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Astra Film Festival (AFF) 2012 – Call for Entries

Astra Film Festival (AFF) is a major event in the European film community. The Festival is located in Sibiu – Romania, and it is unique in this part of Europe. Besides the four AFF Competition Sections, it offers a variety of programs showing the diversity and the current tendencies of documentary film.

AFF Sibiu is the place to see great documentaries, to feel the pulse of Romanian and Eastern European documentary film production, meet fellow-filmmakers from around the world, debate upon major issues faced by documentarists while exposing real life and real people on the big screen, and interact with professionals and with an enthusiastic audience.

Prizes in total amount of €25,000 will be awarded to the authors of the winning films.

Astra Film Festival 2012 is Calling for Documentaries

The 12th Astra Film Festival Sibiu accepts documentary films without restriction to theme and length. Films must have cinematographic qualities, artistic commitment and a strong presence of the filmmaker’s point of view both in form and content. Creative documentaries and auteur films are specially welcomed.

The Festival consists of:

  • The Official Selection(competitive):
    • INTERNATIONAL (world documentaries);
    • ROMANIA (Romanian productions / co-productions);
    • ECOcinematogrAFF (documentaries on environmental issues);
    • STUDENT (documentaries produced by film schools/filmmaking programmes)
  • AFF Parallel Programs(non-competitive):
    • PANORAMA (International showcase);
    • 11-12.RO (The complete Made in Romania production of 2011-2012);
    • BAROC CINEMA (Baroque culture & Cinema).

Documentaries submitted for the official selection must have been produced no earlier than 1 January 2011. If the original language of the commentary/dialogue is other than English, the films must have English subtitles.

Prizes in total amount of €25,000 will be awarded to the authors of the winning films.

The 12th Astra Film Festival will take place 15-21 October 2012 in Sibiu, Romania.