About the third edition of ESTE Film Festival SIBIU

The third edition of ESTE Film Festival Sibiu takes place between 2nd and 6th of May and features more than 60 film screenings in 4 different locations

The third edition of ESTE Film Festival Sibiu starts on May 2nd with the local premiere of Pororoca (dir. Constantin Popescu). This screening is scheduled on Wednesday, at 8:00 PM, in Aula Magna Halle of ‘Lucian Blaga’ University of Sibiu. The film is followed by a Q&A session with the filming team when the audience will be able to find out more details from behind the screen. Bogdan Dumitrache won the award for Best Leading Actor at 2017 San Sebastian FF for his role in this film.

The programme includes numerous films; we recommend you not to miss the In Frame section, which focuses on Anca Damian’s activity. The section includes three films signed by her: Crulic – The path to beyond, The Magic Mountain and Perfect Health.

We checked the entire programme of ESTE Film Festival and selected some films that truly deserve to be included in your monthly calendar.


  • One step behind the seraphim (dir. Daniel Sandu) – grand winner of the 2018 Gopo Awards
  • Infinite football (dir. Corneliu Porumboiu)
  • Soldiers. Story from Ferentari (dir. Ivana Mladenovic)
  • The Square – winner of the 2017 Palme d’Or at Cannes FF and Best Film, Best Director and Best Actor Awards at the 2017 European Film Academy
  • Loving Vincent – winner of Best Animation Film Prize at the 2017 European Film Academy, nominated for Best Animation Film at the Oscars, Golden Globes and Bafta Awards

All these films will be screened for the very first time in Sibiu.

If you want to enjoy the films in an unconventional space, ESTE Film’s programme features a CineBrunch, where the film Soul Kitchen will be screened (2009, dir. Fatih Akin).

Last but not least, the festival also features a programme for children and teenagers called CinExplorez, which includes 4 age appropriate European films and after-screening Q&A sessions which will surely engage them in a dialogue: Summer 1993 (Carla Simón), Anchors Up (dir. Simen Alsvik, Will Ashurst), March of the Penguins 2: The Next Step (dir. Luc Jacquet) and Tales from the Lakeside (dir. Zsolt Pálfi)

ESTE Film Festival Sibiu will take place between 2nd and 6th of May. The full schedule and tickets can be found here. Don’t forget also to check the trailer of the festival for this year’s edition.

an article by Romina Banu

English translation by Andreea Andrei


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