANNIC-ALBANIAN COOPERATION

HERE BE DRAGONS

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Mark Cousins is a filmmaker, author, curator and wanderer. He has directed documentaries on subjects ranging from Neo-Nazism to Iranian cinema and Ian Hamilton Finlay. His four film books have been published around the world. He has codirected four innovative film events, and the 8 ½ Foundation with Tilda Swinton. He's Honorary Dr of Letters at theUniversity of Edinburgh. He was a BBC TV presenter for 5 years, was Director of the Edinburgh International Film Festival, which he took to Sarajevo during the siege, and co-directed Cinema China. He cofounded the charity Scottish Kids are Making Movies, is codirector of 4 Way Pictures with Antonia Bird, Robert Carlyle and Irvine Welsh.

One of this festival's entries is the premier of the first Albanian-Britannic coproduction of the essay movie “Here be Dragons” directed by Mark Cousins and produced by Dan Boyd, Genc Përmeti and Ilir Butka. The movie was featured as a world premiere at Telluride's Film Festival, one of the world's most prestigious festivals, and comes at TIFF as a national premiere. Director Mark Cousins is invited at TIFF and will also present his movie.

SKA-NDAL Production & Distribution Film Company Bulevardi Zhan Dark, Pall. i ri, Tirana, ALBANIA Tel./Fax: +35542234980 | www.ska-ndal.com ilirbutka@yahoo.com | gencpermeti@hotmail.com | 99


Performance Chas, a violent and psychotic East London gangster needs a place to lie low after a hit that should never have been carried out. He finds the perfect cover in the form of guest house run by the mysterious Mr. Turner, a one-time rock superstar, who is looking for the right spark to rekindle his faded talent. Script: Donald Cammell; Photography: Nicolas Roeg; Editing: Antony Gibbs, Brian Smedley-Aston; Music: Jack Nitzsche; Leading actors: James Fox, Mick Jagger, Anita Pallenberg, Michèle Breton, Ann Sidney, John Bindon, Stanley Meadows, Allan Cuthbertson, Anthony Morton, Johnny Shannon, Anthony Valentine, Kenneth Colley, John Sterland, Laraine Wickens; Producer: Sanford Lieberson Director: Donald Cammell & Nicolas Roeg Englisht title: Performance Original title: Performance 1970/ UK/ 105'/ Fiction/ Colour

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Nicolas Roeg

Nicolas Roegh is the confirmed guest of honor of this festival. He is the author of movies “Performance”, “Walkabout”, “The Man Who Fell to Earth” and more. Roegh is recognized as the author of some of most discussed movies of his time and a rare master of the living, active and true cinematography. For this festival's audience he will present “Performance”, 1970 featuring Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones.

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The wedding banquet

Aria

Englisht title: The wedding banquet Original title: Xi yan 1993/ USA/ 106'/ Fiction/ Colour

Director: Robert Altman - (segment "Les Boréades"), Bruce Beresford - (segment "Die tote Stadt"), Bill Bryden - (segment "I pagliacci"), Jean-Luc Godard - (segment "Armide"), Derek Jarman - (segment "Depuis le jour"), Franc Roddam - (segment "Liebestod"), Nicolas Roeg - (segment "Un ballo in maschera") Ken Russell - (segment "Nessun dorma"), Charles Sturridge- (segment "La virgine degli angeli") Julien Temple (segment "Rigoletto")

Script: Ang Lee, Neil Peng; Photography: Lin Jong; Editing: Tim Squyres; Music: Chosei Funahara; Sound: Pamela Martin; Leading actors: Ya-lei Kuei, Sihung Lung, May Chin, Winston Chao, Mitchell Lichtenstein, Dion Birney, Jeanne Kuo Chang, Paul Chen, Chung-Wei Chou, Yun Chung, HoMean Fu; Producer: Ted Hope

Ang Lee To satisfy his nagging parents, a gay landlord and a female tenant agree to a marriage of convenience, but his parents arrive to visit and things get out of hand.

Born in 1954 in Pingtung, Taiwan, Ang Lee has become one of today's greatest contemporary filmmakers.

Also for the first time, in collaboration with the Institute for Art and Culture of Taiwan, comes the 1993 movie “The Wedding Banquet” by director Ang Lee, winner of Oscar and many other prestigious awards.

