When June 17, 2022 at 7:00pm CDT 3 days

The 4th edition of the ROFest.Trends Film Festival Chicago has onsite (in person) screenings at ROCO between June 17-19

The Romanian Film Festival aims to bring to Chicago the newest trends in the Romanian short and feature fiction, praised internationally for their intricate stories and robust characters. Our public will have the chance to watch some of the most acclaimed Romanian movies while interacting with their producers and actors. This film festival has two collateral goals - to feature stories that expose the many facets of Romania and to facilitate the dialogue between various cultures, and, more precisely, between the American and the Romanian ones.


Friday, June 17

The Campaign (Berliner), by Marian Crisan (1h33)

7:00 – 8:30 p.m.: opening feature fiction screening:

Regular Tickets $15   Member Tickets $5

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Saturday, June 18

The road ahead: Terra Banatica, by Mircea Gherase 

1:00 - 2:15 p.m.

The "The road ahead: Terra Banatica" film caravan brings Via Transilvanica to the screens, initially as part of a tour through the United States, in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, New Haven, Lake Tahoe and Washington, DC - the response was absolutely outstanding.

Regular Tickets $15   Member Tickets $5

#dogpoopgirl, by Andrei Huțuleac

3:00 - 5:00 p.m: screening & debate “Fake news and public shaming in the new media landscape”;

Special guests: professors from Loyola University Chicago and National University of Political Studies and Public Administration Bucharest - Valeriu Frunzaru, Associate Professor (1h18 screening + 30 min debate)

Regular Tickets $15   Member Tickets $5

Mia misses her revenge, by Bogdan Theodor Olteanu 

5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Regular Tickets $15   Member Tickets $5

La Civil, by Teodora Ana Mihai 

7:00 - 9:30 p.m.

Regular Tickets $15   Member Tickets $5

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Sunday, June 19

Short films from The National University of Theatre and Film "I.L. Caragiale'' in Bucharest

     1:00 - 2:30 p.m

Clouds of Chernobyl, by Ligia Ciornei

3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Regular Tickets $15  Member Tickets $5

Mikado/Marocco, by Emanuel Parvu

5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Regular Tickets $15   Member Tickets $5

Blue Moon, by Alina Grigore

7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Regular Tickets $15   Member Tickets $5

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The 4th edition of the ROFest.Trends Film Festival Chicago takes place this year in a hybrid format.  Between June 17-19 the festival will organize onsite screenings at ROCO Chicago, the Romanian Community Center, Chicago, USA. Between June 20 – and July 4 all the productions will also be available online on ROFest's streaming platformGet your Streaming Tickets, starting June 20th.

ROFest Trends Festival aims to promote Romanian contemporary cinematography – both feature films and short films- among the American public and, specifically, within the Romanian community. It encourages the enrichment of both the American and Romanian public through various creative expressions of social, historical, and cultural aspects that stem from Romanian settings.
The festival is organized by a handful of enthusiasts and Romanian film lovers.