Press releases

The Heiresses Wins 17th Transilvania Trophy

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.

Three Thousand Film Lovers Defy Weather at the TIFF 2018 Opening Gala

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.

The amazing Angela Gheorghiu, Guest of Honor at TIFF 2018

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

Film Food: Tastes and Stories from the World of Food at TIFF 2018

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.

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Focus Bulgaria and Back in the USSR

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..

World Premieres and Surprising Debuts in the Romanian Days at TIFF 2018

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.

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Actors Anna Széles and Dan Nuțu to be celebrated at TIFF 2018

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.

Music Meets Film in TIFF’s Latest Confirmed Special Events

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).

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The Big Blue to play on Romania’s largest screen in the presence of Jean-Marc Barr

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.

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István Szabó and Márta Mészáros to be honored at TIFF 2018

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.