Winners of Travel Fest Albania – 2023

Films Competition

Travel Fest Albania has been privileged to receive numerous outstanding films this year, each capturing the beauty and essence of different stories and destinations from various perspectives. We would like to express our gratitude to all the filmmakers who shared their passion for travel, nature, environment, and destinations through their films, the dedication and talent that continue to inspire us all.


Best Film

Quest for silence | Director Julien Guéraud | France


The Land of the Bear | Director Constantinos Christou | Italy


Paved Paradise | Director Karsten de Vreugd | Netherlands


Cuvée Royale | Director Leo Ginailhac | France


Carraco | Director Carlos Cazurro | Spain


Don´t scratch | Director Jakob Carlsen | Denmark


Namaste Himalaya – How a village in Nepal opened the world to us | Directors Anna Baranowski, Michael Moritz | Germany |

FOOD & DRINK Category

10 Icons. Michoacan | Director Alejandro García Magaña | Mexico

TV & WEB SERIES Category

5 Villages. Spanish Debut | Director Iryna Melnyk Novak | Spain

DRONE Category

The Beach of Dreams | Director Fotios Begklis | United Kingdom


The Artist | Director Nazar Germanov | Czech Republic

STUDENT Category

Quandary | Director Ebubekir Sefa Akbulut | Turkey


New era old dilemma | Director Sabidin Aliu | North Macedonia


Best Director

Catalina Ibañez

Bodies that fight | Chile

Best Script

Fabien Bastide, Coralie Vongsouthi

Noria, 35 000km from France to Laos in a Citroen | France

Best Editing

Tom Chapman

Directed by Cornelia Volk “Animals at the Borders” | Germany

Best Cinematography

Tiago Cerveira

Caretos of Lagoa | Portugal

Best Sound / Music

Sandy Blanco

Tearless Knight | France


Friendship Award

The Kyster Family in Albania | Directors Mikael Kyster, Mia Kyster | Denmark

Honorable Mention

Gulab Gul | Director Semih Sağman | Turkey

Honorable Mention

Jiwa Jagad Jawi | Director Ivan Handoyo | Indonesia

Honorable Mention

By my cow dung | Directors Patrick Luneau, Manon Luneau | France

Honorable Mention

Untold Thailand | Director Kevin Clerc | France

Honorable Mention

Hope | Director Pero Petrušić | Bosnia and Herzegovina

Honorable Mention

Visit Verona | Director Matteo Archondis | Italy

Honorable Mention

Please! | Aliaksandra Markava | Belarus | 1:14   

Honorable Mention

Wawel Dragon | Director Cameron Carr | United Kingdom               

Honorable Mention

Life in Supercell | Director Kirill Neiezhmakov | Ukraine

Photo Competition

Best Photo

Michael Stoeger – Wintery Skies

The winner of “Landscape” category:

OLEKSANDRA VINNICHUK – The place is the house of God

The winner of “Nature and Animals”:

Egzon Avdiaj – Love in many perspectives

The winner of “Sea and Ocean” category:

Eduart Gjino – Sunset in Divjaka

The winner of “Citylife” category:

Griseld Hoxha – Evolution

The winner of “People” category:

Andrea Gluckman – Guardian of the Bridge

The winner of “Albania” category:

Denaldo Hida – The Last Snow in Spring