CRONOGRAF Festival is at the moment the only international documentary film festival in Moldova and it is organized in Chisinau starting 2001. This event came into existence at the initiative of a young group of Moldavian filmmakers that were organized within OWH Studio. Their aim was to animate the cultural life in the Republic of Moldova and to bring closer to the local public the latest documentaries from all over the world.
IDFF CRONOGRAF has reached the 14th edition. The festival has a great popularity and an international reputation, especially in the South-East Europe, being among the most important film events. Every year the number of films in the contest increases, as a proof that the festival has aroused the interest of documentarists around the world. CRONOGRAF is an opportunity for the local filmmakers to stand out of the crowd as well as a gateway to the world news in this genre.
IDFF RONOGRAF is a cultural and complex event that includes film screenings within the competition, press conferences with the participation of film personalities, round tables on different topics related to cinematographical life, thematic screenings out of competition, workshops for young filmmakers and film premieres.
At CRONOGRAF, documentary filmmakers around the world have the opportunity to meet and promote their works in a new space, a space for cultural interferences, a place where the East (especially the former Soviet area) meets the West and other globe meridians.
CRONOGRAF is beloved by filmmakers most of all for its friendly, informal and hospitable atmosphere, that enables people to meet and approach in the prospect of collaboration or common projects. The cinema-goers have the chance to enjoy a consistent and quality film program, discovering new film formulas and sensational life stories.
The Festival has four sections:
The Main Section is opened to creative documentaries from all over the world with no restriction on theme. No corporate, industrial or commercial films are accepted.
CadRO Section was launched in 2007 and has become a traditional element within IDFF CRONOGRAF. Romanian authors as well as foreign authors are invited to participate with documentaries about Romanians and Romanian communities around the world. CadRO Section, unique in its specific on the world film festivals list, offers an overview of the life and destiny of people that call themselves Romanians, wherever they are.
Local Productions Section
This section is opened for works produced by local independent video production studios, local TV channels and productions of independent filmmakers.
A LIKE for Documentary Section
Is dedicated to teenagers and includes short documentaries for young people.
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Eveniment organizat de: OWH Studio