American Independent Film Festival
14-20 September 2020
In a contemporary context dominated by fake-news, where audiences are assaulted by audiovisual messages with hand delivered conclusions, the education towards an insightful, critical approach as a means against manipulation, becomes a priority.
Founded in 2017, the American Independent Film Festival in Romania will celebrate its fourth edition in 2020. The festival programs a selection of recent independent productions from across the ocean that have been presented in top international and North American festivals such as Sundance, Cannes,New York, Tribeca, Telluride, Toronto, Venice. Other sections of the festival include retrospectives, special screenings and events.
Guests who have previously attended the festival are: actors Ethan Hawke, John C. Reilly, Joaquin Phoenix, Sebastian Stan, director Kent Jones – curator and director of the New York Film Festival. Directors Barry Jenkins, Oscar winner for Best Film in 2017 (Moonlight) and Sean Baker (The Florida Project), both prominent, new voices in American cinema, have spoken to our audience, live, via Skype.