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The 28th edition of The Astra Film Festival - The International Documentary Film Festival in Sibiu celebrates life in all its diversity through the over 200 cinematographic events: film projections, film screenings, concerts, discussions with directors, workshops and events dedicated to the film industry will take place in Sibiu, between September 5th-12th.

Launched in 1993 as an innovative project in Central and Eastern Europe, the Astra Film Festival stands out as an essential event in the European documentary film community, proving to be the most important festival of its kind in Romania, summing up a culture and a history of documentary cinema for decades.

This edition is a celebration of life and a careful observation of the changes that are taking place around us, in response to recent challenges. Everything will be seen through the camera lens of documentary filmmakers around the world, who always manage to offer intimate and unfiltered perspectives of reality.

"We had to choose from an abundance of productions completed probably last year. We had the privilege of observing how the world reacted to the challenges of the last period. We are talking about a multitude of topics and approaches, some more pressing, others more noisy, and others that need to be savoured quietly. And they all deserve to be on the big screen, to have our full attention. We see once again the Festival as an occasion to celebrate the mastery with which these talented filmmakers manage to unravel the reality around themselves and expose it through film", said Dumitru Budrala, the founding director of the Astra Film Festival.


!!! For the screenings that take place inside the Astra Museum, FULL PASS and TICKET holders must request a free access ticket at the Astra Film Festival Info Point located inside the museum