Music Film Tirana Festival makes debut under Albania-Austria Cultural Year

Tirana Times
By Tirana Times September 13, 2018 11:34

Music Film Tirana Festival makes debut under Albania-Austria Cultural Year

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  • The artistic Program of the Tirana Music-Film Festival will be based on the Viennese Format and will offer a very interesting mixture of musical productions from different genres.

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TIRANA, Sept. 13 – Occurring in the framework of the Albania-Austria Cultural Year, the Tirana Music-Film Festival will take place from Thursday, Sept. 13 until Sept. 20, at the Pazari i Ri (New Market) area.

The Festival takes its inspiration from the Vienna Film Festival, which was first held in 1991 at Rathausplatz in Vienna. Since then, this Festival has been taking place annually and has attracted numerous visitors from Austria and abroad – 14 million, to be precise.

It counts as one of the largest culture and culinary festivals in Europe and has been successfully exported to many global capitals, such as Budapest, Bucharest, New York, Tokyo and Moscow.

The artistic Program of the Tirana Music-Film Festival will be based on the Viennese Format and will offer a very interesting mixture of musical productions from different genres.

A good combination of Austrian and Albanian recordings for all tastes will be offered, ranging from classic to hip, from the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra to Parov Stelar, the pioneer of electro swing, from musical movies like ‘Pranvere ne Gjirokaster’, ‘Kenge e valle nga gurra popullore’ and old recordings of RTSH Festivals (Festivalet e Këngës,) to contemporary/modern music documentaries.

On the opening and closing days the film screenings will be accompanied by a live music program by two Austrian bands.

The mission of the Tirana Music-Film Festival is to provide broad access to visual arts and interpretation, engaging new audiences through audio-visual media and being accessible for all kinds of people.

The festival will take place throughout one week and will be open to the public without fees. The festival will also embrace the concept of street food. A gourmet corner will be organized in in order to enhance the participants experience.

The daily starting time of the festival will be 7.30 pm, while a more detailed festival program can be found online, at movingculture.org. 

Tirana Times
By Tirana Times September 13, 2018 11:34