Englisht title: Aria 1988/ USA/ 90' / Fiction/ Colour

Ten short pieces directed by ten different directors, including Ken Russell, Jean-Luc Godard, Robert Altman, Bruce Beresford, and Nicolas Roeg. Each short uses an aria as soundtrack/sound (Vivaldi, Bach, Wagner), and is an interpretation of the particular aria.

Dan Broyd Producer Dan Boyd will present for the public the movie “Aria”, 1987, written and directed by ten most famous directors like Jean Luc Godard, Robert Altmann, Ken Russell, Nikolas Roegh, etc. The segment “One Night at the Opera” directed by Nikolas Roegh, which investigates King Zog’s assassination attempt in Vienna, 1931.

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Yves Boisset The Common Man (Dupont Lajoie) Scénario : Jean-Pierre Bastid et Michel Martens Dialogues : Jean Curtelin Production: Sofracima (Paris) / Arden Distribuzione (Rome) Producer : Gisèle Rebillon et Catherine Winter D.Ph. : Jacques Loiseleux Duration : 100’ Year: 1975 Category: Drama

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As every summer, Georges Lajoie, his wife Ginette and grown-up son Léon go on holiday to Loulou's campsite. They join old friends, the Schumachers and the Colins. Brigitte Colin, the daughter, is quite a pretty young girl now. One day, Georges rapes and murders her. He hides the body near the barracks of the immigrant Arab workers. The racism of the campers will do the rest... A virulent lampoon against the average Frenchman's racism. Won Silver Berlin Bear, Berlin 1975

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Boisset began his career as an assistant director. After working with such directors as Hossein, Cioampi and Clement, he began directing short films until the late 1960s when he made his feature film debut. Boisset frequently contributes to the scripts he shoots and is known for his fast-paced actionadventures and his social and political thrillers. His 1972 film L'Attentat entered into the 8th Moscow International Film Festival where it won the Silver Prize. The famous French director Yves BOISSET comes in Tirana to rescreen after more than 40 years his famous film "The Assadination" (L'attentat, 1972), with one of the most famous cast ever appeared in Albania: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Michel Piccoli, Gian Maria Volonte, Michel Bouquet, Bruno Cremer, Philippe Noiret, Francois Perier, Roy Scheider, etc, winner of the Silver Award in the Moscow International Film Festival.

The assasination Director: Yves Boisset | Original title: L'Attentat 1972/ Italy/ 120'/ Fiction/ Colour Sadiel, rebel leader in a North African state, takes refuge in Switzerland in the aftermath of a coup. Aware of the threat posed by Sadiel, the ruthless Colonel Kassar contacts the French security services to help in capturing the political activist. A police informer, Darien, is forced to lure Sadiel to Paris, allegedly to make a television coverage about the Third World. Arriving in Paris, Sadiel is captured and delivered to his opponents. Disgusted by the way he has been manipulated, Darien tries to turn back the clock, unknowing who's dealing with.


How Strange to be Named Federico: Scola narrates Fellini The film is a reminiscence/portrait of Federico Fellini, put together by Ettore Scola on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the director's death. In addition to the richness of the movies made by a peerless master—now the common heritage of audiences all over the world—a devoted admirer recalls the privilege of having known him and the emotions that he stirred in those who listened to him, with his irony and his reflections on “life being a party. On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Fellini's death, a month after the premiere at the Venice Film Festival, we thought that it would be a unique opportunity to display on the big screen of TIFF the last biographic film by Maestro Ettore Scola for the Great Federico Fellini. Director: Ettore Scola Englisht title: How Strange to be Named Federico: Scola narrates Fellini Original title: Che strano chiamarsi Federico -Sscola racconta Fellini 2011/ Italy/ 93'/ Colour

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He entered the film industry as a screenwriter in 1953, and directed his first film, Let's Talk About Women, in 1964. In 1974 Scola enjoyed international success with We All Loved Each Other So Much (C'eravamo tanto amati), a wide fresco of post-World War II Italy life and politics, dedicated to fellow director Vittorio De Sica. The film won the Golden Prize at the 9th Moscow International Film Festival.[1] In 1976 he won the Prix de la mise en scène at 1976 Cannes Film Festival for Brutti, sporchi e cattivi. Since then Ettore Scola has made several successful films, including A Special Day (1977), That Night In Varennes (1982), What Time Is It? (1989) and Captain Fracassa's Journey (1990). Ettore Scola has directed close to 40 films in some 40 years, and he is still active. His film Passione d'amore, adapted from a nineteenth-century novel, was adapted by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine into the award-winning musical Passion. He was a member of the jury at the 1988 Cannes Film Festival.

