belong to the collection of 30
produced by Berlin-based Regina Ziegler.
Frame by The Gallery
Jos Stelling (1954) made his debut as a
director with Mariken van Nieumeghen in 1974. The film was selected
for Cannes in 1975. Since then he has been writing and directing eight
feature films. For his short film The Waiting Room (1996)
Stelling was awarded a Golden Rose (Press Award) in Montreux, a Golden
Gryphon in St. Petersburg as well as his fourth Gouden Kalf (GoldenCalf,
the Dutch film award).
Frame by The Gas Station
Interview: Ron Holloway Producer
- What do you think about the International Film
Festival that is taking place in
- I am here since two days, but I see that a great job has been done.
A film festival is composed of four elements. The first is the
projection, which influences substantially the way how the film is
viewed and I would say that a good result has been achieved in this
direction. The second element is the catalogue and the Web page which
make a calling card for the festival and offers the opportunity to be
made known in the world. In this sense, I think that T.I.F.F. page in
Internet is among the most beautiful and interesting I have seen.
Another element is the print traffic, meaning the transport of films,
given that the festival includes films from 30 world countries. The
fourth element is the financial aspect.
- What is your opinion on the selection of the films?
- I like the selection of films very much. I would also like
to say that their projection is very good. I find interesting the idea
that films are screened in a combined way and not divided into
separate categories in separate days. I would also call significant
that these productions belong to the most recent period, 2002-2003. On
the other hand, it is interesting that the competition includes short
films and as such they offer the chance to make comments.
- What do you think about Albanian films competing in the festival?
- I can say they are of high quality. Some of them, in
particular, are impressive. You should propagate the Albanian
cinematography in the world. I know that during the past years many
films have been produced here in Albania. You should compile a
catalogue including all these films and it should be sent to other
countries of the world. At least 800 film festivals are held around
the world actually and this offers the opportunity to do such a thing.
- You have come to present a film out of the competition, entitled
“Triptique”, of the director Jos Stelling. Whan can you tell about it?
- It is a trilogy including three short films, including “The
Waiting Room”, “The Gallery” and “The Gas Station”. It is the first
time that these three short films are presented together in a feature
film. I don’t know if it is going to function, but I hope it is like