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Astra Film Festival

International Documentary Film Festival.

About

ASTRA FILM FESTIVAL is a major event in the European film community. The Festival is located in Sibiu – Romania, and it is unique in this part of Europe. Besides the four AFF Competition Sections , it offers a variety of programs showing the diversity and the current tendencies of documentary film. AFF SIBIU is the place to see great documentaries, to feel the pulse of Romanian and Eastern European documentary film production, meet fellow-filmmakers from around the world, debate upon major issues faced by documentarists while exposing real life and real people on the big screen, and interact with professionals and with an enthusiastic audience.
Masterclasses, panels, concerts, and other parallel events complete the AFF SIBIU program.

Program

The Official Selection:

  • INTERNATIONAL (competitive) -  world documentaries;
  • CENTRAL&EASTERN EUROPE (competitive)  - documentaries produced by and/or on Central & Eastern European contemporary issues;
  • ROMANIA (competitive) - Romanian productions / co-productions;
  • STUDENT (competitive)  - film school production made as part of film school course work;
  • PANORAMA (non-competitive) - International showcase;
  • MADE IN ROMANIA (non-competitive) -  documentaries on issues in Romania, not restricted to Romanian productions;
  • THEME PROGRAMMES,
  • SPECIAL SCREENINGS.

AFF Extended Programmes:

  • ASTRA FILM NATIONAL TOUR (a selection of films in AFF Programs presented in major cities in Romania);
  • ASTRA FILM CINEMATHEQUE.

Awards

  • Best International Doc Award (international documentaries, feature length);
  • Best Central&Eastern European Doc (documentaries produced by and/or on Central &
  • Eastern European contemporary issues, feature length);
  • Best Romanian Doc (Romanian productions / co-productions);
  • Best DocSchool Film (European film school productions);

The prizes in total amount of Euro 25,000 will be awarded to the authors of the winning films.

 

Rules

The films submitted for the competitive sections must be copyrighted in 2018 or 2019. This year limit does not apply to films submitted for non-competitive sections.

Documents and Other Requisite Items

  • Fill out online entry form,
  • Provide a password protected online preview.

Subtitles language: English

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Documents

Place

Romania
Sibiu

Official website

astrafilm.ro

Contacts

Address:

ASTRA FILM FESTIVAL / Submission
550182 Piata Mica 11
Sibiu, Romania

Telephone: +4 0269 202 430

Mobil:  +4 0751 166 516

Email: aff@astrafilm.ro

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