The current situation - we know it very well;
but what are we going to do next?



Carmen Lidia Vidu is the only Romanian director to have won both GOPO and UNITER, the Romanian film and theater awards for best directing.
She won the latter in 2021 for directing “Jurnal de România. 1989” (“Romanian Diary. 1989”, National Theatre "I.L. Caragiale" Bucharest), about the history with a capital "h" of the Romanian Revolution; the former, she won it in 2015 for the film “O scurtă istorie Astra Film” (“A Brief History of Astra Film”).

She looks around and searches for stories, people and bribes of history with a small "h", which she brings to theatre and film audiences in artistic forms that generate emotion.
In 2021, she is also (only) the third female director in the history of post-Revolution Romanian theatre to win a UNITER Award. Online, she is a strong feminist voice, an opinion leader who speaks out on socio-political, cultural, civic issues, on authentic people and places she discovers in her documentaries.

Thomas Kloiber,
director of the Austrian Cultural Forum Bucharest “It is evidence that the entire cultural sector – in Austria, in Romania, in Europe, all over the world - is one of the most deeply affected social areas, during the corona pandemic. In March 2020, we invited important Austrian and Romanian artists to point out their individual experiences, the opportunities they see in this crisis and the impact of the corona related changes to their art.
They were also questioning the limits of the gigantic cultural experiment that we witnessed on the Internet, keeping in mind that ‘all real living is meeting’, as said by the Austrian philosopher, Martin Buber”.

Andrei Popov,
deputy director of the Austrian Cultural Forum Bucharest “Far from looking into a crystal ball, the #newTogether project intends to open the debate about the adjustment of the cultural sector to this unexpected situation, about the relationship with its audience and society in general, after this imposed "stop" period.
The starting point is precisely a paradox that has changed our lives lately – we are together, even in a closer connection than ever, from a distance…”

Poster, copyright by Carmen Lidia Vidu

#newTogether - visions for a new together

A documentary project produced by the Austrian Cultural Forum Bucharest


  • Valentin Alfery
  • Gabriel Bebeselea
  • Emőke Boldizsár
  • Cătălina Butcaru
  • Andreea Chira
  • Suzana Dan
  • Ruxandra Donose
  • Mercedes Echerer
  • Franzobel
  • Tudor Giurgiu
  • Ada Hausvater
  • Radu Iacoban
  • Claudia Ieremia
  • Matei Ioachimescu
  • Andreas Jungwirth
  • Anna Khodorkovskaya
  • Florian Kmet
  • Thomas Köck
  • Josef Maria Krasanovsky
  • Anna-Maria Krassnigg
  • Christoph Krutzler
  • Adela Liculescu
  • Dan Lungu
  • Andrei Măjeri
  • Cosmin Manolescu
  • Ciprian Marinescu
  • Irina Marinescu
  • Mihaela Michailov
  • Marius Olteanu
  • Tudor Păduraru
  • Frieda Paris
  • Alexandra Pâzgu
  • Dan Perjovschi
  • Thomas Perle
  • Micha Elias Pichlkastner
  • Dan Pleşa
  • Leta Popescu
  • Elena Purea
  • Lea Rasovsky
  • Andreea Răsuceanu
  • Ioan Rizea
  • Drew Sarich
  • Sorin Scurtulescu
  • Alina Şerban
  • Peter Sommerer
  • Verena Stauffer
  • Vava Ştefănescu
  • István Teglás
  • Răzvan Cosmin Ţupa
  • Sabina Ulubeanu
  • Carmen Lidia Vidu
  • Elena Vlădareanu
  • Peter Wagner
  • Gottlieb Wallisch
  • Anna Weidenholzer
  • Alexandru Weinberger-Bara
  • Elise Wilk
  • Beate Winkler
  • Mihai Zgondoiu

Concept: Thomas Kloiber
Andrei Popov

Director: Carmen-Lidia Vidu

Editor/Animation/Sound: Cristina Baciu

A project supported by Raiffeisen Bank România


Coming soon...

Grădina cu Filme – Cinema & More, Bucharest (CREART) | 2.6.2022

Habitat International Film Festival, New Delhi (The Theater) | 14.5.2022

Timișoara National Theater (Hall 2) | 10.3.2022

Segal Center Film/Screen Festival on Theater and Performance | 1-15.3.2022

Classix Festival, Iași (Casa Muzeelor) | 14-19.2.2022

KineDok, Bârlad ("Vasile Pârvan" Museum) | 12.12.2021

KineDok, Galați (Visual Arts Museum) | 9.12.2021

Studio Festival, Târgu Mureș (Ariel Theater) | 3.12.2021

Cinema Elvire Popesco, Bucharest | 16.11.2021

Transilvania Jazz Festival, Cluj-Napoca (Sala Studio @ „Gheorghe Dima” Music Academy) | 6.11.2021

wortwiege (Kasematten Wiener Neustadt - Bahngasse 27, 2700 Wiener Neustadt) | 19.10.2021

KineDok, Oradea (MA Hub) | 13.10.2021

KineDok, Bucharest (National Museum of Romanian Literature) | 30.09.2021

Centrul Cultural Reduta, Brașov | 26.09.2021

One World Romania , Brașov | 18.09.2021

Astra Film Festival , Sibiu| 10.09.2021