TIFF announces 2022 lineup and Romanian Film Days selection









12 first and second films have been selected for the main competition of the 21st edition of the Transilvania International Film Festival (TIFF), which will take place in Cluj-Napoca 17-26 June 2022, according to FilmNewEurope.com.

Twelve long films made by many first time directors, as well as 18 short films, will be showcased in the Romanian Film Days (Zilele Filmului Romanesc).

This year, the TIFF Excellence Award will go to the Romanian actress Maia Morgenstern, who starred in Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ and Ulysses’Gaze by Theo Angelopoulos.


A Higher Law / Balaur (Romania, Germany, Serbia)
Directed by Octav Chelaru
Produced by deFilm
Coproduced by 42Film, Eed Productions
Supported by the Romanian Film Centre (CNC)

Mikado / Marocco (Romania, Czech Republic)
Directed by Emanuel Pârvu
Produced by FAMart Productions
Coproduced by i/o Post, Bogdan George Apetri, Natura Party
Supported by the Romanian Film Centre (CNC), the Czech Film Fund

Beautiful Beings (Iceland)
Directed by Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson

Pamfir (Ukraine)
Directed by Dmytro Sukholytkyy-Sobchuk

Magnetic Beats (France, Germany)
Directed by Vincent Maël Cardona

The Last Execution (Germany)
Directed by Franziska Stünkel

Utama (Bolivia, Uruguay, France)
Directed by Alejandro Loayza Grisi

Gentle (Hungary, Germany)
Directed by László Csuja, Anna Nemes
Produced by FocusFox
Coproduced by Komplizen Film
Supported by the National Film Institute – Hungary, ZDF

Babysitter (Canada)
Directed by Monia Chokri

The Night Belongs to Lovers (France)
Directed by Julien Hilmoine

The Execution (Russia)
Directed by Lado Kvataniya

Feature Film about Life (Lithuania)
Directed by Dovile Sarutyte
Produced by Studio Uljana Kim
Supported by the Lithuanian Film Centre


Long Films:

A Higher Law / Balaur (Romania, Germany, Serbia)
Directed by Octav Chelaru

Mikado / Marocco (Romania, Czech Republic)
Directed by Emanuel Pârvu

You Are Ceausescu to Me / Pentru mine tu ești Ceaușescu (Romania) Documentary
Directed by Sebastian Mihăilescu
Produced by Wearebasca

Metronom (Romania, France)
Directed by Alexandru Belc
Produced by Strada Film International
Coproduced by Midralgar, Chainsaw Europe
Supported by the Romanian Film Centre (CNC), La Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Man-Dog / Om-câine (Romania, Bulgaria, Sweden, Germany)
Produced by microFILM, KLAS Film, Doppelganger and Pandora Film, in association with nomada.solo , Visual Walkabout
Coproduced by HiFilm Productions, Film i Väst, Shoot&Post, Auditory
Supported by the Romanian Film Centre (CNC), MEDIA-Creative Europe, the Swedish Arts Grants Committee

Snowing Darkness / Uneori ninge cu zăpadă, alteori cu întuneric (Romania)
Directed by Gabriel de Achim
Produced by Mandragora
Supported by the Romanian Film Centre (CNC), Dacin Sara, the Romanian public television (TVR)

The Lost Year: 1986 / 1986: Anul pierdut (Romania)
Directed by Ligia Ciornei
Produced by Pala Film
Coproduced by Chainsaw Europe, Adenium Film, Doctor’s Studio

(Nothing) about Love / Nimic despre dragoste (Romania)
Directed by Florin Piersic, Jr.

Capra cu trei iezi (Romania)
Directed by Victor Canache

Blue Moon / Crai Nou (Romania)
Directed by Alina Grigore
Produced by InLight CenterAtelier de Film, Forest Film, Unfortunate Thespians, Smart Sound StudiosAvanpost

Immaculate / Imaculat (Romania)
Metronom by Alexandru Belc, credit: Strada Film InternationalDirected by Monica Stan, George Chiper-Lillemark
Produced by Axel Film
Supported by the Romanian Film Centre

Miracle / Miracol (Romania, Czech Republic, Latvia)
Directed by Bogdan George Apetri
Produced by The East Company Productions
Coproduced by Cineart TV Prague, Tasse Film
Supported by the Czech Film Fund

The Island / Insula (Romania, France, Belgium) Animated film
Directed by Anca Damian
Produced by Aparte Film
Coproduced by Komadoli Studio, Special Touch Studio, Amopix, Take Five, Minds Meet
Supported by Eurimages, the Romanian Film Centre (CNC), Creative Europe – MEDIA, the Romanian Government, Pictanovo – La Région Hauts-de-France, in partnership with the French CNC, Strasbourg Eurométropole, the Flanders Audiovisual Fund, the Belgian Tax Shelter, with the participation of Workship Studio, Studio Video Art, Interiority Zone, Noriel Impex and in collaboration with the Romanian Television Society (TVR) and Reseau de televisions du Grand Est

Short Films:

Plastic Semiotic
Directed by Radu Jude

The Same Dream / Același vis
Directed by Vlad Petri

Spre casă
Directed by Horațiu Curuțiu

Me and My Sister / Eu și sora mea
Directed by Theodor Ioniță

Cori and Willi / Cori și Willi
Directed by Tudor Pojoni

Fragmentations / Fragmentări
Directed by Miruna Minculescu

When Clouds Grow towards Each Other / Cum se întinde un nor spre altul
Directed by Iulian Daniel Popa

Mon Ami
Directed by Carina-Gabriela Dașoveanu

Maria T.
Directed by Maria Drăgoi

Stille Post
Directed by Brigitta Kanyaro

Aurică, viață de câine
Directed by Mihai Dragolea

Triplex Confinium
Directed by Maria Bălănean

The Inheritance / Moștenirea
Directed by Marian Fărcuț

Summer Planning / Planuri de vacanță
Directed by Alexandru Mironescu

Pune-te în locul meu
Directed by Laura Baron

Life of a Clown / Viață de clovn
Directed by Ioachim Stroe

Home Away / Dislocat
Directed by Gabriel Sandu

Extravaganzia mare, blat subțire, sos iute
Directed by Andrei Redinciuc