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September 14-20, 2020

The fourth edition of American Independent Film Festival is returning with a selection of recent American independent films, presented at major festivals around the world, such as Sundance, Cannes, New York, Tribeca, Telluride, Venice, Toronto, along with sections, special screenings and online meetings with well-known directors and beginners.

Inspired by the thematic courage and social charge of independent American films, the festival donates all proceeds from watching AIFF films (MNAR, Peasant Museum Cinema and Mercato Kultur) to reading programs for disadvantaged children organized by the OvidiuRO Association.

Contemporary American cinema is rich and diverse. But it’s hard to see this just by looking at the multiplex chains’ offer. Beyond the super-productions of big studios, the world of independent American film seems a remote area and hardly accessible to the Romanian public. AIFF is a rare opportunity to get in touch with one of the most vibrant North American art scenes and discover how easy it is to get enthralled by it. To love indie films means to love passion, creativity, courage. It means entering the field of those who want to tell unconventional stories and take thematic and stylistic risks. But you don’t have to take our word for it: you can convince yourself by watching this year’s selection. AIFF brings you, again, award-winning films that have made history at major festivals, but also extraordinary comedies that attest to the vitality of a cinema located outside the conventions of Hollywood.

The access to all the festival's screenings will start 60 minutes before the announced time.
The audience is kindly asked to arrive in time in order to be able to safely enter the venues and to avoid crowding the access areas. 
The tickets can be purchased online on Eventbook.ro for our main locations (MNAR, MȚR and Mercado Kultur) and can be scanned from your mobile device' screen. Tickets can also be bought in the venues if available, in this case we would appreciate if you would use your credit card. 
After the announce time of the screenings the access restricted and your ticket may become invalid. 


With tickets purchased at the screenings of AIFF.4 at the National Museum of Art of Romania, you have free access to the museum, between September 14 and October 31, as follows:

With tickets purchased for the screenings on Monday, Thursday and Sunday, you can visit the European Art Gallery for free.
With tickets purchased for the screenings on Tuesday and Friday, you can visit the National Gallery for free.
With tickets purchased for the screenings on Wednesday and Saturday, you can visit the Museum of Art Collections for free.

According to the latest regulations published by the authorities regarding the public events, each participant must go through a temperature check.
It is also mandatory to wear a personal mask (medical/non-medical) throughout the event and disinfect your hands with the gel provided at the entrance.
AIFF reserves the right to perform an observational triage and to deny access to persons showing symptoms of respiratory infection (cough, sneezing, rhinorrhea), those who do not wear a mask, do not disinfect their hands, refuse to have their temperature checked, or have more than 37,3 degrees Celsius.
Observance of the rules of social distance (maintaining min 1.5 meters between people) is mandatory from entering the festival venues and until leaving them.
In the screening areas it is mandatory to respect the spaces marked by the organizers. 
Indoors, it is only allowed for people with underage (maximum 2) to sit next to each other.
It is not allowed to change the seat during the screening.
To avoid any kind of congestion, the warning signs and markings in each location must be observed. It is forbidden for participants to block or stand in the routed they use.
Please dispose of used packaging and/or leaflets and brochures that you do not want to keep in specially marked places.
All surfaces that come into contact with the public are regularly disinfected by the staff.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

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