Attendee Guide to TGIFF

This is a guide for the participants attending The Galactic Imaginarium Film Festival (TGIFF): just about everything you need to know so you can enjoy your time at the Festival. If you need information other than that in this guide, please feel free to email us using the email address at the bottom of the site’s home page.

When will the Festival take place?

This year’s edition of TGIFF will take place on September 15-19 september 2021

What language is spoken at the Festival?

TGIFF is an international festival, with English as the main language and Romanian as secondary language.

How will the festival take place?

The Science Fiction and Fantasy film festival will take place mainly online, and will host four evenings of film screenings in a Drive-in Cinema setup, in Dumbrăvița, Timiș. This format was chosen due to the bans on holding public and cultural events with hundreds of participants, which occurred as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The program of the Festival is the following:

  • September -16-17-18, drive-in film screenings, in the evening, starting at 20.00 hours, in the parking lot of the Multipurpose Hall in Dumbrăvița, Timiș
  • September 18-19, the program items will take place online (TGIFF Virtual)
Drive-in screening

Details about Drive-in screenings can be found here:

TGIFF Virtual

The virtual program will take place over the Internet, in several virtual locations:

  • ZOOM
  • Discord Festival Server
  • The Facebook page of the Festival

The detailed program can be consulted here:

ZOOM location

It is intended location for the main program thread, which will contain:

  • Press conferences
  • opening of the Festival
  • panels with program guests and special guests
  • the TGIFF awards ceremony

Discord Festival Server

The second line of program will be on Discord. It will host:

  • Q&A sessions with film producers
  • presentations
  • workshops

For the discussion and socialization needs of the participants, you ca use different  chanels in the Discord Server. The technical details to access the servers will be available in the participant’s account, present on the Festival’s website. The rules of conduct on the Discord server will be available on the server.


Facebook page will host the Opening meeting and daily updates.

Attending TGIFF Virtual Festival

To attend TGIFF Virtual, you must purchase a participation ticket at

Do you need volunteers?

Yes! Please see our volunteer page:

Can I financially help the Festival?

Yes you can! TGIFF is organized by an NGO, “Association for Complementary Education”. Any donation is welcome. Please contact us by email, present at the bottom of the home page.

Are there any other rules I need to know?

Yes, please read our page, where you can find detailed information about our anti-harassment policies, our courtesy policies and more.

TGIFF will not tolerate harassment, intimidation, threats or violence in any form. We will react quickly and appropriately to eliminate these behaviors, and we will take appropriate measures, which may be to cancel the perpetrator’s access to the Festival, even for future editions. Please go to the Festival Reception (which will be present on the Discord virtual server) to ask for help!

We have a specific policy of politeness: do not abuse the time of our guests, within the program elements and outside them; do not speak during the program unless you are attending the question and answer session.

What do I do if I have other questions or urgent issues, including wanting to file a complaint?

Please go to the Reception (located on the Discord server) to request support from any member of the festival, present online.

We hope that this guide will help you enjoy the activities of the Festival without hindrance – and, of course, we would love to hear your feedback. Contact us if you have any suggestions or questions!