Transylvania Mountain Festival is the international mountain festival from Cluj-Napoca, Romania. TMF is designed to inspire the public to engage in outdoor sports and go out in Nature, in the mountains!

From meetings with athletes and experts in skiing, rock climbing, mountaineering, canyoning, caving, paragliding and BASE jumping, to mountain film documentaries, mountain and adventure photography exhibition and workshop or mountain technology innovations, the international mountain festival from Cluj-Napoca, Transylvania, brings a modern perspective on mountain activities.

Transylvania Mountain Festival Awards 2021 for mountain photography, mountain film, mountaineering and innovation strive to highlight the best initiatives, the sport and artistic talent in the field and to raise awareness for protecting the Mountains.

Join us and our friendly festival by submitting your film/video in the competition!

Transylvania Mountain Festival offers four main awards:

TMF Mountain Film Award
TMF Mountain Photography Award
TMF Mountain Activity Award
TMF Mountain Innovation Award

The TMF - Transylvania Mountain Film Award is intended to stimulate mountain experiences related film/video productions.

Tha Grand Prize is the original TMF Trophy.
We are here to make a statement and unite mountain lovers.
Additional prizes in cash and products are included for each edition.

The festival is open for International submissions. (Translations are provided by the festival organization.)

Please try to fit your submission into one single category. (Mountain Adventure Shorts / Mountain Feature Film / Mountain Documentary)

The movies and videos selected for the final selection
- are screened in the cinema during the festival
- are promoted across the festival offline, online and on air channels

The best productions will benefit of media exposure and featured interviews of the directors, producers or main protagonists.

Award winners agree to have their film screened locally for one night only after the festival as part of an award winners series
The winner will be announced during the Transylvania Mountain Festival Awards Gala , on November 12, 2021.

The jury also reserves the right to not present an award, and its decisions will be final.
We do not accept late entries.

Technical requirements:
-the prescreeneing submitted format should be .mov or .mp4
-subtitles are mandatory
-for the final screening your will be contacted by the TMF Film Section Coordinator.

Overall Rating
  • Jacob Kastrup Haagensen

    My film Earning a RIver got selected for the 2021 Transylvania Mountain Festival. I'm very grateful for the selection. Unfortunately I was not able to attend the festival but the festival send me an VIP access from the to the virtual part of the festival and was able to view the selected films during the festival. For all I've know the life screening went great despite the pandemic. Thank you!

    January 2022
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your appreciation and participation Jacob! We hope to see you soon!

  • Thank you very much for selecting our film production "Traversings"
    Thank you very much for your efforts! We all have to hold on!
    Many a Hugs

    December 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for all your encouragements Alberto! Hope to see you soon!

  • Great work. Well organized. Perfect.

    December 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Olaf! Hope to see you soon!

  • I'm glad my documentary was selected at the festival. Excellent organization and always helpful and friendly staff. Compliments!

    November 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Claudia for the beautiful caving story!

  • Amazing experience with the Transylvania Mountain Festival !
    Despite the covid situation, I had the impression to be really involved in the event.
    Communication was perfect all along.
    The online watching plateform that was set was ideal.
    I will come in person for sure when it will be possible again !

    November 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Marc and congratulations for the amazing work! We hope to see you next year in the Carpathians! :)