TIFF 2012 - ENTRY RULES
TIFF 2012 - NEWS AND AWARDS
The TIRANA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (TIFF) is the first and only international cinema festival of its kind in Albania. Created in 2003, this extraordinary cultural event takes place under the auspices of the Albanian National Center for Cinematography (QKK).
This year's competition features distinct sections.
1. Feature Film Competition
2. Short Film Competition
3. DIGIART, Television Short Film Competition
4. Albanian Short Film Competition
All the daily programs of the TIFF festival combine features and short film all formats and genres - fiction, documentary, animation and experimental. Open to any filmmaker from around the world, TIFF
showcases new cinematic work by established directors with international reputations as well as work by talented students and young artists.
TIFF provides time in its daily schedule for classes and seminars with professionals in the motion picture industry geared for Albanian students of the cinema and emerging filmmakers.
On the occasion of this tenth edition of TIFF, two juries comprised of leading film writers, directors and critics will evaluate and then select the best features & shorts with awards presented on the closing night.
Above all, it is the aim of the TIRANA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL to create a meeting point for film artists and cinema enthusiasts from Albania, the Balkans and the entire world to come together and share their linked passion and knowledge of the motion picture art form.
This tenth edition of TIFF brings several important changes to its previous years. For the fourth time, TIFF announces a feature film competition along with its prestigious shorts program. TIFF also extends
its program to ten days, November 23 to December 2 in order to encompass not only the competing shorts and features but to allow for retrospectives, seminars, classes, press events and special presentations at theatres all over the Albanian capital.
It is the intention of TIFF to bring filmmakers and cinema enthusiasts from all around the world to Tirana, Albania in the hopes of fostering future co-operation in this extraordinarily scenic area.
By bringing together these distinct voices and their work, the TIRANA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL commits itself to introducing audiences to alternative visions of extraordinary diversity.
Awards will be presented in the following categories:
BEST FILM OF TIFF
BEST BALKANIK FILM
BEST FICTION SHORT FILM
BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM
BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM
BEST EXPERIMENTAL SHORT FILM
BEST ALBANIAN SHORT FILM
BEST ALBANIAN STUDENT
Other additional awards are to be announced before the festival. All prizes are accompanied with a diploma and festival cup.