Celebrating 30 years since the Fall of the Berlin Wall, the 6th edition of the Seattle Romanian Film Festival, entitled “One Eye Laughing, One Eye Crying: Stories OFF the Wall”, brings you Romanian and Eastern European cinema echoing the political, economic and existential dilemmas that have reshaped Europe in the aftermath of the Cold War. Bounced OFF a wall that divided families, generations and nations, these stories harness the unifying power of film to create new bridges, in a universal quest for shared meaning.
We have made history together: from one of the smallest venues in town with 93 seats (in 2014), we have upgraded the festival to the largest auditoriums @ SIFF CINEMA Uptown with 275 seats (between 2015-2018). From about 750 viewers attending the first edition, we have been reaching approximately 2,300 people every year. From an ethnic film festival, we have succeeded in creating an authentic Seattle experience where people of all backgrounds watch internationally acclaimed films, learn something about Romanian heritage, laugh and cry together, proving that the festival has earned its title “One Eye Laughing, One Eye Crying”.
Check out the full lineup for the 6th Edition of The Romanian Film Festival Seattle (November 15-17 at SIFF Cinema Uptown). More than in any other years, this year’s edition offers you the BEST of European cinema, with films that received over 30 national and international prizes!