The submissions are now closed. Thank you all for applying to Transilvania Pitch Stop!


The 16th edition of Transilvania International Film Festival announces increased joined activities related to film industry, as part of the continuous work to promote cinema and establish a platform for international co-production.

The 4th edition of Transilvania Pitch Stop (TPS), the successful initiative focused, until recently, only on development and pitching of local feature film projects, extends internationally as of this year.

TPS aims to discover a strong selection of projects from Romania and the countries around Romania destined for European co-production such as: Hungary, Bulgaria, Serbia, Ukraine, Russia, Moldova, Greece, Turkey and Georgia. TPS aims to foster cross-border cooperation especially between the Black Sea countries and other countries invited to be part of the initiative.

TPS presents a selection of approximate 12 projects, coming from 1st and 2nd time directors, currently in development and financing to international film professionals (producers, distributors, sales agents, representatives from films funds etc.), facilitating their international visibility and establishing the right connections to ensure financing for their projects. 

Directors and producers of the selected projects will be invited to the industry event organized by Transilvania IFF on June 9th & 10th, to publicly present their project in front of film professionals, followed by one-to-one meetings and discussions.

Additionally, first and second time filmmakers from Romania and Moldova are eligible for the TPS development workshop, providing guidance on script development, as well as training and a platform for pitching the projects in front of prospective partners. Up to five projects will take part in a four-day workshop (between June 5th– 8th) that will focus on improving story structure of the selected projects and pitch preparations.

All Romanian and Moldavian projects participating in the TPS development workshop will be presented in front of film professionals, but just two of them will compete, along with the international ones, for the TPS awards.

A jury of international professionals along with a representative from Eurimages will award the following prizes:

- Eurimages Co-production Development Award amounting to €20,000
Post-production services offered by Chainsaw Europe, valued at €30,000
Romanian Film Centre and DACIN SARA Prize, amounting to €5,000.

The projects participating in the TPS workshop are eligible for: the CoCo Award, which means that one of the projects will be invited to a public pitch during the Connecting Cottbus East West Co-production Market taking place in November, and Villa Kult Cultural Residency Award, a 5 day residency in Berlin and a tailor-made cultural programme designed with the aim to stimulate the development process of the film project.

Please check the TPS Rules & Regulations. 

Deadline to submit a project: 27th of April, 2017

The application process takes place online - NO hard copies.

All materials should be in English.

In order to submit your project and the required material, you need to create an account on, following THIS LINK: