is the theme of the 5th edition of the fARAD Documentary Film Festival, which will take place October 3-7, 2018 at Cinema Arta in Arad.

"This year we bring to fARAD a series of documentaries about intimacy and the need for love—all meditations on our human condition, honest explorations of our internal diversity, and cinematic renditions of the endless dance between body and soul. Our epidermal surfaces are simultaneously primary contact zones and protective screens hiding unexpected vulnerabilities and depths. Same with films: documentaries dedicated to apparently scandalous subjects turn out to zoom in on universal, profound, and touchingly familiar subjects." - Mona Nicoară, artistic director


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The festival also included the third edition of fARAD Lab, which took place from October 2-7, 2018 at Cinema Arta in Arad, in partnership with BRD Groupe Société Générale.

Awarded at this edition by the Romanian Filmmakers Union (UCIN), the lab included feedback sessions on the projects in development selected for the lab with the festival's special guests, an intensive six-day workshop on creative sound in documentary led by Dana Bunescu, and a masterclass on music in documentary films presented by Tristan Ferland Milewski, the director of Dream Boat, and the film's music composer, My Name is Claude. 

They were joined as mentors by Mona Nicoară, Vaishali Sinha, Steven Lake, Edin Velez, Bianca Oana, Corina Șuteu, Mihai Chirilov and Oana Radu, who offered feedback to the participants on their projects in development: Body of Crime (Patrick Brăila & Maria Popa), Our Home (Victor Bulat), Caliu (Cosmin Filișan), The Night Shift (Cristina Iliescu), and House of Dolls (Tudor Platon & Natalia Deliu). Mihai Dragolea, whose most recent production. Phoenixxx, was showcased in the festival's main program, also joined the feedback session with his project in development, Come with me.

Festival Team

Festival president Corina Șuteu
Artistic director Mona Nicoară
Festival manager Oana Radu
Programming consultant Mihai Chirilov 
Production coordinator Eugen Matei Lumezianu
fARAD Lab coordinator Mirona Radu
PR&press coordinator Oana Furdea
Print traffic Ștefan Bradea
Translations Ligia Soare 
CMCA coordinators Ramona Crețu, Mirela Serb, Ioan Brădean  
Volunteers coordinator Mihnea Rareș Hanțiu
Visual identity Călin Man | kinema ikon
Design Andrei Pastuhov
Trailer Diana Rădulescu
Photo Ciprian Hord

We would like to thank the enthusiastic volunteers for fARAD 5: Cătălin Alb, Katharina Ammann, Ada Bota, Larisa Ciontoș, Cătălina Creștin, Sandra Cuș, Teo Danciu, Patrik Doboș, Philip Găicean, Adaliana Giudici, Ioana Groza, Ariana Harșani, Ioana Ionescu, Tudor Jula, Bogdana Knapik, Eric Manta, Cristina Moroșan, Bia Negrilă, Larissa Oprea, Oana Palcu, Carina Pîrva, Daria Roman, Dragoș Sferdianu, Ale Stache, Monica Tămaș, Alexandra Undis.

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