The Festival features films from all over the world. There have been short films, feature films, documentaries, animations and experimental films from Austria, China, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Japan, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia Spain, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States. TIFF also gives young student film makers an opportunity to participate and hence develop their professional career within the profession. Their projects enjoy the support of the Albanian National Film Festival, which was established eleven years ago to administer the public funds used in Albanian film production.
Most of the film makers that take part in the national competition are almost unknown to foreign visitors of the festival. They are mostly students presenting their film debuts coming from one of the new Albanian film schools, like the Marubi Film and Multimedia School founded by the well-known director Kujtim Çashku, or the Television Directing Department in the Public Arts Academy.