AWARDS 16th edition TIFF 2018 »   INTERNATIONAL FEATURE COMPETITION The jury composed by: Andrea Wink (Germany), Besnik Krapi (Kosovo), Marija Perovic (Montenegro) GOLDEN OWL - BEST FEATURE FILM Irina by Nadejda Koseva | Bulgaria | 2018 A strong story about surviving in unpleasant surrounding through female character that shows how we can forgive and find the hope at the end. Një historie të fuqishme mbi mbijetesën në një mjedis të pakënaqshëm përmes një personazhi femër, e cila tregon si mund të ... Newsletter 2018 »   Tirana International Film Festival is the most important cinematographic event that takes place in Albania. Not only because is the oldest and most experienced but also for the highest number of applications, selective films’ capability, the rich program, fascinating discoveries and premieres of the most important cinematic films’ market today in the world. For all mentioned reasons, Tirana International Film Festival after applying was qualified as Festival from  the  Academy of Art an... Programme 2018 » Competition: 1. FEATURE INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION (Feature - EYE on TIFF) 2. SHORT INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION (Live Action - Animation - Student - Video Art & Experimental) 3. DOCUMENTARY INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION (Feature - Mid - Short Lengths) 4. BALKAN COMPETITION (Feature - Short) 5. IN ALBANIAN COMPETITION Non Competition: 1. SPECIAL SCREENINGs 2. FOCUS ( For Another Dream May '68 - Oscar® Nominated Short films 2018 - OIPLA Animation Poland 2018 - IVAN ARGOTE Video Art) 3. PAN... Festival description » GENERAL INFORMATION Tirana International Film Festival, which is implemented by the Tirana Film Institute,  is the biggest and the oldest Film Festival in Albania, placed in the capital city Tirana. The Festival was created in 2003 (it was the first film festival after 1 decade of gap from the official state film festival organized during the communism regime until 1990). The Festival is internationally recognized and screens every year more than 200 movies of all genres (feature, short, fictio...
Friday, 14 December 2018
Media jury
Albana Nexhipi
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Albana Nexhipi works as a journalist at Albanian based Top Channel TV. She has more than ten years experience on cultural, social and historical features about Albania. Albana Nexhpi is also a translator of books: “Eros e Civilisation”, H.Marcuse; “Homovidens, Televisione e post-pensiero”, G. Sartori, “Una storia scutarina: le prime bandiere marittime mercantili albanesi (1913-1914)”, P. Muner, “Coco Channel, una vita da favola”, A. Signorini, ecct. She was graduated in Language and Albanian Literature at the University of Tirana (SPU) and is specialized in Comparative Literature at the University of Perugia, Italy.

Blendi Salaj
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Blendi Salaj was born in Tirana in 1979. He is one of the first bloggers, and online publicist in Albania, starting back in 1998 when the internet was still very young and he was a student in the United States. Since returning home in 2008, Mr. Salaj has become a prominent voice in the public discourse with a very popular morning show on Radio and TV and many appearances on important television programs. Holding a degree in Communication, with a concentration in Film, Blendi has combined his natural curiosity, communication skills and humor to become a beloved character in the national media scene.


Endri Xhafo
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Endri Xhafo is a journalist with with a wide range of experience in printing press, radio and television and a passion for cinema. Among various tv reports and documentaries, he has realised a documentary about the lyric soprano Inva Mula, "The beatiful dream of Inva",  which was first released on November 12, 2009, in Imperial Cinema Sheraton in presence of the soprano herself, and later broadcasted on Top Channel and DigitAlb. As well as "The Big Change", a 37 minutes report on French presidential elections of May 2012, broadcasted on Top Channel. While his daily show last season on Albanian Screen "Breakfast with Endri" included a special section dedicated to cinema.

Endri Xhafo është gazetar me eksperienca të ndryshme në shtyp, radio dhe televizion, i pasionuar pas kinemasë. Autor i disa reportazheve dhe dokumentarëve televizivë, Endri Xhafo ka realizuar ndër të tjera një dokumentar për sopranon Inva Mula, "Endrra e bukur e Invës" (55 min.), shfaqur premierë në 12 nëntor 2009 në Kinema Imperial Sheraton në prani të vetë sopranos, transmetuar në vijim në Top Channel dhe DigitAlb, apo "Ndryshimi i madh" (37 min.), mbi zgjedhjet presidenciale franceze të Majit 2012, transmetuar po në Top Channel. Kurse emisioni i tij i përditshëm sezonin e kaluar në AS TV "Mëngjes me Endrin" kishte një rubrikë të posaçme kushtuar kinemasë.


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