SIBIU: Nine documentaries have been selected for the international competition of the 17th edition of ASTRA Film Festival, set to take place in Sibiu from 16 to 22 October 2017.
Ten films will compete in the Central & Eastern Europe competition programme, while 11 titles were selected for the Romanian competition. The festival also organises a student competition and a short film competition. Sidebar events include a focus on Norway and the children programme ASTRA Film Junior.
ASTRA FILM FESTIVAL Sibiu is the biggest documentary film festival in Romania and one of the most prestigious documentary film festivals in Central & Eastern Europe.
The festival 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.
International Competition Programme:
All that Passes by Through a Window that Doesn't Open (USA, Qatar)Directed by Martin DiCicco
Another Year (China)Directed by Chengze Zhu
Burma Storybook (Netherlands, Norway)Directed by Petr Lom, Corinne van Egeraat
Calabria (Switzerland)Directed by Jean-François Sauter
City of Ghosts (USA)Directed by Matthew Heineman
Libera nos (Italy, France)Directed by Federica di Giacomo
Taste of Cement (Germany, Lebanon, Syria, UAE, Qatar)Directed by Ziad Kalthoum
The Bad Kids (USA)Directed by Keith Fulton, Louis Pepe
The Challenge (France, Italy)Directed by Yuri Ancarani Central & Eastern Europe Competition Programme:
Batusha’s House (Kosovo, Switzerland)Directed by Tino Glimmann, Jan Gollob
City of the Sun (Georgia, Netherlands, USA, Qatar)Directed by Rati Oneli
Communion (Poland)Directed by Anna Zamecka
Convictions (Russia, Poland)Directed by Tatiana Christova
Deportation Class (Germany)Directed by Hauke Wendler, Carsten Rau
Gora (Bosnia, Serbia)Directed by Stefan Malešević
Long Echo (Germany)Directed by Lukasz Lakomy, Veronika Glasunowa
Soul Exodus (Hungary)Directed by Csaba Bereczki
Tarzan’s Testicles (Romania, France)Directed by Alexandru Solomon
The Beast Is Still Alive (Bulgaria)Directed by Mina Mileva, Vesela Kazakova