APPLY - 11th edition - 2016

The Festival’s object is human rights.

No further preliminaries on the film’s content, style or techniques apply.

Films and videos may be submitted for selection by the filmmakers themselves, by producers, distributors or their legal representatives.

Each year, one day is dedicated to a specific theme. For the 11th edition, the main theme will be Migration, in a wide aspect including causes and consequences of diverse migration.

Films treating other human rights issues will be screened during the other 5 days of the festival.


Application to the Festival


No entry fees are due for submitting films, videos or new media projects

Film productions completed after January 1, 2014 are admissible to the festival.

DVD copies and protected links to online films will be accepted in order to process the application. The following screening formats will be accepted: BluRay, HDV, DVCAM, MINIDV, DVD Pal.

Viewing copy shall be subtitled in English. Otherwise the Dialogue List should be provided with the video.

English subtitled versions of Albanian films are welcomed.

A separate application form should be used for each film. The form must be completely filled in. The form, all the necessary documents and the viewing copy must be received by IHRFFA, by July 10, 2016 (postmarked).


Please provide the following with your DVD, or protected link,

The filled in Entry Form (click to download)

A short outline of the story in English.

At least two different stills from the film.

Director’s biography.


Return of the preview DVD:

Submitted DVD's will not be returned to the entrants.

IHRFFA keeps the DVD's for non-circulating reference in its archive.

Those who request return of the DVD's will be asked to cover postal expenses to the value of 10 €.


Selection of the Film

The festival’s Selection Committee makes the first selection of films

Selection decisions made by the festival’s Selection Committee are final.

Priority might be given to films that address topics chosen for the Festival.

Priority might be given to Albanian, European or World Premieres.

Priority might be given to works that are example of formal and technical innovation.
If a film or video is selected, publicity material (press books, posters, stills, English dialogs list, etc) must have been received by IHRFFA organization by August 15, 2016.



After a film/video’s selection in IHRFFA program, the festival has the right to:

Use max. three minutes of documentary or feature film for broadcasting purposes on television.

Use max. three minutes of a documentary or feature film for broadcasting on the internet.

Use in the publicity material (press books, posters, stills, festival trailer etc.) to promote the Festival.


Transport of festivals prints:

The deadline for films and extra materials to arrive in Tirana is August 25, 2016. Works which arrive after this date will not be guaranteed inclusion in the Festival. All copies must be sent to, according tp the information you will be received from the IHRFFA staff:

IHRFFA - International Human Rights Film Festival Albania
Academy of Film & Multimedia Marubi
Rr. Aleksandër Moisiu nr. 78
Tiranë AL1005


In Addition, the sender will be asked to sent a dispatch note to the Festival via Airmail, Fax or E-mail, indicating the date of the shipment.

A pro-forma-invoice for maximum 50 € (it must not be higher) should be enclosed in shipping with express mail services from non-EU countries, stating the name of sender, the title of the film, its size, length and whether it is in color or black and white.


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