ENTRY RULES AND REGULATIONS
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Festival accepts applications in the following formats: film, video or digital and in the following categories: Fiction, Animation, Documentary and Experimental, features or shorts from all genres of movies.

The director/producer with the submission of his/her application accepts the terms of the Festival and has no objection to the submission process, screening, and election of prizes.

The director/producer with the submission of the film affirms that he/she has all the copyrights of audio, video, images and music of the film and he remains responsible before the law.


ENTRY REQUIREMENTS | CONDITIONS

Entry fee must be paid online by PayPal via our website or if submitted through other available platforms online.

Entry fees are non-refundable.

There are no entry fees for films in Albanian language.

Films in competition must have been completed after February 2015.

Feature films may not be shorter than seventy (70) minutes in length. Short films may not exceed thirty (30) minutes in length.

All films in competition must be an Albanian premiere.

All non-English language films must be submitted with English subtitles.

All requirements specified in the checklist should be sent immediately to the postal address or by e-mail after the completion and sign of this entry form.

All entries, short or feature length, must be submitted on DVD for the purposes of preview if submitted by postal mail, or a secure link Vimeo or YouTube HD file compliant with the technical requirements.

A separate entry form must be submitted for each film if submitted by postal mail.

Illegible or incomplete entry forms will not be accepted.

Entries must be submitted by August 3, 2016.


CHECKLIST

Required items for submitted films:

· A completed and signed Entry Form must be accompanied by a preview copy DVD.

· Dialogue list in English and/or voiceover’s text for all films, including films in English.

· Film stills (high resolution, at least 3Mb).

· Separate electronic press kit (EPK) with a passport-sized photo of the film’s director(s), synopsis, list of credits, biography and/or filmography, festival and awards. Additional material is welcome.

· Full HD video file of the final English version.

· A trailer files up to 2 GB in size.


SELECTION

Please note that the online screening link (with English subtitles) of the film can be downloaded for the use by TIFF team and the password remains valid until the end of TIFF.

Applicants must apply clearly for each one of new services. Fill the appropriate field in the entry form. On submitting a film, the applicant accepts that the film can be selected for any of the competitions and/or for another program section.

TIFF reserves the right to invite films outside the specified deadlines.

In case of a film being selected, the festival will notify the applicant and/or director, producer, distributor of the film no later than on October 3, 2016.

Once the film has been selected the applicant may use the TIFF logo and the relevant TIFF laurel for publicity purposes. The file will be sent in digital form.

Due to the volume of entries received, TIFF cannot offer individual feedback of declined films.


SCREENING

All films must be available for festival screening in full HD video file, Blu-ray or DCP.

All films submitted for the TIFF.TV awards must include a signed and properly filled in entry form, whether it is submitted by postal mail or through online platforms.

Each selected film will be screened not more than three times during TIFF.

There is no screening fee.


PROMOTION | PUBLICITY

By filling the submission form, the applicant authorizes TIFF to use and publish press packages, posters, specified materials and information in the TIFF catalogue, programs, flyers, promotional materials and in press for promotional purposes.

For the purposes of publicity all film entries agree that up to three minutes of the selected film may be used by TIFF for promotional activities. Up to three minutes of the competing film may be shown on the TIFF website, official social networks and in media TV partners.


ACCOMMODATION

TIFF offers full board accommodation to the director or producer representing the selected film 3 days during the Festival.

Other guests will be provided with facilities for accommodation and tariffs.

Guests of the festival are not covered by the festival’s insurance.

Anyone who wants to attend the festival must fill out an accreditation form online via website.


INSURANCE

All discs will be insured for the period that they are in the festival's possession. In the case of loss or damage during this period, the festival is only responsible for the replacement value of the disc. Only discs in perfect condition for projection will be accepted.

The submitting party or the film-maker has insured the exhibition copy for damage and loss, and TIFF is not liable for any damage or loss during shipping, preview or screening.


NOTIFICATION | SHIPPING

All participants will be notified via e-mail and on the TIFF website approximately four weeks before the festival. Shipping instructions for films selected for competition will be included upon notification.

The festival will pay for one-way shipping of all screening films by forwarding them to their next destination approximately four weeks after the conclusion of the festival. All films/discs chosen to compete in the festival must arrive in Tirana, Albania by October 13, 2016 unless by prior arrangement to be delivered in person by the filmmaker.

Label the outside of the package:  FOR FESTIVAL ONLY - NO COMMERCIAL VALUE

Do NOT courier disc/film print to Albania via EMS or other similar couriers, as you may be liable for duties which the festival will not pay. If this is done by the filmmakers, TIFF will return the disc/film at the cost to the filmmakers. Preview discs will not be returned.


POSTAL ADDRESS:

TIRANA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

P.O. Box 8361

Address: Njësia 5, Pall.1 Maji, Shk.18/54, 01101 Tirana-ALBANIA

Phone: +355 672088771

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www.tiranafilmfest.com


I want to participate in the following sections:

Ɵ Competition            Ɵ Non-Competition    Ɵ Feature Film Competition    Ɵ Short Film Competition

Ɵ In Albanian Film Competition


I want to participate in the following services:

Ɵ TIFF.TV Competition (one year of rights)               Ɵ TIFF Online Library (five years of rights)

Ɵ TIFF Market Corner (two years of rights)               Ɵ TIFF on Tour (five years of rights)

We cannot accept, notify or return entries without this signed entry form.

Please print and send this form by mail to:

Tirana International Film Festival, P.O. Box 8361, Tirana, ALBANIA

 

ENTRY DEADLINE: August 3, 2016