Call for entries – Travel Fest Albania 2023

After a successful first edition, we are happy to open the call for entries to the next edition of Travel Fest Albania. In the first edition, 128 films from 42 countries were screened in 4 cinemas during one week and 22 prizes were awarded to the winners.

All authors attending the festival in Tirana presented their films to the audience in the cinema through an interview, while the festival was mentioned in the national and international media. After the awards ceremony, the authors of the films present at the festival enjoyed a 3-days trip to the Albanian Riviera.

Next year Travel Fest Albania will return even bigger by expanding the number of cinemas for screening in other cities as well as by adding the competition in photography. The authors of the films and photos present at the festival will have the opportunity to visit the Albanian Riviera for three days. They will enjoy the tourist trips, while in the evening films from all over the world will be shown for the audience.

Nature, wildlife, mountaineering, climbing, landscape, underwater world, biodiversity, flora, extreme and adventure sports, historical places, heritage, expeditions & routes, food and drinks etc. will be the reference of the next edition in Travel Fest Albania contest, while the slogan of this second edition will be “Dedicated to Earth”.

This year we are also expanding the photo competition on the same topics about nature, wildlife, city life, landscape, underwater world, biodiversity, flora, historical places, heritage, expeditions & routes, food, etc. The photographs will be exhibited near the cinemas and will be judged by a jury of professional photographers.

Travel Fest Albania proudly accepts entries on FilmFreeway, the world’s #1 way to enter film festivals and creative contests.

Travel Fest Albania First Edition

Reviews

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.