23 Jul 2021

EducaTIFF: the National Media and Cinema Education Conference

Educators and media leaders are meeting for the National Media and Cinema Education Conference organized during the 20th edition of the Transilvania International Film Festival (July 23-August 1). The event, planned for July 26-27 at Hotel Platinia in Cluj-Napoca, looks at implementing an optional school curriculum for learning through cinema. Initiated by the Association for Romanian Film Promotion through the EducaTIFF program in partnership with the European Film Factory, the conference addresses the dire need of audiovisual education of Romanian children.

In parallel, like every year, this year’s EducaTIFF will offer young audiences a program of nine films especially selected for them, including the multiple award winning WolfwakersThe Crossing, the adventure film Spaceboy, the fantasy animation Nahuel and the Magical Book, as well as two Romanian films: The Sentries of the Delta, a feature directed by Liviu Mărghidan, and The Stage, a  short by Cristian Pleș.

EducaTIFF also organizes this year new workshops for youngsters and teachers. In cooperation with the German Cultural Center in Cluj-Napoca, TIFF invites high schoolers between 14-18 years of age, as well as teachers and parents, to an Anti-Bullying Workshop led by German psychotherapist Alia Pagin, who will talk about aggression prevention starting from a few relevant films.

The workshop will take place in English on two different days: on July 28 at the History Museum, teenagers will deal with examples and practical solutions and on July 29 at the German Cultural Center teachers and parents can register for training. 

All EducaTIFF activities will be organized in full compliance with the necessary public health safety measures in the pandemic context. More details about the EducaTIFF programs at