160 films from 36 countries, 14 sections, worldwide premiere events and over 300 prestigious guests: such are the figures of the sixth edition of the Transylvania International Film Festival-TIFF, peneing in the Romanian city of Cluj today. This year’s edition will be divided in two cities with events taking place in Cluj between June 1-10 and Sibiu between June 4-10.

The festival will open with the first Romanian screening of “4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days”, Romanian director Cristian Mungiu’s film that won the Palm d’Or award in Cannes this year.

Preparations for the festival were overshadowed by a protest of a film industry trade union on Friday, calling for a new management for the main body of the state-controlled film distribution body RADEF and to prevent the transfer of film theaters under the management of local town halls.

Protesters have threatened that unless their claims are met by today they’d make sure every participant at the festival hear their say.

The opening gala of the TIFF will be attended by Cristian Mungiu, his film’s stars Anamaria Marinca and Laura Vasiliu and other crew of the “4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days” film. It will compete with 11 other films for the Transylvania Trophy worth 10,000 euro.

The sixth edition of the festival includes 111 films and 49 short films from 39 countries, divided in 14 sections and a series of special events.

Among the world premieres hosted by TIFF one can count British film “I Really Hate my Job” by Oliver Parker and another British flic, Nicolas Roeg’s “Puffball”.