TAIFAS - Balkan Film and Culture Festival

TAIFAS Balkan Film and Culture Festival will have its first edition - "New Beginnings", on 5-12 November 2023, in Timisoara - in the year the city holds the title of European Capital of Culture.

TAIFAS is a story about people, places, and connections, about shared histories, about pains and pleasures.

The festival brings art films closer to the public, connects diverse communities, and supports the new generation of filmmakers.

What is TAIFAS?

Audiences will be able to watch 14 of the most recent Balkan productions of the year, premiered in Romania, awarded at prestigious festivals such as Cannes Film Festival, Berlinale, Göteborg Film Festival, Tallinn Black Nights, Pula Film Festival, Sarajevo International Film Festival and Thessaloniki International Film Festival.

  • 1 film residency for emerging filmmakers;
  • 1 literary residency with guests and screen authors;
  • 1 film education symposium and 6 screenings for children and youngsters;
  • 1 concert by Simion Bogdan-Mihai & Lăutarii de mătase
  • 1 Balkan Disco Party
  • 2 craft food events, where we will not miss the zacusca, which we cook LA PAS and serve LA TAIFAS;
  • 9 meetings with the public after the screenings in Q.A., artist-talk, public-talk, workshop actions.

Tickets at: www.taifasfestival.ro.

Taifas can be in any of the arts, but first and foremost, taifas is an art in itself.

Producers: Contrasens, Bad Unicorn

Funders: AFCN, Ministry of Culture through the Timisoara Project Centre

Project partners: Cinema Victoria Timișoara, Archeia Tainion tis Ellados Tainiothiki (Greece), Arte Urbana Collectif (Bulgaria), CRIES Association and "La Pas" Artisan Gastronomy Festival, Bacaci Sjenki / Shadow Casters (Croatia), Cinema Arta Cluj, Cinemateca Portuguesa (Portugal), CinEd, Casa Corpului Didactic Timiș, Filarmonica Banatul, FITT, Hotel Excelsior, iabilet.ro, French Institute, The Two Owls Bookshop, Sakarya Film University (Turkey), West University of Timișoara

Media partners: Radio Guerrilla, Agerpres, Happ.ro, Observator Cultural, Știri de Timișoara, Ziarul Metropolis

Project co-financed by AFCN.

The project is part of the national cultural programme "Timișoara – European Capital of Culture in 2023" and is funded through the European Echoes Timișoara 2023 programme, implemented by the Center for Projects Timișoara, with funds allocated from the state budget, through the budget of the Ministry of Culture.

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TAIFAS I Balkan Film and Culture Festival

TAIFAS I Balkan Film and Culture Festival