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  • Registration for Romanian Docs in Progress 2018

    The ASTRA FILM FESTIVAL 2018 industry program - DocTank@AFF - will take place between 17 and 18 October, bringing together professionals from both the local and European film industries for networking opportunities, masterclass sessions and presentations.  

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  • Astra Film on Tour brings 7 top documentaries to Cluj-Napoca

    A set of 7 of Astra’s Film Festival 2017 most acclaimed documentaries will be premiered in Cluj-Napoca between January the 26th and 28th, 2018 at Victoria Cinema. The Astra Film on Tour is a unique opportunity for Cluj-Napoca’s cinephile audience to see top nonfiction films in their city, documentaries with an impressive festival career, highly regarded at an international level.

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  • Sibiu 825 film will be broadcast by TVR

    Sibiu 825, directed by Dumitru Budrala, will be broadcast by TVR 1, Saturday, January the 20th, at 16:00hrs. Watched with great interest by the AFF 2017 cinephile audience, the documentary is an emotional chronicle of Sibiu, which travels through time, showcasing the thriving moments, but also the great turning points that the city upon Cibin River has crossed from the beginning to present day, along the nine centuries of evolution.

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  • Astra Film Festival 2018, under the High Patronage of the President of Romania

    The President of Romanian, Klaus Iohannis, awarded Astra International Documentary Film Festival, founded 25 years ago in Sibiu, the High Patronage of the President of Romania.

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  • Submissions are now open for Astra Film Festival 2018

    Astra Film Festival, Sibiu, is preparing the 25th edition, which will take place between the 15th and 21st of October 2018 in Sibiu. Today, the 5th of December 2017, is the opening of film submissions, and filmmakers, producers and film distributors from all over the world can submit their latest documentary film productions, but no later than the 5th of March 2018.

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  • AFF 2017 in figures

    Over 70,000 spectators embarked on the film journey offered by AFF in Sibiu, between the 16th and the 22nd of October. The 2017 Astra Film Festival brought more than 130 films on the big screen, screened in the 9 venues of the historical center of Sibiu, as well as numerous discussions, debates and many questions. Most of the screenings were followed by Q&A sessions with the directors and protagonists. The films and concerts from the 2017 AFF programme filled the halls to the brim, as most of the film and musical events were sold-out.

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  • AFF 2017 awards

    Saturday, the 21st of October, at Thalia Hall in Sibiu, was the time for the Astra Film Festival 2017 Gala Awards, when the winning films of the 24th edition were announced. 57 films were included in the five competitive sections: International, Central and Eastern Europe, Romania, Shorts and DocSchool.

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  • The world premiere of the film Phoenixxx

    AFF 2017 continues its cinematic journey with a series of top film events, meetings with great filmmakers and special programmes. On Tuesday, film buffs have had the opportunity to view a special programme of documentary film, that brought realities from all around the world to the big screen. The hunt for Transylvanian gold, directed by Andrei-Nicolae Teodorescu, a thriller that lays emphasis on investigations which developed over 10 years on two continents, Europa and North America, after the theft and trafficking of archaeological artefacts. Augustin Lazar was also present at the film, Romania’s General Prosecutor, who at that time was coordinating the investigation and traced the stolen Dacian gold.

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  • Absolute record of participation: Astra Film Junior 2017

    The 9th edition of Astra Film Junior takes place in Sibiu from the 16th to the 22nd of October, within the International non-fiction film festival, Astra Film Festival. Documentary film is an excellent instrument for education through and for cinema. For the first time in Romania, Astra Film Junior has taken on the role of promoting the cinematic education as early as 2009, offering to a record number of students the opportunity to experience viewing films in theatres and making available for educators the know-how necessary to playout activities before and after the screening. Last but not least, the workshop dedicated to the initiation of high school students into film production offers its participants the chance to find out how a film production is seen from behind the camera. 

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