Call for entries at Astra Film Festival 2017

Astra Film Festival opened submissions for their 24th edition to all those interested to apply with a documentary film.

Annually, the festival founded in 1993, spotlights contemporary reality and presents it to the public through documentary cinema. For Astra Film Festival the documentaries are an important and powerful instrument that broadens the horizon and analyses the human condition. The fest is creating the perfect setting for cinematographers to talk about the fundamental problems they encounter when they expose lives of real people on the big screen.

Astra Film Fest is looking for documentaries created with dedication and a strong point of view of the filmmaker. The cinematographic quality and the director’s straightforwardness in approaching the film’s subject are the most appreciated qualities for the selectioners. Creative documentaries as well as art films are welcomed to join the festival.

Deadline for submissions is April 20th, 2017. You can find the registration form here.

Astra Film Festival will take place in Sibiu between the 16th and 22nd of October.

“Astra Film Fest, a leader in Romania when it comes to documentaries, is hosted by Sibiu. The fest gathers the annual international and regional documentary productions. Due to its specialty, Astra Film Fest is the perfect place to get to know the Easter European documentary production, the venue of the Romanian new documentaries. One can meet worldwide fellow-filmmakers here, discuss upon important issues that documentary filmmakers face while exposing real life and real people on the big screen, being a place of interaction with professionals and with an enthusiastic public.”

A brief history of Astra Film Festival can be found here.


Article by Romina Banu
English translation by Andreea Andrei

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