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The 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 Filmului Românesc), 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)[1] and it is supported by the Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme. In February 2011, TIFF has been accredited by the FIAPF as a "competitive festival specialised on first and second feature films".[2] Indiewire listed it as one of the world's top 50 leading film festivals.[3] 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
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. TIFF - 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.

Contents

1 History 2 Awards

2.1 Transilvania Trophy recipients

3 See also 4 References 5 External links

History[edit]

Count Orlok
Count Orlok
has been used to promote the festival.

TIFF is the first film festival in Romania
Romania
with an international feature film competition.[4] The 2007 festival made use of the character Count Dracula
Count Dracula
for promotional materials, along with a mascot resembling Count Orlok
Count Orlok
from the Dracula-inspired 1922 film Nosferatu, followed by a screening of the classic film.[5] In 2016, TIFF attracted more than 120,000 attendees.[6] Awards[edit]

Transilvania Trophy; Best Directing Award; Special
Special
Jury Award; Best Performance Award; Special
Special
mention of the jury; FIPRESCI Award; Audience Award; Excellency Award; 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
Special
Mention of the Short Film Jury in the Romanian Days; Let's Go Digital! Award for the Best Film Produced in the LGD! Workshop; Transilvania Pitch Stop Development Award; Transilvania Pitch Stop Post Production Award; Local Competition Award; Special
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, including Sophia Loren
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
Nicolas Roeg
and Franco Nero. Transilvania Trophy recipients[edit]

Year Film Director Country

2016 Câini Bogdan Mirică  Romania

2015 El incendio Juan Schnitman  Argentina

2014 Stockholm Rodrigo Sorogoyen  Spain

2013 Ship of Theseus Anand Gandhi  India/ Netherlands

2012 Oslo, 31. august Joachim Trier  Norway

2011 Sin retorno Miguel Cohan  Spain/ Argentina

2010 Jao nok krajok Anocha Suwichakornpong  Thailand

2009 Nord Rune Denstad Langlo  Norway

Polițist, adjectiv Corneliu Porumboiu  Romania

2008 Intimidades de Shakespeare y Víctor Hugo Yulene Olaizola  Mexico

2007 La sagrada familia Sebastián Lelio  Chile

2006 A fost sau n-a fost? Corneliu Porumboiu  Romania

2005 4 Ilya Khrzhanovsky  Russia/ Netherlands

Whisky Juan Pablo Rebella, Pablo Stoll  Uruguay/ Argentina/ Germany/ Spain

2004 Días de Santiago Josué Méndez  Peru

2003 Nói albinói Dagur Kári  Iceland/ Germany/ UK/ Denmark

2002 Occident Cristian Mungiu  Romania

See also[edit]

Comedy Cluj Gay Film Nights

References[edit]

^ "Ultimele noutati TIFF". CineMagia.ro. 23 March 2004.  ^ "Transilvania IFF accredited by the FIAPF". TIFF. 16 February 2011.  ^ Brian Brooks (12 May 2010). "10 Best Fests: A Directory". Indiewire.  ^ "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. 

External links[edit]

TIFF official website (in English)

v t e

FIAPF-accredited film festivals

Feature (Competitive)

Berlin Cairo Cannes Goa Karlovy Vary Locarno Mar del Plata Moscow Montreal San Sebastián Shanghai Tallinn (PÖFF) Tokyo Venice Warsaw

Feature (Competitive Specialised)

Antalya Brussels Busan Cartagena Cluj Napoca (TIFF) Courmayeur Gijón Istanbul Jeonju Kolkata Kyiv Namur Sarajevo Sitges Stockholm Sydney Trivandrum Turin Valencia (Jove)

Feature (Non-competitive)

Toronto Vienna

Documentary and Short

Bilbao Krakow Oberhausen St. Peters

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