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"Through the Pane" selected to DocuTIFF!

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"Through the Pane" has been selected to Tirana International Film Festival's DocuTIFF in Tirana, Albania for June 1-8, 2016. Written and helmed by Dawn Westlake, the film is based on the memoir chapter by her father, Donald G. Westlake, about his cosmic perspective when faced with the death of his wife of 62 years. The film has an original score by Gregory Johnson of Acoustic Labs, who just came off collaboration on the music for the Tom Hanks'-starrer "A Hologram for the...

DocuTIFF

DOCUMENTARY TIRANA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

DocuTIFF is excited to invite filmmakers to submit to the second edition of 2016 festival, which will take place in Tirana, this coming June, 1–8, 2016 in the open air theater of the University of Arts.

DocuTIFF aims to encouraging documentary film production in Albania and to give more chances to our filmmakers finding cooperation and enabling mutual contacts with their colleagues in our region, to build up a favorable climate creation in Albania and wider in region for development and cooperation of such productions.

PROGRAM

Open to any filmmaker from around the world DocuTIFF showcases the very best in documentary cinema from around the world, special programs & screenings, workshops & master classes, retrospectives, homage & tributes, international guests together with Galá Awards and other special events.

DocuTIFF invites all documentaries from established and debut filmmakers alike to submit their films in those categories:

International Competition

In Albanian Competition

 

REFLECTING ALBANIA is a special program dedicated to the foreign filmmakers who have produced their films in Albania or in Albanian speaking territory.

 

JURY & AWARDS

On the occasion of this second edition of DocuTIFF, two international juries will evaluate and then select the best documentaries with awards presented on the closing ceremony.

Other juries are Media Jury and In Albanian Jury.

 

Awards will be presented in the following categories:

Best Feature

Best Middle Length

Best Short

Best Film in Albanian

Best European Feature

Best European Short

Best Debut Film

Media Award

Audience Award

Internet Vote

 

Official awards consist of a statue and a diploma. The cash prize in DocuTIFF is determined by the available budget.

Special awards can be given by organizers, Festival director, sponsors and partners, professional organizations, NGOs, media, etc.

 

NEW FEATURES – PARALEL SCREENINGS

DocuTIFF has the pleasure to announce four optional services available for applicants.

The applicants must apply clearly for each one of these new services. Fill the appropriate field in the entry form.

 

1. DocuTIFF.TV Competition

With our media partners we offer the possibility to directors screening their films (selected for the official competitive program or not) to the Albanian audience and win the TV audience awards in the same categories. 

 

2. DocuTIFF Online Library

With our partners altcine and altcineAction! TIFF offer the online presentation of each film, in a dedicated page, as a part of a film library, with all related information and with the possibility to receive comments from the international Internet audience and industry.  The screening of films is open to anyone without charges. The films will be available for viewing in the film library as long as director/producer wishes.

 

3. DocuTIFF Market Corner

DocuTIFF will create a market corner during the nine days, where potential buyers can watch all films and make their selection. DocuTIFF will also act as a festival promoter and distributor. In case of financial contract with a distributor, DocuTIFF will receive a fee of 5%.

 

4. DocuTIFF on Tour

DocuTIFF will act as ambassador for the submitted films and will travel with a selection to other Albanian cities during the year. DocuTIFF will also propose special screenings to other regional festivals in accordance to a specific subject or theme of each collaborative festival.

Don’t Miss the South East European Films at AFI in Los Angeles

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Here's another great opportunity to see films from South East Europe in Los Angeles. And it's free! Today (and later this week too) you can see two SEE films at the AFI Film Festival: -- Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (Turkey/Bosnia) is Turkey’s official submission for the Foreign Language Oscar, today at 1:30pm at the Egyptian, and Nov. 10 at 3:45pm at the Chinese. Details: http://ticketing.afi.com/eng/detail.aspx?ID=8196  -- The Forgiveness of Blood (USA/Albania/Denmark/Italy)...

New York Sephardic Jewish Film Festival

The Sephardic Film Festival was founded in 1990 by Sephardic House (now American Sephardi Federation/Sephardic House).  It was the first Jewish film festival in New York City.   Its goal:

"to illuminate the scope of the
Sephardic experience; to raise the consciousness of the American Jewish, and non-Jewish, community to a better understanding of Sephardic Jewry; and to present, through the medium of film, the history, literature, poetry, music, dance, customs and traditions of the 

Sephardic world."

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