TMF Mountain Film Competition and Awards

Transylvania Mountain Film Award, founded in 2018, is designed to inspire and support mountain films and video productions. The competition rolls out annually as a trigger for mountain lovers, athletes and creatives to work together and share their mountain adventure experiences with the rest of the world!

Each year we launch a key theme for all festival competitions. For 2021 the lead theme is ABOVE THE SUMMITS and we leave it up to YOU to get inspired on send your film of choice that best suits to this theme!

Film categories for the 2021 mountain film competition:

1. Mountain Adventure Shorts – Mountain adventure short movies/videos of max 20 minutes. Vertical ascents, vertical descents, ice climbing, rock climbing, deep caving, diving, free flight, free ride, downhill – put it all together in a short yet intense production.

2. Mountain Feature Film – Mountain adventure feature film of 40 – 75 min. Feel free to connect with verticality and high points of view in all aspects and share your perspective with us! Big wall experiences, deep water soloing, deep void soloing, high altitude, vertical caves – all should be a starting point for this category.

3. Mountain Documentary – Documentary films of 40 – 75 minutes documenting real vertical stories from the mountains: expeditions, explorations, sport life (ski, rock climbing, alpinism, canyoning, flying, hiking, biking, caving, etc.), wild life in the mountains, landscape changes, etc.


  • 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
  • Submission deadline: 17.07.2021
  • Notification date: 07.08.2021
  • We do not accept late entries.

Final Selection and Winners:

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 a special 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 decision will be final.

Technical requirements:

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


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