Balkans Beyond Borders Short Film Festival 2012

Tirana Art Lab – Centre for Contemporary Art and Balkans Beyond Borders present:
Balkans Beyond Borders Short Film Festival Tirana 2012

TALK TO ME- multilingualism and communication
20-21-22 of September 2012 at Tirana Ekspres.

Balkans Beyond Borders is dedicated to encouraging young film makers to express themselves on issues relevant to their region and lives, building bridges between the peoples of the Southeast Europe. 

After Belgrade and Athens, the Balkans Beyond Borders film festival comes to Tirana for its 3rd edition. This year’s festival tackles the topical subject of multilingualism and communication and is a call-to-action for young people to engage actively. It is about communication in all its forms: either through language or other means of expression. The Balkans are known for their culture, traditions and multilingualism and it is exactly this diversity that we see as an added value, an opportunity to share and exchange our experience.
Celebrating Balkan diversity, multilingualism and communication, the 3rd edition of the festival brings together a selection of 30 short films from Albania, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Greece, Montenegro, Kosovo, Slovenia, Turkey, Romania, Serbia, Moldova, Belgium and Italy. All selected films are created by young filmmakers up to the age of 30 from the Balkan region and beyond (Southeast Europe). 
This year the films were pre-selected by the pre-selection Committee composed of Violana Murataj, BBB’s Albanian Ambassador (Albania), Myra Stylianou film director (Greece), Stepan Altrichter film director (Czech Republic) and Adela Demetja (Albania), Art Director of BBB (Albania). The Final Jury that will select this year’s Best Film brings together Mr. Joni Shanaj, film director and president of the jury (Albania), Mr. Yorgos Zois film maker (Greece) and Mr. Idro Seferi journalist and writer (Kosovo).
The festival will also include a selection of German short films from the 7th EDITION AT THE CLERMONT-FERRAND SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2012. These projects will not be part of the film competition.  A music program with D.J MINIMIM, the folk-rock music band KANUN and Ilir Kryekurti, Gentian Rushi and Band, will accompany the three day film festival. 
The festival is supported by European Fund for the Balkans: http://balkanfund.org/
The Programme
Thursday 20 September 2012
 18:00 – 19:00 
Budapest Backwards, Fiction, 10:09min, Jeroen Sebrechts, Belgium 2011Two friends, Fiction, 20:51min, Edlira Baholli, Albania 2010 A day of a clear weather, Documentary, 4:03 min, Odeta Cunaj and Alketa Ramaj, Albania 2010 Rainbow, Fiction, 14:15 min, Alexandra Suta, Romania 2011 Book, Documentary, 8:15 min, Elton Baxhaku, Albania 2011 Burek, Video art, 3.26 min, Francesco Conte, Italy 2011

19:15 – 20:15

Between Edison and Tesla, Fiction, 11:54 min, Mircea Bobînă, Moldova 2011 Family cabaret, Fiction, 6:00 min, Damir Bašić, Bosnia and Herzegovina 2011 When I die you can do what you want, Video Art, 19:24 min, Adela Jusic, Bosnia and Herzegovina 2011 Homecoming, Fiction/experimental, 03:27 min, Berat Brestovci, Kosovo 2010 RF, Fiction, 19 min, Stavros Liokalos, Greece 2011

20:30 – 21: 30

Siginificant other, Fiction, 15:19 min, Deyan Bararev, Bulgaria 2011 Check and Mate, Video Art/Fiction, 6:06 min, Stas Ciorescu, Moldova 2011 Scrap material, Documentary, 16.06 min, Stefan Ivancic, Serbia 2011 Menu, Video Art, 5:27 min, Djamo Daniel Nicolae, Romania 2011 At least we’ve met, Documentary, 14.52 min, Marko Grba Singh, Serbia 2011

22:00 – Open end – D.J set MINIMIM (Al)

Friday 21 September

18:00 – 19:00

Today I eat white chocolate, Documentary, 29:30 min, George Buzoianu, Romania 2011Trust in me, Video Art, 4:14 min, Bojana Rajević, Serbia 2011 Border, Documentary, 20:50 min, Yana Nikolova, Bulgaria 2010 Is this your language?  Video Art, 1min, Andrea Zrno, Croatia 2009
19:30 – 20:30
Beyond the river, Fiction, 20 min, Sabir Kanaqi, Montenegro 2011 What dog dreams, Video Art, 3:40 min, Boris Celic, Serbia 2011 Era, Fiction, 24:03 min, Besim Ugzmajli, Albania 2011 Passion, Documentary, 6:23 min, Simeon Daberdaku, Albania 2011 Behind the silence, Fiction, 11:25 min, Erman Zambak, Turkey 2011
20:30 – 22:00 Special Guest Program (Out of competition)
SOIRÉE ALLEMANDE – A crush on german short films
Edition at the Clemonte-Ferrand short film festival 2012
Paulina, Fiction, 24 min, Lynn Kossler, Germany 2011 The flies (The Birds II), Experimental, 7 min, Susann Maria Hempel, Germany 2010 Centrifugal force, Documentary, 17 min, Marie Elisa Scheidt, Germany 2011 The house, Animation, 7 min, David Buob, Germany 2011 Armadingen, Fiction, 23 min, Philipp Käßbohrer, Germany 2011 How to raise the moon, Animation, 9 min, Anja Stuck, Germany/Denmark 2011 Symphony of fools, Fiction, 5 min, Volker Heymann, Germany 2011 The centrifuge brain project, Fiction, 7 min, Till Nowak, German 2011

 22:00 – 24:00 – Concert with the Rock-Folk Band “KANUN” (Al)

Saturday 22 September 

18:00 – 19:00 Special Guest Programme (Out of competition)
Sunset from a rooftop, 13min, Marinus Gruthof, The Netherlands 2011 (Selected from Thessaloniki International Short Film Festival 2011) Guests are about to arrive, 14:15min, Tea Lukac, Serbia 2012 (Selected from Naoussa International Film Festival 2012) Casus belli, 10min, Yorgos Zois, Greece (Member of the BBB Jury) My mother´s colours, Violana Murataj, Albania (Member of the BBB Jury) 
19:15 – 20:45
We wanted workers, Documentary, 28.45 min, Djuro Gavran, Croatia 2011 Childrens work, Fiction, 21.24min, Olti Hatillari, Albania 2010 Sweetheart eater, Fiction, 7:45 min, Rahela Jagric, Slovenia 2011 Deeds and words, Fiction, 15:00 min, Amos Zaharia, Albania 2010 Saturady cigarettes, Fiction, 11:00 min, Aldi Karaj, Albania 2011
21:00 – Award ceremony
21:30 – Live Concert  from  Ilir Kryekurti, Gentian Rushi and Band (Al)