Join us on April 24-26 2020 in Chicago for the 3rd edition of an 100% authentic Romanian experience, told and lived presented and sensed in the progressive American landscape! The first two editions, which took place in 2018 and 2019, have been two amazing events. More here.

ROFest.Trends film festival tells East-side stories. In our movies, the ”Old” and the ”New” combine and collide for creating unique plots, genuine combinations of feelings & experiences.

Powerful yet mild, our ”East-side stories” subtly and positively transform anybody who is ready to engage in the quest for original characters, high-quality sarcasm, and intriguing decisions.

ROFest.Trends supports the Romanian cultural and artistic heritage, encouraging the enrichment of both American and Romanian publics through various creative expressions of social, historical and cultural aspects that stem from Romanian settings. During our last edition, we hosted many film enthusiasts, as well as important members of the Romanian community from Chicago, representatives from the Consulate General of Romania in Chicago, Romanian and American professors and students from some of the most prestigious universities from Chicago, such as University of Chicago, Loyola University Chicago, Northwestern University and so on.

Our festival is organized by a handful of enthousiasts and Romanian film lovers . Any contribution will make a difference for us and for our public.
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All visitors are welcome! You can NOW reserve your best seat at ROFest.Trends.


The ROFest.Trends Film Festival is scheduled to take place between the 24th and the 26th of April 2020, at Century Evanston, 1715 Maple Avenue, in Chicago. Tickets will be available online very soon.

ROFest.Trends Chicago 2018, an amazing experience

3 busy days, over 10 screenings of Romanian films, lively and engaging Q&As and debates – that was in a few words the 1st edition of ROFest.Trends Chicago 2018. Photos available HERE.

Chicago 2019!

The 2nd edition of ROFest.Trends Film Festival is scheduled to take place between the 12th and the 14th of April 2019, at AMC River East 21 in Chicago. Stay tuned!