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Special Events at Transilvania IFF

08.06.2012 19:27

A longtime partner of Transilvania International Film Festival (TIFF), the Romanian Cultural Institute in New York continues and extends its collaboration with the Transilvania IFF. RCINY supports the presence of a delegation of North American film professionals at TIFF.

The members of the delegation are: Mike Maggiore (programmer and publicist, Film Forum), Brian Ackerman (programming director, Jacob Burns Film Center), Richard Abramowitz (producer and distributor, Abramorama), Julia Solomonoff (director and producer, teaching Film Directing at Columbia University’s Film Department), Jonathan Howell (VP for theatrical distribution & acquisitions, New Yorker Films), and Guilhem Caillard (communications director, film critic and editor of magazine “Panorama-cinéma,” Montreal; also on the jury of the festival’s Romanian Days). This year RCINY also extends its support for a series of North American filmmakers and producers selected in the festival: Julia Loktev (director of The Loneliest Planet, selected in the official competition), Julia Meltzer (director of The Lights in Her Eyes, selected in the FIPRESCI competition), Guy Edoin (director Wetlands, selected in the official competition), and Felize Frappier (producer, Wetlands).

The North American delegation will attend screenings of the most recent Romanian productions, and take part on June 7th in a discussion moderated by RCINY Director Corina Şuteu and Mihai Chirilov, Artistic Director of TIFF and curator of the Romanian Film Festival in NYC, on the challenges and opportunities of Romanian film distribution in the United States.

On June 7th, for the already established program HBO Day, HBO brought to Transilvania IFF a lineup of five documentaries and the multi-awarded TV mini-series Mildred Pierce. Directed by Todd Haynes, the film stars Kate Winslet in a role that brought her an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe. Heaven Hell directed by David Čálek talks about his trip in the world of kinky pleasures, And God created Sex directed by Konrad Szołajski focuses on a priest of  peculiar hobbies, Viktor Oszkár Nagy’s Caught Between Two Worlds shows people trying to adjust to life in a new country. Digging for Life by Pavel Cuzuioc and Radu Muntean and Alexandru Baciu prison romance Visiting Room completed the special screenings.

Saturday, June 9th at TIFF Closing Ceremony, HBO and Transilvania IFF will announce the winners of the annual National Script Contest.