FESTIVALS: The 23rd ASTRA Film Festival Announces Lineup


    SIBIU: The 23rd edition of ASTRA Film Festival, one of the most important documentary showcases in Eastern Europe, will run in Sibiu from 17 to 23 October 2016 with eight titles in the main competition and ten in the Central-Eastern European competition.

    The festival is organising four competitions as usually: OutstandDox Award Competition (the former International Competition), the Central-Eastern European Competition, the Romanian Competition and the Student Competition. However, the films are also arranged in themes such as No Place like Dis-place, Doc-vlog, Stories from Urbania, Refurbished Past, Inside Radical Islam, Communist Faiths or Self, Family, Society.

    Astra Film Festival Sibiu 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, with the support of the Local Council Sibiu, the Ministry of Culture, the MEDIA Programme, Sibiu City Hall and the Romanian Film Centre. The major partner of the festival is the Romanian Cultural Institute.


    OutstandDox Award Competition

    Changa Revisited (USA)
    Directed by Peter Biella, Leonard Kamerling

    Dead Slow Ahead (Spain, France)
    Directed by Mauro Herce

    Depth Two (Serbia, France)
    Directed by Ognen Glavonić

    Don Juan (Sweden, Finland)
    Directed by Jerzy Sladkowski

    Employment Office/Bureau de chomage (Belgium)
    Directed by Anne Schiltz, Charlotte Grégoire

    Keep Quiet (UK, Hungary)
    Directed by Sam Blair, Joseph Martin

    The Dark Gene/Das dunkle Gen (Germany, Switzerkand)
    Directed by Gerhard Schick, Miriam Jakobs

    The New Man/El hombre nuevo (Uruguay, Chile)
    Directed by Aldo Garay

    Central- Eastern European Documentary Competition

    Train to Adulthood/Reményvasút (Hungary)
    Directed by Klara Trencseny

    Abdul &Hamza (Serbia)
    Directed by Marko Grba Singh

    Trapped by Law (Kosovo, Germany)
    Directed by Sami Mustafa

    Alisa in Warland/Alisa w krainie wojny (Poland)
    Directed by Alisa Kovalenko, Liubov Durakova

    Chech against Czechs (Czech Republic)
    Directed by Tomas Kratochvil

    The Dazzling Light of Sunset (Germany, Georgia)
    Directed by Salome Jashi

    The Halves/Les moitiés (France, Russia)
    Directed by Alexander Zarchikov

    Parchim International (Germany)
    Directed by Stefan Eberlein, Manuel Fenn

    Anthill/Sipelgapesa (Estonia)
    Directed by Vladimir Loginov

    The Dybbuk, a Tale of Wondering Soul/Dybuk. Recz o wędrówce dusz (Poland, Sweden, Ukraine)
    Directed by Krzysztof Kopczynski

    Romanian Documentary Competition

    A Mere Breath/Doar o răsuflare (Romania)
    Directed by Monica Lăzurean-Gorgan

    Angela (Romania)
    Directed by Botond Püsök

    Pregnant in Romania/Sunt însărcinată în România (Romania, Spain)
    Directed by Jesús Del Cerro

    Cinema mon Amour (Romania, Czech Republic)
    Directed by Alexandru Belc

    The Block/Blocul (UK)
    Directed by Maria Salaru

    God Save the Partisans as We Await for the Americans!/ Ține, Doamne, partizanii, până vin americanii! (Romania)
    Directed by Dragos Zămoșteanu

    The Red Emperess – The Life and Adventures of Ana Pauker/ Imparateasa rosie – Viata si aventurile Anei Pauker (Romania)
    Directed by Radu Gabrea

    The Manakia Brothers. Diaries of a Long Look Back/Frații Manakia. Jurnalul unei lungi priviri înapoi (Romania)
    Directed by Eliza Zdru

    The New Gypsy Kings (UK)
    Directed by Liviu Tipurita