FESTIVALS: ASTRA Film Festival Announces Lineup


SIBIU: Nine documentaries have been selected for the international competition of the 17th edition of ASTRA Film Festival, set to take place in Sibiu from 16 to 22 October 2017.

Ten films will compete in the Central & Eastern Europe competition programme, while 11 titles were selected for the Romanian competition. The festival also organises a student competition and a short film competition. Sidebar events include a focus on Norway and the children programme ASTRA Film Junior.

ASTRA FILM FESTIVAL Sibiu is the biggest documentary film festival in Romania and one of the most prestigious documentary film festivals in Central & Eastern Europe.

The festival is organised by ASTRA FILM – Centre for Documentary Film and Visual Education, Department the National Museum ASTRA in Sibiu and by the ASTRA FILM Foundation.

International Competition Programme:

All that Passes by Through a Window that Doesn't Open (USA, Qatar)
Directed by Martin DiCicco

Another Year (China)
Directed by Chengze Zhu

Burma Storybook (Netherlands, Norway)
Directed by Petr Lom, Corinne van Egeraat

Calabria (Switzerland)
Directed by Jean-François Sauter

City of Ghosts (USA)
Directed by Matthew Heineman

Libera nos (Italy, France)
Directed by Federica di Giacomo

Taste of Cement (Germany, Lebanon, Syria, UAE, Qatar)
Directed by Ziad Kalthoum

The Bad Kids (USA)
Directed by Keith Fulton, Louis Pepe

The Challenge (France, Italy)
Directed by Yuri Ancarani
Central & Eastern Europe Competition Programme:

Batusha’s House (Kosovo, Switzerland)
Directed by Tino Glimmann, Jan Gollob

City of the Sun (Georgia, Netherlands, USA, Qatar)
Directed by Rati Oneli

Communion (Poland)
Directed by Anna Zamecka

Convictions (Russia, Poland)
Directed by Tatiana Christova

Deportation Class (Germany)
Directed by Hauke Wendler, Carsten Rau

Gora (Bosnia, Serbia)
Directed by Stefan Malešević

Long Echo (Germany)
Directed by Lukasz Lakomy, Veronika Glasunowa

Soul Exodus (Hungary)
Directed by Csaba Bereczki

Tarzan’s Testicles (Romania, France)
Directed by Alexandru Solomon

The Beast Is Still Alive (Bulgaria)
Directed by Mina Mileva, Vesela Kazakova