OFFICIAL SELECTION AFF 2023

NEW VOICES IN DOCUMENTARY CINEMA COMPETITION / COMPETIȚIA VOCI EMERGENTE ALE FILMULUI DOCUMENTAR
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 | 2023 | 70
The mountains | Chemarea munţilor | Christian Einshøj | Denmark | 2023 | 89
Adieu, sauvage | Locul unde nimeni nu zice <te iubesc>  | Sergio Guataquira Sarmiento | Belgium, France | 2023 | 93
Knit s Island | Insula lui Knit | Ekiem Barbier, Guilhem Causse, Quentin L'helgoualc'h | France | 2023 | 95
Light Falls Vertical | Lumina cade vertical | Efthymia Zymvragaki | Spain, Germany, Italy, Netherlands | 2022 | 85
One mother | Acea mamă | Mickael Bandela | France | 2022 | 86
ROMANIA COMPETITION/ COMPETIȚIA ROMÂNIA
The Land You Belong | Pământul de care aparținem |Elena Rebeca Carini | Romania, Italy | 2023 | 91
Amar | Amar | Diana Gavra | Romania, Spain | 2023 | 137
Our Daily Bread | Pâinea noastră cea de toate zilele | Șerban Georgescu | Romania | 2022 | 70
Nora | De ce mă cheamă Nora, când cerul meu e senin | Carla Teaha | Romania | 2023 | 85
Playback | Playback | Iulia Rugină | Romania | 2023 | 77
Arsenie. An Amazing Afterlife | Arsenie.Viaţa de apoi | Alexandru Solomon Romania, Luxembourg | 2023 | 96
The Memory of the Moment | Memoria clipei | Ovidiu Georgescu | Romania | 2023 | 61
My Muslim Husband | Soţul meu musulman | Daniel Bărnuți | Romania | 2023 | 71
MRS. BUICA | MRS. BUICĂ | Eugene Buică | Romania | 2023 | 83
Paradise of the Naives | Paradisul Naivilor | Copel Moscu | Romania | 2022 | 72
Earth’s sweet kiss | Dulcele sărut al pământului | Gautier Gumpper | France | 2023 | 108
CENTRAL & EASTERN EUROPEAN COMPETITION / COMPETIȚIA CENTRAL ȘI EST-EUROPEANĂ
20 Days in Mariupol | 20 de zile în Mariupol | Mstyslav Chernov | Ukraine | 2023 | 94
We Will Not Fade Away | Vom trăi şi vom fi liberi | Alisa Kovalenko | Ukraine, France, Poland, USA | 2023 | 100
My Uncle Luben | Unchiul meu, Luben | Nikola Boshnakov | Bulgaria, Germany | 2022 | 78
God and Lunaparks Warriors | Gâlceava ateului cu lumea | Bartłomiej Zmuda | Poland | 2022 | 77
The Love Room | Doar aici ne putem iubi | Suzana Dinevski | Macedonia | 2022 | 90
Love is Not an Orange | Iubirea nu e o portocală | Otilia Babara | Belgium, Netherlands, Moldavia, France | 2022 | 73
The Northeast Winds | Vântul schimbării | Nikoloz Bezhanishvili | Georgia | 2022 | 94
Silent Love | Dragoste tăcută | Marek Kozakiewicz | Poland, Germany | 2022 | 72
Manifesto | Manifest | Angie Vinchito | Russia | 2022 | 68
Paying a Visit to Fortuna | Vizita zeiţei Fortuna | Mátyás Kálmán | Hungary, Croatia | 2022 | 74
DOCSCHOOL COMPETITION / COMPETIȚIA STUDENȚEASCĂ
Enzo and Mateo | Enzo & Mateo | Valentin-Rareș Fogoroș | Romania | 2023 | 21
Ptitsa | Ptitsa | Alina Maksimenko | Poland | 2022 | 30
My Mum Rita | Mama mea, Rita | Qiqi Hou | UK | 2022 | 21
Dana | Dana | Daiana Stănușoiu | Romania | 2022 | 19
THREE WOMEN | TREI FEMEI | Maksym Melnyk | Germany | 2022 | 85
Thy Will Be Done | Faca-se Voia Ta | Octavian Șaramet | Romania | 2023 | 24
Byst | Byst | Arina Litvinova | Romania | 2023 | 25
LETTERS TO ORSK | SCRISORI CĂTRE ORSK | Andreas Boschmann | Germany | 2023 | 83
Songs from the backyard | Cântece din curtea din spate | Letiția Popa | Romania, Germany | 2022 | 28
Ours | Pentru ai noștri | Elen Mkrtchyan, Monika Sargsyan | Armenia | 2022 | 35
The Heart of Baikal | În inima lacului Baikal | Arina Kosmina | Russia | 2022 | 25
