DEADLINE EXTENDED: Submissions for Transilvania Pitch Stop 2024 now open

19.04.2024 10:47

Deadline extended: Applications can be submitted online until April 23, 2024, through the platform -


Transilvania International Film Festival (June 14 - 23, 2024) opens the registration for Transilvania Pitch Stop (TPS), the largest platform dedicated to the film industry at TIFF.

Starting today, filmmakers from Ukraine, Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria, Serbia, Moldova, Greece, Turkey and Georgia can submit their projects to the 11th edition of the international co-production program. Applications can be submitted online until April 20, 2024, through the platform -

Under the TPS program, the jury will select up to 10 projects in development, belonging to filmmakers on their debut or second feature film. The program will include the presentation of projects to potential partners and funders (producers, distributors, sales agents, film fund representatives, etc.), individual meetings, project discussions but also awards consisting in cash prizes and production services. The event will take place in Cluj-Napoca, on June 20-21.

Projects may be in various stages of development, but a first draft script must be available for selection. To be eligible, each project must be conceived, from the outset, as a European co-production. At the same time, at least 20% of the film's budget must already be secured. The program will be conducted in English.

The regulations can be consulted here.

Over 100 projects were selected during the first 10 editions of the Transilvania Pitch Stop program (coproduction platform and workshop).

In 2023, PYRRHIC (d. Cosmin Nicolae, p. Velvet Moraru, Romania) won the Chainsaw Europe Award consisting of post-production services worth 25.000 EUR, and THE LIFE WE NEVER HAD (d. Martin Markov, p. Victoria Mitreva, Vanya Rainova, Bulgaria) won the TPS Development Award, offered by Avanpost – in the amount of 5.000 EUR.

Over the years, TPS included productions selected and awarded at major festivals, such as Apples,directed by Christos Nikou (Horizons - Venice 2020, Greece's Oscar nomination), The Man Who Surprised Everyone, by Natasha Merkulova & Aleksey Chupov (awarded at Venice, in the Orizzonti section), Monsters., directed by Marius Olteanu (Tagesspiegel Audience Award, Forum section of the Berlin Festival, 2019), or Soldiers: The Story of Ferentari, by Ivana Mladenovic (Special Mention, Locarno IFF 2017).

The awards offered at TPS this year will be announced soon.

For other details: [email protected]