Tirana International Film Festival

Cinema Short Film Festival
fiction, documentaries, animation and experimental
November 26 - December 02, 200

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TIFF 2007







T I F F ' 0 7

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

TIFF is 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 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


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 September2005.
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) 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 Mini DV.
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, 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 Festival.
Selected prints/tapes must arrive at the Festival by November 23, 2007
or, by prior arrangement, prints may be delivered by hand by the filmmaker.

Label the outside of the package:

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.




Over 800 films from 67 different countries all over the world have applied at the fourth edition of TIFF'06,  412 authors applied in the category of fiction, 194 in animation, 87 in documentary and 68 in experimental Program of the 4th edition: 144 films, 8 full length.



TIFF 2006

TIFF 2005
TIFF 2004

TIFF 2003

Other editions
What happened

TIFF '06

Special Guest

Special Guest



Selected by
Karolina Lidin

"The Shutka
Book of Records
by Aleksandar Manic

Festival Guests

Ken Loach present in TIFF '05

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

Fatmir Koci

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

"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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