Postal address:
P.O. Box 8361
Tirana, Albania

Tirana International Film Festival

Tel   + 355 4 274778
Fax  +  355 4 274779
Mob  + 355 692078270

Dear Friend,

We are glad to announce that the third edition of the Tirana International Short Film Festival, will take place from December 5 - 11, 2005 in Tirana, ALBANIA. 
On our web site you'll find the Entry Rules and Regulations to participate in this international competition.  
To be registered in our online database, please fill the form that you can find at our web site and send to us the signed Entry Form and completed checklist. 

The deadline for film submission is October 10th 2005. 

Should you have any question or require further information about the festival, please do not hesitate to visit our website:

Looking forward to see you in Tirana, we thank you for your interest and collaboration.

See you soon! 

Director of Festival 

Art Manager 



TIRANA 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 ECFF.

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 and exciting.
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 accommodated.
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 Festival.
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.