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Dumitru Budrala



Award winning documentary filmaker, photographer from Sibiu, Romania. Founding director of Astra Film Festival, Romania’s leading documentary film festival, since 1993.

Selected filmography
“The Old Time Village in Astra Museum” (2012)
“The Curse of the Hedgehog” (2004)
“Jina” (2004)
“The village of the mills” (2001)
“On the Road” (1998)
“Transylvanian Winter” (1996)

Mention Docupolis, Barcelona, 2005
Grand prize Film.Doc, Romania, 2005
Grand prize Film.Doc, Romania, 2004
Award for Best Documentary, Center of National Office of Cinematography 2001
First Prize at the International Festival “7 Arts”, 2001
Silver Olive, Kalamata Documentary Film Festival, Greece 2000
Grand Prize for Documentary Film, International Festival DaKino Bucharest 1999


The Curse of the Hedgehog

The Curse of the Hedgehog (Orig.) / 2004 / Romania / 93 min

„I care for my donkey more than I do for my for my own man and kids. But now it’d dead. If I had a donkey now, I would live like a member of Parliament”- concludes Turica, one of the main character in the film. She and her relatives wander from village to village, carrying handmades brooms and baskets, which they try to trade for food...





“My work has two strands: the first one deals with direct political images of violence, aggression and protest, mostly in Israeli-Palestinian context. It’s critique of news media, researching the complex, both realistic and surrealistic aspects of these images. The second strand of videos is more abstract and universal, dealing with cognitive, environmental and existential issues,” says the director about his works.

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- 16.1.2017 -

Charter 77

Charter 77

We commemorate the 40th anniversary of the founding of Charter 77 by presenting documentary profiles of the signatories to this important initiative of anti-communist resistance. Learn more about the context of this historical event by means of an authentic film experience.

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- 10.1.2017 -

Merry and Cinematic Christmas from DAFilms!

Merry and Cinematic Christmas from DAFilms!

A bonus subscription to DAFilms.com is a present you will never get tired of thanks to its diversity. You can get it for your close ones or just for yourself.

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- 14.12.2016 -

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