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Tirana International Film Festival


TIRANA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL is the first international film festival and the only of its kind in Albania. This extraordinary cultural event created in 2003 is one of the most important cinematic event in Balkans.

TIFF aims to create in Albania, as well as in the region, a cultural center of worldwide alternative and independent cinema. 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 films will have a cinema-language-communication week.

TIFF aims to create a friendly space for film artists and cinema enthusiasts from Albania, Europe and the entire world to come together and share their linked passion and knowledge of the motion picture art form. The intention of TIFF is to bring filmmakers, producers and distributors from all around the world to Tirana, in hopes of fostering future co-operation in this interesting scenic area.  By bringing together these distinct voices and their work, TIFF commits itself to introducing audiences to alternative visions of extraordinary diversity.  "Think Different, See Alike" is the slogan and motto of TIFF.

TIFF aims at demonstrating strong efficiency in audience development (especially toward young audience) by implementing activities before, during and after the event, including year-long activities and travelling to other cities with various smaller partner and smaller festivals in the country. Partnering with small organizations and youth centers around the country in order to use the existing facilities in each city will not only give to TIFF a large national impact, but will enhance on the other side the increase of values of small events in each respective city in which TIFF will be present.

The Festival yearly getting thousands of submissions from submitting online in our website and other online platforms which applies for being selected. TIFF is an international cinema event whose main objective is to enlarge the number of venues and time of screening of European and non-European films of all genres and durations in Albania as well as it is considered to be an event to develop new audiences around the country, combining film screenings with public debates and thematic debates approaching new and an increased Film Audience and focusing also on Film Literacy.

Since its inception, TIFF receives over 20,000 short and feature films from over 120 countries around the world. Out of all these applications more than hundred films can be chosen each year for the competition program.

We are thrilled and honored to be approved as an official Academy Awards® qualifying festival, it’s truly a tremendous opportunity for our fi­lmmakers and future Best Short Film Award winners.

 

A.     COMPETITION PROGRAM

          Feature (all movie genres)

          Documentary (all lengths)

          Fiction/Live Action

          Animation

          Video Art & Experimental

          Student

          In Albanian

 

The daily program of TIFF combine national premieres of feature and short films in all formats and genres: fiction, documentary, animation, experimental and video art.  Open to any filmmaker from around the world, TIFF showcases new cinematic work by established directors with international reputations as well as movies by talented students and young artists.

Besides the competition program TIFF reserves a large space to the special programs and screenings. PANORAMA has some thematic programs dedicated to the most sensitive social topics and problematic social groups as for children, women, immigration, integration of persons with disabilities, LGBT, etc. with those sections: DIVERGENT MINDS; GENERATIONs; MADE In ALBANIAN; NEW WORLD; PARADE .

FOCUS is a special program, which is based on tribute or homage to the cinema author and/or the filmography of a given country. RetrospecTIFF brings to the new audience the most prominent national or international authors of the film history. REFLECTING ALBANIA is the oldest program of the festival, dedicated to the foreign filmmakers who have produced their films in Albania or in Albanian speaking territory. MADE In ALBANIAn is a program with the most recent films in Albanian language. BALKANorama focused on newest Balkan films. FesTIFFal is a special program with selected films by festival partners.

TIFForum, a regional approach to promote cinematographic production in Albania and co-productions in the region, will be a 3-day intensive workshop for the Script Development & Pitching Competition in collaboration with Torino Film Lab of 8 first or second feature film projects, consisting of individual consultations, practical writing exercises and lectures. The projects will work on their pitch with a trainer in the following 2 days.  On the last day every participant will pitch his project and compete for the Best Pitch Award.

TIFF provides time in its daily schedule for masterclasses and seminars with professionals in the motion picture industry geared for Albanian students of the cinema and emerging filmmakers. 

FIPRESCI - The International Federation of Film Critics, who will appreciate our selections with special prizes that will echo TIFF and most important sites and film magazines in the world.

 

JURY | AWARDS

On the occasion of this 16th edition of TIFF, eight international juries comprised of leading film writers, directors, producers and critics will evaluate and then select the best features & shorts with awards presented on the closing night ceremony. Awards will be presented in the following categories:

 

BEST FEATURE FILM  

Best Director

Best Screenplay

Best Cinematography

Best Editing “Luc Barnier”

Best European Feature Film

 

Best DOCUMENTARY

Best Documentary Full-length

Best Documentary Mid-length

Best Documentary Short

Best European Documentary film

 

Best SHORT Film

Best Short FICTION

Best ANIMATION

Best VIDEO ART & Experimental

Best European Short Film

Best STUDENT Film

 

Best Film in ALBANIAN

 

FIPRESCI Award

MEDIA Award

 

Best BALKAN Film

Best DEBUT Film “Ron Holloway” Award

AUDIENCE Choice Award

 

Official awards consist of a statue and a diploma. The cash prize in TIFF is determined by the available budget. Special awards can be given by organizers, Festival director, sponsors and partners, professional organizations, NGOs, media, etc.

Recipients of the Tirana International Film Festival Best Short Film will be eligible for consideration in the Animated Short Film/ Live Action Short Film category of the Academy Awards® without the standard theatrical run, provided the fi­lm otherwise complies with the Academy Rules.

 

B.      NEW FEATURES – PARALLEL SCREENINGS

TIRANA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL has the pleasure to announce four major services available for the applicants. Since its inception in 2003, TIFF received over 20,000 short and feature films from over 120 countries around the world. Out of all these applications more than hundred films can be chosen each year for the competition program. With these four new services, TIFF offers the opportunity to many films to be shown in alternative ways (TV, online, market, special programs) in a wider audience and experts.

The applicants must apply clearly for each one of these new services. Fill the appropriate field in the entry form.

 

  • TIFF.TV Competition

With our media TV partners we offer the possibility to directors screening their films (selected for the official competitive program or not) to the Albanian audience and win the TV juries and audience awards.

  • TIFF on Tour

TIFF will act as ambassador for the submitted films and will travel with a selection to other Albanian cities during the year. TIFF will also propose special screenings to other regional festivals in accordance to a specific subject or theme of each collaborative festival.

  • TIFF Online Library

TIFF offer the online presentation of each film, in a dedicated page, as a part of a film library, with all related information and with the possibility to receive comments from the international internet audience and industry.  The screening of films is open to anyone without charges. The films will be available for viewing in the film library as long as director/producer wishes.

  • TIFF Market Corner

TIFF will create a market corner, where potential buyers can watch all films and make their selection. TIFF will also act as a festival promoter and distributor. In case of financial contract with a distributor, TIFF will receive a fee of 5%.

 

Find us:

info@tiranafilmfest.com | www.tiranafilmfest.com | facebook.com/TiranaFilmFest | twitter@TiranaFilmFest  | youtube.com/user/TiranaFilmFestival1 | vimeo.com/tiranaiffestival | instagram.com/tiranafilmfestival


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Festival presentation: 

TIRANA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL is the first international film festival and the only of its kind in Albania. This extraordinary cultural event created in 2003 is one of the most important cinematic event in Balkans.

TIFF aims to create in Albania, as well as in the region, a cultural center of worldwide alternative and independent cinema. 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 films will have a cinema-language-communication week.

TIFF aims to create a friendly space for film artists and cinema enthusiasts from Albania, Europe and the entire world to come together and share their linked passion and knowledge of the motion picture art form. The intention of TIFF is to bring filmmakers, producers and distributors from all around the world to Tirana, in hopes of fostering future co-operation in this interesting scenic area.  By bringing together these distinct voices and their work, TIFF commits itself to introducing audiences to alternative visions of extraordinary diversity.  "Think Different, See Alike" is the slogan and motto of TIFF.

TIFF aims at demonstrating strong efficiency in audience development (especially toward young audience) by implementing activities before, during and after the event, including year-long activities and travelling to other cities with various smaller partner and smaller festivals in the country. Partnering with small organizations and youth centers around the country in order to use the existing facilities in each city will not only give to TIFF a large national impact, but will enhance on the other side the increase of values of small events in each respective city in which TIFF will be present.

