Transilvania International Film Festival

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Transilvania International Film Festival
Location Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Founded 2002

The Transilvania International Film Festival (TIFF; Romanian: Festivalul Internațional de Film Transilvania) is a film festival held in Cluj-Napoca, Romania and established in 2001 by Romanian Film Promotion. In February 2011, TIFF has been accredited by the FIAPF as a "competitive festival specialised on first and second feature films".[1]


Till 2009 which saw the first edition of Comedy Cluj, TIFF was the only film festival in Romania for international features.[2]

The 2009 edition saw a lifetime achievement award for Claudia Cardinale and Florin Piersic.

Up to 43% of the annual budget for culture of the city of Cluj-Napoca is spent on the Film Festival.[citation needed][3]

TIFF organises movie projections in partnership with other Romanian festivals, such as the Peninsula / Félsziget Festival.

In 2010, TIFF attracted more than 55,000 attendees. [4]

"Transilvania" Award recipients[edit]

Year Film Director Country
2013 Ship of Theseus Anand Gandhi  India
2012 Oslo, August 31st Joachim Trier  Norway
2011 Sin Retorno Miguel Cohan  Argentina/ Spain
2010 Mundane History Anocha Suwichakornpong  Thailand
2009 Nord Rune Denstad Langlo  Norway
Police, Adjective Corneliu Porumboiu  Romania
2008 Shakespeare and Victor Hugo's Intimacies Yulene Olaizola  Mexico
2007 La Sagrada Familia Sebastian Campos  Chile
2006 12:08 East of Bucharest Corneliu Porumboiu  Romania
2005 4 Ilya Khrzhanovsky  Russia
Whisky Juan Pablo Rebella and Pablo Stoll  Uruguay/ Argentina/ Germany/ Spain
2004 Dias de Santiago Josue Mendez  Peru
2003 Noi the Albino Dagur Kari  Iceland
2002 Occident Cristian Mungiu  Romania

See also[edit]


  1. ^ TIFF - Official website Retrieved 2011-02-16.
  2. ^ "About the festival". Transilvania International Film Festival. 2007. 
  3. ^ "TIFF cuts Cluj's budget in half" (in Romanian). Ziua de Cluj. 2009-04-29. Retrieved 2010-06-11. 
  4. ^ HotNews (in Romanian) Retrieved 2011-02-16

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