FESTIVALS: ASTRA Film Festival Announces Lineup


    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