Tirana Photo Festival held its third edition on 23-31 October 2020.
It is the biggest event of photography in Albania due to its massive participation. The festival comprises of photo competition. This year three contest were announced: 1. #GreenTirana Contest with photos from the capital 2. “A Photo for life” with photos from Albania 3. Photo series with work from professional photographs. The competition ran in social media channel of Tirana Photo Festival https://www.instagram.com/tiranaphotofestival/ and lasted from May-September.
The event is organized by DMO Albania, a Destination Management Organization and supported by Municipality of Tirana and Fujifilm Albania. The aim of the event is to promote tourism through the art of photography by engaging mainly young people.
The jury of the festival was led by well-known photographer Mr. Roland Tasho and other photographers like Gent Shkullaku, Albert Cmeta and Armand Sallbanda.
The awarding ceremony was organized at the stairs of National History Museum in the Scanderbeg square due to Covid-19 in order to respect the distance.
Deputy Mayor of Tirana Municipality, Mr. Andi Seferi as well as other personalities of culture and representatives of Fujifilm Albania.
The winners of Green Tirana were:
Sonila Hyseni, 1st prize supported by Tirana Municipality 100,000 Leks
Merli Hafizi 2nd prize supported by Tirana Municipality 50,000 Leks
Valter Zharra 3rd prize supported by Tirana Municipality 30,000 Leks
The winners of “A Photo for Life’ with photos from Albania
Telvisa Hysi 1st prize supported by Fujifilm Albania, gets a XT-20 Fuji camera
Ilir Shyti 2nd prize supported by Fujifilm Albania gets a XF10 Fuji
Granit Temaj 3rd prize supported by Fujifilm Albania, gets a instax camera
Klaudio Spirollari, won "The most voted by public" supported by Instax Emotions
Sabian Hasani supported by Irisoft Education, a free Photoshop course, 250 Euro
Klevisa Lici supported by Irisoft Education, a free Photoshop course, 250 Euro
The exhibition hostes also foto series from professional photographers, Rozafa Shpuza, Roland Beqiraj and Arber Xhafa. The Exhibition was opened from 23-31 October and saw many visitors despite the pandemic. According to Museum employee, on average 50 people a day would visit the exhibitions.