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Transylvania International Film Festival

May 25, 2018 @ 8:00 am - June 3, 2018 @ 5:00 pm CEST

Transilvania International Film Festival (TIFF), presented by Romanian Film Promotion, is the first and the biggest international feature 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 a member of the Alliance of Central and Eastern European Film Festivals (CENTEAST) and it is supported by the Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme. 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 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.

Transilvania IFF is a project partner of LIM (Less Is More), the European platform for project development of limited budget feature films created by Le Groupe Ouest. Previously, the festival hosted the launch of the new platform #FEEDback (Film Eastern Europe Dialogue, 2015) and regional editions of The Pitch, in partnership with ShortsTV.


The festival also developed a strong educational platform for children, through EducaTIFF (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.

TIFF Unlimited 

Unlimited.tiff.ro, launched in 2019, is the first streaming service (SVoD) launched by a film festival in Romania and the only product of its kind in Central and Eastern Europe. The platform gives access to acclaimed auteur driven productions, arthouse gems, genre films.
The festival has initiated a platform for new forms of audio-visual storytelling that connects cinema lovers and artists with cutting edge
development in virtual reality and interactive cinema.

Transilvania IFF 2019 by numbers

  • 95 000 tickets sold
  • 220 selected films from 63 countries
  • 400 screenings
  • 1000 attending filmmakers, actors, distributors, sales agents, producers, and festival programmers
  • 400 volunteers


May 25, 2018 @ 8:00 am CEST
June 3, 2018 @ 5:00 pm CEST
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