International Documentary Film Festival CRONOGRAF (0)


19 Dec 2018
Call for entries

15 Feb 2019
Festival closed

22 Apr 2019
Notification date

22 May 2019
28 May 2019


Str. 31 August 1989, 93,  MD-2012, Chisinau, Chisinau, Moldova

Festival description
Short film festival
Feature film festival

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2017
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films 
 Feature Films 
 Any language
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Festival start: 22 May 2019      Festival end: 28 May 2019

CRONOGRAF Festival is at the moment the only international documentary film festival in Moldova and it is organized in Chisinau starting 2001. This event came into existence at the initiative of a young group of Moldavian filmmakers that were organized within OWH Studio. Their aim was to animate the cultural life in the Republic of Moldova and to bring closer to the local public the latest documentaries from all over the world.

IDFF CRONOGRAF has reached the 12th edition. The festival has a great popularity and an international reputation, especially in the South-East Europe, being among the most important film events. Every year the number of films in the contest increases, as a proof that the festival has aroused the interest of documentarists around the world. CRONOGRAF is an opportunity for the local filmmakers to stand out of the crowd as well as a gateway to the world news in this genre.

IDFF RONOGRAF is a cultural and complex event that includes film screenings within the competition, press conferences with the participation of film personalities, round tables on different topics related to cinematographical life, thematic screenings out of competition, workshops for young filmmakers and film premieres.

At CRONOGRAF, documentary filmmakers around the world have the opportunity to meet and promote their works in a new space, a space for cultural interferences, a place where the East (especially the former Soviet area) meets the West and other globe meridians.

CRONOGRAF is beloved by filmmakers most of all for its friendly, informal and hospitable atmosphere, that enables people to meet and approach in the prospect of collaboration or common projects. The cinema-goers have the chance to enjoy a consistent and quality film program, discovering new film formulas and sensational life stories.

The Festival has five sections.

Main Section
The Main Section is opened to creative documentaries from all over the world with no restriction on theme. No corporate, industrial or commercial films are accepted.

cadRO Section
CadRO Section was launched in 2007 and has become a traditional element within IDFF CRONOGRAF. Romanian authors as well as foreign authors are invited to participate with documentaries about Romanians and Romanian communities around the world. CadRO Section, unique in its specific on the world film festivals list, offers an overview of the life and destiny of people that call themselves Romanians, wherever they are.

Local Productions Section
This section is opened for works produced by local independent video production studios, local TV channels and productions of independent filmmakers.

Eyes on Moldova Section
Is the space for documentaries about republic of Moldova realized by foreign filmmakers.

A LIKE for Documentary Section
Is dedicated to teenagers and includes short documentaries for young people

Audience Choice Award

and other prices and mentions!

A LIKE for Documentary Section

The competition is open to documentaries completed after January 1, 2017, which have not been presented at the previous editions of CRONOGRAF Festival.

No corporate, industrial, or commercial films will be accepted.

The films must be subtitled in English, regardless of their original language.

For the pre-selection stage, films may be submitted online.

The entry form must be filled out completely.
If the participant chooses to send the film online, the entry form must be also sent online.

The entry form can be filled out in two ways: either online, on the website, either it can be downloaded from the same website and sent to,
The deadline for submission is february 15, 2019 (postmarked).

The festival organizers will inform the participants about the results of the competition no later than April 1st, 2019.

The works not selected for the section they were submitted to may be distributed to other sections of the competition or screened out of competition. The author will be informed when his/her film is included in another section of the competition.

No reasons for the selection or rejection of any film will be provided.

There is no submission or participation fee.

The participants incur the costs for delivering the films to the festival and for their recasting.

The Festival does not offer any kind of payment for screening the films.

Festival entries, as well as the accompanying materials, will NOT be returned and will become part of the festival archive.

For the promotion of the Festival, the organizers may screen the films from the festival archive after the competition, under the condition that these screenings have a non-commercial character.

The submission and participation to the festival implies the agreement of the contributor with the Festival Regulations.



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