Participants & Winners TPS 2017 | TIFF

Participants & Winners TPS 2017



The Empty House (r. Christos Nikou) - Eurimages Co-production Development Award

The Man Who Surprised Everyone (r. Natalya Merkulova, Alexey Chupov)  - Post-production services offered by Chainsaw Europe

La civil (r. Teodora Ana Mihai) - Romanian Film Centre and DACIN-SARA Award

The Island (r. Dumitru Grosei) - Transilvania Pitch Stop Workshop: CoCo Award

La civil (r. Teodora Ana Mihai)  - Villa kult Cultural Residency Award



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 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