Help the Romanian Film Festival in London
expand to Edinburgh, Liverpool and Brighton

The 11th Romanian Film Festival in London: Breaking New Ground
13 - 16 November 2014


Hello, everyone.
The Romanian Film Festival is back! And this time we mean to be bigger and travel outside London to Edinburgh, Liverpool and Brighton.
You have been supporting us since 2003, for ten editions in which we showcased Romanian contemporary cinema, as well as rarely seen classics. Film-makers and actors from the Romanian film industry attended the screenings, Q&As, panels and special events, and many of you had the chance to meet them at our receptions.

RFF 2014 will take place from the 13th to the16th November in London, and – with your kind support – the London showings will be followed for the first time by screenings outside the capital: in Edinburgh, Liverpool and Brighton. The Festival is at a crucial time in its development and what can be more exciting than bringing the joy of pitch-perfect cinema to new audiences?

For details, please visit our campaign page

We promise to bring, as usual, new releases, talented artists, hot debates with film experts and critics, rare classics from Romania to the UK. Special events, galas, conversations and industry events will complement the screenings, continuing the tradition of the festival as a joyful celebration of Romanian cinema. Award-winning filmmakers and actors will join the festival to enter into a dialogue with the audiences. Details of the festival program and participating guests will be available mid October. Stay tuned for updates through our Indiegogo campaign.

We are an independent organisation, a small group of passionate and dedicated individuals committed to providing an amazing display of Romanian films in the UK. Without sponsors and donations (and your attendance at the festival), RFF would be unable to do all this.

There are numerous ways you can help RFFthroughout the year.
But the most immediate way you can help is to donate to this campaign -, and to share it on your Blogs and Web sites, as well as on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ etc.

Contribute - No contribution is too small. With every pound we move a step closer to realizing our goal of evolving from a small independent festival, that is purely a labour of love, to a stable, enduring cultural foundation for the public.

To find out more about how your money will be spent, and what perks are available as a recognition of your kind contribution, please visit our campaign page at

We are Breaking New Ground with you!
Romanian Film Festival in London
Tel. +44 7456 542570

The 11th Romanian Film Festival in London


Curzon Soho, 13 - 16 November 2014

The Festival showcases an extraordinary line-up of new and exciting films. Special guests from Romania will be attending selected screenings and connected events, such as Q&A discussions, receptions, and networking dinners with industry representatives.

RFF has been notably successful in promoting new Romanian directors, and acquainting the public with classics of the Romanian cinema, so it offers a circle of strongly motivated audiences. There is a growing interest in Romanian cinema in the UK, and we expect attendance by a great number of film lovers, both cinema aficionados and people who have discovered the Romanian New Wave in the past few years.


Our aim is to encourage the UK audience to discover and appreciate the essence of Romanian identity. The goals and working methods of the Romanian Film Festival are about presenting to the world some of the best examples of Romanian culture, in the hope that the audience will feel the same way as we do about the special qualities of Romania and its people.

2014, the year of our 11 year anniversary, signals a moment of unique importance for the Romanian communities in Britain. Back in 2003 our task was to amplify the voice of the Romanian community in the English speaking capital, to create a focal point for contemporary Romanian culture, and to join forces with the network of cultural exhibits in London. 11 years on, as an integral part of our community abroad, we now help in building the cultural infrastructure of the rapidly growing diaspora, which is experiencing changes with consequences for the culture both here and at home.

Widely viewed as a celebration of Romania and its spirit, the RFF is an independent, not-for-profit enterprise, functioning with the help of grants and sponsorship from numerous friends and supporters. It is organised by Profusion International Creative Consultancy, in partnership with The National Centre of Cinematography in Romania and Curzon Cinemas.
More details about the previous editions of the festival can be found here:


Festival Trailer  

Trailer 2013 - Day 1

Trailer 2013 - Day 2

Trailer 2013 - Day 5

Photo Gallery


Directed by Horatiu Malaele
Directed by Corneliu Porumboiu
Directed by Iulia Rugina
DOMESTIC - UK Premiere
Directed by STERE GULEA
JAPANESE DOG – Gala Screening
Directed by Tudor Cristian Jurgiu
Director: Tudor Cristian Jurgiu
Thursday 28 November 2013
6.30pm,Curzon Soho
Director: Stere Gulea
Friday 29 November 2013
6.20pm, Curzon Soho
Director: Adrian Sitaru
Saturday 30 November 2013
6.30pm, Curzon Soho
Director: Iulia Rugina
Sunday 1 December
6.00pm, Curzon Soho
Director: Horatiu Malaele
Monday 2 December 2013
6.30pm, EBRD

TURNING THE PAGE is a phrase which speaks of an end, but, more importantly – a beginning. Romanian film makers wrote a new chapter of international film making with the New Wave. Now the films on show look back past the New Wave in terms of technique, and forward in terms of content, social analysis and storytelling. Above all, these stories speak of a new understanding and a new relationship with the outside world. The windows have been thrown open! We’re turning the page!

Tickets are NOW on sale. SEE PROGRAM HERE:

Romanian Film Festival Trailer

Watch this trailer and get a glimpse of what's in store in the upcoming Romanian Film Festival in London!

The 10th Romanian Film Festival in London: TURNING THE PAGE (Thu 28 Nov – Mon 2 Dec 2013) brings you the latest, the most exciting and the most illuminating productions from the ferment of the Romanian film industry. Shown for the first time in the UK, these films tell the story of a rapidly evolving society. The windows have been thrown open! We’re turning the page!

All films are in Romanian with English subtitles. See program here:
Screenings take place at Curzon Soho (99 Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 5DY); Buy tickets here: ; Tel. 0330 500 1331

Hugely popular actors and directors will lend their presence to the screenings: actor Victor Rebengiuc (Japanese Dog), actor and director Horatiu Malaele (Happy Funerals), actor Bogdan Dumitrache (When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism), actors Dragos Bucur, Alexandru Papadopol and Dorian Boguta (Love Building), director Stere Gulea (I Am an Old Communist Hag), and director Adrian Sitaru (Domestic).

Romanian Film Festival brochure OUT NOW. Check it out!



NEWS from Rome Film Festival 2013 - Sunday, November 17, 2013
NEWS from Rome Film Festival 2013
The Special Jury prize went to Romanian director Andrei Gruzsniczki for his second work “Quod Erat Demonstrandum” set during the period of Communist rule and shot in black and white.
Directors Corneliu Porumboiu and Valentin Hotea at Locarno Film Festival - Friday, July 19, 2013
Director Corneliu Porumboiu and film critic Ian Haydn Smith discussing during the Romanian Film Festival in London
The prestigious Locarno Film Festival will present two Romanian full feature films by Corneliu Porumboiu and Valentin Hotea
Eastern European Cinema analysed in Sight & Sound magazine - Friday, June 28, 2013

An interesting and informative analysis of the Eastern European cinema landscape by Verena von Stackelberg
Beyond the Hills now Available on Curzon on Demand and iTunes UK - Friday, June 28, 2013

The riveting, Cannes-winning new film by Cristian Mungiu available on Curzon Home Cinema and on iTunes UK
Anamarica Marinca’s New Film Europa Report hits the screens - Friday, June 28, 2013

Anamaria Marinca in Europa Report
Bafta award-winning actress Anamaria Marinca is part of the cast of new film Europa Report

Child’s Pose by Calin Peter Netzer breaks Romanian Box Office Records - Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Child's Pose by Calin Peter Netzer
Child's Pose by Călin Peter Netzer - the most successful Romanian film shown in Romania in the past 20 years