The TMF MOUNTAIN FILM COMPETITON & AWARD is a special project of TRANSYLVANIA MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL powered by GARMIN. With a genuine desire to share your alpine stories, your mountain adventures and explorations to a broader audience, we invite you to join this beautiful competition.

Through our TRANSYLVANIA MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL 2019 powered by GARMIN, with its main theme STEP INTO THE MOUNTAINS, we want to discover more about the amazing mountain life.

Transylvania Mountain Festival Film Competition

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

The main film/video categories are:

1. Mountain Adventure Shorts – Mountain adventure short movies/videos of max 20 minutes.

2. Mountain Feature Film – Mountain adventure feature film of 40 – 75 min. Feel free to present different mountain related topics!

3. Mountain Documentary – Documentary films of 40 – 75 minutes documenting real 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: 23.10.2019
  • Notification date: 7.11.2019
  • 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 23, 2019.

The jury  also reserves the right to not present an award, and its decisions 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.


Transylvania Mountain Festival proudly accepts entries on FilmFreeway, the world’s #1 way to enter film festivals and creative contests. https://filmfreeway.com/TransylvaniaMountainFestival

Transylvania Mlountain Festival also accepts direct entries on our custom little form here:  https://transylvaniamountainfestival.ro/en/film-submission-form-tmf-2019/

For more information feel free to contact us on film@transylvaniamountainfestival.ro