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Script: Ettore Scola, Paola Scola, Silvia Scola; Photography: Luciano Tovoli; Editing: Raimondo Crociani; Sound: Alessandro Salvatori; Leading actors: Tommaso Lazotti, Maurizio De Santis, Giacomo Lazotti, Giulio Forges Davanzati, Ernesto D'Argenio, Emiliano De Martino, Fabio Morici, Carlo Luca De Ruggieri, Andrea Salerno, Sergio Rubini, Sergio Pierattini, Antonella Attili, Vittorio Marsiglia, Vittorio Viviani.

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Spartak Pecani

WORLD PREMIERE

Ada Director: Spartak Pecani - Englisht title: Ada

Script: Mathew Maude; Photography: Steven Wyatt; Editing: Jetmir Grezda; Music: Endri Sina; Sound: William Jeferson; Leading actors: Ndriçim Xhepa , Iliriana Blakaj, Afrim Muçaj, Reshat Arbana (Artist i Popullit), Astrit Hasanaj, Elvira Diamanti, Enver Petrovci, Gentian Hazizi, Eshref Durmishi; Producer: Agim Halili, Spartak Pecani

TIFF is pleased to announce that this 11th edition will open with a world premiere, the feature film ADA, Albanian production by the director Spartak Pecani.

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Born in Tirana in 1952. He finished the University of IATC in Bucharest, in 1975. From 1975 to 1994 he worked as a director in Kinostudio like a director in feature film which has created an extensive catalog of feature films, documentaries, short movies and animated films. In 1998 he worked as chairman of the NCC. He is registered as a producer in 1997. He is the administrator of Eurostar a discography company since 1995. General Director f Eurostar radio since 2004. 1977- Streha e re; 1978- Ne vinim nga lufta; 1980- Një gjeneral kapet rob; 1981- Si gjithë te tjeret; 1982- Kohë e largët; 1984- Të mos heshtësh; 1985- Treni niset në 7 pa 5; 1987- Vetmi;1989- Shirat e vjeshtës; 1990- Ah, keto thashethemet; 1991- E krehura; 1991- Jete pas vdekjes; 1992- Përdhunuesit; 1994- Vazhdojmë me Beethoven; 2004Trapi i vjetër; 2008- Sekretet; 2013- ADA;

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A young girl is sitting in front of an investigation. They accuse her of murder. Two questions look for an answer. Why? How? She is Ada.

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AWARDS Special mention in Giffoni, Salerno; In competition at the International Festival, Cinema Mediterraneen Montpellie; Partecipation at Anabah, Algeria; Official selection of the movie “Sekretet” at Alexandria Film Festival in Cairo.


Nikolai Müllerschön

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Nikolai Müllerschön was born in Stuttgart in 1958. Starting out as an assistant director in the 1980s, he soon helmed films like "Orchideen des Wahns", "Ein irres Feeling" and "Operation Dead End". Müllerschön established himself as a television writer and director, working on the TV shows "Eine glückliche Familie", "Freunde furs Leben" and "Die Verbrechen des Professor Capellari", and shooting prime time dramas like "Frucht der Gewalt" or "Paul und Clara – Liebe vergeht nie". He also wrote numerous screenplays, including scripts for the conspiracy thriller "Feindliche Übernahme – althan.com" and the German-Brazilian co-production "Streets of Rio". Müllerschön – who also directs for US television and has developed stories for Roland Emmerich"s production company Centropolis – spent four years developing a film about German fighter pilot Manfred Freiherr von Richthofen. The Venice resident finally got his ambitious project off the ground: With Müllerschön directing his own screenplay, the spectacular WWI drama "Der Rote Baron" premiered in German cinemas in April 2008.

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Harms After 16 years Harms is released from prison. He meets old friends, comrades from old, tough days. And he meets Jasmin, a whore who does not charge him for her services. Drawn back to the life of crime, Harms attempts to rob a small bank and fails to pull it through. Fearing the loss of his edge, he hits the jackpot, the 'once in a lifetime' chance, the big one everybody's waiting for. Federal Reserve. Seventy to one hundred million. A former CEO of the bank set it up, owns a man inside without whom the coup would be impossible. Harms hires his old friends, the people he trusts most. And Harms, the pro, knowing that it is impossible to move that much money in the little time they've got - decides to take just a third. More than enough, he thinks... A raw and violent film, a dark and thrilling tale about values which seem to be for sale these days. A movie which nonetheless also deals out a glimpse of hope.

