Transilvania International Film Festival
(TIFF) is presented by Romanian Film Promotion. Founded in 2002, Transilvania
IFF is the first international feature film festival in Romania.
During these twelve years, Transilvania IFF has become a well-known
brand in Romania, not only due to the outstanding films screened every
year, but also for the effective organization, sparkling atmosphere
and density of events, from seminars, workshops and panels to fabulous
concerts and crazy all night long parties.
Transilvania IFF's 2007 edition, was the first to be presented simultaneously
in Cluj and Sibiu, that year's European Capital of Culture.
The last editions of Transilvania IFF have not only been spectacular,
but also showcased an extremely generous and diverse offer of films
and sensational events. The 2013 edition presented almost 400 screenings,
attracting over 62.000 spectators during the ten days of the festival.
Over these 12 editions, Transilvania IFF was honored to host important
personalities of European and worldwide cinema offering Lifetime Achievement
Awards to Julie Delpy, Michael Radford, Annie Girardot, Udo Kier, Vanessa
Redgrave, Franco Nero, Nicolas Roeg, Catherine Deneuve, Claudia Cardinale
and Wim Wenders, Jacqueline Bisset, Geraldine Chaplin or Jiri Menzel.
Transilvania IFF has become the place for national releases of the most
important domestic productions. This is the place where Romanian audiences
first got to see the films that marked the boom of Romanian film production
over the past years: Occident (dir. Cristian Mungiu), The Death of Mister
Lazarescu (dir. Cristi Puiu), 12:08 East of Bucharest (dir. Corneliu
Porumboiu), The Way I Spent the End of The World (dir. Catalin Mitulescu),
The Paper Will Be Blue (dir. Radu Muntean), Love Sick (dir. Tudor Giurgiu),
California Dreamin' (endless) (dir. Cristian Nemescu), Cristian Mungiu's
feature 4 months, 3 weeks and 2 days, winner of the 2007 Palme d'Or,
Tales from the Golden Age (dir. Cristian Mungiu, Ioana Uricaru, Constantin
Popescu Jr, Razvan Marculescu and Hanno Hofer), Police, adjective (dir.
Corneliu Porumboiu), The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceausescu (dir. Andrei
Ujica), Tuesday, after Christmas (dir. Radu Muntean), films presented
at the 2010 edition of the Cannes Film Festival, Principles of life
(d. Constantin Popescu), Loverboy (d. Catalin Mitulescu), Morgen (d.
Marian Crisan), Outbound (d. Bogdan George Apetri) or Miss Christina
(d. Alexandru Maftei).
In the following years, Transilvania IFF's main goal remains the promotion
of cinematic art by presenting the most important films of the moment
that feature both originality and independence of expression. This is
a festival where imagination and youthful vision were always encouraged,
and which the organizers have shaped up into a high-spirited cultural
The 13th edition of TIFF will take place from May 30th to June 8th 2014
in Cluj- Napoca.
Romanian Film Promotion was founded in 2001 and its main goals are to
encourage and promote young filmmakers, help distribution and promotion
of the European cinema, organize seminars and conferences about film
production and distribution, and educate an upcoming generation's taste
in quality cinema.