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Three programmes in the TIFF’s industry platform


- The festival’s 14th edition will offer a programme for emerging filmmakers, workshops, a pitching session and a think-tank platform

Three programmes in the TIFF’s industry platform

Over the last few years, things have changed significantly in terms of industry opportunities at the Transilvania International Film Festival (29 May – 7 June, in Cluj-Napoca). As many as three programmes will aim to help local filmmakers and to improve co-production communication in the area.

The Transilvania Talent Lab (31 May – 5 June), an educational programme for emerging filmmakers, has already reached its fourth edition, selecting eight producers, directors and/or screenwriters from Romania and Moldova to work on their fiction and documentary projects with professionals such as Martina Bleis from the Berlinale Co-Production Market and Sirkka Möller from Dok Leipzig. 

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Transilvania Pitch Stop (1-6 June, second edition), a development workshop that wraps up with a pitching session, will help develop five fiction projects: these are Horses at the King (Raluca Maria Rusu), The Wind-seeker (Mihai Sofronea), Charlton Heston (Andrei Creţulescu), The Soldiers (Ivana Mladenovic) and 1985 (Bogdan Mureşanu).

Finally, #FEEDback is a think-tank platform developed in partnership with the Connecting Cottbus East-West and When East Meets West co-production markets, with support from EAVE – European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs. Its purpose is to enhance cross-border relations and to improve communication between small territories and those with a more developed film industry. 

"Our intention is to keep it concentrated and to focus our energy and resources on further developing it as the industry one-stop shop for talent from Romania and Moldova during Transilvania IFF. The new initiative related to policy-making and regional cooperation is a natural step that we considered necessary in the current digital and European film landscape," said Alex Trăilă, TIFF's head of industry.

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