FESTIVALS: The 25th Astra Film Festival Announces Lineup


SIBIU: Nine documentaries have been selected for the International Competition of the 25th Astra Film Festival. From a total of 101 films selected, 56 will screen in the five competition sections of the festival running from 15 to 21 October 2018.

The competition sections are: International, Central and Eastern Europe, Romania, Short film and Student. Another 45 films will screen out of competition within the thematic programmes of the festival, in the experiential setup (virtual reality and 360 degrees projections), as well as in the 10th Astra Film Junior (a festival-in-festival dedicated to the training of the next generation of moviegoers and documentary filmmakers).

Over 3,000 films have been submitted.

Astra Film Festival Sibiu is held under the High Patronage of the President of Romania.


I Am Another You (USA)
Directed by Nanfu Wang
Minding the Gap (USA)
Directed by Bing Liu
Sand and Blood (Austria)
Directed by Matthias Krepp, Angelika Spangel
Solving My Mother (Latvia)
Directed by Ieva Ozolina
Tanzania Transit (the Netherlands)
Directed by Jeroen van Velzen
The Image You Missed (Ireland, France)
Directed by Donal Foreman
Thinking Like a Mountain (Germany, Colombia)
Directed by Alexander Hick
Unsettling (Israel, UK)
Directed by Iris Zaki
Yvonne (Italy, France)
Directed by Tommaso Perfetti


Easy Lessons (Hungary)
Directed by Dorottya Zurbó
Frozen Conflict (Germany)
Directed by Steffi Wurster
Hugo (Poland)
Directed by Wojciech Klimala, Mateusz Wajda
Love Is Potatoes (the Netherlands)
Directed by Aliona van der Horst
Putin’s Witnesses (Latvia, Switzerland, Czech Republic)
Directed by Vitaly Mansky
Srbenka (Croatia)
Directed by Nebojsa Slijepcevic
Taurunum Boy (Serbia)
Directed by Jelena Maksimović
The Distant Barking of Dogs (Denmark, Sweden)
Directed by Simon Lereng Wilmont
The White World According to Daliborek (Czech Republic)
Directed by Vít Klusák
When the War Comes (Croatia, Czech Republic)
Directed by Jan Gebert
Click HERE for the press release.