Elvira Diamanti has served as the Director of the Albanian Film Archive since 2009. She has lectured at the Albanian Academy of Arts and at the Marubi Academy of Film and Multimedia. Elvira has served on several international film festival juries, including the Biarritz Film Festival and the Tirana International Film Festival and she is also the Chair of the projects council for the Albanian Center of Cinematography. From 2002 to 2007 she served as Director of the Albanian National Puppet Theater. She completed her studies in dramaturgy at the Arts Institute of Tirana, in 1985, and became a principal actress in the Albanian National Theatre that same year. She was awarded second prize at the 1987 Albanian National Film Festival for her portrayal of Marigo in the film Tale from the Past, (Dhimiter Anagnosti, 1987). Elvira’s first acting role was for the Albanian cinema when she was a small child, and she has maintained her love for and dedication to Albanian cinema since that time.