TIFF-Transilvania International Film Festival

23. Edition

TIFF-Transilvania International Film Festival

when:June 14th - 23rd, 2024
address:Festivalul Internațional de Film Transilvania
Str. Popa Soare, nr. 52
sector 2, București
tel:+40 213 266 480
deadline:February 1st, 2024
entry form:Online Submission

TIFF-Transilvania International Film Festival is the biggest international film festival in Romania.
Founded in 2002, in the town of Cluj-Napoca, Transilvania IFF has grown rapidly to become the most important film-related event in Romania and one of the most spectacular annual events in the region. It is supported by the Creative Europe - MEDIA Programme and in 2011, Transilvania IFF was accredited by the FIAPF, which places it among the 40 most important festivals in the world.
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. Dedicated to 1st and 2nd time directors, the Official Competition focuses on discovering new voices.
The Transilvania IFF experience means an exciting and intriguing selection, picturesque locations such as castles or open air museums, cine-concerts in churches, educational platforms for young audiences, solid industry programs, and a consistent focus on the future of audio-visual content.
Over the years, Transilvania IFF’s Lifetime Achievement Award has been presented to important figures of European and worldwide cinema, including Nicolas Cage, Alain Delon, Sophia Loren, Fanny Ardant, 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 Nero.
TIFF Industry:
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 the region through Transilvania Pitch Stop (TPS) - a tailor made workshop for feature fiction films wrapping up with a public presentation and one to one meetings, and Transilvania Talent Lab (TTL) - the hands-on programme dedicated to emerging talents. TIFF Industry hosts a series of masterclasses, lining-up experts in audience development and script writing, and organizes closed screenings for industry members and special screenings of the newest Romanian films, in the presence of filmmakers.
Previously, the festival hosted the launch of the new platform #FEEDback (Film Eastern Europe Dialogue, 2015), regional editions of The Pitch, in partnership with ShortsTV, and LIM (Less Is More), the European platform for project development of limited budget feature films created by Le Groupe Ouest.
TIFF 2021 in numbers:
93.000 participants
179 selected films from 47 countries
+ 300 screenings
370 volunteers

  • Private by Saverio Costanzo: Competition