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The High Patronage of the President of Romania for Astra Film Festival and Astra Film Junior
26 mar. 2024
The International Astra Film Festival in Sibiu will be, for the ninth year, under the High Patronage of the President of Romania, being considered one of the major events on our country's cultural agenda. This year's edition of the festival will take place in Sibiu, from October 20th to 27th, 2024.
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Registrations for Astra Film Festival 2024 are open Copy
23 ian. 2024
Registrations are open for the 2024 edition of the Astra Film International Documentary Film Festival in Sibiu. AFF 2024 will take place this year from October 20-27, and filmmakers from all over the world can submit their documentaries until April 15.
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Astra Film Festival 2023 Awards
22 oct. 2023
The best films of the 30th anniversary edition of the Astra Film Festival were announced on Saturday night in Sibiu, in a Thalia hall full of people and emotion, as is the case every time a competition chooses its winners.
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„Milky way," by Dumitru Budrala, Special Screening at Astra Film Festival
18 oct. 2023
The documentary film „Milk Way" (work-in-progress), directed by Dumitru Budrala, which portrays the fascinating world of transhumance, will be presented to the Astra Film Festival audience in the presence of the main characters on Friday evening at 6:00 PM at Thalia Hall in Sibiu
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Exhibitions Are an Experience at Astra Film Festival
17 oct. 2023
The Astra Film Festival public is invited to four exhibitions open in Sibiu only during the festival, in spaces full of stories, from the Astra Film headquarters in Piața Mică and the foyer of Sălii Thalia, to Promenada Mall and the Mini Dome installed in Piața Mare. Access is free, and the experience is unique, the organizers say.
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Dadestar Chaveste. Fiddle Story by Iulian Ignat at Astra Film Festival
16 oct. 2023
The fascinating universe of fiddlers is presented at Astra Film Festival 30 in a unique exhibition entitled "Dadestar chaveste"/ "From father to son", signed by the photographer Iulian Ignat. The exhibition will be inaugurated today, starting at 16:00, in the side foyer of the Thalia Hall, with the release of an album, with the same name, in the presence of the author
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Astra Film Festival Has Started! Gala Screening of the Film About Volodymyr Zelenskyy
16 oct. 2023
The 30th anniversary edition of the Astra Film Festival debuted on Sunday evening with the film "Meeting Zelenski" (work-in-progress), co-directed by the American actor, director and producer Liev Schreiber and the British director and producer André Singer. A film that the spectators from Sibiu or from other areas of Romania, who filled the Thalia hall in Sibiu, had the opportunity to see in the premiere and which they applauded for a long time.
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Liev Schreiber, the famous actor, director, and producer from Hollywood, will have a live intervention at the opening of the anniversary edition of the Astra Film Festival
15 oct. 2023
The renowned Hollywood actor, director, and producer, Liev Schreiber, who has 6 Golden Globe nominations and 9 Emmy nominations to his name, will speak live during the Opening Gala of the Astra Film Festival, taking place today, October 15, starting at 6:00 PM at the Thalia Hall in Sibiu. Schreiber co-directed the documentary film "Meeting Zelenskyy" alongside André Singer and will discuss his experience meeting and filming the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensyy
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Mirabela Dauer and the Documentary "Playback", by Iulia Rugină, Revive the Atmosphere of Discotheques from the 80s at Astra Film Festival
15 oct. 2023
The artist Mirabela Dauer will perform a concert at the Astra Film Festival as part of a memorable retro party, which will take place on Monday, October 16, starting at 21:00, at Sala Thalia (Chimniță) in Sibiu. Along with the beloved artist, Gabriela Atanasov, Horia Stan and the legendary DJ of the 80s, Sorin Lupașcu, will take the stage.
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Astra Film Festival Anniversary Edition Starts on Sunday in Sibiu with a Film About Volodymyr Zelenskyy
13 oct. 2023
On Sunday, October 15th, Astra Film Festival kicks off in Sibiu, Romania. It is the most important documentary film event in Romania, celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. The organizers set a high bar right from the start of this special edition by scheduling an exceptional film, "Meeting Zelenskyy" (work-in-progress).
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Premieres of the Anniversary Edition of Astra Film Festival Copy
12 oct. 2023
Dozens of documentary films will have their premieres in Sibiu starting this Sunday at the anniversary edition of the Astra Film Festival, which promises to be an exceptional cultural event at a moment when it celebrates its 30th anniversary since its first edition.
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Premieres of the Anniversary Edition of Astra Film Festival
10 oct. 2023
Dozens of documentary films will have their premieres in Sibiu starting this Sunday at the anniversary edition of the Astra Film Festival, which promises to be an exceptional cultural event at a moment when it celebrates its 30th anniversary since its first edition.
