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2014, Accepting submissions
Submission deadline: Sat 23rd Aug 14
Mon 3rd Nov to Sun 9th Nov
TIFF aims to create in Albania, as well as in the Balkans, a cultural center of worldwide alternative and independent cinema.
Dear filmmakers & friends, welcome to twelth edition of TIFF 2014!
The TIRANA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (TIFF) is the first and only international cinema festival of its kind in Albania. Created in 2003, this extraordinary cultural event takes place under the auspices of the Albanian National Center for Cinematography (QKK). This year's competition features three distinct categories.
1. Feature Competition
2. Short Competition
3. In Albanian Competition
All the daily programs of the TIFF festival combine features and short films in all formats and genres - fiction, documentary, animation and experimental. Open to any filmmaker from around the world, TIFF showcases new cinematic work by established directors with international reputations as well as work by talented students and young artists.
TIFF provides time in its daily schedule for classes and seminars with professionals in the motion picture industry geared for Albanian students of the cinema and emerging filmmakers.
On the occasion of this twelfth edition of TIFF, four juries comprised of leading film writers, directors and critics will evaluate and then select the best features and shorts with awards to be presented on the closing night.
Above all, it is the aim of the TIRANA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL to create a meeting point for film artists and cinema enthusiasts from Albania, the Balkans and the entire world to come together and share their linked passion and knowledge of the motion picture art form.
Awards will be presented in the following categories:
BEST EDITING "LUC BARNIER"
BEST SHORT FICTION
BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY
BEST SHORT ANIMATED FILM
BEST SHORT EXPERIMENTAL
BEST IN ALBANIAN SHORT
BEST BALKAN FILM
FIRST SHORT FILM “RON HOLLOWAY” Award
Other additional awards are to be announced before the festival. All prizes are accompanied with a diploma and festival cup.
Open to the public
Entries are invited to take part in competition in all formats of film, video and digital in the following categories - feature, short and the DIGIART Television Film Festival (Fiction, Animation, Documentary and Experimental). By entering a film in the TIRANA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, the filmmaker gives permission for their works to be screened in the festival theatrically as well as on the NTV during a limited run as part of TIFF.
Films in competition must have been completed after August 2013. Feature films may not be shorter than seventy minutes in length. Short films may not exceed thirty minutes in length. A completed and signed entry form must be accompanied by an English language dialogue list. All entries, short or feature length, must be submitted on DVD for the purposes of preview if submitted by postal mail, or compliant with Festhome's technical requirements, if submitted through Festhome.
All non-English language films must be submitted with English subtitles. To qualify for selection, all non-English language films must have an English language print/tape available.
A separate entry form must be submitted for each film if submitted by postal mail. All films submitted for the DIGIArts awards must include a signed and properly filled in entry form, whether it is submitted by postal mail or through Festhome. Illegible or incomplete entry forms will not be accepted.
There is no entry fee. Entries must be submitted by August 23, 2014
The competition program combines feature & short films of all formats and categories, alternated between them, in order to make it more eclectic and exciting.
All films must be available for festival screening on the DVD, Blu-Ray or DCP format.
There are no entry fees associated with this festival
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