The Festival yearly getting thousands of submissions from submitting online in our website and other online platforms which applies for being selected. TIFF is an international cinema event whose main objective is to enlarge the number of venues and time of screening of European and non-European films of all genres and durations in Albania as well as it is considered to be an event to develop new audiences around the country, combining film screenings with public debates and thematic debates approaching new and an increased Film Audience and focusing also on Film Literacy.

Since its inception, TIFF receives over 20,000 short and feature films from over 120 countries around the world. Out of all these applications more than hundred films can be chosen each year for the competition program.

We are thrilled and honored to be approved as an official Academy Awards® qualifying festival, it’s truly a tremendous opportunity for our fi­lmmakers and future Best Short Film Award winners.

 

A.     COMPETITION PROGRAM

          Feature (all movie genres)

          Documentary (all lengths)

          Fiction/Live Action

          Animation

          Video Art & Experimental

          Student

          In Albanian

 

The daily program of TIFF combine national premieres of feature and short films in all formats and genres: fiction, documentary, animation, experimental and video art.  Open to any filmmaker from around the world, TIFF showcases new cinematic work by established directors with international reputations as well as movies by talented students and young artists.

Besides the competition program TIFF reserves a large space to the special programs and screenings. PANORAMA has some thematic programs dedicated to the most sensitive social topics and problematic social groups as for children, women, immigration, integration of persons with disabilities, LGBT, etc. with those sections: DIVERGENT MINDS; GENERATIONs; MADE In ALBANIAN; NEW WORLD; PARADE .

FOCUS is a special program, which is based on tribute or homage to the cinema author and/or the filmography of a given country. RetrospecTIFF brings to the new audience the most prominent national or international authors of the film history. REFLECTING ALBANIA is the oldest program of the festival, dedicated to the foreign filmmakers who have produced their films in Albania or in Albanian speaking territory. MADE In ALBANIAn is a program with the most recent films in Albanian language. BALKANorama focused on newest Balkan films. FesTIFFal is a special program with selected films by festival partners.

TIFForum, a regional approach to promote cinematographic production in Albania and co-productions in the region, will be a 3-day intensive workshop for the Script Development & Pitching Competition in collaboration with Torino Film Lab of 8 first or second feature film projects, consisting of individual consultations, practical writing exercises and lectures. The projects will work on their pitch with a trainer in the following 2 days.  On the last day every participant will pitch his project and compete for the Best Pitch Award.

TIFF provides time in its daily schedule for masterclasses and seminars with professionals in the motion picture industry geared for Albanian students of the cinema and emerging filmmakers. 

FIPRESCI - The International Federation of Film Critics, who will appreciate our selections with special prizes that will echo TIFF and most important sites and film magazines in the world.

 

JURY | AWARDS

On the occasion of this 16th edition of TIFF, eight international juries comprised of leading film writers, directors, producers and critics will evaluate and then select the best features & shorts with awards presented on the closing night ceremony. Awards will be presented in the following categories:

 

BEST FEATURE FILM  

Best Director

Best Screenplay

Best Cinematography

Best Editing “Luc Barnier”

Best European Feature Film

Best DOCUMENTARY

Best Documentary Full-length

Best Documentary Mid-length

Best Documentary Short

Best European Documentary film

Best SHORT Film

Best Short FICTION

Best ANIMATION

Best VIDEO ART & Experimental

Best European Short Film

Best STUDENT Film

Best Film in ALBANIAN

FIPRESCI Award

MEDIA Award

Best BALKAN Film

Best DEBUT Film “Ron Holloway” Award

AUDIENCE Choice Award

 

Official awards consist of a statue and a diploma. The cash prize in TIFF is determined by the available budget. Special awards can be given by organizers, Festival director, sponsors and partners, professional organizations, NGOs, media, etc.

Recipients of the Tirana International Film Festival Best Short Film will be eligible for consideration in the Animated Short Film/ Live Action Short Film category of the Academy Awards® without the standard theatrical run, provided the fi­lm otherwise complies with the Academy Rules.

