Tirana International Film Festival
Tirana Film Institute is an Albanian creative industry whose main focus is based on promoting European creative industry products in Albania and cooperate with European organizations in order to share common audio-visual products such as feature and short fictions, animations, documentaries, experimental, video art and student film in various forms.
TFI is also engaged at all times with film and audio-visual production, design of publicity campaigns, various marketing activities, promotion and film distribution through various shows, screenings and publications.
Tirana Film Institute carries out its activities in organizing artistic, cultural and cinematographic film weeks, national and international festivals.
The rich experience that the staff of TFI disposes allows successfully to organize Tirana International Film Festival in its 19th edition. TIFF is honouree to be approved as an official Academy Awards® qualifying film festival for Best Short Film Award winners and for Student Academy Awards (SAA).
TIFF on Tour event act as ambassador for the TIFF submitted films and travel during the year with a special selection of European films to other Albanian cities, touristic sites and places that have no cinemas with his Open Air Cinema. TIFF will also propose special screenings to other local and regional festivals in accordance to a specific subject or theme.
TFI has started a new successful experience as film distributor getting also support from Media program of Creative Europe. By combining and exploring new ways of cinematographic work distribution i.e. engaging the audience on public debates by screening in various cinema and open-air venues including schools and youth centre.
TFI also, since 2014, organizes CreativeMornings Tirana, an international project that has ranked Tirana on the map of 210 other cities from 67 countries around the world, that organize this event by sharing creative experiences with the community based on a global monthly theme.
24.09.2021 ⟶ 30.09.2021
Feature films (all genres)
EYE on TIFF (debut feature film competition)
Short Fiction/Live Action (Oscar® qualifying)
Animation (Oscar® qualifying)
Documentary (all lengths)
Student film competition (Oscar® qualifying)
Video Art & Experimental
Balkan Films (all genres)
In Albanian (short films from all over the world in Albanian language)
Four 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 – GOLDEN OWL
Best EYE on TIFF – SILVER OWL
Best SHORT Film – Oscar® qualifying – GOLDEN OWL
Best Short FICTION
Best Short ANIMATION
Best STUDENT Film
Best VIDEO ART & Experimental
Best DOCUMENTARY – SILVER OWL
Best Documentary Short
Best BALKAN Film
Best Film in ALBANIAN – SILVER OWL
Best DEBUT Short Film “Ron Holloway” Award
AUDIENCE Choice Award