Transilvania International Film Festival, Cluj-Napoca
Festival Director & Artistic Director
Mr. Mihai Chirilov
Year of Foundation 2002
Event Date from 25 May 2018 till 03 June 2018
in Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Sections Competition (First and Second Feature Films), Competition for Short Films up to 25 min., SuperNova (non-competitive panorama), Shadows (Horror & Fantasy features and short films), 3x3 (3 profiles of established filmmakers featuring 3 films each), Romanian Days, No Limit, Open Air Screenings, Special Gala Screenings;
The festival has yearly focuses on different countries.
Terms of Entry Entries must have been produced within the last two years and not previously shown in Romania. All feature films will be presented in their original versions with English and Romanian subtitles.
There are no restrictions by length or genre.
Subtitles English subtitles necessary
Format 35 mm, DCP, HD
Registration Deadline 01 February 2018
Fees no fees
Attendance Figures 62,000
Participants of the Film Industry The last edition of the festival hosted more than 350 industry guests.
Prizes/Awards Transilvania Trophy (€ 15,000) for Best Film in competition, Special Jury Award (€ 1,500) Best Director (€ 5,000), Best Actor/Actress (€ 1,000), Best Cinematography, FIPRESCI Award, Audience Award, Excellence Award, Lifetime Achievement Award, Best "Shadows" Short, Romanian Days Award (Feature Film, Short Film and Best Debut)
DOLPHINS GO EAST by Gonzalo Delgado, Verónica Perrota (UY/AR/DE, Pandora Film)
MY HAPPY FAMILY (MEINE GLÜCKLICHE FAMILIE) by Nan Ekvtimishvili & Simon Gross (DE/GE/FR, augenschein Filmproduktion)
ORIGINAL BLISS (GLEISSENDES GLÜCK) by Sven Taddicken (Frisbeefilms, Cine Plus Filmproduktion, Senator Film)
FRANTZ by François Ozon (FR/DE, X Filme Creative Pool)
Romanian Days - Features
ANA, MON AMOUR by Călin Peter Netzer (RO/DE/FR, augenschein Filmproduktion)
CABBAGE, POTATOES AND OTHER DEMONS (KOHL, KARTOFFELN UND ANDERE DÄMONEN) by Serban Georgescu (RO/DE, Ma.ja.de Filmproduktion)
PROWL (VANATOARE) by Alexandra Balteanu (DFFB)
Romanian Days – Shorts
FIRST NIGHT by Andrei Tanase (RO/DE, Deutsche Exotik)
TOM OF FINLAND by Dome Karukoski (FI/SE/DK/DE, Neutrinos Productions)
Someș Open Air
THE NILE HILTON INCIDENT by Tarik Saleh (SE/DE/DK, ostlicht filmproduktion)
THE BLOOM OF YESTERDAY (DIE BLUMEN VON GESTERN) by Chris Kraus (DE/AT, Dor Film-West, Four Minutes Filmproduktion)
ZOOLOGY by Ivan I. Tverdovsky (RU/FR/DE, MovieBrats Pictures)
MICHAEL KOHLHAAS by Arnaud des Pallières (FR/DE, Looks Filmproduktionen)
What’s Up, Doc?
AUSTERLITZ by Sergei Loznitsa (Imperativ Film)
MACHINES by Rahul Jain (IN/DE/FI, Pallas Film)
BLUE VELVET REVISITED by Peter Braatz (DE/SI, Taris Filmproduktion)
HOUSTON, WE HAVE A PROBLEM by Žiga Virc (SI/HR/DE/CZ/QA, Sutor Kolonko)
H.R. Giger Portrait
PASSAGEN by Fredi M. Murer
The Usual Suspects
A FANTASTIC WOMAN by Sebastián Lelio (CL/US/DE/ES, Komplizen Film)
I AM HERCULES by Marius Iacob (RO/DE, Docdays Productions)
Weekend at the Castle
METROPOLIS by Fritz Lang (Universum-Film AG)
OFFLINE – ARE YOU READY FOR THE NEXT LEVEL (OFFLINE – DAS LEBEN IST KEIN BONUSLEVEL) by Florian Schnell (Rat Pack Filmproduktion, Karl Filmproduktion)
KING LAURIN (KÖNIG LAURIN) by Matthias Lang (DE/AT/IT, Sparkling Pictures)
DESTINY (DER MÜDE TOD) by Fritz Lang (Decla-Bioscop AG)
Number of Films Shown 155 feature films and 35 shorts from 53 countries (in 2013)
Media Coverage 250 Romanian and foreign journalists were accredited. All the national and local media is present, reporting from the ecent (TY stations, newspapers, magazines, radio). The closing gala is braodcasted each year live on the national TV.
Among the international press were: Screen International, The Guardian, Positif, Hollywood Reporter, MDR Figaro, Mitteldeutsche Zeitung, Split Screen, TV5, Rai Uno, CBC Radio;
Evaluation Transilvania International Film Festival is presented by Romanian Film Promotion. It is the first international feature film festival in Romania and one of the most important film festivals in Eastern Europe. It has a competition for 1st and 2nd time directors and attracts a large audience.