Rules & Terms

Film Festival

  • The submitter guarantees the full rights to the submission, this also applies to attached press and advertising material.
  • Film screenings of the submitted films are free of charge for the organizer. Demo fees, license fees and / or costs of any kind will not be due or will be borne by the submitter. Rights of third parties must not be violated, the responsibility lies with the submitter. Costs of any kind are not covered by the festival and are the responsibility of the submitter.
  • Submitted films may not have been published before 01.01.2019.
  • The film must not have been submitted in previous editions of Travel Fest Albania.
  • The film must be submitted in English or with English subtitles. The submitter is responsible for the correctness of the translation.
  • Submission is only possible via FilmFreeway https://filmfreeway.com/TravelFestAlbania. All films must be available for download from FilmFreeway either via Vimeo or YouTube link.
  • The festival reserves the right to reclassify festival entries into other categories where this is deemed appropriate.
  • The festival reserves the right to compile entries on a “Festival Reel” or similar, also in processed form, and to distribute the same on a medium deemed appropriate by the festival. This also applies to stills/images provided to the festival.
  • The entrants transfer all rights appropriate in this context upon entrance of the festival entry to the festival.
  • 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 organization does not accept any responsibility for the cancellation of the festival due to force majeure.
  • All films should be submitted electronically in resolution: Full HD (1920×1080 pixels), 16: 9 (other resolution accepted for mobile films), Video codec: H.264, Audio codec: AAC, format: MP4, MOV, AVI. DVDs or other media will not be accepted.
  • Unsolicited submitted materials will not be returned.
  • The submission fee may vary depending on the time of submission. The fee is payable on the day of submission – exclusive early bird discount may apply.
  • More than one film per submitter may be submitted. Each submission requires separate submission documents and a separate fee.
  • A refund of the festival fee is not possible under any circumstances.
  • All nominated films and the respective winners must be confirmed by the festival management. The decisions of the jury are not contestable and not subject to any legal appeal.
  • Winners who can not attend the festival and wish to receive their trophy after the festival, must inform the organization and pay the respective shipping costs.
  • The cost of the accommodation will be covered by the Festival for three days (a hotel room with breakfast), including transport from the airport.
  • Changes to the regulations can be made by the festival management at any time.
  • Submission deadline is 05.20.2023.
  • With the submission, the submitter assures that he has read, understood and accepted all regulations of the Festival.

Photography Contest

  • Each submission is regardless of the format or equipment used.
  • Each submission must come with:
  1. Title
  2. Author’s name
  3. Author’s country
  4. Author’s statement / or presentation note / or Letter of intent : 100 – 200 characters.
  • You have to be the author of the picture. If you are an agent or a representative, you must specify it in the credits section in your project profile.
  • Amateurs and professionals are accepted, any device is accepted : we choose to focus on the quality of your work, not your status or the camera you used.
  • By submitting your give your express authorization to the festival and its managing entities and its direct partners to show, showcase, exhibit your submitted work with no limitation, via any network, digital or print, for all non commercial purposes.
  • Contest photographs must be saved in the jpg/jpeg format, 150-300 dpi and 7-12 compression quality, with a short edge of minimum 3840 pixels and a long edge of maximum 6400 pixels, and the size of the files should not be less than 8 Mb.
  • Some Editing is acceptable.
  • Entries are final and non refundable.
  • Submission is only possible via FilmFreeway https://filmfreeway.com/TravelFestAlbania.
  • More than one photography per submitter may be submitted. Each submission requires separate submission documents and a separate fee.
  • Changes to the regulations can be made by the festival management at any time.
  • Submission deadline is 05.20.2023.
  • With the submission, the submitter assures that he has read, understood and accepted all regulations of the contest.

Accommodation

Once your film/photo is selected as a finalist, you will be notified by email with accommodation details, at least 1 month before the event date. Travel Fest Albania offers 3 days of stay in a hotel room with breakfast for the invited author in Tirana.

Once you arrive in Rinas airport, a taxi will pick you up from there and take you to the partner hotel near the center of Tirana. There you will be given your accreditation badge and your welcome bag. You will receive a leaflet and catalogue giving you further information about the admission to different screening venues. The Hospitality team working will be there for you to give you any additional information concerning the different events, screenings and everything else you might need. The opening ceremony of the festival will take place on July 3, 2023 in Tirana.

Depending on the screening program, you can move to other cities or stay in Tirana, and your film will be arranged to appear where you want to be. During the stay, different guides will be organized in the tourist destinations, so don’t forget to take a light travel camera setup with you for your next film/photo :). After the awards ceremony, next day, a taxi will take you from the hotel to Rinas airport, Tirana.