“Tirana European Youth Film Festival” (TEYFF) is a non- profit enterprise, whose mission is to open a new window of the European cinema in Tirana. European film doesn’t get distributed in Albanian and with this film festival we want to introduce them to the local cinema circuit so that they can find new audience in Tirana.


The Rules and Regulations are issued in English.

Please fill in the entry form very carefully. The details provided will be used for the trophies, certificates, other Festival listings and promo material. Once the entry form has been submitted, changes are not possible.

Films taking part in the Festival Competition should meet the following requirements:

Film production has to be completed after January 1st, 2020 (inclusive).

The total duration of the film cannot exceed the respective duration according to the Production Type.

The films should be in their original language with English Subtitles, if the original language is not English.

Applicants should fill in all the required fields of the entry form.

Registrations cannot be annulled

Entry Fee & Payments
NO FEE for submission for the first year of the festival. The films should be uploaded in the best technical quality on a server shared by the organizers. In justified cases, the film should be sent to the Festival Office; shipping costs shall be borne by the entrant.
“Tirana European Youth Film Festival” films from Europe and Albania, in one format: Feature Films;

First Feature Films from European and Albanian Directors

Production Type accepted: Fiction Films
Film Applications
All entries should reach the organizers no later than MARCH 15th 2023.

Each submission has to be accompanied by:

The Film

Promotional material of the Film (photos, posters, trailer, etc.)

Director’s photo

Formats & Sendings
Please ensure that all requested materials for each of the films entered accompany the submission. The films enrolled in the Festival must have at least the following or similar requirements: Resolution Full HD (1920×1080 pixels), 16:9 HD (1080×720 pixels), 16:9 PAL (720×576), 4:3; Video codec: H.264 ; Audio codec: AAC

Copyright And Broadcast Rights
By entering a film at the Festival, the entrant declares, that he is entitled to dispose of all rights to the use of the entry and vouches for these rights vis-a-vis the Festival. The entrant warrants that the rights of use held by all authors, owners of ancillary copyrights and other parties involved in the production of the Festival entry, except for the rights safeguarded by the performing rights societies, have been acquired in a due and proper manner and the exploitation of the festival entry is not barred by personality rights or other third-party rights in any manner whatsoever.

The Festival has the right to reject any material that does not align with the character and objectives of its program.

All submitted films, entry forms and promotional material are kept in the Festival’s archive.

“Tirana European Youth Film Festival” reserves the right to screen all the films submitted, specifically the right to present and demonstrate the film in public either in whole or in part or to use the entry in part on a “Festival Reel” or similar, to the festival. This also applies to stills/images provided to the festival. All aforementioned transfers of use shall be of worldwide validity.

Exclusive Rights Of The Organizing Committee
The Art Director of the Festival reserves the right to determine the Festival’s program and make changes if necessary.

The Organizing Committee decides and is responsible for the film screening schedule (day and hour) during the Festival.

The Festival reserves the right to reclassify Festival entries into other categories where this is deemed appropriate.

The Festival does not accept any responsibility for entries which are classified in the wrong category or arrive at the Festival office subsequent to the deadline specified.

The Festival’s liability is confined to intent or grossly negligent conduct, which applies specifically in the event of loss or damage of an entry.

The Festival organization does not accept any responsibility for the cancellation of the Festival due to force majeure.

Acceptance Of Regulations
The use of any recording device in the Festival venue without the prior consent of the Organizing Committee is strictly forbidden. Parts of the event will be recorded. The Organizing Committee is not liable for any claims resulting from members of the audience or artists appearing in the recordings. The Festival reserves the right to compile entries on a “Festival Reel” or similar, also in processed form, and to distribute same on a medium deemed appropriate by the Festival. This also applies to stills/images provided to the Festival. Submission of the entry form to the “Tirana European Youth Film Festival” implies unconditional acceptance of the present regulations. The Festival reserves the right to use all recordings taken at the Festival for any promotional purpose in any medium deemed appropriate by the Festival. The Festival reserves the right to exclude entries from the competition. The Festival will not sell or rent personal data provided by you. By entering a Festival entry, the entrant accepts all Rules and Regulations and also agrees to hold the Festival harmless against all costs or claims of third parties arising fro