Dear Odesa | Odesa mea dragă | Kyrylo Naumko | Italy | 2022 | 52
Dancing at My Parents' Wedding | Dansez și eu la nunta părinților mei | Andreea Chiper | Romania | 2023 | 23
NEVER IN LOVE 52 YEARS OF FAITHFULNESS | 52 DE ANI DE FIDELITATE, DAR CÂTĂ DRAGOSTE? | Ibolya Simó | Hungary | 2021 | 15
SPECIAL PROGRAMS / PROGRAME SPECIALE
Leviathan | Leviatan | Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Verena Paravel | USA | 2012 | 87
De Humani Corporis Fabrica | De Humani Corporis Fabrica | Verena Paravel, Lucien Castaing-Taylor | France, USA, Switzerland | 2022 | 118
Change for Bogota Schimbare pentru Bogota | Andreas Mol Dalsgaard | Denmark | 2009 | 58
NEW MEDIA
Recombination | Structuri recombinate | Julius Horsthuis | Netherlands | 2023 | 25
One sky | Un singur cer | Audrey Rainville Sébastien Gauthier | France | 2022 | 43
Chemistry of life | Chimia vieţii | Christian Sodergren | Sweden | 2023 | 32
Totality! | Eclipsă totală | RICE University | USA | 2023 | 24
Suprematism | Suprematism | Sergey Prokofyev | Germany | 2021 | 6
The Inner IslandInsula interioară |Sergey Prokofyev | Germany | 2022 | 6
Pink Floyd – The Dark Side of the Moon | Pink Floyd – The Dark Side of the Moon | Alex Garton | UK | 2023 | 44
Sounds of the Ocean | Sunetul oceanului | Joshua Miller | USA | 2022 | 75
Urban Mindscape | Neuropeisaj urban | Sergey Prokofyev | Germany | 2022 | 6
Legends of the Starry Realm | Legendele tărâmului înstelat | Iryna Filipova | Germany | 2023 | 32
MOONSHOT - The Rocket Pioneers | MOONSHOT – pionierii rachetelor | Kato Osamu | Japan | 2022 | 27
Armstrong The Adventurous Journey of a Mouse to the Moon | Armstrong – aventurile unui şoarece în drum spre Lună | Jürgen Rienow | Germany | 2023 | 50
Granpa & Zoe | Bătrânul savant şi Zoe | Stéphane Bertrand | France | 2021 | 28
Hazelnuts – in search of the perfect planet | Super-alunele – în căutarea planetei perfecte | Stéphane Bertrand | France | 2022 | 25
Worlds of Ice | Lumi de gheaţă | Philippe Baylaucq | Canada | 2022 | 35
We Are Guardians | Gardienii galaxiei | Max Crow, Paul Mowbray | UK | 2022 | 25
Arden’s Wake | Priveghiul lui Arden | Eugene Chung | 2021 | 30
The Line | Linia | Ricardo Laganaro | 2020 | 20
Spheres | Muzica sferelor | Eliza McNitt | 2020 | 45
The Infinite | Infinitul | Phoebe Greenberg, Félix Lajeunesse, Paul Raphael, Marie Brassard | 45
ALEGRIA. A spark of light. | ALEGRIA. O scânteie de lumină. | François Blouin | 14
Cirque du Soleil. Through the Masks of Luzia | Cirque du Soleil. Prin măștile Luziei | Francois Blouin, Felix Lajeunesse & Paul Raphael | 14
Nomads Sea Gypsies | Nomazi Vagabonzii Mărilor | Félix Lajeunesse and Paul Raphaël | 8
Nomads Masai | Nomazi Masai | Félix Lajeunesse and Paul Raphaël | 8
Nomads Herders | Nomazi Păstori | Félix Lajeunesse and Paul Raphaël | 8
Madrid Noir | Madrid Noir | James A. Castillo | 45
Gondwana | Gondwana | Ben Joseph Andrews | 60
AF JUNIOR / AF JUNIOR
The Tamarind Singer | Kids on the Silk Road | Kam visează să devină cântăreaţă | Kaspar Astrup Schröder | Denmark, Norway | 2023 | 22
One sky | Un singur cer | Audrey Rainville Sébastien Gauthier | France | 2022 | 43
Chemistry of life | Chimia vieţii | Christian Sodergren | Sweden | 2023 | 32
Totality! | Eclipsă totală | RICE University | USA | 2023 | 24
Legends of the Starry Realm | Legendele tărâmului înstelat | Iryna Filipova | Germany | 2023 | 32
