INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL is the first and the only
international cinema festival in Albania created in 2003.
the 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
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
TIFF aims to create in Albania, as well as in the Balkans, a
cultural center of worldwide alternative and independent
"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
Entries are invited in competition all formats of films,
video and digital in the following categories of short
Animation, Documentary, Experimental.
Films in competition must have
been completed after September2005.
Films must not exceed 30 minutes in length ( including
Signed Entry Form should be accompanied by an English
language dialogue list.
Entries must be submitted on VHS preview tape (Pal) or
DVD for pre-selection.
All non English language films must have English
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 Mini DV.
A separate Entry Form must be submitted for each film.
Illegible or incomplete Entry Forms will not be
There is no entry fee.
Entries must be submitted by September 30, 2007.
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
Selected prints/tapes must arrive at the Festival by
2007 or, by prior arrangement, prints may be delivered
by hand by the filmmaker.
Label the outside of the package:
FOR FESTIVAL ONLY - NO
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.