Transilvania Pitch Stop 2023: selected projects | TIFF

Transilvania Pitch Stop 2023: selected projects

16.05.2023 13:30

Ten projects in development will be presented to industry professionals (producers, distributors, sales agents, representatives of film funds & more) at the Transilvania Pitch Stop (TPS) this year. The 10th anniversary edition of the program includes the presentation of projects in front of potential partners and financiers on the 15th of June, during Transilvania International Film Festival (June 9 – 18, Cluj-Napoca, Romania).

TPS aims to discover a strong selection of projects from Romania and the countries around Romania destined for European co-production such as: Bulgaria, Greece, Georgia, Hungary, Moldova, Serbia, Turkey and Ukraine. The program aims to foster cross-border cooperation especially between the Black Sea countries and the neighbouring countries eligible for the program. Over 90 projects were selected during the last editions of TPS, a lot of which were screened and awarded at major festivals around the world.

This year, five projects will benefit from a tailored script consulting provided by script editor & film consultant Christian Routh, while all projects will be coached by the renowned pitching consultant and film producer Agathe Berman prior to their presentation.

The 10 feature projects selected are:

1.The Life We Never Had, Bulgaria

Directed by Martin Markov

Produced by Vanya Rainova (Portokal)


2. Just One Drop, Georgia
Directed by
Stefan Tolz

Produced by Martichka Bozhilova (agitprop), Karine Jana Sardlishvili (Studio 99)                         

Stefan Tolz (Filmpunkt)


3. Little Death, Greece
Directed by
Efthimis Kosemund-Sanidis
Produced by Yorgos Tsourgiannis (Horsefly Films), Anamaria Antoci (Tangaj Production)


4. Soft Hours, Hungary

Directed by Anna Gyimesi

Produced by Zsuzsanna Gyurin, Genovéva Petrovits, Adrienn Bács


5. The Circle, Republic of Moldova

Directed by Vareriu Andriuta

Produced by Iulia Andriuta (Amprenta Films), Carmen Rizac (Avanpost Media)


6. Pyrrhic, Romania

Directed by Cosmin Nicolae
Produced by Velvet Moraru (Icon Production)


7.  F.E.Z.Z, Romania

Directed by Teodor Mirea

Produced by Liviu Marghidan, Ruxandra Flonta (SCHARF FILM PRODUCTION)


8. Pastoral, Turkey

Directed by Michael Önder

Produced by Jozef Erçevik Amado (Bluff Film)


9. Veha, Turkey

Directed by Elif Sözen

Produced by Elif Sözen (Elves Films)


10. Second Line, Ukraine

Directed and produced by Olga Stuga


The 10 projects are competing for different awards provided by industry partners:

Other internationally recognized projects that were part of TPS in the last years include 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 Orrizonti section), Monsters., directed by Marius Olteanu (Taggespiegel Audience Award, Forum section of the Berlin Festival, 2019), or Soldiers: The Story of Ferentari, by Ivana Mladenovic (Special Mention, Locarno IFF 2017).

For more info about TPS, contact us: