program
events
(in chronological order)
12 June
INSTITUTUL CULTURAL MAGHIAR BUCUREȘTI
We spent last year contemplating the world with insecurity, a lot of time at our disposal, engulfed in the solitude of the apartments, through cross-thoughts and with a lot of care for our body. What do we do when we have all the time in the world? Are we loyal to our talents? Does our curiosity disappear with age? We discussed all this with those who understand them best: our grandparents. Retro Radio Podcast is an audio documentary about our grandparents’ subjective perceptions, constructed by eight artists with experience in music, contemporary art, theater and drama. Retro Radio is the first podcast to provoke many of the clichés about old age. Conceived and written by director Ioana
13 June
CINEMA ELVIRE POPESCO INSTITUTUL FRANCEZ
”CorpFluid. Embodied personal histories” is at the same time a manifesto and an invitation to introspection. The performative concert aims to question the relationship we have to our own bodies, to self-imagery and to the models that shape them. The performance is based on personal coming of age storiesand covers themes such as bullying, discrimination based on sexual orientation,colorism and racism."my body belongs to memy body is mineit is my body and it is minemy body is my home.it is all I have, all I`ve had, all I will ever have.it is all I can ever touch.it is a body.it is flesha carcass.it is hershe is it." Text: Alina Medoia, Raj Alexandru Udrea, Paula DunkerMusic: Alex B&#
14-14 June
UNATC
15 June
UNATC
During the festival takes place the annual KineDok workshop, which gathers together our partners from around the country, namely the ones who are implementing the project locally and who dedicate themselves to organising documentary screenings in their communities. This year the workshop will host representatives from Arad, Bistrița, Brăila, București, Galați, Ploiești, Sat Marin și Zalău. The aim is to plan together the 7th KineDok edition, outlining the screening schedule for the following season and exploring new financing and promotional strategies for the project.
14-14 June
INSTITUTUL FRANCEZ - ATRIUM
In 2014, Romania signed the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, and in 2016 it was the 14th state to ratify the Convention through Law 30/206, marking the beginning of a legislative reform process which achieved the harmonization of the incidental normative acts in the field with its provisions. Seven years after signing the Istanbul Convention, the event The Istanbul (Non)Convention aims to analyse the ways in which these provisions are implemented and to ensure a context in which citizens, civil society and institutions can come up with solutions where the implementation remains deficient. The event consists
14 June
INSTITUTUL FRANCEZ - ATRIUM
In 2014, Romania signed the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, and in 2016 it was the 14th state to ratify the Convention through Law 30/206, marking the beginning of a legislative reform process which achieved the harmonization of the incidental normative acts in the field with its provisions. Seven years after signing the Istanbul Convention, the event The Istanbul (Non)Convention aims to analyse the ways in which these provisions are implemented and to ensure a context in which citizens, civil society and institutions can come up with solutions where the implementation remains deficient. The event consists of an interacti
14 June
CINEMA MUZEUL ȚĂRANULUI
The reform of the justice system has been a major topic in Romania for more than a decade and a half. Political capital has been gained and lost on this issue - but, beyond a few isolated advances at the top of the system, the Romanian judiciary system has not taken too many steps forward to improve the confidence of the average citizen. Digitization is still an obligation that local courts and prosecutor's offices have not fully paid. The social reintegration of former detainees is a public issue only when it can be manipulated to strike at political opponents. Assets recovery is, in turn, a topic debated only in relation to the names of the great sharks of the transition who became
14 June
CINEMATECA EFORIE
Gender Talk is a community of non-binary, trans, and fellow cis explorers, who question gender as we know it. We believe that our gender identities exist outside of the woman-man binarity, and this is something to be celebrated and explored, not hidden and ostracized. For 5 years already, we have been creating communities and we’ve been having conversations aimed at expanding the way in which we understand each other and the world around us. Everyone has a gender identity and is exposed to gender stereotypes and constraints which have an impact on our lives ever since we are born. An expansive thinking in regards to gender can bring better self-knowledge and, perhaps, a little less pressure
15 June
UNATC
