The Romanian Film Initiative, BAMcinématek, and the Jacob Burns Film Center are proud to present the 12h edition of MAKING WAVES: New Romanian Cinema, to take place November 30-December 7, 2017. This edition will mark a change in format, with different and complementary programs presented in the two partner venues.

Showcasing the best new releases from November 30- December 7, the Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville, NY, sees the return of audience darling Nae Caranfil, who gets to open this year’s festival at the JBFC with his new musical extravaganza, 6.9 on the Richter Scale. International film festival highlights, including Adrian Sitaru’s The Fixer and Calin Peter Netzer’s Ana, Mon Amour join the party; and so does a contingent of promising first-time filmmakers. It’s a hell of a ride, with The Gambler by Ignas Jonynas equally on board—courtesy of this edition’s guest country, Lithuania.

New York’s longstanding Romanian film festival comes for this edition also to BAMcinématek from December 4-7, with an exclusive program which blends the award-winning works of a brand new generation of talents—including a Balkan Coen-esque thriller, a zany social comedy, and a quiet backwater drama—plus a spotlight on Anca Damian, one of the most compelling Romanian directors working today who has forged a singular path with her visually arresting documentary, narrative, and animation hybrids or her intellectually challenging fiction films.

Guests of this year’s festival include directors Anca Damian (this edition’s director in focus), Adrian Sitaru (The Fixer), Iulia Rugină (Breaking News), Paul Negoescu (Two Lottery Tickets), Emanuel Pârvu (Meda or The Not So Bright Side of Things), director and DP Adrian Silișteanu (Written/Unwritten, The Fixer), actor Anghel Damian (In Perfect Health), and producer Miruna Berescu (Meda or The Not So Bright Side of Things).

Leading support for the 12th edition of Making Waves is provided by The Trust for Mutual Understanding, the Filmmakers Union of Romania, and Blue Heron Foundation, along with generous contributions from our community of grassroots supporters.

Browse below for more details about the full program and to purchase tickets.


That Trip We Took with Dad

December 1 @ 7:30 pm

Ana, Mon Amour

December 2 @ 7:30 pm

The Fixer

December 3 @ 5:30 pm

The Gambler

December 4 @ 7:15 pm

The Last Kalderash

December 6 @ 7:15 pm


December 6 @ 7:15 pm

Breaking News

December 7 @ 7:15 pm



December 4 @ 7:00 pm

Two Lottery Tickets

December 4 @ 9:20 pm

In Perfect Health

December 5 @ 7:00 pm

Crulic – The Path to Beyond

December 6 @ 7:00 pm

The Magic Mountain 💬

December 6 @ 9:30 pm


BAMcinématek, Peter Jay Sharp Building, BAM Rose Cinemas, 30 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217
JBFC: Jacob Burns Film Center, 364 Manville Rd., Pleasantville, NY 10570

ématek: General admission: $15, Members: $7.50, Seniors: $11. Visit for more information.
Jacob Burns Film Center: General admission: $13, Members: $8. For the opening night gala screening, followed by a reception, tickets are $12 (members), $17 (nonmembers). Visit for more information.