The 29th edition of the International Movie Festival from Sibiu, Astra Film Festival, will take place this year between the 9th and the 16th of October.
Having become an event of reference country-wide, this festival represents and exceptional cultural event, being a member of the European festivals family (EFFE), with a solid reputation, built on the originality and high valor of its programs. For more than a quarter of a century, Sibiu has been the bounding place for European and international cinematography, attracting hundreds of professionals from the cinematographic industry and thousands of documentary enthusiasts.
This year, Astra Film has a program full of exciting documentary productions from all over the world, that compete against each other for the awards of the festival or that are part of special programs, tied to the present realities of the world. Students of all ages, accompanied by their teachers, are expected to participate at Astra Film Junior, the program that educates through documentaries, unique in Romania, that records every year impressive numbers of participants. And what really transforms it in a unique festival is the presence in Sibiu of the cinema of the future, with a schedule of movies played in the cinema-dome in a 360-degree format and the immersive projection series at Astra Film New Media.
During the festival there are prepared hundreds of events: projections and talks with the directors and, in some cases, with the characters of the movie, meetings with important names in the cinematography, special programs for cinema lovers, international networking, releases, national and international premiers. On Saturday night, the 15th of October, will take place the Awards Gala, which will reunite all the personalities present at the festival, in an original visual show, in the exceptional ambiance of Thalia Hall, in Sibiu.