We know that documentary films have the power to educate, to generate empathy, and to build participation models. They are a detailed and informative resource and they create a perfect environment for bringing people together and for provoking a dialogue. Through the web of alternative locations in the country, KineDok wishes to make documentary film available to those interested in this cinema genre and in the social, political, and cultural issues from all around the world. KineDok’s documentaries are directed towards both the cinephile audience, as well as the non-cinephile one from various small and mid-sized cities, and they want to help certain communities to connect and to understand
16 June
CINEMA ELVIRE POPESCO INSTITUTUL FRANCEZ
In the public pitching session on June 16th 2021 will participate 5 teams (director+NGO), which will present their project in front of an international jury and the interested audience:Kristina Jacot & Oberliht Young Artists Association: LETTERS FROM THE PERIPHERYAndreea Udrea & Identity Education: DEEA XAna Preda, Andrada Popan Dorca & Climb Again: BEHIND THE EYESPaul Chirilă & Climb Again: SECOND NATUREPetya Ivanova & Karin Dom: TETRISThe jury gathered in 2021 will decide the winning project and the One World Romania Association will offer, with the support of the Administration of the National Cultural Fund (AFCN), the 4000 euros development prize. We documen
16 June
CINEMA MUZEUL ȚĂRANULUI
Duration: 90 min   Silent Heroes are individuals who, in their particular areas of expertise – administration, justice, health, education, culture, business or civil society – have been confronted with situations in which their integrity was put to the test. The way they reacted under pressure proves that their sense of integrity is fundamental to their character, that they're ready to fight for it and to defend it unconditionally. Because they dared to go all the way to defend what they believe in, they are soldiers on the battleground of values and this is what makes their testimonials meaningful for the public at large. Invitați: Gelu Duminică (protagonist), Grupul Civi
17 June
CINEMA ELVIRE POPESCO INSTITUTUL FRANCEZ
On April 21st 2021 a law which stipulates the monitoring of aggressors by means of an electronic bracelet was adopted unanimously – this is a significant victory in the protection of domestic violence survivors who obtained a restraining order. However, there are still a few steps to take until such a monitoring system for aggressors will become functional. Moreover, professionals in the field of the prevention and the fight against domestic violence - social workers, police officers, prosecutors, judges – face numerous challenges in their interventions for the security of women and girls. The lack of proper funding, on a local and on a central level, of counselling and information services
17 June
INSTITUTUL CULTURAL MAGHIAR BUCUREȘTI
In this meeting, Dr. Cosima Rughiniș proposes a discussion on the ”seen, but unnoticed” lessons concerning masculinity and femininity, starting from the way in which gender is illustrated through billboard advertising and advertising posters, as well as through statues. Although omnipresent, we pay too little attention to commercials. We are surrounded by numerous printed advertising materials which invite us to buy all sorts of things, arousing this need in us by presenting ideal scenes of life. Yet what do we discover when we start analyzing these commercials? What are the most important messages they transmit and how can they vary according to the industry or the brand they represe
18 June
CINEMATECA EFORIE
Measured solely by the number of public positions taken against “gender ideology,” “political correctness,” and “sexo-Marxism,” Romania may look like an egalitarian paradise that managed to erase any difference or discrimination. But the terrifying reality is that over the past year an explicitly fascist-populist party was elected to the Parliament under the leadership of violently misogynistic, homo- and trans-phobic, racist, and conspiracy-driven characters. If we are to ensure that the history that played itself first as tragedy stays at the level of farce the second time around, we must first understand it and then dismantle it with intelligence and humane humor. A meeting with some home
19 June
UNATC
With Nisreen Rubaian (UNHCR România), Zoran Stevanovic (UNHCR Central Europe), Gabriela Leu (UNHCR România), Doru Nițescu (UNATC), Andrei Rus (OWR), Laura Orlescu (OWR), mentors Vanina Vignal, Adina Pintilie and Ivana Mladenović, and all the students involved in the project.We will screen a few films of the students  (or extracts of them) in this public festival event, when filmmakers, tutors and coordinators will share and reflect on their creative experience.This pilot project was developed between 2019-2021 with financial support from UNHCR-The UN Refugee Agency (Gabriela Leu & Zoran Stevanovic) and in partnership with UNATC-National University of Theatre and Film "I.L.
