Years running: 24 (since 2001)


International Documentary Film Festival.


CRONOGRAF Festival is at the moment the only international documentary film festival in Moldova and it is organized in Chisinau starting 2001. This event came into existence at the initiative of a young group of Moldavian filmmakers that were organized within OWH Studio. Their aim was to animate the cultural life in the Republic of Moldova and to bring closer to the local public the latest documentaries from all over the world.
IDFF CRONOGRAF has reached the 11th edition. The festival has a great popularity and an international reputation, especially in the South-East Europe, being among the most important film events. Every year the number of films in the contest increases, as a proof that the festival has aroused the interest of documentarists around the world. CRONOGRAF is an opportunity for the local filmmakers to stand out of the crowd as well as a gateway to the world news in this genre.


  • Main Section and cadRO Section opened to documentary films produced after 2017. 
  • Subtitles language: english

Documents and Other Requisite Items

  • Fill out entry form,
  • Send DVD with submitted film by mail or download file via Internet.

For the Main Section, the Festival organizers will invite one/two representatives for each film accepted into the competition, and will bear the costs for full accommodation, meals and local transportation during the Festival under the following conditions: (a) for one person for the full duration of the festival, or (b) for two persons for the 3 days of your choice.

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

Audience Choice Award and other prices and mentions!




Official Website



OWH Studio,
Str. 31 August 1989 Nr.93,
MD-2012, Chișinău,
Republic of Moldova

Phone: +373 222 327 71

Fax: +373 222 254 09


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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    December 19, 2018
  • Deadline
    February 15, 2019
  • Notifications
    April 22, 2019
  • Event Dates
    22 — 28 May 2019
Categories & Fees

documentary films produced between 2015−2017

  • Deadline — free

films with subjects about Romanians and Romanian communities from all over the world;

  • Deadline — free

Section is dedicated to teenagers and includes short documentaries for young people;

  • Deadline — free

documentaries about republic of Moldova realized by foreign filmmakers

  • Deadline — free
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