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.
24.09.2022 ⟶ 30.09.2022
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
Entry fee: €15-€50
(Founder & Festival Director, Producer, Distributor)
Founder of Tirana Film Institute, Production & Distribution co.
Founder & Director of Tirana International Film Festival (Academy Awards® qualifying)
Founder & Executive Director of Albania Film Commission Distributor of European films in Albania, projects supported by Media Program, Creative Europe Co-producer of the feature film Willow by Milcho Manchevski
Member of EFA – European Film Academy
Jury Member in: Cork Film Festival, Ireland 2003; DokuFest Film Festival in Prizren, Kosovo 2005; ALTCINE – First Online Short Film Festival, Athens, Greece 2012; Skepto Film Festival, Cagliari, Italy 2013-2014; MAGMA – International Film Festival, Acireale (Sicily), Italy 2015; IN THE PALACE Int’l Short Film Festival, Bulgaria 2017; RIFF – Rome Independent Film Festival, Italy, 2018; Works in progress jury at Antalya Int’l Film Festival, Turkey 2018; Molise Cinema Film Festival, Italy, 2019; Bosphorus Film Festival, Istanbul-Turkey 2019.
Location Manager for the documentary film Untitled by Michael Glawogger, 2014
Production Manager feature film No Country for Fairy Tales, 2015
Co-producer of Italian feature film Hotel Dajti, 2000
Director Manager of CreativeMornings Tirana, international project in more than 220 cities around the world, since 2014.
Program Director NTV, Nesër Television Co-founder of FASADA Studio as the first publicity, graphic design and video production company in Albania, 1998.
Producer of feature, short & documentary films, TV commercials, etc.
Member of Union Journalists of Albania since 2005. Freelance journalist/cameraman for REUTERS, WTN, ANT1 & ERT and exclusive jobs for ZDF, ORF and MTV 1991-1998.
Second Prize at National Film Festival for serial puppet film “Juli & Lela”, 1988 (Camera Operator)
Camera operator in RTSH (Albanian Radio – Television), Department of Documentary and Feature Film 1983-1991
Actor of leading roles in Radio Tirana (National Albanian Radio-Television), 1976-1981