T I F F ' 0 4
t r y R u l e s a n d R e g u l a t i o n s
Entries are invited in
competition all formats of films, video and digital in the following
categories of short film:
Fiction, Animation, Documentary, Experimental.
Films in competition
must have been completed after September 2001.
Films must not exceed 30
minutes in length ( including credits).
Signed Entry Form should
be accompanied by an English language dialogue list.
Entries must be
submitted on VHS preview tape (Pal preferred) or DVD for pre-selection.
All non English language
films must have English subtitles.
To qualify for
selection, all non English language films must have an English language
Films must be available
for festival screening on 35mm, Betacam SP(Pal only) or DVD.
A separate Entry Form
must be submitted for each film.
Illegible or incomplete
Entry Forms will not be accepted.
There is no entry fee.
Entries must be
submitted by September 30, 2004.
Notification / Shipping
Participants will be
notified via email and in our website of the selection results
approximately six weeks before the Festival.
for films selected for the Festival will be included.
The Festival will pay
for one-way shipping of all prints/tapes by forwarding them to their
next destination within 2 weeks of the conclusion of the Festival.
must arrive at the Festival by November 23, 2004 or, by prior
arrangement, prints may be delivered by hand by the filmmaker.
Label the outside of the
FOR FESTIVAL ONLY - NO COMMERCIAL VALUE.
DO NOT courier tapes to
Albania via EMS or other couriers, as you
may be liable for customs' duties which the Festival will not pay and
your tape will be returned.
Preview tapes/discs will
not be returned.
All prints 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 print. Only prints in
perfect condition for projection will be accepted under these
The entrant agrees that
up to 3 minutes of their film may be used by the TIFF '04 in promotional
Up to 3 minutes of the
film may be shown on the TIFF website (without the possibility of
The entrant also agrees
that up to 3 minutes of the film may be screened on television as part
of TIFF promotional activities.
Awards & Prizes
Over 20,000 Euro in cash and prizes is awarded to winners.
Awards will be offered in each category as well as Best Film of TIFF’04,
Best Albanian Short, Public and Media Award with additional awards to be
announced in the lead up to the Festival.
Every prize is accompanied with the Festival cup, an art piece in
bronze, created by an Albanian well known artist.
TIFF offers full board
accommodation to the director or producer representing the selected film
during seven days of the Festival.
Other guests will be provided with
facilities for accommodation and tariffs.