The “European Foundation for Urban Culture” is a non-profit organisation established in 2006. Its key activities are to promote culture in cities, to provide wide public access to diverse cultural performances, and to support professionals in the field. The foundation’s activities placed a special emphasis on promoting culture through visual arts and cinema productions.

Fundația Europeană pentru Cultură Urbană

The most famous and popular project developed under the auspices of the “European Foundation for Urban Culture” is the international film festival “Comedy Cluj”, currently considered the largest thematic film festival devoted to comedy in Europe.

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During the five previous editions, the festival has captured public attention by broadcasting over 600 comedy films produced worldwide. The festival also hosted several connected events that have brought in front of the public directors, actors, festival directors, producers, distributors, and critics.

Moreover, a special section of the festival, dedicated to promoting films produced by specialized academies worldwide, provides Romanian and foreign students the opportunity to promote their work. The foundation’s interests are not limited to film; dance and performance arts also receive considerable attention from the developers. In this context, the foundation acts as a genuine cultural catalyst and ensures a favorable environment for promoting interculturalism, tolerance, and non-discrimination.