Transilvania Pitch Stop reveals selected projects | TIFF

Transilvania Pitch Stop reveals selected projects

17.05.2017 12:26
11 projects will be presented during the co-production platform organized by Transilvania IFF on June 9th & 10th.

11 feature film projects were selected for Transilvania Pitch Stop (TPS) and will be presented to international film professionals at the industry event organized by Transilvania IFF on June 9th & 10th, in Cluj, Romania. 

The projects come from 1st and 2nd time directors from Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Russia, Greece, Turkey and Georgia and are currently in development and financing. More than 60 feature film projects were submitted for the co-production platform, extended internationally as of this year. 

Transilvania Pitch Stop aims to facilitate their international visibility and establish the right connections to ensure financing for their projects. Directors and producers of the 11 projects will be invited to the event, having the chance to meet many of the industry professionals that will attend the 16th edition of the festival. 

A jury of international professionals along with a representative from Eurimages will award three important 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 selected projects are:

1. Africa

  •    Director: Maya Vitkova
  •    Country: Bulgaria
  •    Producer: Maya Vitkova
  •    Production Company: Viktoria Films

2. The Empty House

  •    Director: Rati Tsiteladze
  •    Country: Georgia
  •    Producer: Nino Varsimashvili
  •    Production Company: Artway Film

3. Apples

  •    Director: Christos Nikou
  •    Country: Greece
  •    Producer: Hercules Mavroeidis
  •    Production Company: Boo Productions

4. Chemistry

  •    Director: Adina Dulcu
  •    Country: Romania
  •    Producer: Bogdan Craciun
  •    Production Company: Libra Film Productions

5. I Hate Berlin

  •    Director: Valentin Hotea
  •    Country: Romania
  •    Producer: Ada Solomon
  •    Production Company: Hi Film Productions

6. The Man Who Surprised Everyone

  •    Director: Natalya Merkulova, Alexey Chupov
  •    Country: Russia
  •    Producer: Katia Filippova
  •    Production Company: Pan Atlantic Studio

7. The Heroes Were Dancing

  •    Director: Nikola Ljuca
  •    Country: Serbia
  •    Producer: Natasa Damnjanovic
  •    Production Company: Dart Film

8. The Return of Elijah

  •    Director: Mladen Djordjevic
  •    Country: Serbia
  •    Producer: Milan Stojanovic
  •    Production Company: SENSE Production

9. The Little Things

  •    Director: Kivanc Sezer
  •    Country: Turkey
  •    Producer: Soner Alper
  •    Production Company: Nar Film

10. Idle Moments

  •    Director: M. Cem Öztüfekçi
  •    Country: Turkey
  •    Producer: Anna Maria Aslanoglu
  •    Production Company: istos film

11.  Snow and Bear

  •    Director: Selcen Ergun
  •    Country: Turkey
  •    Producer: Yeşim Arslan, Zeki Peynirci
  •    Production Company: Albino Zebra


Additionally, 6 projects coming from first and second time filmmakers from Romania and Moldova will participate in a development workshop, between June 5th– 8th. The workshop will provide guidance on script development, as well as training and a platform for pitching the projects in front of prospective partners. Up to two of them will be selected to compete, along with the international ones, for the TPS awards.

1.  Katiusha

  •    Director: Violeta Gorgos
  •    Country: Moldova
  •    Producer: Radu Gorgos
  •    Production Company: OWH Studio

2.  The Island

  •    Director: Dumitru Grosei
  •    Country: Moldova
  •    Producer: Valentina Iusuphodjaev
  •    Production Company: Brio Film

3.  La civil

  •    Director: Teodora Ana Mihai
  •    Country: Romania
  •    Producer: Irina Malcea
  •    Production Company: Luna Film

4.  Balaur

  •    Director: Octav Chelaru
  •    Country: Romania
  •    Producer: Octav Chelaru
  •    Production Company: Film Cartel Entertainment

5.  Bicycle

  •    Director: Radu Matei Barbulescu
  •    Country: Romania
  •    Producer: Iuliana Tarnovetchi
  •    Production Company: ALIEN FILM

6.  Criseea

  •    Director: Vladimir Dembinski
  •    Country: Romania
  •    Producer: Bogdan Craciun
  •    Production Company: Libra Film