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The event is organized by "Gheorghe Dima" Music Academy, the Transylvania Philharmonic Orchestra, Sigismund Toduta Foundation, French Cultural Centre, the Union of Romanian musicologists and composers, with the support of the Ministry of Culture, Local and County Council and Cluj-Napoca City Hall. www.clujmodern.ro
Along the four editions already held, “Comedy Cluj” has brought for the public over 450 comedy films. Also, special events have brought to the public directors, actors, festival managers, producers, distributors, film critics etc., which provided added value for the screeners in the cinema. An atmosphere proper for developing new internatonal projects was created by related events, which contributed for promoting romanian artistic values abroad. www.comedycluj.ro/dev/en/  Links: ------  http://www.comedycluj.ro/dev/en/
Transilvania International Film Festival (TIFF) is presented by Romanian Film Promotion. Founded in 2002, TIFF is the first international feature film festival in Romania. During these twelve years, TIFF has become a well-known brand in Romania, not only due to the outstanding films screened every year, but also for the effective organization, sparkling atmosphere and density of events, from seminars, workshops and panels to fabulous concerts and crazy all night long parties. TIFF's 2007 edition, was the first to be presented simultaneously in Cluj and Sibiu, that year's European Capital of Culture. Over these 12 editions, TIFF was honored to host important personalities of European and worldwide cinema offering Lifetime Achievement Awards to Julie Delpy, Michael Radford, Annie Girardot, Udo Kier, Vanessa Redgrave, Franco Nero, Nicolas Roeg, Catherine Deneuve, Claudia Cardinale and Wim Wenders. TIFF has become the place for national releases of the most important domestic productions. This is the place where Romanian audiences first got to see the films that marked the boom of Romanian film production over the past years: Occident (dir. Cristian Mungiu), The Death of Mister Lăzărescu (dir. Cristi Puiu), 12:08 East of Bucharest (dir. Corneliu Porumboiu), The Way I Spent the End of The World (dir. Cătălin Mitulescu), The Paper Will Be Blue (dir. Radu Muntean), Love Sick (dir. Tudor Giurgiu), California Dreamin’ (endless) (dir. Cristian Nemescu), Cristian Mungiu's feature 4 months, 3 weeks and 2 days, winner of the 2007 Palme d'Or, Tales from the Golden Age (dir. Cristian Mungiu, Ioana Uricaru, Constantin Popescu Jr, Răzvan Mărculescu and Hanno Hofer), Police, adjective (dir. Corneliu Porumboiu), The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceauşescu (dir. Andrei Ujică), Tuesday, after Christmas (dir. Radu Muntean), films presented at the 2010 edition of the Cannes Film Festival. In the following years, Transilvania IFF's main goal remains the promotion of cinematic art by presenting the most important films of the moment that feature both originality and independence of expression. This is a festival where imagination and youthful vision were always encouraged, and which the organizers have shaped up into a high-spirited cultural landmark. Romanian Film Promotion was founded in 2001 and its main goals are to encourage and promote young filmmakers, help distribution and promotion of the European cinema, organize seminars and conferences about film production and distribution, and educate an upcoming generation's taste in quality cinema. www.tiff.ro
Transilvania International Guitar Festival is a classic guitar festival that takes place every year in August, at the Cultural House of Students of Cluj-Napoca. It is organized by Transilvania Guitar Association, who aims to develop and promote the guitar phenomenon of Romania and more precisely of Transilvania. The target audience of the festival consists of all guitar lovers, no matter the schooling, local audience, intellectual youth and teenagers, artists, professional guitar players, tourists, diplomats from the participant countries to the project and international audience attracted by this well-known event. transilvaniaguitar.ro
AlternaTIFF The first edition of the music festival AlternaTIFF took place in Cluj-Napoca from June 2 to June 5 and was organized by Indiescouts in partnership with Transilvania International Film Festival. The aim of the festival is to promote local culture, represented by Romanian alternative music and to support Romanian underground bands. The festival had 2 stages in the city`s central square: * The open-air stage at TIFF Meeting Point – Art Museum`s courtyard (30 Unirii Square) * The in-door stage in Zorki Club – Off The record (10 I.Ratiu Street) During the 4 days of festival, 15 bands and some of the most famous Romanian alternative music artists sang on the stage, as well as a special guest from the USA: Gary Lucas, “one of America`s best and original guitar players” (David Fricke, Rolling Stone magazine), with over 10 albums, nominated to Grammy Awards and collaborator with artists such as Jeff Buckley, Joan Osborne, Nick Cave, Lou Reed, Chris Cornell, Future Sound of London, Iggy Pop, composer of the famous song “Grace” on the Jeff Buckley`s homonymous album and nevertheless, composer of some movie soundtracks. Participant artists: Gary Lucas, Alternativ Quartet, Electroclown, EvilMonkey, Grimus, Kumm, LetHam, Persona, Relative, The Amsterdams, The Mono Jacks, The Pixels, Toulouse Lautrec, Travka, Tunderground si Vive la Noiz.
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