Arts and cultural activities, Communities

CinemAIR. The Film Festival of AIR


Who is behind this?

Oana Maria ILIESCU

Alma Terra Association


Who is joining forces?

Iasi Airport




later envisaged collaborations with Filmfest Dusseldorf, Frauen Film Festival (Dortmund / Koln), Filmwerkstatt Düsseldorf, Filmmuseum Landeshauptstadt Düsseldorf, Open Source Festival Dusseldorf, The Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, for providing art works and insights.


Idea Sketch | Proposal


Idea pitch

Short Film Festival taking place outdoor, on a runway. Outdoor cinema as mean of projecting films, airport runway as unconventional place to watch.
Some of the movies have to be about environment, some about flying, some about Iasi or Ruhr Area.
Cinema–the whole experience, not just watching a movie–is a collective thrill. Airports are means of connecting people and places. We combine these to obtain Europeans discovering others by art and then directly meeting each other in their communities.

Where will your idea take place?

City of Iasi, Romania. Iasi Airport old runway, primarly, on 3 days timeframe. The duration of Project is 6 months – june, july, august, september, october, november 2016 End of September, beginning of October being the timeframe for setting the 3 days of CinemAIR.

Why does Europe need your idea?

We are addressing the disconnection from the real world and nature, especially of youngsters. The #climatechange shouldn’t be a topic Leo di Caprio speaks about, for awareness, it should be something to be all concerned with. We want to connect people, to connect communities. The common concerns like environment aren’t enough, why not combine ingredients of connectivity? Environment awareness running on unconventional screen, at the airport, to attract youngsters and "device people" 's attention

What is your impact?

People interested about CinemAIR, people coming to see the artwork presented during the 3 days of the Short Film Festival, people wanting to know more, afterwords.
What will have changed? Two pieces of the world, at least. Iasi and Ruhr Area at community level. The short films presented to the public have to address at least one of the topics: environment (climate change, air pollution, noise perception, etc.), aviation and Iasi or Ruhr Area, no matter the genre: docs, fiction, animation.

How do you get there?

With the positive decision we convince the potential Ruhr area partners mentioned before to become official partners. We will together, as staff, set the date, make some noise, publish the rules and regulations, encourage applications from artists, encourage public participation. CinemAIR, the Film Festival of AIR is a free entrance short film festival, within the 3 day time frame. Iasi Airport is open to community concerns and to public communication – in 2015 being host to a conference about noise in aviation. It is an organization concerned to be part of the community, besides the high need for connectivity assured by it. The unconventional location that the airport is providing, will be prepared accordingly. The last steps are the follow-up activities and preparing the next edition.

What is your story?


Who are you doing it for?

Target group: youngsters 8-80 years old, curious about short films, type of film that cannot be seen at cinemas on regular basis.
Stakeholders: Environmental organizations, aviation related orgs, art and film related orgs.
Beneficiaries: Iasi County inhabitants but also Ruhr Area inhabitants – discovering their communities. All of the online and media materials obtained will be freely put at the disposal of Ruhr Area collaborators envisaged to be further disseminated and maybe replicated.

What makes your idea stand apart?

The location. An airport, an actual airport runway. The mix of ingredients.
Iasi County has 4 performance institutions (National Theater, Romanian Opera, State Philharmonic, Theater for Children and Youth), 26 museums, 554 libraries and only 2 public cinemas for a population of 300.000 only in the city. Cristian MUNGIU is from Iasi, Corneliu PORUMBOIU is from Vaslui, neighbor city, but here is no film faculty or modern cinema hall where people can enjoy films and especially short film artwork.

€ 50000,-

Funding requested from Advocate Europe

€ 50000,-

Total budget

Major expenses

Renting specific film projection equipment 15.000 EUR Travel and accomodation of VIP guests for endorsement 10.000 EUR Artwork expedition, handling and showing costs 5.000 EUR Prizes for public 5.000 EUR Office expences 1.000 EUR Public Relations and promotion including hosting and sampling 4.000 EUR Personnel costs for 6 months 10.000 EUR


Idea created on March 6, 2016
Last edit on Oct. 30, 2017

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