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 15-24 september 2023

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 in hybrid format: on location (Dumbrăvița, at  Culture House and Equilibrium Center) and online (film streaming and ZOOM panels and Facebook live events)

The program of the Festival is the following:

  • September 15-24 -Online Festival, with films streaming (you need a ticket, from and ZOOM panels (free)
  • September 16-22 – film screening at locations, 20.00-23.00 hours
  • September 23-24 – Dealers, Games, Happening and Socialising Area, at location, 10.00-18.00 hours

The detailed program can be consulted online (click 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
  • Q&A sessions with film producers
  • presentations
  • workshops
  • the TGIFF awards ceremony


Facebook page will host the ZOOM meeting, live.

Attending TGIFF Online Festival

To attend TGIFF Online Festival (to see the films, in streaming mode, during the festival), 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!