MOONSHOT- The Rocket Pioneers | MOONSHOT – pionierii rachetelor | Kato Osamu | Japan | 2022 | 27
Armstrong The Adventurous Journey of a Mouse to the Moon | Armstrong – aventurile unui şoarece în drum spre Lună | Jürgen Rienow | Germany | 2023 | 50
GranPa & Zoe | Bătrânul savant şi Zoe | Stéphane Bertrand | France | 2021 | 28
Hazelnuts – in search of the perfect planet | Super-alunele – în căutarea planetei perfecte | Stéphane Bertrand | France | 2022 | 25
Eating Differently - The Experiment | Să mâncăm diferit - Experimentul | Kurt Langbein, Andrea Ernst | Austria | 2020 | 90
Jimmy and Sabato from Lake Kiwu (Look into my world series) | Jimmy şi Sabato de pe Lacul Kiwu | Frank Feustle | Germany | 2019 | 25
Pavel - the painter and his heart for animals | Pavel – pictorul care iubeşte animalele | Katja Fedulova | Germany | 2022 | 24
Tsering on Top of the World | Tsering locuieşte pe acoperişul lumii | André Hörmann | Germany | 2016 | 15
9andahalf's Goodbye | Despărţirea de Nouă-Și-Jumătate | Halina Dyrschka | Germany | 2010 | 14
School by the Sea | Şcoala de la ţărmul mării | Solveig Melkeraaen | Norway | 2021 | 30
David | David | Radu Muntean | Romania | 2023 | 110
Rauna and the reindeer (Look into my world series) | Rauna şi renul | Guido Holz, Diana Will | Germany | 2013 | 25
Valentin, his avatar and the dream of film (Look into my world series) | Valentin are un avatar şi visează să devină regizor | Ulrike Licht | Germany | 2022 | 24
WHY WE FIGHT | De ce luptăm | Camille ÉTIENNE, Solal MOISAN | France | 2022 | 70
Bogdan carves for his church (Look into my world series) | Bogdan sculptează pentru biserica din satul lui | Klaus Tümmler | Germany | 2022 | 25
Eva and her city of Berlin (Look into my world series) | Eva şi oraşul său natal | Claudia Kock, Cordula Garrido | Germany | 2022 | 25
Storms wold is melting - the arctic and the climate | Lumea lui Storm se topeşte – Oceanul Arctic şi clima | Lynn Klockow | Norway | 2022 | 24
And the king said what a Fantastic Machine | Şi regele a exclamat: O maşinărie fantastică! | Axel Danielson, Maximilien Van Aertryck | Sweden, Denmark | 2023 | 88
Jasmins Two Homes Jasmin – între două lumi | Inka Achté, Hanna Karppinen | Finland | 2022 | 14
Worlds of Ice | Lumi de gheaţă | Philippe Baylaucq | Canada | 2022 | 35
Knit s Island | Insula lui Knit | Ekiem Barbier, Guilhem Causse, Quentin L'helgoualc'h | France | 2023 | 95
Rookies | Începătorii | Thierry De Maizière, Alban Teurlai | France | 2022 | 114
Oasis | Oaza | Justine Martin | Canada | 2022 | 15
Another Body | Altă identitate | Sophie Compton, Reuben Hamlyn | UK, USA | 2023 | 80
We Are Guardians | Gardienii galaxiei | Max Crow, Paul Mowbray | UK | 2022 | 25
Other News
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Volunteers of all ages at Astra Film Festival
04 iun. 2024
The Astra Film Festival opens registration for volunteers and accepts people of any age, the only condition being that the legal minimum age for voluntary activities is met (14 years old).
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Cinemateca Astra Film: Invitation to the Finest Documentary Films
29 mai 2024
Cinemateca Astra Film reopens its doors this summer, returning in June with four of the best award-winning documentaries from the latest edition of the festival.
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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
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