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The most recent articles

CFP: International Conference on Balkan Cinema “Balkan Cinema on the Crossroads: From Nitrate to Digital”

Belgrade, Serbia: 11 - 13 June, 2017
Friday 25 November 2016 by en

Following on from the first International Conference on Balkan Cinema that took place in Athens in 2015, Balkan Cinema on the Crossroads: From Nitrate to Digital aims to explore the trajectory of Balkan cinema from the early nitrate days to the contemporary digital era, by highlighting connections, similarities and comparable patterns across the cinemas of the region.

The Balkan Cinema conference series aims to build a transnational community of scholars working on the cinemas of the Balkans, South/Eastern Europe, the border and neighbouring region as Central Europe or Near East, works of diaspora or communities in exile in a time span from early cinema on nitrate stock to contempor ary digital cinema made across new media and multiple platforms.

Publishing : Life is War", from Shannon Woodcock

Carrie Hamilton, Reader in History, University of Roehampton.
Wednesday 3 August 2016 by E. Noygues, en

Life is War : Surviving Dictatorship in Communist Albania is a collection of oral histories that guides readers through through the decades (1944-1992) in which everything was controlled by the Communist Party; what work one could do, what food was available, and even who one could marry.

The reader accompanies Shannon Woodcock, the author and historian, through intimate interviews with six Albanian men and women.

The Albanian Cinema Project (ACP) to preserve the Albanian films

by Ana Grgic, member of ACP board of directors
Thursday 23 June 2016 by en, E. Noygues

For the price of one movie ticket ($10) in your hometown you can help ACP buy a scanner for the AIM Workshops. Please share this link and DONATE NOW to help ACP achieve its goal by October 1, 2016.

With your help ACP can bring more materials out of Balkan film and television archives and onto screens near you. The first 2-week intensive preservation institute will be held at the Albanian National Film Archives (AQSHF) in Tirana from 17-28 October 2016.

TIPHF-Tirana International Photo Fest- in PARIS, on 15th April from 6 to 9 pm

by Enri MATO, Co-Founder/CEO, at Archinistas, CEO & Founder, à TIPHF Tirana International Photo Fest and Director at VISUAGON
Monday 30 March 2015 by en, E. Noygues

Tirana International Photo Fest was launched on May 12th 2014, at the Dream City Fest expo venue located in the heart of Tirana, in the presence of friends, art lovers, photographers, architects and media. Dream City Fest Fest is bringing together photographers, architects, designers from all around the world in to one city wide festival about photography.

The second part of TIPhF Tirana International Photo Fest in PARIS will take place on 15th April 2015 at the "Laboratoire de la Création" - 111 Rue Saint Honoré 75001 Paris.

"Journey to Mount Tomor" : presented to FestFilm Festival Prishtina, in May 2014

a film by Iljir Selimoski
Friday 8 August 2014 by en, E. Noygues

Journey to Mount Tomor was premiered in public at the International Film Festival in Prishtina, in May 2014. For Iljir Selimoski, it was a great honour after 7 years of struggle to be able to show it in Kosovo. He greatly feared that moment, because he wondered if people in the theatre would want to talk about the subject after the viewing...

Albania & Kosovo : Urban Planning and the Historical Landscape of the City

by arc. Olesja Lami
Friday 27 June 2014 by en

The first National Conference of Albanian Architects and Urban Planners was held in Tirana on June 2014. The event was organized by the sector of built heritage within the Albanian Architect’s Organization.

Talks were held by researchers, urban planners, architects, sociologists, annalists from Kosovo and Albania, representatives of non profitable organizations, representatives of local government, and professors from the Polytechnic University of Tirana, Epoka University, UFO University, researchers from of Institute of the National Heritage etc.

Pristina, a City’s Heritage at Risk

Patrimoine sans Frontières and Cultural Heritage without Border
Friday 30 May 2014 by en, E. Noygues

The capital of Kosovo is home to a rich architectural heritage which reflects its history, but the waves of destruction which have affected the city - and more generally the territory - since the end of the Second World War have deeply altered its appearance.

Belgian comic strips exhibition in Shkodra and Tirana

Friday 18 April 2014 by en

Belgium is not only beer and chocolates, but many other things. One of its cultural values is comic strips, considered in Belgium as an art in itself. Belgian artists are pioneers in this field and have played an important role in the development of this art in Europe. This is why Mr. Willem De Graeve, P&R director of the Belgian Comic Strip Center, opened several exhibitions in Balkans.

Këngë: Albanian Piano Music

Kirsten Johnson, piano
Wednesday 18 September 2013 by en

Kirsten Johnson’s recordings and performances have delighted listeners around the world. Building on the success of Këngë: Albanian Piano Music (Guild 7257), she has compiled a second album of pieces titled Rapsodi: Albanian Piano Music, Volume 2. On the release of Këngë, critics marvelled at the charm of this unknown repertoire.

Brussels : Focus on the Albanian Community

Balkan Trafik ! - 7th edition: from 17th to 21st April 2013
Thursday 28 March 2013

For its 7th edition, Balkan Trafik! presents the best of music, dance and film in South-Eastern Europe. The most powerful brass bands from Serbia and Romania, the best Turkish jazzmen and gypsy musicians, the most beautiful sevdah voices from Bosnia, devilish rock from Pristina, clubbing on the hottest electro from Athens, the prince of the gypsy synthesizer and the masters of Albanian wedding music!

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