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Alex Trailă is the Artistic Director of the European Film Festival


     The European Film Festival reaches its 21st edition and develops within a new frame : an artistic director, a precise direction and a new town on its Romanian map: Gura Humorului.
     This year’s edition will take place in May as follows: Bucharest (May 4 to 11), Iași (May 12-14), Tîrgu Mureș (May 19-21), Gura Humorului (May 19-21) and Timișoara (May 26-28).
     The festival gets an artistic director: Alex Trăilă. A film consultant, with lots of experience in organizing film festivals (Sarajevo International Film Festival, TIFF Cluj) founder of think-tank #FEEDback (Film Eastern European Dialogue) dedicated to the cultural politics in Eastern Europe Cinema and cinema counsellor of the Ministry of Culture (Corina Șuteu mandate), Alex is, as of January 2016, a member of the Administration Council of the Romanian Film Center.
     As an artistic director of the EFF he will imprint the editorial direction of the festival and will support the Embassies and Cultural Institutes in their work for the selection of the films for the present edition.
     Also, this year’s edition will host dialogues on the subjects tackled in films. The platform “Agora” of the festival (debates moderated with experts from various fields of activity) will offer the audience the opportunity to exercise, starting from the themes around which the films are built, the examining of the contemporary European society, with its goals, otherness, dilemmas and restlessness.
     Details at: www.ffe.ro
(Translated by Alina Sălcudeanu)
(09.03.2017)

Tags: alex traila, cinematografia europeana, festival de film, festivalul filmului european 2017, institute culturale bucuresti

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