INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
is the first and the only international cinema festival in Albania
created in 2003.
By September 2004
TIFF became member of the European Coordination of Film Festivals (ECFF),.
Consequently, TIFF aims to respect the Code of Ethics deriving from
This extraordinary event for Albania takes place under the auspices of
the Ministry of Culture Youth and Sports and Tirana City-Hall.
The competition programme combines short films of all formats and
categories, alternated between them, in order to make it more eclectic
Tirana International Film Festival is open to well-known artists as
well as students, representatives of all schools, contemporary,
independent and alternative cinema from throughout the world.
Part of the Festival is also a special programme which includes all
forms of film production - feature, documentaries and animated films
more than 30' length. A particular interest is shown in retrospectives
of different authors or countries.
TIFF reserves an important space to the seminars and workshops, which
prove necessary for the Albanian filmmakers and young artists.
The free of charge newspaper of TIFF, published both in Albanian and
English, will enable a daily briefing with the latest news over the
Festival through interviews, photos and programs, as well as will
offer hints on the artistic life of the capital of Albania.
A press conference is organized every morning in the premises of one
of Tirana's most prestigious hotels where the guests will be
The programme is completed with an important Talk Show at Night,
broadcast by the National Television, where the journalists, art
critics, participants and guests are invited to debate about the
An international jury will evaluate over 100 shorts, latest
international and Albanian productions, that in the last night will
announce the winners’ awards and prizes in a gala ceremony broadcast
live in TV.
Albania is a solar, enthusiastic and friendly country and besides the
“strong competition” TIFF aims at the same time to be a meeting point
of cultures, where people of Tirana, the guests and all those who love
the short film will have a cinema-language-communication week.
TIFF aims to create in Albania, as well as in the Balkans, a cultural
center of worldwide alternative and independent cinema.
"Think Different, See Alike" is the slogan and motto of TIFF.
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 '05, 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, by an Albanian well-known artist.
Accommodation -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.