Transylvania will host its first international film festival between June 3-9 in the city of Cluj, with a competitive strand for first and second features.

The competition program comprises twelve titles, including:

Peter Callahan's Last Ball (USA)
Sean Garrity's Inertia (Canada)
Cristi Puiu's Marfa Si Banii (Romania)
Eric Assous' Sexes Tres Opposes (France)
Andras Fesos' Seaside, Dusk (Hungary)
Asia Argento's Scarlet Diva (Italy)
Grzegorz Lipiec's That Life Has Meaning (Poland)
Vojko Anzeljc's Last Dinner (Slovenia)
Andrea Sedlackova's Victims And Murders (Czech Republic)
Baltasar Kormakkur's 101 Reykjavik (Iceland)
Aktan Abdykalikov's Maimal (Kirghiztan)
Michel Gondry's Human Nature (US-France)

In addition, the 'Best of 2001' section is a collection of eleven productions from all over the world that were presented at film festivals last year. Another section will be dedicated to horror and fantasy films, while another one will premiere Romanian productions.

The program of the Transylvania International Film Festival will include retrospectives on Francois Ozon and a Michael Haneke, and a Terry Gilliam night entitled Lost In La Mancha. A series of workshops and seminars will also take place organised mainly for young professionals who need training in screenwriting and production.

The Transylvania International Film Festival is supported by the National Center for Cinematography, the Cluj City Council and is organised under the patronage of the Romanian Presidency.