Artan Maku

Artan Maku

NAME ARTAN
FATHER’S NAME MAKO
SURNAME MAKU
NATIONALITY Albanian
PLACE OF BIRTH Tirana
DATE OF BIRTH 11 August 1954
E-MAIL artanmaku@anifestrozafa.org, artanmaku@anifestrozafa.al


EDUCATION

1973 – 1975 POLITEKNIKUM “7 NENDORI” (Mechanics)
1975 – 1976 Higher Institute of Arts, Figurative Art branch (Monumental Painting)
1979 –  1980 Diploma Thesis Defense  


TRAINING

1981-1983 Film Directing Course, 2 (two) years at “Kinostudio Shqiperia e Re”


PROFESSIONAL LICENCE

Licence from the National Cinematographic Center as producer in making films and director – painter – animator of animated films


ARTISTIC EXPERIENCE

2013-2018 Lecturer of Visual Art in Motion (Animated Film) at the “Luigj Gurakuqi”, University, Faculty of Arts, Graphics Branch
2018 – Member of the International Jury in DUBROVNIK  FILM  FESTIVAL (Festival of Mediterranean Film for children and youth)
2016-2017-2018 –
Member of the Program Board and Viewer Ratings at the Albanian Radio and Television (RTSH)


WORK EXPERIENCE

2018  Main organiser and Artistic Director of the 9th Edition of the International Film Festival “Kinemaja e shoqëris së ardhme” (Cinema of the Next Society) “A-FestFilmROZAFA2018”
2013-2019 Lecturer of Visual Art in Motion (Animated Film) at the “Luigj Gurakuqi” University, Faculty of Arts, Graphics Branch
2017 Main organiser and General Director of the 8th Edition of the International Film Festival “Kinemaja e shoqëris së ardhme” (Cinema of the Next Society) “A-FestFilmROZAFA2017”
2016 Main organiser and General Director of the 7th Edition of the International Film Festival “Kinemaja e shoqëris së ardhme” (Cinema of the Next Society) “A-FestFilmROZAFA2016”
2015 Organiser, President and General Director of  “AniFestROZAFA2015” Festival
2014 Organiser, General Director, and Artistic Director of “AniFestROZAFA2014” Festival
2013 Organiser, General Director, and Artistic Director of the International Festival of Film for children and Youth “AniFestROZAFA2013”, Shkodra, September 24 – 29
2012 Main Organiser and Artistic Director of “AniFestROZAFA2012” Shkodra, September 25-29
2011 Main Organiser and Artistic Director of “AniFestROZAFA2011” Shkodra
2010 Creator, Main Organiser and Artistic Director of the International Festival of Animated Film for Children and Youth “AniFestROZAFA2010” Shkodra, October 4 -10
2009 – on Director of the Non-Profit organisation “Koha e Femijeve ” (Children’s Time), (the organisation changed its name into OJF “AniFest” by court decision in 2013)
2005 – on Director of the Association “Krijuesit e filmit të animuar Shqiptarë” (Creators of Albanian Animated Film) “ALBANIMATION”,
2005 – on Administrator of “MAKU” Film Association Ltd.
1998 – 2004 Professional Creator, Director-Painter
1996 – 1997 Director – Painter of Animated Film at “ALBA FILM ANIMATION” (AFA)
1994 – 1995  Painter- Animator in Emigration, in 3 (three) animation studios in Athens, Greece
1992 –  1993 Painter in Emigration – Decorator in the city of Parsberg, Germany
1984 – 2004 Painter – Illustrator in magazines and books for children of Albanian and foreign authors
1981 – 1991 Director- Painter of animated film at “Kinostudio SHQIPERIA E RE”
1979 – 1980 Teacher at the 8-year School in Kallmet, Lezha


DESCRIPTION OF THE ACTIVITY

1981 – 2018 I have written 11 screenplays for animated films and 22 animated films as Director- Painter – Animator
2005 – 2018  Administrator of “MAKU” Film Association Ltd in 3 short films and 18 short animated films


FILMOGRAPHY

“SARAH, wrath’s wind!” SARAH. Zëmërimi Erës 2017
The Freedom Liria Madhe 2011
The Giant and the Hunter Divi dhe Gjahtari 2007
Lion’s Gate Porta luanit 2006
Modern Time Koha Moderne 2005
Mirage in the desert Mirazh në shkretëtirë 2003
Seeking …….! Kërkoj……….! 2002
Stonecutter Gurëgdhëndësi 2001
Photographs Fotografitë 1999
Love in four seasons Dashuri në katër stinë 1997
The Last song Kënga e fundit 1991
Two Brothers Dy vëllezërit 1990
For a nut Për një arrë 1989
The Portrait Portreti 1988
Pik with a fox-hide Piku me lëkurë dhelpre 1987
Pik goes hunting Piku në gjah 1986
Not like that, Piku (second part) Jo kështu, Piku  ( pjesa e dytë) 1985
The magic flower Lulja magjike 1984
Not like that, Piku (first part) Jo kështu , Piku  (pjesa e pare) 1983
The fir- tree is among us Bredhi midis nesh 1983
You naughty rabbits! Ha lepurusha.. lepurusha..! 1982
The fox and the hedgehog Dhelpra dhe iriqi 198


