About AFF Junior 2012
The IVth edition of the Documentary Film Festival for children and teenagers, ASTRA FILM JUNIOR, awarded at the Civic Society Gala, Section Education, Teaching, Research, will take place between October 15th and 21st 2012.
In 2009, ASTRA FILM created ASTRA FILM JUNIOR, educational program for children, from the necessity of an education through image, less existing in Romania and from the desire of offering a qualitative program as an alternative to TV programes that try to transform the audience following the concept “I become what I see”.
ASTRA FILM JUNIOR became one of the major extracurricular educational activities, AFJ project is required to run nationally, April 2012 within the program “School different”, Bucharest, Timisoara, Cluj, Iasi (all French Institutes in the country are co-organizers in these cities) and Deva.
ASTRA FILM JUNIOR is the only program for visual education through film in Romania dedicated to children and teenagers. Till present, at Astra Film Junior Festival has participated a total of 25.000 students.
This years edition has new educative dimensions than the last one. Besides visual, cinematographical and cultural education, at AFJ 2012, the students will experience ecological education through documentary film. The participants will achieve primar notions about mens interaction with the enviroment and about how water problems occur and can be solved globally.