Cronograf Festival (May)

Cronograf is the only international documentary film festival hosted by Chisinau. It takes place in the Odeon cinema. The festival enjoys a good reputation internationally; the 10th edition was held in 2012, where more than 200 works were included for competition. Famous filmmakers, directors and critics from France, Germany, Georgia, Moldova and Romania are part of the jury of the competition. The event is open to the public with purchase of a ticket.

Theme

Documentary film festival

Dates

Annually, mid-May (exact dates vary)

Location

Mihai Eminescu str. 55, Chisinau

Website

www.cronograf.md

 

FESTEI Theatre Festival (May)

The International Festival of Scenic Arts of «Eugen Ionesco» Theatre is a well-known and anticipated event in Moldova. For 10 days in May, on several theatre stages around Chisinau theatre groups from many countries perform dramatic, musical, and dance spectacles. Most active countries involved are South Korea, Germany, Italy, Great Britain, Japan, Russia, Romania, Spain, Israel, Moldova and other countries. Admission is open to the public upon purchase of a ticket; prices vary between 50 and 500 lei.

Theme

Theatre art

Dates

Annually, May (exact dates vary)

Location

"Eugen Ionesco" Theatre, Bvd Grigore Vieru, 11, Chisinau

"Luceafarul" Theatre, Veronica Micle str. 7, Chisinau

National Opera and Ballet Theatre, Bvd Stefan cel Mare, 152, Chisinau

National Philharmonics, Mitropolitul Varlaam str, 78, Chisinau

Mihai emineascu Theatre, Bvd Stefan Cel Mare, 79, Chisinau

Website

http://www.tei.md/

 

Night of Museums (May)

On these nights museums are transformed into stages for theatrical performances, readings, singing, tasting sessions, and other forms of entertainment. Access to the museums is free between 12:00 and 22:00 hours. The National Museum of Archeology and History organizes a series of activities to celebrate this event. Other museums organize special exhibitions and activities such as Coffee& Art vernisaj. The "Night of Museums" is held under the auspices of the Council of Europe and is organized in parallel with the International Museum Day celebrated by the International Council of Museums.

Theme

History and art

Dates

Annually, 14-15 May

Location

Chisinau, Moldova

Website

Our website, Museums section