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Astra Film continues online

43 titles from the official selection can be watched online until September 19th

Film lovers who did not get to see the productions presented at the Astra Film Festival, now have the opportunity to watch them online, until September 19th, 2021, at 11:59pm. 43 titles from the official selection will be available, including seven of those awarded at AFF2021. The audience that participated in the International Documentary Film Festival Astra Film Festival had to choose from approximately 200 cultural events, and the films available at AFF Online are among the most appreciated by viewers. Many of them were followed by long discussions with their directors, which is an important feature of the Astra Film Festival in Sibiu.

The price for watching a movie is 15 lei, and the subscription that allows watching all 43 movies costs 150 lei, meaning less than 3.5 lei a movie. The AFF Online platform can be accessed only from Romania through Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Edge. The movies can be watched online starting after the purchase of the ticket or the subscription, until the end of AFF Online 2021. For details about the AFF Online programme and tickets, go to

"It is a great joy for us to be able to offer access to the festival's films also to those who could not come to Sibiu in the blessed week in which the screenings were presented outdoors or in cinemas, in most cases in world or national premiere ”, said Dumitru Budrala, founding director of Astra Film Festival.

Among the 43 films available on the AFF Online platform there are also seven of the ones awarded by the juries of the competition sections: Us against us (directed by Andra Tarara - Best Documentary, Romania Section, award offered by HBO), My Uncle Tudor (directed by Olga Lucovnicova - Best Director, Romania Section, award offered by the Romanian Cultural Institute), Occasional Spies (directed by Oana Giurgiu - Special Mention, Romania Section), For your comfort and your safety (directed by Frédéric Mainçon - Special Mention, Emerging Voices in Documentary Cinema), Milkless (directed by Lidia Ilie - Best Documentary, DocSchool section, award offered by RCI), Then Comes the Evening (directed by Maja Novaković - Best Director, DocSchool Section, award offered by Cinelabs Romania), and Dear Darkness (directed by Samuel N. Schwarz - Special Mention, DocSchool Section).

The organizers specify that it is not allowed to record or download the films made available on the AFF Online platform. For other information about the terms and conditions of using the AFF Online platform, please consult the following webpage

Launched in 1993 as an innovative project in Central and Eastern Europe, Astra Film Festival is an essential event in the European documentary film community, proving to be the most important festival of its kind in Romania, summing up a culture and a history of documentary cinema for decades.

Organized by: Astra Film, CNM Astra and the Astra Film Foundation.

With the support of: The Sibiu County Council, The Ministry of Culture, The National Center of Cinematography, The Consulate of the Federal Republic of Germany in Sibiu, The Austrian Cultural Forum, The Filmmakers Union.

Co-financed by the Sibiu Local Council through the City Hall of Sibiu and by the European Union through the Creative Europe Program.

The Astra Film Festival takes place under the High Patronage of the President of Romania.

Sponsors: HBO, DPD România, Materom Autohaus, Cinelab, Ursus, Nod Pub, The Refresh, Kulinarium, Sonne Restaurant Cafe

Media partners: TV5 Monde, Rock FM, Radio România Cultural, RFI România, Hotnews,, Newsweek, Spotmedia, Scena9, Avantaje, Liternet, Cineuropa, Film New Europe, Movienews, All About Romanian Cinema, Films in frame, Urban,ro, Turnul sfatului, Sibiu 100%, Tribuna, Ora de Sibiu, Știri de Sibiu, Capital cultural, Zile și nopți, Revista Transilvania, Hermanstaedter

Communication partner: PiArt Vision

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