A highly anticipated second edition is on the horizon

A highly anticipated second edition is on the horizon, following the successful inaugural Travel Fest Albania. The first edition screened 128 films from 42 countries across four cinemas over the course of a week, culminating in the presentation of 22 prizes to deserving winners.

In the upcoming edition from July 3-7, 2023, Travel Fest Albania is set to expand even further by introducing a photography competition. The contest will encompass various themes such as nature, wildlife, mountaineering, climbing, landscapes, the underwater world, biodiversity, flora, extreme and adventure sports, historical places, heritage, expeditions & routes, food, and drinks. The event’s overarching theme will be “Dedicated to Earth.”

In addition to the film competition, this year’s festival will feature an expanded photo competition on similar topics, including nature, wildlife, city life, landscapes, the underwater world, biodiversity, flora, historical places, heritage, expeditions & routes, food, and more. The captivating photographs will be exhibited near the cinemas and evaluated by a panel of esteemed professional photographers.

We are excited to invite filmmakers and photographers alike to participate in this exceptional event. Join us for a celebration of Earth and its wonders at Travel Fest Albania!

Travel Fest Albania First Edition


We thank all the competitors in the first edition of Travel Fest Albania for their reviews

Blane Henderson

I was very honored to receive Best Cinematographer Award for Caged with Great White Sharks, but I received notification only two days prior to the awards night in Albania. I live in the US, so attending was impossible, but Pandeli Ceco was very communicative and gracious and accommodated a short video to address the award. Thank you Travel Fest Albania!

Eloy Zecca

It was an honour to be selected at Travel Fest Albania, with “Return to the lost Eden” and winner the audience award!! Was amazing the opportunity to connect with others filmmakers, a great experience the journey through the Albanian Riviera, such a wonderful country!
Thank you to all the volunteers, to the jury and to Pandeli Ceco, you can feel the passion and dedication in everyone involved in. For sure the best festival experience that I have ever had. I will come back for sure!

Mikael Kyster

It was such an honour to be selected with our movie THE KYSTER FAMILY IN NEW ZEALAND. We had a fantastic time at the festival and every single staff involved did such an amazing job in making this the best experience. Thank you to our fellow filmmakers, the volunteers, the jury, Pandeli Ceco and everybody who contributed to one of the best festivals in recent memory. Hugs and love from Mikael Kyster & family

Ioannis Giannelis

Will regret for a long time not being able to participate in this festival. The communication, organization and program was far from anything i have seen so far. Hope to make it next year.

Päivi Kapiainen-Heiskanen

Thank you ever so much for selecting Seeking New Paths for your programme. Was planning to attend this year but will in the years to come. All the best and keep up the good work!

Olivier Bourgeois

Many thanks to the organization of the festival for their kindness and to the Travel Fest Albania jury, we feel honored that “BLUE PARADISES” has been Officialy selected. Again many thanks

Filipe Morato Gomes

I was very honoured to receive “Destinations” Category Award for Serra da Lousã film. Unfortunately, I couldn’t make it to the awards night in Albania and meet the team in person. I wish all the best for the next editions of Travel Fest Albania. Thank you so much.

Eureka Film

Festival organized in the best possible way, with good films, with perfect accommodation, we had a great time in Tirana, we also won the best Albanian film, a festival of international proportions, apply if you want to enjoy yourself during a few days of the festival !

Hossein Moradizadeh

It was my honor to attend the festival, and I am also very happy that the film Red Wisdom an award. I would like to thank the organizers of the festival and especially the jury.

EFFE label 2022-2023 for Travel Fest Albania

Travel Fest Albania is awarded the EFFE label, being ranked among the best festivals in Europe at FestivalFinder.eu. The EFFE Label is Europe’s quality stamp for remarkable arts festivals showing their engagement in the field of the arts, community involvement and international openness.

The European Festivals Association (EFA) award belongs to all the staff of the festival, which after a first edition received excellent feedback from the authors of the films and the audience in the festival.