Transilvania International Film Festival

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Transilvania International Film Festival
Logo of Transilvania IFF.gif
Location Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Founded 2002
Hosted by Romanian Film Promotion
Festival date 27 May–5 June 2016
Website tiff.ro

The Transilvania International Film Festival (TIFF; Romanian: Festivalul internațional de film Transilvania) is the first international feature film festival in Romania, which is held annually in the historic capital of Transylvania, Cluj-Napoca. Founded in 2002 by the Romanian Film Promotion (Romanian: Asociația pentru Promovarea Filmului Românesc), TIFF has grown rapidly to become the most important film-related event in Romania. It is a member of the Alliance of Central and Eastern European Film Festivals (CentEast)[1] and it is supported by the Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme. In February 2011, TIFF has been accredited by the FIAPF as a "competitive festival specialised on first and second feature films".[2] Indiewire listed it as one of the world's top 50 leading film festivals.[3]

The festival takes place in 20 locations around the city, including outdoor and unconventional places. Since 2007 the festival is also held in Sibiu. It is the year when Sibiu was declared European Capital of Culture. 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. The competition is dedicated to first and second feature films.

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.

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 Romania and Moldova and is gathering Transilvania Talent Lab (TTL) - the hands-on programme dedicated to emerging talents, and Transilvania Pitch Stop (TPS) - a tailor made workshop for feature fiction films wrapping up with a public presentation and one to one meetings. TIFF - Industry hosts a series of masterclasses, lining-up experts in audience development, and script writing, film directors, documentarist and personalities. TIFF Industry also means closed screenings for industry members and special screenings of the newest Romanian films, in the presence of their filmmakers.

History[edit]

TIFF is the first film festival in Romania with an international feature film competition.[4]

In 2016, TIFF attracted more than 120,000 attendees.[5]

Awards[edit]

  • Transilvania Trophy;
  • Best Directing Award;
  • Special Jury Award;
  • Best Performance Award;
  • Special mention of the jury;
  • FIPRESCI Award;
  • Audience Award;
  • Excellency Award;
  • Lifetime Achievement Award;
  • Romanian Days Award for Feature Film;
  • Romanian Days Award for Short Film;
  • Romanian Days Award for Best Debut;
  • Award for the Best Film in the Shadows Shorts Competition;
  • Special Mention of the Short Film Jury in the Romanian Days;
  • Let's Go Digital! Award for the Best Film Produced in the LGD! Workshop;
  • Transilvania Pitch Stop Development Award;
  • Transilvania Pitch Stop Post Production Award;
  • Local Competition Award;
  • Special Mention at the Local Competition;
  • Young Francophone Jury Prize.

Over the years, Transilvania IFF's Lifetime Achievement Award has been presented to important figures of European and worldwide cinema, including Sophia Loren 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.

Transilvania Trophy recipients[edit]

Year Film Director Country
2016 Dogs Bogdan Mirică  Romania
2015 El incendio Juan Schnitman  Argentina
2014 Stockholm Rodrigo Sorogoyen  Spain
2013 Ship of Theseus Anand Gandhi  India/ Netherlands
2012 Oslo, 31. august Joachim Trier  Norway
2011 Sin retorno Miguel Cohan  Spain/ Argentina
2010 Jao nok krajok Anocha Suwichakornpong  Thailand
2009 Nord Rune Denstad Langlo  Norway
Polițist, adjectiv Corneliu Porumboiu  Romania
2008 Intimidades de Shakespeare y Víctor Hugo Yulene Olaizola  Mexico
2007 La sagrada familia Sebastián Lelio  Chile
2006 A fost sau n-a fost? Corneliu Porumboiu  Romania
2005 4 Ilya Khrzhanovsky  Russia/ Netherlands
Whisky Juan Pablo Rebella, Pablo Stoll  Uruguay/ Argentina/ Germany/ Spain
2004 Días de Santiago Josué Méndez  Peru
2003 Nói albinói Dagur Kári  Iceland/ Germany/ UK/ Denmark
2002 Occident Cristian Mungiu  Romania

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ultimele noutati TIFF". CineMagia.ro. 23 March 2004. 
  2. ^ "Transilvania IFF accredited by the FIAPF". TIFF. 16 February 2011. 
  3. ^ Brian Brooks (12 May 2010). "10 Best Fests: A Directory". Indiewire. 
  4. ^ "About the festival". TIFF. 
  5. ^ "Un nou record de spectatori la TIFF 2016: peste 79.000.". stirileprotv.ro. 8 June 2016. 

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