At the 18th edition, Transilvania International Film Festival launches the first streaming platform which brings the festival experience online: TIFF Unlimited – a product unique both for Romania and for the film festivals in Central and Eastern Europe.
TIFF Unlimited, a wide-ranging project from a range of projects proposed annually meant to promote Romanian and international cinema, is a streaming platform (VoD) which allows subscribers access to films from the festival selection and to auteur, independent and award winning films, unavailable on other channels. Starting with June 6, on unlimited.tiff.ro, movie lovers will be able to stream films from the 2019 festival selection, film selections from previous festival editions and award-winning films from the portfolio of Romanian film distribution companies.
“The festival must go on. Anytime. Online” is the TIFF Unlimited message, which emphasises the level of responsibility taken by the organisers in their promise to bring the TIFF films closer to as many people as possible, giving them access, anytime and anywhere in Romania, to films from all over the world, on multiple devices.
“It has been our wish for a while to continue the TIFF experience in the online environment, as our public has always been keen on rewatching films from the festival or to see the films they missed, and TIFF Unlimited is the vehicle which will bring to all movie lovers, even if they did not make it to TIFF, their own movie festival in their living room.”, said Tudor Giurgiu, the president of the Transilvania International Film Festival.
“TIFF Unlimited brings to the public award-winning feature films from the biggest film festivals, foreign and domestic films liked by the public and the juries, brave films, radical or controversial from different genres and socio-political contexts, but also intimate and special stories like the ones from this year’s competition. The streaming platform will include new films every month so that the festival experience continues, in fact, throughout the year,” said in his turn Mihai Chirilov, TIFF artistic director.
TIFF Unlimited Subscriptions
The monthly fee for the TIFF Unlimited service is 5 Euro + VAT.
Until June 9, users can opt for one of the subscriptions available at promotional rates – 10 Euro (3 months), 25 Euro (6 months), 50 Euro (1 year). All the TIFF Unlimited users will have a one week gratuity, after they will have registered their account on unlimited.tiff.ro. Further more, all the three promotional offers include a month of gratuity starting with June 6.
Starting with June 10, the cost of the subscriptions will be as follows: 17 Euro (3 months ), 35 Euro (6 months), 65 Euro (1 year).
TIFF Unlimited, the first streaming service (SVoD) launched by a film festival in Romania and the only product of its kind in Central and Eastern Europe, is a project developed with the help of PitechPlus, software supplier.
„We have contributed to the development of TIFF Unlimited because we are fans of TIFF and we wanted to be part of a project which gives movie lovers to see films which they cannot see in cinemas, available anytime, anywhere. Our expertise in the field of video streaming development has allowed us to choose the best technological solution for the TIFF Unlimited platform. We will continue to be technical partners to the evolution of the project with the scope of building a platform to accompany TIFF with new technologies.”, said Bogdan Herea founder of PitechPlus.
TIFF Unlimited gives access to a catalogue of acclaimed titles, cornerstones of the art cinema of the last decade, award-winning or present at the biggest film festivals: Melancholia (d. Lars von Trier), Son of Saul (d. László Nemes), Marshland (d. Alberto Rodríguez), The Tribe (d. Miroslav Slaboshpitsky), A Separation (d. Asghar Farhadi), Blue is The Warmest Color (d. Abdellatif Kechiche), Holy Motors (d. Leos Carax), Nymphomaniac: vol. 1 și Nymphomaniac: vol. 2 (d. Lars von Trier), Wild Tales (d. Damián Szifron), Enter The Void (d. Gaspar Noé), All Those Sleepless Nights (d. Michal Marczak), Rams (d. Grímur Hákonarson), Undeva la Palilula (d. Silviu Purcărete), Despre oameni și melci (d. Tudor Giurgiu) and Câinele japonez (d. Tudor Cristian Jurgiu). For those that cannot make it to TIFF, the platform includes some very new titles, which are in this year’s festival selection: Woman at War (d. Benedikt Erlingsson), Pause (d. Tonia Mishiali), The Coming Back Out Ball Movie (d. Sue Thomson), Too Late To Die Young (d. Dominga Sotomayor Castillo).