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Astra Film Festival

Astra Film Festival 2014

  • FOCUS - SERGEI LOZNITSA

    In the case of Sergei Loznitsa’s cinema we are compelled to consider fundamental and existential issues. For Loznitsa, filmmaking is a process of understanding

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  • COMMUNES, COMMUNITIES – UTOPIAS AND PRACTICES

    Debate with special guest, prof. Vintilă Mihăilescu (SNSPA).Who hasn’t thought at least once about leaving the limiting space between concrete walls, the gray districts of cities polluted by nightmarish traffic, far from the happiness promised by advertisements and by a society ruled by unpredictable politics? Who hasn’t thought at least once about escaping the system of our postmodern society, with all its shortcomings, and return to NATURE?Are the communities created based on utopian principles an experimental human laboratory? Could utopian communities represent a real alternative? Can such collectives stand the test of time?

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  • CHAPLIN 100

    Due to the popularity and prevalence of his movies, Charlie Chaplin became the most well-known figure of silent comedy, most of his productions standing the test of time. The main character in his movies, The Tramp, became a symbol in Western cinematographic culture.On his 125th birthday anniversary and 100 years since the introduction of his character, the Tramp, Astra Film Festival 2014 brings the Charlie Chaplin phenomenon into focus.Film screenings like 100 years agoA century ago, movie theatres were the new hangout places for the general public. Silent movies were projected onto big screens, accompanied by live instrumental music and some of the films, like those of Charlie Chaplin, are at least as funny today as they were in the past.Astra Film Festival 2014 offers a unique program for the children and parents of Sibiu – matinee screenings of two of Chaplin’s most beloved silent comedies made in 1916 and 1917: The Fireman and Easy Street. The films will be accompanied by live piano music played by Cari Tibor, composer and pianist, to recreate the atmosphere of early 20th century cinema.The participants will be able to relive the cinema experience that their grandparents and great-grandparents had in the movie theatre, watching movies made using techniques that existed at that time. The Charlie Chaplin phenomenon in IndiaThe Charlie Chaplin 100 program at AFF 2014 brings forth a less known phenomenon presented in the documentary The Boot Cake. We have the chance to witness what happens when the iconic figure of Charlie Chaplin, The Tramp, crosses the borders of European-American culture.This character comes to represent more than the passion of a fan club in an Indian town. The celebrations organized by The Charlie Circle, led by doctor Aswani are nothing short from the religious celebrations dedicated to Hindu gods or from any other Indian religious procession. The founder of this group admits that he uses Chaplin’s movies as therapy for his patients.

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  • DOC TALKS

    100 Best Docs of all time- Sight and Sound Poll–round table- with participation of David and Judith MacDougall and Neil Young 

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  • INTERVENTION VS. OBSERVATION IN TV DOCUMENTARY (MASTERCLASS)

    Multi-award winning Director/Producer Liviu Tipurita discusses the pros and cons of two very different ways of making prime-time TV documentaries, illustrating with sequences from two of his films

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  • “CHILDHOOD AND MODERNITY”

    “Childhood and Modernity” is a five-year project conducted by David MacDougall that encourages Indian children to explore their surroundings using video cameras.  

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  • ROMANIA IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR: ENTER AND EXIT - PANEL

    100 years ago, in 1914, at the outbreak of the First World War, the Kingdom of Romania declared its neutrality (1914-1916).

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  • URBANISM TODAY IN ROMANIA, CHINA, VENEZUELA

     Living in the city can be great; challenges and pleasure are very closely linked, in terms of space, time and human scale. And it’s the job of urban planners to create sustainable environments for people to live, work and spend their leisure time. However, the city is a living body that reacts to political, economic, ecological and social stimuli, and sometimes it does so in unpredicted ways.

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  • MEDIADESK - CREATIVE EUROPE

    Creative Europe Programme (2014-2020) - MEDIA Subprogram of EU . European opportunities for documentary filmmakers - presented by Valentina Miu

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