UNDER THE AUSPICES OF
THE MINISTRY OF TOURISM AND CULTURE, YOUTH AND SPORTS OF ALBANIA


Tirana International Film Festival

Cinema Short Film Festival
fiction, documentaries, animation and experimental
December 04 - 10, 2006
 


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TIFF 2006
 

JURY

SELECTED FILMS


AWARDS

Special Guest 

MONTXO  ARMENDARIZ

Special Guest 

GORAN  PASKALJEVIC


Special Guest 
CAVEH ZAHEDI

SCANDINAVIAN
SHORT PANORAMA

Selected by
Karolina Lidin

"The Shutka
Book of Records
"
by Aleksandar Manic
 

 

THE LAST MOVIE by
DHIMITER ANAGNOSTI
selected in MEDFILM FESTIVAL 2006


SALENTO FINIBUS
TERRAE 2006

Film Festival
Cortometraggio Internazionale

In the framework of the cooperation with other European film festivals the 24 July 2006 TIFF will organize “Albanian Shorts”, a special night within the "Salento Finibus Terrae" International Film Festival. The five Albanian shorts already selected by the direction of the Salento Film Festival are: "Abandoned Eden" by Eno Milkani, "Bitter Prunes" by Dorian Ahmeti, "The Bridge" by Artur Muharremi, "Tunnel" by Ilir Butka, "Snowdrops" by Robert budina.
For more information:
www.salentofinibusterrae.com
 


EURO
MEDITERRANEAN CINEMA:

THE WEEK OF ALBANIAN CINEMA

The European Cinema Festival of Lecce, chosen by the cinema section in the  Programme PIC Interreg Italy/Albania, will dedicate this year a week to discover or re-discover Albanian cinematography...The Festival will host some of the most important contemporary Albanian directors.

for more information: www.europecinefestival.org
 

FAN NOLI FOUNDATION



ALBANIA ART NSTITUTE

 

Links

www.eurofilmfest.org

www.europecinefestival.org

www.salentofinibusterrae.com

www.maremetraggio.com
www.corkfilmfest.org
www.filmfestival-goeast.de
www.cortoitaliacinema.com
www.globalfilm.org
www.withoutabox.com
www.lucaniafilmfestival.it
www.interfilm.de
www.screendaily.com
www.filmfoerderpreis.com
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

THE FESTIVAL

T I F F ' 0 6


TIRANA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL is the first and the only international cinema festival in Albania created in 2003. 

TIFF has received invitation to become member of the European Coordination of Film Festivals (ECFF), by next September. 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 program 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 program 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 program is completed with an important Talk Show at Night, broadcast by the Public 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 '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, 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.

Entry Rules
and
Regulations

Categories

Entries are invited in competition all formats of films, video and digital in the following categories of short film:
Fiction, Animation, Documentary, Experimental.
 

Conditions

  • Films in competition must have been completed after January 2003.

  • 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 print/tape available.

  • 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 October 10, 2006.

 

Notification / Shipping

Participants will be notified via email and in our website of the selection results approximately six weeks before the Festival.

Shipping instructions 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.

Selected prints/tapes must arrive at the Festival by November 23, 2006 or, by prior arrangement, prints may be delivered by hand by the filmmaker.

Label the outside of the package:
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.

 

Insurance

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 conditions.

 

Promotion

The entrant agrees that up to 3 minutes of their film may be used by the TIFF '04 in promotional activities.

Up to 3 minutes of the film may be shown on the TIFF website (without the possibility of downloading).

The entrant also agrees that up to 3 minutes of the film may be screened  on  television as part of TIFF promotional activities.

 

TIFF
Achievements

Tirana International Film Festival, emerged not occasionally as an idea in Tirana, which, though the Capital of Albania, felt the need of an important film event and, especially,, an international film festival. Its very history speaks of the indispensability of its creation, showing the role and the importance it has among the many similar international festivals in the world.
During five days, the Albanian public watched 81 films, the latest productions in the world cinema, as well as different artistic tendencies, categories and concepts.
It created the opportunity of contact between foreign authors and producers with the Albanian ones aimed at future film co-productions.
It presented to foreigners the chances Albania offers, especially with its human resources.
It made possible that all authors coming from different world countries saw a different Tirana, different from “Tirana-News”, a hospital city, eager to rank among the developed international capitals also for its rich social, economic, artistic, cultural and tourism life.
It showed to the young filmmakers and especially to the students that with a minimal budget (low distribution cost) they can create great values to show in the world.
It raised the awareness of the relevant institutions to address a particular attention to this film category.

info@tiranafilmfest.com

 



TIFF 2005
AWARDS '05
TIFF 2004

AWARDS '04
TIFF 2003
AWARDS '03

other editions
what happened

Festival Guests


Ken Loach present in TIFF '05

Tickets
Directors :
 Ken Loach,
 Ermanno Olmi,
 Abbas Kiarostami


Goran Paskaljevic

Nick Broomfield


Poetic Cinema
Carl Henrik Svenstedt

Shorts Attack
The best selected films from
interfilm Berlin – International Short Film Festival and Distribution
 

Retrospective
Fatmir Koci
 

APULIAN CINEMA DAYS
Edoardo WINSPEARE, Alessandro PIVA, Sergio RUBINI, Davide Marengo, Niko XHIRASOLA, etc.


Luce, with
the Best Directors
of Short Film

Corrado D’Errico - Roberto Rossellini -Michelangelo Antonioni - Dino Risi -
 Vittorio S
cala -
 Valerio Zurlini - Franceso Maselli - Giorgio Ferroni -Romolo Marcellini - Damiano Damiani
 
-
Federico Fellini


Passo a due
by Andrea Barzin


Ron Holloway,Tribute to
Parajanov


Cassavetes
"American Dreaming"

"Kosova Film"
The retrospective
of Best feature films from Kosova


"Time of Gypsies"

Feature & Documentary films from Balkan filmmakers

Jos Stelling

The Waiting Room (1996)
The Gas Station (1999),
The Gallery (2003)
Triptych - belong to the collection of 30 Erotic Tales produced by Berlin-based Regina Ziegler


Franko Nero

Special Guest in T.I.F.F ‘03

"Academy of Arts"

Retrospective of National Film School of Denmark, the winner of 3 of last 4 “Baby Oscars”. Lars Von Trier, Thomas Winderberg, etc.

Film school works from:
 Israel, Kosova and Finland

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