November 5th to November 13th 2015.
Free event, open to the public
All films will be screened in Romanian with English subtitles.
The 5th edition of Romanian Film Festival at Stanford, UC Berkeley and San Francisco State University, centers on the theme „TRAVELLING SHOTS: Families beyond boundaries”.
The selection of films brings up individual destinies shaped by the particularities of family and place. Either at first works, or as established artists, these filmmakers have all received international acclaim for their bold and exceptional storytelling.
The program includes:
Q.E.D., by Andrei Gruzsniczki, drama, Romania, 2013
Q&A with director Andrei Gruzsniczki // 2013
Special Prize, Rome Film Festival, Italy
Waiting for August, by Teodora Ana Mihai, documentary, Belgium, 2014
Q&A with director Teodora Ana Mihai //
Best International Feature Documentary, Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival,
Best Long Documentary 2014 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
Aliyah DaDa, by Oana Giurgiu, documentary, Romania, 2015
Q&A with director Oana Giurgiu
Child’s Pose, directed by Calin Peter Netzer, drama, Romania, 2013
Winner of Golden Bear, 2013 Berlin Film Festival
Official submission of Romania to the Oscars 2014, Best Foreign Language Film category.
The Happiest Girl In the World, directed by Radu Jude, comedy, Romania & Netherlands, 2009
Crulic – The Path to Beyond directed by Anca Damian, Romania & Poland, 2011
Best Feature, Annecy International Animated Film Festival, 2012
Special Prize of the Jury, Istanbul International Film Festival, 2012
The Romanian film festival continues its series of interdisciplinary and comparative discussions on the realities of Eastern Europe in today’s increasingly globalized world, as seen from a Romanian perspective.
The audience will have a unique opportunity to hear from our special guests, directors Oana Giurgiu, Teodora Ana Mihai and Andrei Gruzsniczki, during our Q&As and panel discussions.
The festival will host a special Poster Exhibition: students from „Nicolae Tonitza” High School in Bucharest, Romania, created original posters that illustrate the festival’s theme, „Travelling Shots: Families Beyond Boundaries,” under the guidance of art professor Gavril Kovacs.
Jeff Penington, Executive Director of the Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies at UC Berkeley
Zachary Baker, Assistant University Librarian, Curator of Judaica and Hebraica Collections, Stanford Univ.
Steve Kovacs, Professor of Cinema, San Francisco State University
Cosana Eram, Assistant Professor, Modern Language and Literature, Univ. of the Pacific
The screenings will take place as follows:
Stanford University: November 5, East Asia Library, Room 224.
San Francisco State University: November 6 and 7, August Coppola Theatre.
Stanford University: November 8, Cubberley Auditorium, School of Education.
UC Berkeley: November 9, Genetics and Plant Biology (GPB), Room 100 and November 10, Doe Library, room 180
UC Los Angeles: November 13, Haines Hall, Room 118.
The event is presented by the Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies at Stanford University (CREEES), the Special Language Program, Stanford University (SLP), the Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies at the University of California Berkeley (ISEEES) and Department of Cinema, San Francisco State University, in conjunction with the Europe Center, Stanford University, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Stanford University,Stanford University Libraries and the Department of Slavic, East European and Eurasian Languages and Cultures, University of California Los Angeles, The Center for European and Eurasian Studies, University of California Los Angeles, The Romanian Student Club, University of California Los Angeles, the“Nicolae Tonitza” High School, Bucharest, Romania, Fundatia Semn, Romania, with additional support from the Honorary Consulate of Romania in San Francisco, Dana Beldiman – Honorary Consul General, George Roth – Honorary Consul, Allan B. Cruse – Professor Emeritus University of San Francisco, Casa Romana – Bay Area Romanian Community, The Workmen’s Circle Northern California, California European Cultural Initiative/Hungarian Film Festival in San Francisco (CECI), Chair Diana Scott, Recognos Inc., Francis Ford Coppola Winery, Law Office of Andrei D. Popovici, P.C., Novaordis, Silicon Valley PR, Design Your Wellness Now, Cultures Wise, Schendel Films, Romanian Startups, Adina Simu, Georgiana Comsa, Ioana Grigore, Andrei Popovici, Mircea Goia, Elena Diana Sfecla, Amelia Zealand, Carmen & George Maxim, and sponsored by the Romanian Cultural Institute, New York.
Please visit our website for a complete list of films, special guests, sponsors and events:https://rofilmfestival.wordpress.com/