TIFF Chisinau was established in 2016 as result of a cooperation between International Film Festival Transilvanya (Romania) and ALTFilm (Moldova).
Originally the Festival was established in 2002, in the town of Cluj-Napoca. Transilvania IFF has grown rapidly to become the most important film-related event in Romania and one of the most spectacular annual events in the region. It is a member of the Alliance of Central and Eastern European Film Festivals (CENTEAST) and it is supported by the Creative Europe - MEDIA Programme. In 2011, Transilvania IFF was accredited by the FIAPF, which places it among the 40 most important festivals in the world.