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Astra Film Festival Kicks Off With a Documentary About Volodymyr Zelenskyy Copy
05 oct. 2023
The 30th anniversary edition of the Astra Film Festival will start with a bang on Sunday, October 15th, in Sibiu, featuring a world premiere screening of a work-in-progress documentary, "Meeting Zelenskyy," directed by Werner Herzog and produced by André Singer.
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The anniversary edition of the Astra Film Festival, a leap into the future of cinema with immersive films and full-dome projections Copy
27 sept. 2023
This autumn, the Great Square in Sibiu becomes ground zero for the future of cinema, thanks to the installation of two dome cinemas and an immersive Infinity Mirror Room. These will be set up in the city center during the anniversary edition of the Astra Film Festival (October 15-22), a cultural event celebrating its 30th year.
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Astra Film Festival has never censored any documentary film
27 sept. 2023
To those who request the removal of the film "Arsenie. An Amazing Afterlife" by Alexandru Solomon from the Astra Film 2023 festival program
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The anniversary edition of the Astra Film Festival, a leap into the future of cinema with immersive films and full-dome projections
21 sept. 2023
This autumn, the Great Square in Sibiu becomes ground zero for the future of cinema, thanks to the installation of two dome cinemas and an immersive Infinity Mirror Room. These will be set up in the city center during the anniversary edition of the Astra Film Festival (October 15-22), a cultural event celebrating its 30th year.
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Astra Film Junior. Children and teenagers, invited to cinematic adventures in the magical realm of documentary film
18 sept. 2023
Astra Film Junior. Children and teenagers, invited to cinematic adventures in the magical realm of documentary film
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Press Accreditations
14 sept. 2023
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The Astra Film Festival 30 anniversary edition proposes a selection of the newest and best Romanian documentaries
07 sept. 2023
The anniversary edition of the Astra Film Festival, which will take place in Sibiu between October 15-22, challenges the public to activate all their senses and look at documentary films as a mirror of their own inner world. Life stories that will be screened at the Astra Film Festival tackle essential topics, from social and political issues to deep explorations of human nature. So are the 17 Romanian productions selected in three of this year's competitive sections , Romania, Emerging Voices of Documentary Film and DocSchool, which propose forays into a carousel of human emotions. The complete list of all films from the official selection, here: https://www.astrafilm.ro/ro/news/selectia-oficiala-aff-2023.
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WORKSHOP DOC – Documentary Film Workshop for Students
07 sept. 2023
WORKSHOP DOC – Documentary Film Workshop for Students Astra Film Festival 2023, in collaboration with the National University of Theatre and Film "I.L. Caragiale," Documentary Film Master's Program, is organizing a documentary film workshop for students, aged 18 to 25,as part of its 30th edition.
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Top premieres at the anniversary edition of AFF 2023
24 aug. 2023
The Astra Film Festival's anniversary edition, set to take place in Sibiu from October 15th to October 22nd, 2023, marks a significant milestone in the world of documentary filmmaking. Over the past three decades, Sibiu has established itself as a prominent hub for documentary cinema. This enduring tradition continues into its 30th year, where numerous documentary filmmakers choose to premiere their works in front of an informed audience. In fact, three-quarters of the films selected for the co
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OFFICIAL SELECTION AFF 2023
24 aug. 2023
NEW VOICES / VOCI EMERGENTE Orlando, my political biography | Orlando, biografia mea politică | Paul B. Preciado | France | 2023 | 98 The mother of all lies | La început a fost minciuna | Asmae El Moudir | Morocco, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Qatar | 2023 | 97 ANQA | Supravieţuitoarele | Helin Celik | Austria, Spain | 2023 | 91 A Holy Family | Sacru şi profan în bucătărie | Elvis A-Liang Lu | Taiwan, France | 2022 | 88 Between Revolutions | Între Revoluţii | Vlad Petri | Romania, Croatia, Qatar, Iran
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Become a volunteer for the anniversary edition of Astra Film Festival!
11 iul. 2023
The Astra International Documentary Film Festival in Sibiu opens the volunteer program for the 30th edition, which will take place between October 15-22, 2023. Young people from all over the country, who know foreign languages (knowledge of English is mandatory), responsible, motivated, creative and sociable. They can apply until September 17 in departments such as info-point, guest, public speaking, logistics, screening locations and spaces, industry, photo-video, subtitling, technical, crisis
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Astra Film Festival opens for submissions
20 ian. 2023
Romania's longest-running film festival is now open for entries for its 30th edition, which will take place in Sibiu from 15-22 October 2023. Romanian and foreign productions completed after 1 January 2022 are expected. The films selected in the official AFF2023 programme will compete in four competitive sections (Emerging Voices of Documentary, Central and Eastern Europe, Romania and DocSchool). In addition to the competitive sections, the official programme also includes non-competitive secti