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TIFF announces titles in competition

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- Ten out of the 12 titles vying for the Transylvania trophy are first features

TIFF announces titles in competition

The 12th edition of the Transylvania International Film Festival will be held from May 31-June 9. The biggest film event in Romania, TIFF has a competition reserved for first and second features, and 2013 is definitely the year of the former: 10 out of the 12 titles are invited directors' first features.

It's also the most international competition in recent years of TIFF: films from four continents vie for the Transylvania Trophy. Denmark is the only country with two chances, Michael Noer's Northwest [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Michael Noer
film profile
]
(pictured) and Tobias Linholm's A Hijacking [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Tobias Lindholm
film profile
]
. These are also the only second features.

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Here are the 12 titles in the competition, including Wadjda [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
, the first feature ever made by a woman director in Saudi Arabia.

In A Bedroom/W Sypialni [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
(Tomasz Wasilewski) - Poland

Ship of Theseus (Anand Gandhi) - India   

Made in Ash/Až do mesta Aš [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Iveta Grófóva
interview: Jiří Konečný
film profile
]
(Iveta Grófová) - Slovakia

A Hijacking /Kapringen (Tobias Lindholm) - Denmark

Northwest/Nordvest (Michael Noer) - Denmark

Call Girl [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
(Mikael Marcimain) - Sweden

So Much Water/Tanta agua [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
(Ana Guevara, Leticia Jorge) - Uruguay

Wadjda (Haifaa Al-Mansour) - Saudi Arabia

The Deflowering of Eva van End [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Michiel Ten Horn
film profile
]
(Michiel ten Horn) - The Netherlands

I Catch a Terrible Cat/Koppidoi neko (Rikiya Imaizumi) - Japan

It Felt Like Love (Eliza Hittman) - USA

Breaking Horizons/Am Himmel der Tag [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
(Pola Beck) - Germany

The festival will open on May 31 with Pedro Almodovar's I'm So Excited [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
. The 12th edition will showcase regular siderbars, such as Supernova, which screens winners at important film festivals, Shadows, the horror and fantasy film section, No Limit, and the documentary sidebar, What's Up Doc?. Greece, the Slovak Republic and Russia are the three countries invited to show their newest films productions in the three Focus sidebars.

The winners will be announced on June 8.

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