Submissions deadline extended for the 20th edition of Transilvania IFF | TIFF

Submissions deadline extended for the 20th edition of Transilvania IFF

06.11.2020 00:00

Update. The deadline for submissions for the 20th edition of Transilvania International Film Festival has been extended for a month, until March 1st.  The final dates for 2021 are July 23 and August 1.

  • The Official Competition is dedicated to 1st and 2nd time directors
  • Films submitted for the competitive programs must have been officially released (world premiere) after May 1st, 2020
  • Foreign and Romanian entries in the Official Competition must not have been screened in Romania 
  • National premieres have priority in all sections


March 1st, 2021 for all sections - Official Competition, Romanian Days (shorts and features), Supernova, No Limit, Full Moon, and What's Up, Doc?

Fee: 40 euro for international features. 

Romanian films have no submission fee. 

All regulations can be found here:

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Transilvania IFF was the first major film festival to be organised in Europe during the pandemic, between July 31st and August 9, 2020. Postponed from May, the festival took place completely outdoors in 14 venues throughout the city of Cluj, Romania, and the surrounding area, in order to prioritise public health, safety, and social distancing. The end result was amazing: around 45,000 socially distanced participants enjoyed the festival.


Since 2002, the Transilvania IFF experience means an exciting and intriguing selection, picturesque locations such as castles or open air museums, cine-concerts in churches, educational platforms for young audiences, solid industry programs, and a consistent focus on the future of audio-visual content. Being accredited by the International Federation of Film Producers’ Associations (FIAPF) places it among the 40 most important festivals in the world.