EVALUATIONS IN INTERNATIONAL FESTIVALS

2018“SARAH , wrath’s wind!” – “13th ATHENS ANIMFEST 2018”, Greece 2nd Prize EXPERIMENTAL COMPETITION
2011“The Freedom” – 13th INTERNATIONAL PANORAMA OF INDEPENDENT FILMAKERS – Patras city – Greece award for “THE BEST ANIMATION”
2009“THE GIANT AND THE HUNTER”
– ADANA GoldenBoll Film festival – 2009 Turqi(FINALIST) Nominated to “THE BEST ANIMATION”
– 14th International Short Film Festival in Drama, Greece, 2008 – (FINALIST) Nominated to “THE BEST ANIMATION”
– California International Animation Festival California, ( CalAniFest.) United States, (FINALIST) Nominated to “BEST OTHER FORMAT ANIMATION”
2007 “MODERN TIME” – Festivalin Internacional I Filmit “Nine – Eleven” Prishtinë – KOSOVË cmimin “THE BEST ANIMATION”
1989“Pik with a fox-hide” – International Film Festival for Children and Young Peopl “Ciffoni” / Italy “DESIDERIO”
1986“The magic flower” 6th Albanian Film Festival, prendi il 3° premio (TRE)


PARTICIPATION OF FILMS IN INTERNATIONAL FESTIVALS

THE FILM –“SARAH , wrath’s wind!” -“SARAH,   zëmërimi i erës !”
2018-9 Picknic Film Festival. August 17-19 , 2018 SANTANDER (SPAIN)
2018- KO : SH FILM FEST   July 17 – 21, 2018  KORCA
2018Balkan Film Food Festival  July 2 – 7, 2018  POGRADEC, ALBANIA
2018-Festival Internacional “De Cine Infantil Y Juvenil Cinemegaguay” May 21-25, 2018 Almería SPAIN
2018-9 th International film Festival ,Cinema for a Future Society “AFestFilmROZAFA“  May 16-23 ,2018  SHKODRA ,  ALBANIA
2018-13 th ATHENS ANIMFEST 2018 , Greece ( 15-18 Mars 2018 ) 2nd Prize EXPERIMENTAL COMPETITION
2018-# 4 ta edicion   “  MI PRIMER FESTIVAL ”   13 – 18  de FEB  2018 , ,PERU
2018-Festival Internacional de Cine para niños – CINI 2018
2018-6th edition of the International Short Film Festival ” La Mida no importa ”
25 /01/2018

  • 20th “ Olympia ” International Film Festival for Children and Young People     Pyrgos and Amaliada  GREECE ,  December  2 – 9 / 2017
  • 3rd VERACRUZ Short Film Festival 2017  Oct. 6 –  9 / 2017  Mexico

THE FILM – “THE FREEDOM” –  “ LIRI E MADHE “
2011- 13 INTERNATIONAL PANORAMA OF INDEPENDENT FILMAKERS -Patrascity-  Greece AWARD FOR THE BEST ANIMATION
2011 – IV Festival International de Animation Online 2012- AnimaCam.tv   SPAIN
2012–  42nd Tampere International Short Film Festival –  Filand www.tamperefilmfestival.fi

THE FILM -“THE GIANT AND THE HUNTER”- “DIVI DHE GJAHTARI”
2009- Akbank 6th Short Film Festival – Stamboll, Turkay  1-11 March 2010 www.akbankkisafilm.com
2009-“Steps 2009” International Rights Film Festival –  Kharkiv, Ukraine  12-19 December   www.stupeni.in.ua
2009- 12th Olympia International Film Festival for Children and Young People. www.neanikoplano.gr
2009- BALKAN SNAP SHORT ANIMATION  FILM  FESTIVAL  www.balkansnapshort.com
2009- V Córdoba International Animation Festival – ANIMA’09.- Argjentin www.animafestival.com.ar .
2009- ADANA GoldenBoll Film festival – 2009  Turqi
2009– II Festival International de Animation Online 09- AnimaCam.tv   SPAIN
2009-  Internacional Film Festival “Nine – Eleven” 2009 Prishtinë – Kosovë
2009- OFF/ON Warszawa 6th  International Short Film Competiton 22nd till 26thSeptember  – Poland  www.offon.org
2009- 4th ANIMEST international animation film festival (Balkanimation competitive) Bucharest – Romania www.animest.ro
2009- 11th INTERNATIONAL PANORAMA OF INDEPENDENT FILMAKERS -Patras city-  Greece
2009-   International Animated Film festival BANJALUKA  2009- Bosna i Hercegovina
2008-  Animation Film Festival “Animateka ” –Lubjana / Slloveni
2008- “I Casteli Animati” International Film Festival – Genzano di Roma- Itali
2008-  3 internacional short Film festival Atheen-  Greece
2008–  California internacional  Animation Festival –  USA (FINALIST)  Nominated to “ Best Other Format Animation
2008– 14th short film festval in Drama – Grecee (FINALIST)  Nominated to ” The Best Animation
2008–  5th European Animated Film Festival BALKANIMA 2008. Beograd – Serbi
2008–  Internacional film të Animation Festival “Tindirindis “–Vilnius / LITHUANI

THE FILM– “LION’S GATE” – “PORTA E LUANIT”
2007– Internacional Film Festval for children & youth “Jana” Beirut – Liban
2006– Festivali I 12 I Filmit Shqiptar – Tirana – Shqipëri
2006– Festivali 11 Internacional “I Castelli Animati” Genzano di Roma – Itali
2006– 4 Tirana Internacional Filmit Festival “TIFF”, Tirana – Shqipëri
2006– Prezantohet në Int. Animation Film Festival “Animateka ” –Lubjana / Slloveni
2006– Prezantohet në Prishtinë – Kosovë
2006– Prezantohet 3th European Animated Film Festival BALKANIMA 2006. Beograd – Serbi

THE FILM -“MODERN TIME” – “KOHA MODERNE”
2007– Internacional Film Festval for children & youth “Jana” Beirut – Liban
2007– Internacional Animation Film Festival “KAFF” – Hungari
2007– Internacional Film Festival “Nine – Eleven” Prishtinë – Kosovë
2007– Week Albania Film – Atheen – Greece
2006- 3th Internacional Animation Festival ( JAL ) – Stamboll / TURQI
2006– 12th Nacional Film Festival – Tirana – Albania
2006–  2 th  Internacional Short Film Festival – Herga / TUNIZI
2006– Internacional Short Film Festival FORLI  “ Sedicicorto “ / ITALI
2006– Internacional film të Animation Festival “Tindirindis “–Vilnius / LITHUANI
2006– Prezantohet 46th International Film Festival 46-të “ Cracov” / POLONI
2006– Prezantohet 37 th Inernational Short Film Festival “ Tampere”/ FINLAND
2005-7 th INTERNATIONAL PANORAMA OF INDEPENDENT FILM MAKERS  Selanik / GREECE
2005- 11th short film festval in Drama – Grecee
2005- 9 th International Short Film Festival “ Ismailia “ / EGJYPT
2005- 12 th International Short Film Festival “ Siena “ /  ITALY (prezantohet në Cinema del Picolli, Roma)
2005– 3th Tirana International Film Festival  “ TIFF  “  / ALBAN

THE FILM – “MIRAGE IN THE DESERT” -“ MIRAZH NË SHKRETETIRE”
2009– 2 th  Internacional Short Film Festival – Herga / TUNIZI
2005- 35- th International Animation Film Festival  “ Teheran”  / Iran
2004- 8 th International Short Film Festival “ Ismailia “ / EGJYPT
2004- 6 th INTERNATIONAL PANORAMA OF INDEPENDENT FILM MAKERS  Selanik / GREECE

THE FILM –SEEKING…” – “ KËRKOJ…”
2003- International Short Film Festival  “ Dakino “  /   Rumani
2002- 7th short film festval in Drama – Grecee
2002- 5th Olympia International Film Festival for Children and Young People. Pyrgos /  Greece www.neanikoplano.gr

THE FILM  – “STONECUTTER” – “ GURËGDHENDËSI”
2002-  International Animation Film Festival  “  Shtutgard  “  /  Gjermani
2002- International Short Film Festival  “ Ismailia  “  /  Egjypt

THE FILM“LOVE IN FOUR SEASONS” – “ DASHURI NË KATËR STINË”
1998- International Animation Film Festival “ Annesy  “  /  Francë
1997- 2th short film festval in Drama – Grecee

THE FILM – “THE LAST SONG” –  “ KËNGA E FUNDIT”
1994-  International Animation Film Festival “ Ankara  “  /  Turqi

THE FILM – “PIK WITH A FOX-HIDE” -“ PIKU ME LËKURË DHELPRE”
1989- International Film Festival for Children and Young People   “ Ciffoni  “  /  Italy


