The 17th edition of the Transilvania International Film Festival announced its winners on Saturday, June 2, 2018, at its Closing Gala in the Cluj National Theater. The 15,000 Euro Transilvania Trophy offered by Staropramen went to The Heiresses and was presented by international opera star Angela Gheorghiu. Director Marcelo Martinessi thus adds another award to the Silver Bear he received this winter at the Berlinale.
The 17th edition of the Transilvania International Film Festival began Friday night with a sold-out screening of the controversial Israeli film Foxtrot. Pouring rain came to a stop right before multi-award-winning director Samuel Maoz’s film was set to have its Romanian premiere on the largest screen in in the country, at the TIFF 2018 Opening Gala, before an audience of 3,000.
Opera superstar Angela Gheorghiu, one of the most famous sopranos of our times, will be a guest of honor at the 17th edition of the Transilvania International Film Festival. On Friday, June 1, at 7 PM, the National Romanian Opera in Cluj-Napoca will host a special event: an aria recital in which Angela Gheorghiu will be accompanied by pianist Alexandru Petrovici, followed by the screening of Benoît Jacquot’s film Tosca in which th
Dance, music, and fashion connect audiences of all ages at the 17th edition of the Transilvania International Film Festival. In a few days, Romania’s greatest film event will begin its string of special screenings, world premieres, open-air events, exhibitions, and legendary parties organized in over 13 locations.
The Transilvania International Film Festival celebrates the centennial of Romania’s union by showcasing a collection of works representative of Romanian cinema’s extremely diverse past.
Following the success of the first edition, the Film Food section returns to the Transilvania International Film Festival (May 25-June 3, Cluj-Napoca) with delicious stories about the culinary arts and the people who dedicated their lives to food. The menu of secrets and spicy details offered by the film program will be doubled by live foodie experiences offered by three of the most appreciated chefs in Romania, invited to Cluj as special guests of the festival.
One of the most eccentric film events in the world, Prague’s Shockproof Film Festival received carte blanche from the organizers of the 17th edition of the Transilvania International Film Festival.
The best Bulgarian productions of the past two years and some of the top titles of Soviet cinema will be screened in the sections Focus Bulgaria and Back in the USSR at the 17th edition of the Transilvania International Film Festival. Both programs offer audiences remarkable discoveries, be it cult films of the 1980s or films recently recognized in international film festivals..
The most anticipated Romanian premieres of the year will be presented in the 17th edition of the Transylvania International Film Festival (Cluj-Napoca, May 25-June 3). This year’s Romanian Days will include 35 titles: 13 features and 22 shorts, some of which are world premieres, while others are recipients of major festival awards. Thirty of these titles are competing for the Romanian Days awards. Scores of Romanian professionals will come to meet the TIFF audiences and the international industry guests.
One of the most charming actresses in Romanian cinema history, Anna Széles will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 17th edition of the Transilvania International Film Festival. The award celebrates her 50 years of work in theater and film. Actor and producer Dan Nuțu will also receive the Excellence Award in recognition of outstanding artistic merit. Both awards will be presented during the TIFF closing gala at the National Theater in Cluj, on June 2, 2018.
Fanny Ardant returns to Romania as a special guest of the Transilvania International Film Festival (May 25-June 3, Cluj-Napoca). The 17th edition of Romania’s largest and most important film event features a section dedicated to the great French artist, Close-up Fanny Ardant.
An exclusive presentation of the first clips from Moromeții 2, the most anticipated Romanian film of the year, set against the rhythms of a Teleorman taraf, the launch of the first documentary on a Romanian band, and the return of one of Ukraine’s most spectacular groups will animate the evenings of the 17th edition of the Transilvania International Film Festival (May 25-June 3).
Nine strong debuts, two by Romanian directors, will compete for the Transilvania Trophy, alongside three sophomore efforts by new auteurs. The 12 films in the Official Competition of the 17th edition of the Transilvania International Film Festival are all national premieres and are representative for the new generation of filmmakers around the world.
The image campaign for the 17th edition of the Transilvania International Film Festival re-makes the iconic poster for Ingmar Bergman’s masterpiece Persona, but with Romanian stars Maia Morgenstern and Oana Pellea.
The thematic section of the 17th edition of the Transilvania International Film Festival (May 25-June 3) is titled To Be or Not to Be Politically Correct? and features 10 recenrt productions competing for the FIPRESCI Prize.
Weekend at the Castle: The Pleasure Garden, Hitchcock’s First Film, and Tokyo Vampire Hotel, a Fantastic Film Shot in Cluj, to Premiere at Bonțida
Following the success of its first edition last year, infiniTIFF—the section dedicated to new storytelling forms, including interactive and virtual reality—returns to the Transilvania International Film Festival.
Concert premieres, screenings accompanied by live musical scores, ciné-concerts in churches, and illustrious guests will be presented in Cluj-Napoca at the 17th Transilvania International Film Festival.
One of the most important films of the 1980s, Luc Besson’s Le grand bleu / The Big Blue (1988) returns to Romania 30 years after its premiere, this time on the largest screen, in the Unirii Square in Cluj, as the closing night film for the 17th edition of the Transilvania International Festival.
István Szabó and Márta Mészáros, two major figures of Hungarian cinema, will be presented lifetime achievement awards at the 17th edition of the Transilvania International Film Festival. The two guests of honor will be joined at TIFF 2018 by an impressive delegation of directors coming to present their most recent works during TIFF’s traditional Hungarian Day.
To mark 100 years from the birth of Ingmar Bergman (1918-2007), the Transilvania International Film Festival, with the support of the Swedish Embassy in Romania, organizes a broad retrospective dedicated to the legendary Swedish auteur.
Film lovers can start working on their must-see lists for TIFF 2018. The 17th edition of the Transilvania International Film Festival comes back to Cluj between May 25 and June 3. The first ten films confirmed for next year come from Venice and San Sebastian.