Transylvania Mountain Festival 2020, in its hybrid, all-mountain format was a total hit! 5 weeks of refreshing tours, workshops, trips, online films and photo exhibitions centered around one common passion: the Mountains.
#VerticalStories, the 3rd edition of our friendly festival was an incredible adventure! We owe it to the most amazing global outdoor tribe gathered around the TMF spirit.
In spite of the coronavirus global pandemic, 744 mountaineers, athletes, artists, creators and innovators from 23 countries joined Transylvania Mountain Festival 2020.
Massive thanks to all the friends and partners who turned #TransylvaniaMountainFestival 2020 into un unforgettable experience! It was the proof of an act of cultural resistance. #TMF20 – Transylvania Mountain Festival 2020 in a nutshell: 5 weeks, 744 participants, 4 mountain areas covered in the Carpathians, 2 film premieres, 12 workshops, 2 mountain photography outdoor exhibitions, one TMF20 Hybrid Awards Gala and an amazing bouquet of 12 mountain sports represented across the festival’s activities: mountaineering, hiking, paragliding, climbing, running, kayaking, speed mountaineering, caving, skiing, snowboarding, highlining, wakeboarding.
Special applause and congratulations for the TMF19 Mountain Award winner – Cosmin Andron IFMGA mountain guide, for its overall activity in the areas of mountaineering, rock climbing, mountain guiding, initiatives for professional development and involvement in the practice of these activities in Eastern Europe.
We were thrilled to have the full support of Institut Français de Cluj in setting up the TMF Official Mountain Photography Exhibition, and the ALTITUDES mountain photography exhibition. Congrats to Vlad Ionescu for winning the TMF Mountain Award with stunning images from the Carpathians.
The TMF Official Film Selection included a great mix of mountain documentaries, adventure shorts and feature films, tackling hot topics. The finalist films were diverse – “Paradice” (Switzerland) by Daniel Bleuer, Jonas Schild, Nicolas Hojac, “Loic et les Flolopapys” (Belgium) directed by Dominique Snyers, “Eric Escoffier – Lust for life” (France) by Gauci Séverine, Bertrand Delapierre and “Facing The Void” (France) by Marc Brulard – winner ot the TMF Mountain Film Award.
The TMF Mountain Innovation Award went to Traffic Plan team for their mountain ski resort sustainability project, proposed by Phd. Călin ȘERBU – CEO, Traffic Plan.
Congrats to “La Cota 10.000″ (10.000 Meters Up) project directed by Dan Petru and Radu Restivan, awarded with a unique TMF Distinction for Romanian Film.
Thank you GARMIN Romania for being such a great sports partner of the edition. You have once again staged a beautiful technology that we can rely on in the mountains!
A special round of applause to Lyo Food for the tasty prizes!
Congrats to Clubul Alpin Român – Filiala Cluj for a fantastic organization of hiking tours in the mountains. Special thanks to Avalanșe în Carpați for the practical workshop in Făgăraș Mountains, Ride Now Transilvania for the MTB tours, SMURD Cluj for the 1st aid courses, Alpine Tours for the rock climbing workshop, Asociatia Ecouri Verzi și Potecatorii for the route marking workshops, Spando Ski Team Romania for the beautiful prizes, Bogdan Selever – paraglider pilot for introducing us to the secrets of paragliding.
We were so happy to have once again the best show host on stage – Bogdan Bob Radulescu! We know the hybrid gala was not our dream for 2020, but we made it!
Thank you Eastern European Mountain Guide Association for setting up a beautiful partnership.
Special thanks to Black Wolf for building the festival image and graphics since the first edition.
Happy to have PMA Invest once again as a print production partner.
An event concept by Elfst ™. New media: The Genuines.
Photography: Gabriel Roșca.
Videography: Cătățin Grigoriu.
Official after-movie: Black Wolf.
Incredible support and cooperation from the venues: Cinema Victoria, H33, Atelier Café and Institut Français de Cluj.
Media partners: Cluj.com, Info Traffic, Ski & Outdoor Magazine, Transilvania IT, Cluj Life
Organizers: Asociația TMF and Clubul Sportiv Alpin Universitar