Film Company “MAKU” ltd

Commercial denomination “MAKU” Ltd.
Legal registration 28.02.2005
Legal status Limited
Tax number NIPT K56509002L
Fiskal Code 3 353 437
Activity Movie production
Administrator Artan Maku


Films Produced as a Company

Short Film Art  “BUSULLA” – “ The compass “  – 20min
“MAKU” ltd ALBANIA & SteFilm A.E production Greece
Director  : Bujar Alimani
–  fest.12th short film SIENA- “Premio Special”,
–  fest. 29 cinema mediterranee MONTPELLIER –  Le prix CINE CINECOURTS ( CIMECINEMA )
–  fest. Short film MAROK – “Premio Special”

2007 Animated short feature film  “ Butterfly “ – 9 min 30 sek
“ MAKU “ ltd
Director: Stefan Taçi
(“Special prince” TIFF) Albania

2007 Animated short feature film “ Bobtailed “   –  10min
“ MAKU “ ltd
Director : Gjin Varfi

2007 Animated short feature film   “ Tsunami “ –  7 min
“ MAKU “ ltd
Director : Shaqir Veseli
“NINE ELEVEN”  Festival 2008 “Best Animation

2007 Animated short feature film  “The giant and the hunter“ – 4 min 52 sec
“ MAKU “ ltd “
Director : Artan Maku
(Nomination for 2008 “ Best Other Format Animation” ) Californi
(Nomination for 2008 “ Best Animation”)  DRAMA – Greece

2008 Animated short feature film  “ Greed “  – 7min
“ MAKU “ ltd
Director : Rikarda Nova

2008 Animated short feature film  “ One night “ 6min 50 sec
“ MAKU “ ltd
Director : Ardit Faja
NINE ELEVEN Festival 2009 “Best Animation

2008 Short Film Art  “ Mira ”  –   22min – HDV
“MAKU”ltd ALBANIA  & “ DYRRACIUM PRODUCTION” NY
Director : Dhimitri Ismailaj
( “Commffest Community Film Festival” ne Toronto,2009)
-“Honorable Mention”

2009 Short Film Art “ She,The Saint “  –  35min
“MAKU” ltd ALBANIA  &  SEE Cinema Network & DIGITALB
Director : Eno Milkani
( NINE ELEVEN Festival 2009 “Best Actor”)
( NINE ELEVEN Festival 2009 “Best Edit”  )

2009 Animated short feature film  “ Guernica “ 5 min-  15sek
“ MAKU “ ltd
Director : Shaqir Veseli
( AniBar Festival  AWARD FOR BALLKAN “THE BEST ANIMATION”)

2009 Animated short feature film “ The truck “ – 11 min  –
“ MAKU “ ltd
Director : Ilir Kaso
( Tirana International Film Festival 2009 TIFF ” “Premio Special” )
( Internacional Animated Film Festivali by childrens and for childrens  “AniFestROZAFA 2010″  –   ” “Premio Special”, )

2010 Animated short feature film  “ Essence of life “  – 13 min
“ MAKU “ ltd ALBANIA &  “ Time Lapse Picture HELLAS” A.E.
Director :  Jani Zhonga
( “Best Animation”- Naousa international AnimationFilmFestival 2010 )
( 2nd jury award(Athens Animfest,GREECE 2010 )
( Special Mentioned – TIFF ,Tirana International Film Festival ALBANIA )
( Special jury award  (Greek Film Center) DRAMA 2009 )
 ( Award of ETEKT(greek film and television technicians) DRAMA -2009 )

2010 Animated short feature film “  Simpleton “  –  9 min 9 sec
MAKU “ ltd
Director :  Artur Dauti

2010 Animated short feature film   “ Sinner “  –  7 min 35 sec
MAKU “ ltd
Director :  Gjin Varfi

2011 Animated short feature film  “ The Freedom” –  15 min  10 sek
MAKU “ ltd
Director :  Artan Maku
( 13th INTERNATIONAL PANORAMA OF INDEPENDENT FILMAKERS -Patras city-  Greece )


AWARD FOR THE BEST ANIMATION

2011 Animated short feature film “ Trial “  –  10 min
“ MAKU “ ltd
Director  : Shaqir Vesel

2012 Animated short feature film “ Culprit  “  –  8 min
“ MAKU “ ltd
Director :  Elton Vogli ,  Romi Milla

2015 Seven Short Feature Animated Films,   Performed  by Students
Elder and Death “- “ Two flowers “– “Monkey ”–“ Man “–“Canguro” -, ”Albanian and bird ” – “ Froggy

2017 Animated short feature film “ SARAH, wrath’s wind  ! “  –  6 min 30   – “ MAKU “ ltd
Director :  Artan MAKU
( 13 th ATHENS ANIMFEST 2018 , Greece ( 15-18 Mars 2018 )
2nd Prize EXPERIMENTAL COMPETITION