American Independent Film Festival
5th edition
June 23rd-27th, 2021

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 fifth edition in 2021. 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, Maya Hawke and Sebastian Stan. Directors who have joined us in person and online are Jacques Audiard, Benh Zeitlin, Barry Jenkins, Sean Baker, Roberto Minervini, Kirill Mikhanovski, Merawi Gerima, and Kent Jones, among others