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...
Thursday, 13 December 2018
Best Frame Jury

The photography “Best Frame Award” seems to arise from a relatively simple concept; the search of a good photographic detail inside the thousands of images that compose a film. Anyhow, as it goes deeper it becomes an internal search in the visual memory of each of us, refined or not, to reach out for a trail that goes beyond the film flow. Naturally, each of us will play with our own memory to try to select such image; the memory takes snapshots of the reality more faithfully than the record process. In the meantime, we’ll have selected certain images which are not merely cropped out imaged from the film flow but images that come to have a life of their own by interpreting, from the authors and from us, a single moment, a sole idea, a particular concept or a personal research. Giving birth to an image that may well be a genuine photograph, born as such or composed by light, by photographer’s mind, taught by the film director. Such selected frame, disconnected from the film, is as much the fruit of our mind as it is product of the eye of a cameraman, under the supervision of a director, and maybe even framed and lit by a director of photography. It doesn’t matter. We leave it up to you to find out who’s the real author of such picture. This approach turns out to be a challenge between film’s message and that of photography, in an interesting and strange dualism. Such photos created by this strange alchemy, are not only cropped out frames of a film, but pictures created by a mind, as any other photo that we commonly would ironically call it, a real picture.


EJAlbum founder and administrator, project manager and curator of art events, specially focused on photography, he works for years in the communications and represent in Albania some of the most important brands in that sector.


Soela Zani

Born in Gjirokastra in 1980, Soela studied Costume Design & Scenography at the Academy of Fine Arts in Tirana. She worked in the printed media as a photographer and photo editor and from 2007 runs her own studio mostly focused on children and family photographs.


Albes Fusha

Art curator, organizer of various workshops, co- creator of events in several countries. He currently teaches at the Academy of Fine Arts in Tirana, and at the same time plays an active role in the Albanian painting and photography.



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