19 June
CINEMA ELVIRE POPESCO INSTITUTUL FRANCEZ
Heritage: Feminist Video and the Simone de Beauvoir Audiovisual CenterFrom militant video to image education, from artists' practices to workshops with inmates: we will explore the history of feminist video from the 1960s via the creation of the Center into the 21st century. Video became a tool for activists and feminists, thanks to its then unique capacity to immediately render image and sound, as well as the possibility of shooting without cutting.  As in the video “Maso et Miso vont en bateau” (“Maso and Miso Go Boating”) made in 1975 by the Les Insoumuses collective, the first feminist appropriaton of a television program, the Center's collection of films interrogates an often ma
19 June
CINEMATECA EFORIE
20 June
CINEMA ELVIRE POPESCO INSTITUTUL FRANCEZ
In 2021, for many countries around the world, women’s bodies are still a battlefield – they are not given access to contraception methods, abortion is banned, and there is no sex education, nor campaigns meant to inform them about their sexual and reproductive rights. Romania is one of those countries. In the last 10 years, women and teenagers didn’t have access to free contraception anymore, and many of the family planning clinics have closed. The access to abortion is not prohibited, nor is it easy to come by, for that matter: during the state of emergency (March 15 – May 15, 2020), only 11 hospitals in the country still performed terminations of pregnancy, none of which in Bucharest (the
20 June
CINEMATECA EFORIE
20 June
CINEMA ELVIRE POPESCO INSTITUTUL FRANCEZ
The colour of one’s skin, one’s ethnicity, sexual identity, or social status define and redefine identities, they group and split women in various spaces: those of gadjos, Roma people, the LGBT community, poor people etc. What do the experiences of queer women and Roma women about the ”worlds” they navigate and with which they intersect tell us? Why do we need to incorporate the experiences of women who deal with multiple forms of discrimination and stigmatization? Do we need activism and intersectional feminism? How do we include more diversity, equality, and social justice in various movements? These are some of the questions which our guests will try to answer by telling us about how the
20 June
CINEMA ELVIRE POPESCO INSTITUTUL FRANCEZ
20 June
UNATC
Hi, hello, greetings!Who are we? We are the Educational Centre of the PerformativeArts CEVA, CEVA from community, education, what lies ahead and art. WE are some teenagers from Târgu Neamț and its surroundings. There’s also Colea, our colleague from the Moldavian Republic. Our town resides at the foot of the Neamț’s Citadel,with Ozana here, really close. Târgu Neamț is a town full of stories that we want to tell. WE talk about our community and about what interests us, topics which appear in all teenage conversations. WE want to make a change with our something, discover as much as we can, feel good with ourselves and those around us. About our performan
20 June
CINEMA ELVIRE POPESCO INSTITUTUL FRANCEZ
20 June
UNATC
We propose a discussion where we reflect upon the practices that are meant to improve the gender balance and representation in the film and theatre industry – from taking concrete steps in education (both formal and informal) to fostering gender equality across such areas as festival curation, the production chain, film and theatre criticism, decision-making and more. We invite our panel guests to consider how the local industry could become more inclusive, accessible and safer from a gender perspective; how we can empower the voices of marginalised groups and raise awareness among film and theatre practitioners, stakeholders, as well as the audience.Guests: Alexandra Diaconu, Katia Pascariu
20 June
CINEMA ELVIRE POPESCO INSTITUTUL FRANCEZ
Together we can do anythingThe collective experience of COVID-19 showed us that we can only succeed together. This year, on World Refugee Day, UNHCR asks for more inclusiveness for refugees in health systems, schools, and sports.Together we healWe heal together when we all receive the care we need. The world cannot overcome COVID-19 if they overlook the refugees, because no one is safe until we’re all safe. We need to make sure that all refugees have access to vaccines, care, and psychological support, like each one of us.Moreover, this year we also want to acknowledge the efforts of those on the frontline, among which we find refugee doctors, or health professionals from Romania. This is ho
We promote yoga and meditation practice as another way of observing life, from a different perspective, yet with the same intentions which can be found in documentary filmmaking, to encourage the knowing and the understanding of the world we live in. These sessions will be offered free of charge by Ral Bratu to a group of 15-20 people who will register in advance.The yoga sessions include a series of physical exercises (postures) and various breathing, meditation, and relaxation techniques, which foster the harmonization of body, mind, and the surrounding environment.At the yoga and meditation sessions we learn how to bring gentleness and compassion into the things which are hard for us to a
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