Director: Nikolai Müllerschön Original title: Harms 2012/ Germany/ 98'/ Fiction/ Colour Script: Nikolai Müllerschön; Editing: Andrea Zondler; Music: Julius Kalmbacher, Cop Dickie, Xavier Naidoo; Sound: Albrecht Harms; Leading actors: Heiner Lauterbach, Friedrich von Thun, Axel Prahl, Martin Brambach, Blerim Destani, André Hennicke, Benedict Blaskovic, Valentina Sauca, Helmut Lohner; Producer: Heiner Lauterbach, Nikolai Müllerschön

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Luca Vullo

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Sicilian, jeton dhe punon midis Londrë dhe Italisë. Një artist shumëdimensional dhe i gjithanshëm, pasi ka rafinuar dhuntitë e tij kreative në DAMS Bologna dhe gjatë shumtë laboratorëvekinematografikë, ka zhvilluar një përvojë të madhe duke drejtuar filma me metrazh të shkurtër, dokumentarë, dokumentarë drama, musical dhe reklama. Filozofia e tij është të kurojë të gjithë procesin e prodhimit, nga koncepti tek përfundimi i tij. Duke ditur rëndësinë që mbulojnë dokumentarët në formimin e sotëm, merr pjesë në Itali dhe jashtë vendit në turne didaktike për të takuar studentë universitetesh dhe shkollash të mesme. Përpara mbërritjes në Tiranë, ka prezantuar filmin e tij pranë shumë Institutesh Italiane të Kulturës të vende të ndryshme të Evropës: në Londër, Barcelonë, Kopenhagen.

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Zëri i trupit (La voce del corpo) Italia merr pjesë në edicionin e '11-të të Festivalit Ndërkombëtar të Filmit në Tiranë me regjizorin Luca Vullo dhe filmin e tij të fundit ZËRI I TRUPIT (2011): Një mbret i huaj i panjohur nga një e kaluar e panjohur dëshiron të verifikojë vetë atë që ka dëgjuar për aftësinë e sicilianëve për të komunikuar përmes gjesteve dhe lëvizjeve të trupit. Duke marrë shkak nga një legjendë e marrë nga shkrimet eGiuseppe Pitrè, Zëri i trupit është një dokument dramë zbavitëse që e fut shikuesin në një udhëtim në kufi midis fantazisë dhe realitetit, në zbulimi të një prej veçorive më origjinale të popullit sicilian. E shoqërojnë shikuesin në këtë udhëtim sicilianë me emër në botën e spektaklit si Pippo Baudo, Emma Dante, Lucia Sardo, Salvo La Rosa, Mimmo Cuticchios. Made in Sicily është edhe kolona zanore e cila përbëhet nga këngë të grupeve lokale: Agricantus, Tinturia, Ipercussonici.

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Me rastin e vizitës së tij në Shqipëri, regjizori do të ndjekë një tour në qytetet kryesore të vendit për të takuar studentë në vijim të projektimit të filmit të tij: E hënë 28 tetor, ora 11.00 Salla Nënë Tereza, IIK, Tiranë E martë 29 tetor, ora 11.00 FLS, Universiteti i Tiranës E mërkurë 30 teto, ora 11.00 Shkolla Themistokli Germenji, Korçë E enjte 31 tetor, ora 11.00 Shkolla Koto Hoxhi dhe Urani Rumbo, Gjirokastër E premte 1 nëntor, ora 11.00 Shkolla “28 Nëntori, Shkodër


TIRANA FILM LAB Pjesëmarrësi (Filmmaker) pranon kushtet e TIFF për të marrë pjesë në konkursin TIRANA FILM LAB. Tema e FILM LAB për këtë vit është:

Tirana - "qyteti në sytë e një të huaji" Filmi do të realizohet në harkun e 7 ditëve. Koha për realizimin e filmave është nga dt. 24-30 tetor. Kohëzgjatja e çdo filmi duhet të jetë 3 minuta Çdo film në titrat finale do të ketë këtë shënim:

The boy and the abyss A young man wakes up to discover that he is located in a foreign land. He knows no one, does not speak the language, and he knows terribly well that someone is hunting him. Before panic takes control, he decides to seek up in the heights. Naked, exposed and alone, he must make the choice of his lifetime: Jump or not. Director: Petter Skafle Henriksen Englisht title: The boy and the abyss 2013/ Norway/ 8'/ Fiction/ Colour Script: Petter Skafle Henriksen; Photography: Kenneth Sortland Myklebust; Editing: Petter Skafle Henriksen; Music: Jamie Evans; Sound: Petter Skafle Henriksen; Leading actors: Tarjei Westby, Jon Aga, Morten Rohrt; Producer: Petter Skafle Henriksen

Ky film u realizua gjatë edicionit të 11-të Tirana International Film Festival në kuadër të projektit TIRANA FILM LAB.

