Tudor Giurgiu

Tudor Giurgiu



Born in 1972 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Member of the European Film Academy, Eisenhower Fellow in 2014, founder and President of the Transilvania Int’l Film Festival, Full Moon Horror & Fantasy Film Festival and initiator of Gopo Awards – Romania’s national film awards. Founder of the production company Libra Film & film distribution company Transilvania Film.

Graduated Bucharest Film Academy in 1995 and worked as 1st assistant director for directors like Lucian Pintilie and Radu Mihaileanu. Giurgiu was also General Director of Romanian National Television (TVR) between 2005-2007. Director and producer of numerous commercials and music videos, as well as several successful short or feature films.

His directorial debut feature Love Sick was selected in Panorama section of 2006 Berlinale and awarded in several int’l festivals. His short Superman, Spiderman or Batman (2011) won many festivals worldwide (Aspen, Valladolid, etc) and won Best European Short at the 2012 edition of European Film Awards. Tudor’s 2nd feature, Of Snails and Men, was awarded with the Special Jury Prize in Warsaw IFF, Best Film of “Punto di Encuentro” section of Valladolid IFF and Best Film at SEE Film Festival – L.A. His 3rd film Why Me?, an unsettling legal thriller based on a real case of corruption in present-day Romania, premiered in 2015 Berlinale Panorama and was awarded in Sofia, Miskolc and Tarkovsky IFF. Tudor Giurgiu produced or co-produced many feature films such as Katalin Varga by Peter Strickland (Silver Bear in 2009 Berlinale and European Discovery of the Year at EFA Awards), Mission of the Human Resources Manager by Eran Riklis (Audience Award in Locarno 2010), Cendres et Sang by Fanny Ardant (Cannes 2009), Cannibal by Manuel Cuenca (Toronto and San Sebastian 2013) or History of Love by Radu Mihaileanu (2016).