Originally held in October, the Astra Film Festival, also known as Sibiu International Film Festival comes to Bucharest to present the documentaries that were staged last year. Astra Film Festival had its 20th anniversary edition in 2013, where for seven days, the city of Sibiu has become the international capital of documentary: screenings, concerts, exhibitions, conferences, masterclasses. The celebration of film has spread its lively spirit all throughout the city: hundreds of flags have been floating above the streets and the city’s youth have organised an unconventional promotion event: an anniversary tour on bikes and motorbikes.
Approximately 200 screenings have drummed up more than 80 000 spectators from Romania and from all around the world. Cinema goers, directors of international festivals, cinema professionals, students and volunteers from all around the country, but also from Hungary, Austria, Germany, France, Belgium, Poland, Ukraine, Switzerland, Croatia, Estonia, Israel, Portugal, Russia, UK, Canada, USA, South Africa etc. have been staying in Sibiu between the 14th and the 20th of October to attend the festival.
The event will take place at the National Peasant Museum, from January 24 to January 26.
The full program of screenings:
Friday, January 24
18:30 A short history of Astra Film. 35 min.
19:30 Matthew’s Law, d. Marc Schmidt. 72 min.
Saturday, January 25
17:00 My German Children, d.Tom Pauer. 82 min.
18:30 Google and the World Brain, d. Ben Lewis. 98 min.
20:30 Dancing Alone, d. Biene Pilavci. 98 min.
Sunday, January 26
15:00 Drill baby drill, d. Lech Kowalski. 84 min.
17:00 Songs for the museum, d. Eliza Zdru. 63 min.
19:30 Hopes on sale, d. Cecilia Felmeri. 52 min.
20:45 Ion, d. Olivier Magis. 57 min.
More about film festivals this year, here.