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Transilvania Talent Lab (TTL) is supporting film professionals involved in cinema management from Romania and Moldova to be ambitious and find new inspired ways to present their films, finance their activities, build partenerships and create a community of film enthusiasts within their area.

The training programme is open to exhibitors and NGO representatives working directly with authorities to present curated film programs at local cinemas.

Transilvania Talent Lab takes place during the Transilvania International Film Festival (TIFF).

Under the guidance of internationally acclaimed film professionals and active leaders in cinema administration from Romania, who offer real examples of excellence everyone can learn from, TTL participants gain fresh insights into how to have a bigger audience, stronger reputation and improved sponsorship and partenerships.

The last 2 days of workshops are held under the direction of Europa Cinemas, the first network of cinemas focusing on European films, structured as an Audience Development & Innovation Day Lab. During this intensive 2-day course, TTL participants are joined by cinema managers from the region and have the invaluable opportunity to meet other like-minded individuals facing similar challenges and feel more connected to others in the sector.

Guest speakers from previous TTL editions included: Iris Praefke (Kino Moviemento & Kino Central Berlin & Kino Toni manager, Berlin), Verena von Stackelberg (Wolf Cinema founder, Berlin), René Wolf (Head of acquisitions / programmer - EYE Film Institute, Amsterdam), Tamer El Said (Cimatheque founder, Cairo), Hrvoje Laurenta (Executive Director - Zagreb Film Festival and General Manager - Kino Europa, Zagreb), Duncan Carson (former ICO Marketing & Communications Manager, now Marketing Manager for Curzon Cinemas, UK).