Petter Skafle Henriksen (b.1987) studied directing in Stockholm, and has a BA in psychology from Oslo and Singapore. He has directed several short films, and is just discovered the world of short film festivals. \"The boy and the abyss\" was filmed in Sardinia while attending Skepto International Film Festival in 2013.

Petter Skafle Henriksen

Çdo film do të ketë logon e Tirana Film Festival, Bashkia Tiranë, Albania Film Commission. Çdo Filmmaker (regjisor) në momentin e dorëzimit të filmit pranë zyrës së TIFF do të marrë 100 Euro si kontribut për shpenzimet e kryera. Çdo filmmaker do të pajiset me baxhë full akses për gjithë ditët e festivalit. Çdo filmmaker do të ketë të mbuluar nga festivali shpenzimet e fjetjes, ushqim drekë + darkë (perjashtohen nga fjetja kineastët me rezidencë në Tiranë dhe Durrës. Filmat e realizuar do të shihen dhe përzgjidhen nga një juri dhe do të shfaqen më 31 tetor.


ANIMATIFF VISANIMATION workshop will be held from Vincenzo Gioanola, animator and lecturer with over 30 years experience in this field. It will demonstrate to the audience the realization of a short film/trailer in 35mm technique over 8 hours that will last workshop. ABOUT Vincenzo Gioanola: since the late '70s he work in the field of animated films both as an author and as a teacher for different kinds of partecipants. He propose a workshop of 8-10 hours (spread over 2 or 3 days) for the realization of an animated film involving the audience of the festival. We will use the technique of direct drawing on 35 mm film, a technique that he was able to explore and perfect during more than 30 years of experience in this field. With this technique you can achieve amazing results with a minimum of equipment and in short time and the finished film (edited and set to music by him) could be screened during the final evening of the festival. Participants (no experience required) will draw several clips of 1 second (25 frames) for the creation of cyclic movements, such as in the ancient zoetropes. The theme of the movie can be free, centered on a specific topic or, for example, aimed at the creation of the festival’s trailer. He has done similar workshops: "Comincio da zero” (Filmmakers Festival at the Cloister of Pordenone, Italy - Participants from 20 to 60 years) "Drawing on film!" (Osaka European Film Festival, Japan - Participants from 18 to 30 years) "Poznan Workshop” (Animator Festival in Poznan, Poland - Participants from 5 to 14 years) "Thirteen Snails” (Golden Snail Festival of Vranje, Serbia - Participants from 5 to 16 years) All the details regarding the workshop (materials needed, costs, process, etc.) will be communicated if there is an interest on your part in his proposal.

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WORKSHOPS MAKING MOVIES seminar held by Katriel Schory, President of Israel Film Fund COLLABORATION BETWEEN NEW CINEMATOGRAPHERS AND THE VALUE OF CO-PRODUCTION by Ben Gibson, director of London Film School

FILM MARKET & DISTRIBUTION seminar by Esther Cabero, coordinator of KIMUAK

THE FUTURE OF FILM FESTIVALS AND NEW CHALLENGIES round table by Esther Cabero, Antonello Novellino, Víctor Manuel Muñoz García, Sergio Stagno, Arben Zharku, Elektra Venaki, Fabrizio Ferrari, Vjosa Berisha.

THE DIACHRONIC EVOLUTION OF SOCIAL LIFE THROUGH CINEMA - Workshop based on illustrations and analysis of Kinostudio "New Albania" movies. Directed by Ph.D. Julian BEJKO, Dept. of Sociology, University of Tirana.


Prizes THE BEST FEATURE FILM THE BEST DIRECTOR THE BEST SCREENPLAY THE BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY THE BEST EDITING "LUC BARNIER” THE BEST SHORT FICTION THE BEST SHORT ANIMATION THE BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY THE BEST SHORT EXPERIMENTAL THE FIRST SHORT "RON HOLLOWAY” THE BEST SHORT IN ALBANIAN PUBLIC AWARD MEDIA AWARD | 109


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