Born in 1972 in Cluj-Napoca/Kolozsvár, Tudor Giurgiu is a member of the European Film Academy and the founder and president of the Association for the Promotion of Romanian Film and its main event, the Transilvania International Film Festival (TIFF). He is also the initiator of the GOPO Awards and a jury member at various international film festivals, including the 2012 International Emmy Awards.
His directorial debut with the film Love Sick was selected in the Panorama section of the 2006 Berlinale and received awards at several international festivals. His short film Superman, Spiderman or Batman (2011) won multiple awards at festivals worldwide and was declared the Best European Short Film at the 2012 European Film Awards. His second feature film, Of Snails and Men, received the Special Jury Prize at the Warsaw IFF and was named Best Film in the “Punto de Encuentro” section at the Valladolid IFF. Why Me?, a political thriller based on a true story, also premiered at the Berlinale in 2015 and received awards at the Sofia, Miskolc, and Tarkovsky IFFs. His most recent film is Freedom, inspired by real events that took place in Sibiu/Nagyszeben in December 1989.