TIFF has a close collaboration with the film community in North West Russia, and had a key role in the official Culture Collaboration Treaty between Norway an Russia (2010-2012). During the recent years the festival has built up a wide network of partners in Russia, and is an important force in promoting film culture across the boarders.
TIFF imports and distributes Russian film in Norway.
TIFF exports and promotes Norwegian films in Russia.
TIFF organizes silent film concert tours, featuring collaborations between Norwegian and Russian professional artists.
TIFF mentors and collaborates with several film festivals in North West Russia.