Aristoteles Workshop (AW) celebrates 10 years of activity. The documentary film program was established in 2005 by the actor Dan Nutu along with Cristina Hoffmann, the current director of the Romanian Cultural Institute (ICR) in Berlin. The anniversary edition will take place in Sibiu, on the 9th and 10th of October, during ASTRA Film Festival.

All the 130 plus “graduates” are invited, along with special guests such as:

John Appel – director, cinematographer, university lecturer at the Netherlands Film and Television Academy
Simon Brook – director, producer, member of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts
Thierry Garrel – director of the Documentary Film Department at TV ARTE/France for 15 years
Nino Kirtadze – documentary film director, former consultant for the Georgian president and war journalist
André de Margerie – director of International Relations at TV ARTE/France
Tania Rakhmanova – documentary film director focusing on historical and political subjects, nominated for the Emmy Awards

Sibiu was always a special place, treasured by the organizers and the very first edition of AW took place in Cisnadioara. This year, Aristoteles Workshop is back in town and kindly hosted by ASTRA Film Festival for two days (9th and 10th October) of screenings of AW films, open discussions with the filmmakers, as well as talks with the special guests, tutors and experts present for the event.

The AW films to be screened at Astra Film Festival are:
Don’t get me wrong (R. Adina Pintilie, 2006),
Bar de zi and Other Stories (R. Corina Radu, 2006),
The Flying Shepherd (R. Catalin Musat, 2007),
Quest (R. Ionut Piturescu, 2009),
Rebel, rebel (R. Mihai Bauman, Alex Belc, 2009),
Japanese Quince Tree (R. Mara Trifu, 2011),
The Bed is Broken (R. Raluca Gorgos, 2012),
The Doge’s Palace (R. Julia Groszek, 2012),
Brick in The Wall (R. Gregorz Brzozowski, 2013),
Mohamed Tomescu (R. Olesya Bortnyak, 2013),
Intersection (R. Dmytro Suholytkyj Sobchuk, 2014)
End of summer (R. Alina Manolache, 2014)

The piece of news that crowns the event is that End of summer, Alina Manolache’s film, with cinematographer Ruben Agadjnean and editor Mircea Bobina, from the 9th edition of AW, has been selected for the official competition of ASTRA.

Aristoteles Workshop (AW) takes this opportunity to thank everyone who has supported the program throughout the years: TV channels ARTE/France and TVR/Romania, Media Desk Europe, National Administration of the Cultural Fund (AFCN), National Centre of Cinematography (CNC), Romanian Cultural Institute (ICR), iStyle, AVIS and Farmexim.