 

B.      NEW FEATURES – PARALLEL SCREENINGS

TIRANA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL has the pleasure to announce four major services available for the applicants. Since its inception in 2003, TIFF received over 20,000 short and feature films from over 120 countries around the world. Out of all these applications more than hundred films can be chosen each year for the competition program. With these four new services, TIFF offers the opportunity to many films to be shown in alternative ways (TV, online, market, special programs) in a wider audience and experts.

The applicants must apply clearly for each one of these new services. Fill the appropriate field in the entry form.

  • TIFF.TV Competition

With our media TV partners we offer the possibility to directors screening their films (selected for the official competitive program or not) to the Albanian audience and win the TV juries and audience awards.

  • TIFF on Tour

TIFF will act as ambassador for the submitted films and will travel with a selection to other Albanian cities during the year. TIFF will also propose special screenings to other regional festivals in accordance to a specific subject or theme of each collaborative festival.

  • TIFF Online Library

TIFF offer the online presentation of each film, in a dedicated page, as a part of a film library, with all related information and with the possibility to receive comments from the international internet audience and industry.  The screening of films is open to anyone without charges. The films will be available for viewing in the film library as long as director/producer wishes.

  • TIFF Market Corner

TIFF will create a market corner, where potential buyers can watch all films and make their selection. TIFF will also act as a festival promoter and distributor. In case of financial contract with a distributor, TIFF will receive a fee of 5%.

 

Find us:

info@tiranafilmfest.com | www.tiranafilmfest.com | facebook.com/TiranaFilmFest | twitter@TiranaFilmFest  | youtube.com/user/TiranaFilmFestival1 | vimeo.com/tiranaiffestival | instagram.com/tiranafilmfestival

Festival Nickname: 
TIFF
Edition: 
16
Festival Logo: 
Picture your Life - Create the Future
Theme: 
Adult
Adventure
Animation
Art, Dance, Music
Art-house films
Children
Comedy
Crime
Digital
Documentary
Education
Environnement/Nature
European Films
Family
Fantasy/Science Fiction
Historical
Homosexuality
Horror films
Human Rights
Independent
International
Market
Music
Romance
Science
Sport
Student films
Thriller
Underground
War
Western
Women
Youth/Teen
Category/Format: 
Animated Films
Digital / DVD
Documentaries
Experiment
Fiction Features
Independant
Music video
Short films
Student film
Festival Info
Opening hours: 
11 - 14 & 16 - 24
Last attendance: 
13000
Number of journalists: 
23
Next Festival Dates: 
11/02/2018 - 11/09/2018
Archived festival (terminated): 
yes
Is the Festival open to the public ?: 
Yes
Does the Festival have a market?: 
Yes
Does the Festival have a competition ?: 
Yes
Festival Submission
Film submission fee: 
Payment
Film submission amount: 
5400
Film call for entry start day: 
12/20/2017
Film call for entry deadline: 
07/02/2018
Festival Ecommerce
Festival Contact
Festival Director Name: 
Agron Domi
Festival Director E-mail: 
Festival Programmer Name: 
Florenc Papas
Festival Programmer Email: 
Festival Press Contact Name: 
Mira Tuci
Festival Press Contact Email: 
Festival Commercial Contact Name: 
Lyubo Yonchev
Festival Commercial Contact Email: 
E-mail for Webmaster: 
  1. I want to compete in the following sections:
  2.  
  3.           Feature (all movie genres)
  4.           Documentary (all lengths)
  5.           Fiction/Live Action
  6.           Animation
  7.           Video Art & Experimental
  8.           Student
  9.           In Albanian

I want to participate in the following services:

  • TIFF.TV Competition (one year of rights)
  • TIFF Online Library (five years of rights)
  • TIFF Market Corner (two year of rights)
  • TIFF on Tour (five years of rights)

 

Festival Organization
Name: 
TIRANA FILM INSTITUTE
Address: 
Njësia Bashkiake Nr.5, Pall.1 Maji, Shk.18/54
fest adr2: 
Rr. "Komuna e Parisit", Nd.6, H.11, Ap.10 Njësia Administrative Nr.5
City: 
Tirana
State: 
Albania
Zip code: 
1022
Country: 
Albania
Telephone: 
+355672088771
Fax: 
+35542223788
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