Romanian Film Fest Arizona 2022

Stay tuned for the second edition of the Romanian Film Fest Arizona, November 2022!

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Online: NOVEMBER 11-27, 2022
In theater: NOVEMBER 19-20, Majestic Tempe 7

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Romanian-Film-Fest-Arizona-Color-logo-smallThe 2nd edition of the Romanian Film Fest is titled HomeLands and reflects on this year’s current events, while celebrating the power of film to map out new meanings in a world where people have been displaced by wars, economic crises, political instability, and natural disasters. As Daniel Ursache’s poster illustrates, when everything else seems out of place, movies remain our main, steady path toward understanding and hope.

We will continue to showcase the best of the newest film productions from Romania and Europe, featuring both established and up-and-coming outstanding directors.
The festival is the result of a wonderful collaboration with our parent-organization, American Romanian Cultural Society and the Romanian Film Fest Seattle in partnership with Northwest Film Forum. With the participation of our sister-organization, ARCS Detroit.

After our first virtual edition in 2021, this year we will be present both online and in theater. Hosted by Majestic Tempe 7, we will feature 3 movies over 2 days.

We will offer you virtual opportunities to interact with local, national and international special guests.
Stay tuned to find out about our exciting partnerships, line-up, guest list, and schedule.


The Romanian Film Fest Arizona received a grant from the ASU’s Melikian Center. 


This project is partially funded by a City of Tempe – Community Arts Grant.


This project is carried out with the support of/ Acest proiect este realizat cu sprijinul  Departamentului pentru Românii de Pretutindeni.


The festival is a collaboration with American Romanian Cultural Society and the Romanian Film Fest Seattle in partnership with Northwest Film Forum. With the participation of ARCS Detroit.

Romanian Film Fest Arizona, November 19-20, 2022 @ Majestic Tempe 7

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Metronom, November 19, 2:00 PM @ Majestic Tempe 7

Directed by Alexandru Belc. Starring: Mara Bugarin, Serban Lazarovici, Vlad Ivanov. 103 min. Original Language: Romanian. With English Subtitles.

Drama. Directing Prize, Un Certain Regard at Cannes 2022.
Bucharest, 1972. Ana, 17, dreams of love and freedom. One night, while partying with her friends, they decide to send a letter to Metronom, the musical program which Radio Free Europe broadcasts clandestinely in Romania. It is then that the Securitate, Ceausescu’s secret police, arrives…

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The Island, November 20, 11:00 AM @ Majestic Tempe 7

Directed by Anca Damian. With Alexander Balanescu, Lucian Ionescu, Cristina Juncu, Ada Milea. 84 min. Original Language: English.

Animation. Nominated for Best Feature at Annecy International Animated Film Festival 2022.
The Little Prince meets Monty Python. Robinson is a doctor and his solitude is voluntary on an island invaded by migrants, NGOs and guards. He saves Friday, a castaway, the only survivor of his illegal refugee boat. During his journey on the island, Robinson encounters extraordinary beings and events.

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Things Worth Weeping For, November 20, 2:00 PM, @ Majestic Tempe 7

Directed by Cristina Groșan. Stars Nóra Rainer-Micsinyei, Júlia Huzella, Judit Hernádi. 87 min. Original Language: Hungarian. With English subtitles.

Comedy/Drama. Nominated for Best Film at Sarajevo Film Festival 2021. Maja’s life is finally coming together and her boyfriend couldn’t be more pleased. In the midst of moving out from their student flat, Maja’s evening takes a surprising turn when she stumbles upon an old relative who is without a doubt, dead.

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Thank you all for your continuous support!

Romanian Film Fest Arizona Team

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