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Call for entries

Update: Extended deadline for entries: April 7, 2020

Transilvania International Film Festival (TIFF) invites the filmmakers to submit their projects in development for the third edition of the Transilvania Pitch Stop co-production platform, which will be held between 5th – 6th of June 2020 in Cluj-Napoca.

Participants will be informed of the selection results no later than April 30th, 2020. 

The director and the producer of the selected projects will be invited to Cluj during the Transilvania International   Film Festival, for the presentation and public support of the projects in front of the potential partners and financiers, individual meetings and discussions on the selected projects.

The application process takes place online and all materials should be presented in English. In order to submit a project, it is necessary to create an account on the Eventival platform at this link:


Application consists of:

  • Application form: project title (original and English version), contact details director and producer, logline, synopsis, director’s statement, biography and filmography, producer’s biography and filmography, link for director’s previous work (e.g vimeo link with password)
  • Treatment (max 12 pages)
  • Budget top sheet
  • Financial plan and secured financing
  • Production schedule

For inquiries, please contact:


Who can apply for TPS co-production platform?

The program is open to feature-length fiction film projects of 1st and 2nd time filmmakers coming from Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria, Serbia, Ukraine, Russia, Moldova, Greece, Turkey and Georgia.

The project can be in different stages of development, but a first draft of the script should be available during the industry event in Transilvania IFF on June 5th.

The project must have at least 15% of the budget secured.

To be eligible, projects must be designed from the outset as a European co-production, other than in purely financial terms, between at least two member states of the Eurimages Fund (ideally, but not mandatory, between states from the countries mentioned eligible).


How does TPS work?

An international selection committee will be nominated and 10 feature film projects will be invited for TPS. Apart from these, another project participating in TPS development workshop will be added.

Once a project is selected, the director and producer are invited for the TIFF industry events on June 5th and 6th. 

Attending the public presentations, one-to-one meetings and discussions is mandatory.

All participating projects will be showcased in a projects' booklet.

All awarded projects must mention in their ending credits: “Presented in the Transilvania Pitch Stop” together with official logo. The logo will be sent upon request.