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2020

Relaxed, happy, and impressed by the large number of fans who came to the gala evening, on Saturday, June 1, Nicolas Cage came up on the Students’ Culture House stage to receive the Transilvania Trophy for Contribution to World Cinema.

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2019

The world premiere of Tudor Giurgiu’s most recent feature Parking opened the 18th edition of the Transilvania International Film Festival on Friday night. Organizers and audiences lost the bet against the weather forecast, so they had to withdraw from the Open Air screening into cinema theaters, where applause was the only thing that rained on the film.

2019

Eighteen years after its first edition, the Transilvania International Film Festival celebrates Romanian filmmaking successes through a series of screenings and special events. Hundreds of Romanian industry guests will come to Cluj between May 31—June 9 to meet TIFF audiences and festival guests from all over the world.

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2019

Film Food returns to the 18th edition of the Transilvania International Film Festival to surprise cinephiles and foodies alike with delicious tales and juicy details from Europe’s best-known restaurants. This year’s selection presents ancient recipes revisited, star ingredients, and secrets of world famous chefs. Screenings at Sapientia will be followed at Bricks by dinners with menus are inspired by the films.

2019

For true cinephiles, film is a religion, the auteur is the Creator, and the movie theatre is a temple which transfigures our reality and transports us to an alternate universe. Beyond these metaphors, however, the thematic section of the 18th edition of the Transilvania International Film Festival will address religion, faith, and spirituality head-on, in all their social and political ramifications.

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2019

One of the most acclaimed and beloved Romanian film and theater actors, the incomparable Marcel Iureș will be celebrated a the 18th edition of the Transilvania International Film Festival. The Closing Gala on June 8 will invite him on the stage where he made his debut 40 years ago, the National Theater in Cluj, to receive the Excellence Award for his impressive career.

2019

Academy Award-winner Nicolas Cage will receive the Transilvania Trophy for Special Contribution to World Cinema at the 18th edition of the Transilvania International Festival. The American actor-producer and winner of numerous awards in his nearly four decades-long career, will come to Cluj between May 31 and June 2, with support from Cemacon.

 

2019

The latest titles coming straight from Cannes, as well as real-life stories and strong social issue films will feature prominently at the 18th edition of the Transilvania International Film Festival, Romania’s largest film event. 

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2019

Enigmatic, daring, and spiritually charged, contemporary Chinese cinema comes to the foreground of the 18th edition of the Transilvania International Film Festival, which features an eclectic selection of Chinese titles screened for the first time in Romania — both recent award-winning productions and restored classics.

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2019

Dedicated to first- or second-time feature film directors, the Official Competition of the 2019 Transilvania International Film Festival includes 12 unique, strong, and provocative works from among which the official jury will select the winner of the Transilvania Trophy.

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2019

 

Strange stories, bizarre characters, a marathon screening, and special guests will come to Bonțida between June 1-2 for Weekend at the Castle. As every year, concerts will delight music lovers, open-air screenings will please cinema lovers, and lively parties will animate the Bánffy castle grounds during the first weekend of the 18th edition of the Transilvania International Film Festival.

 

2019

French cinema, food, and visual arts spice up the program of the 18th edition of the Transilvania International Film Festival. Between May 31-June 9, the French Focus will present Romanian premieres of new, diverse productions signed by emerging French directors. Additionally, throughout the festival, the French-Romanian Culinary Caravan will offer specialties prepared by famous chefs from the two countries, while visual arts will meet cinema in the show An Evening in My Parents’ Studio — all part of the Romania-France Season 2019.

2019

The program of the 18th edition of the Transilvania International Film Festival presents over 200 titles from around the world, including winners of premiere festivals, new films from TIFF alumni of years past, two popular comedies from established directors, and a special screening dedicated to a recently departed classic.

 

2019

The world premiere of the highly anticipated Parking is set to open the 18th edition of the Transilvania International Film Festival on Friday, May 31, at 8:45 PM, on the giant Open Air Screen in the Unirii Square in Cluj. Director and TIFF President Tudor Giurgiu will be joined by actor Mihai Smarandache, writer Marin Mălaicu-Hondrari, author of the bestselling book which inspired the script, as well as other members of the filmmaking team.

2019

Composer and pianist Jean-Michel Bernard, who was awarded in Cannes in 2007, and legendary French group Les Négresses Vertes will play in Romania for the first time at the 18th edition of the Transilvania International Festival (Cluj, May 31 - June 9, 2017). The two concerts are presented at TIFF  as part of the Romania-France Season 2019.

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2019

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.

2018

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.

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

2018

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.

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2018

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.

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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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2018

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.

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2018

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..

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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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.

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.

2018

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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2018

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.

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2018

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.

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2018

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.

2018

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

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2018

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.

2018

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.

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2018

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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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.

2018

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.

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2018

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.

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2018