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Astra 2019


9 articles available in total starting from 16/09/2019. Last article published on 24/10/2019.

Dumitru Budrala  • Founding director, Astra Film Festival

Interview: Dumitru Budrala • Founding director, Astra Film Festival

“It is not enough to have a history; it is more important to be relevant”

We chatted to Dumitru Budrala, founding director of the Astra Film Festival, about the relationship between experience and relevance, and about the challenges of organising the event  

24/10 | Astra 2019

Csilla Kató  • Head of programming, Astra Film Festival

Interview: Csilla Kató • Head of programming, Astra Film Festival

“The aspect I love most about our audience is its curiosity”

We chatted to Csilla Kató, head of programming at the Astra Film Festival, about the challenges of curating Romania’s longest-running documentary film gathering  

24/10 | Astra 2019

Review: State Funeral

Review: State Funeral

Sergei Loznitsa shows how the funeral of Joseph Stalin brought the entire Soviet Union to a standstill in 1953  

23/10 | Astra 2019

Review: Teach

Review: Teach

Alex Brendea's movie on the Romanian education system won the Best Romanian Documentary Award at the Astra Film Festival  

22/10 | Astra 2019

Immortal wins the top prize at the 26th Astra Film Festival

Immortal wins the top prize at the 26th Astra Film Festival

Documentaries from Estonia, France, Belgium, Israel and Romania were among the winners  

21/10 | Astra 2019 | Awards

The 26th Astra Film Festival kicks off today

The 26th Astra Film Festival kicks off today

A total of 126 documentaries will be screening until Sunday in the Romanian city of Sibiu  

14/10 | Astra 2019

DocumentaryTank@AFF announces its ten selected projects

DocumentaryTank@AFF announces its ten selected projects

The industry platform of Romania’s Astra Film Festival has gone through a significant facelift this year  

11/10 | Astra 2019 | Astra Industry

The 26th edition of the Astra Film Festival digs deep into history

The 26th edition of the Astra Film Festival digs deep into history

Films about Stalin, Gorbachev and the Romanian Revolution will be in the spotlight at the impending documentary festival  

10/10 | Astra 2019

126 films to be screened at the 26th Astra Film Festival

126 films to be screened at the 26th Astra Film Festival

Romania’s largest documentary film event boasts four official competitions this year  

16/09 | Astra 2019