Tirana International Film Festival - Call for entries


Tirana, Albania
Event dates: December 05 – 11, 2005


Fiction, documentaries, animation and experimental
“Think Different, See Alike”

TIFF is a member of the European Coordination of Film Festivals (ECFF), consequently, TIFF aims to respect the Code of Ethics deriving from ECFF.

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.

  • 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.
  • 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.

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 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.


Tirana International Film Festival – ALBANIAN ART INSTITUTE
P.O. Box 8361
phone: + 355 4 274778, + 355 692078270
fax: + 355 4 274779

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