INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
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
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 cinema.