Tudor Chirilă is presenting the programme of the Astra Film Festival 2021

    `The Documentary is bringing that area of balance one needs to understand the world`, says the artist

    Tudor Chirilă recommends the programme of the 28th edition of the Astra Film Festival in Sibiu. In his message, which will be screened at the opening of the festival, Tudor Chirilă refers to the importance of documentary film, respectively to the impact that a cultural event such as the Astra Film Festival can have on the audience. The opening event will take place on Sunday, September 5th (6pm), at The Lake Stage in the Astra Museum. The Astra Film Festival in Sibiu will take place between September 5th-12th in open air, in cinemas and online. Like last year, the audience will enjoy float-in film screenings as part of a special programme called `The Lifeboats`.

    The Opening Gala is produced by director Carmen Lidia Vidu. Immediately after the opening gala, there will be a screening of `Once You Know` (2021 - France, directed by Emmanuel Cappellin), a film that explores the way climate change that is throwing the world into collapse, followed by a Martyn Jacques of The Tiger Lillies concert. Tickets for the opening event are available for purchase here: https://www.astrafilm.ro/ro/program-orar?date=5

    Tudor Chirilă: The Documentary brings that balance area that one needs to understand the world.

    `The Astra Film Festival will take place Between September 5th and 12th, and you will get to see stories about people like us, like me, like you`, says Tudor Chirilă in his message, inviting the audience to the most important documentary film event in Romania.

    `In a world invaded by all kinds of news and theories about what is happening (Where are we going? How do we understand it? What are the mechanisms that set our world in motion?), the documentary brings area of balance that one needs to understand the world `, says the artist 

    `My name is Tudor Chirilă and I want to tell you that it is a good opportunity not to miss a Documentary Film Festival. Take your friends, form a group, open your eyes, open your mind, listen to the stories. Live! Go to the festival. The documentary matters. In Romania, since 1993, at Astra Film Sibiu ", says Tudor Chirilă.

    Dumitru Budrala: Tudor Chirilă is loved by the young audience we want to have at the festival

    The founding director of the Astra Film Sibiu festival believes that among the audience there will be many young people that will participate in the 200 film events - a growing trend, already visible in recent editions.

    `Every year we want to bring the young audiences to the Astra Film Festival. We know that Tudor Chirilă is loved by the young audience. He always had educational, balanced, impactful messages. He is a man of truth, just as the role of documentary film is to present the truth. Certainly, the messages sent by Tudor Chirilă and his support for the Astra Film Festival are a win for the audience`.

    The #AFFStudentPass, the special admission ticket for undergraduates, master’s students, and PhD students

    In fact, the organizers of the Astra Film Festival in Sibiu are offering this year the #AFFStudentPass, a special access card for undergraduates, masters, and PhD students in Romania and elsewhere. Those who purchase the #AFFStudentPass have access to all film events, to events dedicated to industry professionals and to concerts within #AFF2021 (subject to availability), plus accommodation for 7 nights between September 5th-12th, in the city centre of Sibiu, at the dormitories of the dormitories "Lucian Blaga" University.

    The #AFFStudentPass card can be purchased from Eventbook: https://bit.ly/3ygg1aa.

    The 28th edition of Astra Film Festival - The International Documentary Film Festival in Sibiu celebrates life, in all its diversity, through the over 200 cinematographic events. Launched in 1993 as an innovative project in Central and Eastern Europe, AFF Sibiu is 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.

    The complete programme of the Astra Film Sibiu Festival can be accessed here: https://bit.ly/3kvT7G9

    Organized by: Astra Film, CNM Astra and the Astra Film Foundation.

    With the support of: The Sibiu County Council, The Ministry of Culture, The National Center of Cinematography, The Consulate of the Federal Republic of Germany in Sibiu, The Austrian Cultural Forum, The Filmmakers Union.

    Co-financed by the Sibiu Local Council through the City Hall of Sibiu and by the European Union through the Creative Europe Program.

    The Astra Film Festival takes place under the High Patronage of the President of Romania.

    Sponsors: HBO, DPD România, Materom Autohaus, Cinelab, Ursus, Nod Pub, The Refresh, Kulinarium, Sonne Restaurant Cafe 

    Media partners: TV5 Monde, Rock FM, Radio România Cultural, RFI România, Hotnews, News.ro, Newsweek, Spotmedia, Scena9, Avantaje, Liternet, Cineuropa, Film New Europe, Movienews, All About Romanian Cinema, Films in frame, Urban,ro, Turnul sfatului, Sibiu 100%, Tribuna, Ora de Sibiu, Știri de Sibiu, Capital cultural, Zile și nopți, Revista Transilvania, Hermanstaedter

    Communication partner: PiArt Vision