DEA Film Festival


Years running: 9 (since 2014)

DEA Film Festival

International Open Air Film Festival.


International film festival which will take place in Saranda and Gjirokastra. 

During the Festival will be organized some Workshops. Their goals are getting to know the news of the cinema in terms of technology, managing and the policies of the films. This session will take place at the Film-Forum.


A jury of five members will accord the following awards. 
-Best Fiction 
-Best Director 
-Best Screenplay 
-Best Camera 
-Best Montage

A jury of three members will accord the following awards for the short film session:

-Best Short movie 
-Best Director 
-Best Idea 
-Deby film 
-Best Documentary 
-Best Experimental

Other Awards

-The public Award (Fiction) 
-The Media Award for the Fiction and the Short Film Session 
-The Goethe Institute Award 
-The National Film Center Award 
-The URA communication Award (Cross Border)


  • The films that will be selected will be fiction and short movies produced by the January 2017.
  • Screening Media Type: The fiction movies should be in DCP format or Blu Ray. While for the short movies the analog format is an option.
  • Student Fee: Free

To follow the application are needed: 

  • The completed form with a short biography.
  • One photo of the director and the synopsis in English.
  • Screener (DVD – Bluray)
  • Dialogue list -script English 
  • Stills and trailer

Audio language: original

Subtitles language: English

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

  • Festival Director/founder: Edmond Topi
  • Director of programming: Bernd Buder (Curator/film critic)
  • Artistic Director: PhD Mirela Oktrova (Aesthete)
  • Coordinator: Dorina Ahmeti





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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    December 01, 2020
  • Deadline
    March 31, 2022
  • Notifications
    May 15, 2022
  • Event Dates
    23 — 28 June 2022
Categories & Fees
  • Deadline — $15
  • Deadline — $5
  • Deadline — free

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