Transilvania International Film Festival
Transilvania International Film Festival (TIFF; Romanian:
Festivalul internațional de film Transilvania) is the first
international feature film festival in Romania, which is held annually
in the historic capital of Transylvania, Cluj-Napoca. Founded in 2002
by the Romanian Film Promotion (Romanian: Asociația pentru Promovarea
TIFF has grown rapidly to become the most
important film-related event in Romania. It is a member of the
Alliance of Central and Eastern European Film Festivals (CentEast)
and it is supported by the Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme. In
TIFF has been accredited by the
FIAPF as a "competitive
festival specialised on first and second feature films". Indiewire
listed it as one of the world's top 50 leading film festivals.
The festival takes place in 20 locations around the city, including
outdoor and unconventional places. Since 2007 the festival is also
held in Sibiu. It is the year when
Sibiu was declared European Capital
of Culture. Transilvania IFF’s main goal is the promotion of
cinematic art by presenting some of the most innovative and
spectacular films of the moment that feature both originality and
independence of expression, that reflect unusual cinematic language
forms or focus on current trends in youth culture. The competition is
dedicated to first and second feature films.
The festival also developed a strong educational platform for
children, through Educa
TIFF (awarded Best Educational Project in
Romania, at Education Awards Gala, 2011 edition), and teenagers,
through Let's Go Digital! The intensive workshop gives teenagers the
opportunity to cover all the steps of filmmaking under the supervision
of film professionals and using modern equipment.
After years of continuous work in promoting Romanian cinema and
welcoming international guests to meet national productions and their
filmmakers, in 2015, the festival rounded up its industry activities
under one umbrella.
TIFF – Industry is open for talents from Romania
and Moldova and is gathering Transilvania Talent Lab (TTL) - the
hands-on programme dedicated to emerging talents, and Transilvania
Pitch Stop (TPS) - a tailor made workshop for feature fiction films
wrapping up with a public presentation and one-to-one meetings.
Industry hosts a series of masterclasses, lining-up experts in
audience development, and script writing, film directors,
documentarist and personalities.
TIFF Industry also means closed
screenings for industry members and special screenings of the newest
Romanian films, in the presence of their filmmakers.
2.1 Transilvania Trophy recipients
3 See also
5 External links
Count Orlok has been used to promote the festival.
TIFF is the first film festival in
Romania with an international
feature film competition. The 2007 festival made use of the
Count Dracula for promotional materials, along with a mascot
Count Orlok from the Dracula-inspired 1922 film Nosferatu,
followed by a screening of the classic film.
TIFF attracted more than 120,000 attendees.
Best Directing Award;
Special Jury Award;
Best Performance Award;
Special mention of the jury;
Lifetime Achievement Award;
Romanian Days Award for Feature Film;
Romanian Days Award for Short Film;
Romanian Days Award for Best Debut;
Award for the Best Film in the Shadows Shorts Competition;
Special Mention of the Short Film Jury in the Romanian Days;
Let's Go Digital! Award for the Best Film Produced in the LGD!
Transilvania Pitch Stop Development Award;
Transilvania Pitch Stop Post Production Award;
Local Competition Award;
Special Mention at the Local Competition;
Young Francophone Jury Prize.
Over the years, Transilvania IFF's Lifetime Achievement Award has been
presented to important figures of European and worldwide cinema,
Sophia Loren Nastassja Kinski, Jiří Menzel, Debra Winger,
Claude Lelouch, Geraldine Chaplin, Wim Wenders, Marin Karmitz,
Jacqueline Bisset, Michael York, Catherine Deneuve, Claudia Cardinale,
Annie Girardot, Udo Kier, Vanessa Redgrave,
Nicolas Roeg and Franco
Transilvania Trophy recipients
Ship of Theseus
Oslo, 31. august
Jao nok krajok
Rune Denstad Langlo
Intimidades de Shakespeare y Víctor Hugo
La sagrada familia
A fost sau n-a fost?
Juan Pablo Rebella, Pablo Stoll
Uruguay/ Argentina/ Germany/ Spain
Días de Santiago
Iceland/ Germany/ UK/ Denmark
Gay Film Nights
^ "Ultimele noutati TIFF". CineMagia.ro. 23 March 2004.
^ "Transilvania IFF accredited by the FIAPF". TIFF. 16 February
^ Brian Brooks (12 May 2010). "10 Best Fests: A Directory".
^ "About the festival". TIFF.
^ Bergan, Ronald (14 June 2007). "Just don't mention Dracula". The
Guardian. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
^ "Un nou record de spectatori la
TIFF 2016: peste 79.000".
stirileprotv.ro. 8 June 2016.
TIFF official website (in English)
FIAPF-accredited film festivals
Mar del Plata
Cluj Napoca (TIFF)
Documentary and Short