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)
SCYTHE HITTING STONE by Anja Kreis (Academy of Media Arts Cologne)
TOUCH ME NOT by Adina Pintilie (RO/DE/CZ/BG/FR, Rohfilm Productions)
303 by Hans Weingartner (Kahuuna Films, Starhaus Produktion, NEUESUPER)
DONBASS by Sergei Loznitsa (DE/UA/FR/RO/NL, Ma.ja.de. Fiction)
IN THE AISLES (IN DEN GÄNGEN) by Thomas Stuber (Sommerhaus Filmproduktion, Rotor Film, Departures Film)
DAUGHTER OF MINE by Laura Bispuri (IT/DE/CH, Match Factory Productions)
ARRHYTHMIA by Boris Khlebnikov (RU/FI/DE, COLOR OF MAY)
FOXTROT by Samuel Maoz (DE/IL/FR/CH, Pola Pandora)
What’s Up, Doc?
OF FATHERS AND SONS by Talal Derki (DE/SY, Basis Berlin, Ventana Film- und Fernsehproduktion)
OVER THE LIMIT by Marta Prus (PL/DE/FI, Ventana Film- und Fernsehproduktion)
MY BROTHER SIMPLE (SIMPEL) by Markus Goller (Letterbox Filmproduktion, C-Films Deutschland, Amalia Film)
WENDY – THE MOVIE (WENDY – DER FILM) by Dagmar Seume (Bantry Bay Productions, Deutsche Columbia Pictures Filmproduktion)
ISLE OF DOGS by Wes Anderson (US/DE, Babelsberg Film)
THE TALE by Jennifer Fox (US/DE, One Two Films)
BAR TALKS BY SCHUMANN (SCHUMANNS BARGESPRÄCHE) by Marieke Schroeder (Thali Media, Studio Babelsberg)
To Be Or Not To Be Politically Correct?
FIGARO’S WOLVES (FIGAROS WÖLFE) by Dominik Galizia (Mondostrano, Charly Dreyfuss Filmproduktion)
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.