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Romanian Film Festival Seattle

HomeLands, the 2022 edition of the RFF, is a genre-spanning selection of internationally acclaimed movies that, complemented by special guest events and film talks, reflect on themes and events of the past year. The carefully curated program celebrates the power of film to map out new meaning in a world where people have been displaced by wars, economic crises, political instability, and natural disasters. Audiences are asked to redefine their sense of belonging—of homelands—in relation to family, neighbors, home countries, and to the planet itself.

After two successful virtual editions in 2020 and 2021, the festival continues this year in a hybrid format, with virtual programs available nationwide on the web, and with in-person screenings from Nov. 11–13 and Nov. 18–20 at Northwest Film Forum.

The festival is co-organized with ARCS Arizona and ARCS Detroit. It keeps its partnership with the Romanian Film Fest Arizona, whose in-person screenings take place Nov. 19–20 at Majestic Tempe 7 in Tempe, AZ. Poster art for 2022 is by Daniel Ursache.

American Romanian Cultural Society - ARCS Project


The American Romanian Cultural Society (ARCS) is a nonprofit association striving to promote a better understanding of the rich culture of Central and Eastern Europe, with an emphasis on Romania and the American Romanian cultural heritage in the Seattle area. Our signature event is the Romanian Film Festival in Seattle hosted at SIFF Cinema Uptown every year in November, since 2014.