Artwork by Dan Perjovschi

Since 2012, MAKING WAVES has been made possible with the generous and enthusiastic support of more than 600 individual donors: fans of Romanian cinema, artists, audience members, and other key figures from the festival’s creative community. Our success has been entirely down to these dedicated individuals, and we are proud to be the first large Romanian event to have been produced through crowdfunding.

For our expanded 12th edition in 2017, which launched the partnership with a leading New York City organization – BAMcinématek, and featured a new format and a diverse programming, we have received a renewed enthusiasm and generous support from many individual donors. To all of them, we want to say a huge thank you!


Ștefania Magidson & Blue Heron Foundation, Adrian Ghenie, Alexandre Almajeanu, Edward C. Blau, Eva-Maria Preiswerk & Freundschaftsverein Schweiz-Rumänien

Marie-France Ionesco & Lucian Pintilie, Alexandru Salcianu, Stephan Benedict, Andrei Both, Irina Livezeanu, Veronica Lupu, Carmen Paraschiv, Ana Cristea

Bogdan George Apetri, Vlad Bogaciu, Dana Buricea, Mariana Cana, Carmen Comănescu, Mihai Cucui, Adrian Filip, Patrick L. Hagel, The Institute, Richard Jochum, Attila Kim, Ioan Tudor Leu, Jane K. Lombard, Cristina Pașca Palmer,, Constantin Vulpescu, Robert Wasserman, and Kyoko Hirano.

We want to express our gratitude to documentary filmmaker and human rights activist Mona Nicoară, visual artist Dan Perjovschi, actor Vlad Ivanov and actor Andi Vasluianu, our Festival Ambassador, for their continued support and for championing Making Waves. Special Thanks to Andrew Solomon.

As we prepare for the 2018 edition, we invite you to join again in being a leading part of the festival and supporting its celebration of Romanian talent.


Join the Festival Club and donate to support the continuation of Making Waves, while also enjoying the following benefits.

donorsMaking Waves Pioneer – Pledge $60 or more
Two tickets for a festival screening, except opening or gala screenings; meet festival guests at after-screening drinks; recognition in the festival brochure and website;

Making Waves Champion – Pledge $100 or more
Two tickets for the Opening Night or Gala screenings; meet festival guests at after-screening drinks; recognition in the festival brochure & website;

Romanian Film Fan – Pledge $300 or more
Get one pass to all festival screenings, at both BAMcinématek and the Jacob Burns Film Center; plus recognition in the festival brochure and website;

Art Collector – Pledge $600 or more
Romanian Film Fan benefits, plus Postcards from the World: Receive a unique dedicated postcard from a Romanian artist in his/her travels around the world (inspired by Dan Perjovschi’s project);

Romanian Film Fanatic – Pledge $1,000 or more
Get a pass for two to all festival screenings, at both BAMcinématek and the Jacob Burns Film Center; 2 DVDs signed by directors featured in the 2018 Making Waves; Festival brochure signed by all leading film directors and stars attending the festival; plus recognition in the festival brochure and website.

We have different ways to accept donations, from anywhere in the world; they all are safe and secure. See more details below and if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.

For US citizens, donations are 100% tax deductible and eligible for corporate gift matching programs.

You cannot join the Festival Club but still want to show your support? Be an ambassador of the festival and spread the word. Share on Facebook. Every donation, even $1, makes a difference.

Want to give more? Join in our Circle of Donors and take a leading role in strengthening the festival and developing new initiatives, and enjoy our personalized benefits. Contact us at to receive additional information and discuss support options.

You can make your donation tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law through our 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsors, Fractured Atlas and the Jacob Burns Film Center. Donations are also eligible for corporate gift matching programs.

You can donate by credit card online at the link below:
Donate online
Monthly recurring donations can also be processed.

If you prefer, you can also donate by check, made payable to:
Jacob Burns Film Center, Inc.
405 Manville Road, Pleasantville, NY 10570
ATTN: Dominick Balletta
Please mention: “f/b/o MAKING WAVES Festival 2018”

Donate online via the Paypal Platform. You do not need to have a Paypal account to donate using your credit or debit card.

We accept donations also by wire transfer. Please contact us for details.


Making Waves provides branding and marketing opportunities, as well as corporate entertaining benefits for its corporate sponsors.
Opportunities include:
• Co-organize or co-present various festival events, associating the sponsor to one of the film screenings or special events;
• Organize other special events, receptions, or meetings with festival guests and industry;
• Active participation to the festival opening or closing gala (including with a brief statement);
• Become a founding partner for new initiatives, such as the independent release of festival films;
• Offer a VIP package to your employees, clients or partners, to include free access to galas, special events, receptions and film screenings, including private events with festival guests;
• Offer gifts or information packages about your company to festival guests;
• A strong presence of the sponsor in the entire communication and promotional campaign in both US and Romania.

Contact us at to explore a specific corporate package tailored to your objectives.


Codul Fiscal permite ca până la 20% din impozitul pe profit al unei companii să fie redirecționat către unul sau mai multe organizații neguvernamentale prin sponsorizare. Cum? Trebuie doar să încheiați un contract de sponsorizare, care trebuie plătit până la sfârșitul anului calendaristic.

Vezi aici un model de contract de sponsorizare.

Dacă cuantumul procentului de 20% depășește 5 la mie din cifra de afaceri, atunci suma care se ia în considerare pentru redirecționare va fi suma mai mică dintre cele două.



Nu uitați că aveți dreptul de a decide direct asupra modului în care sunt utilizate impozitele dumneavoastră susținând organizații non profit. Anual s-ar putea aloca direct proiectelor non profit peste 100 milioane euro!

Dacă doriți să susțineți Romanian Film Initiative și festivalul MAKING WAVES, puteți direcționa 2% din impozitul dumneavoastră pe venit către Asociația Film ETC. prin simpla menționare a detaliilor asociației în declarația privind impozitul pe venit:

Denumire entitate non profit: Asociația Film ETC.
Cod de identificare fiscală: 30782707
Cont bancar (IBAN): RO37 RNCB 0082 1297 5887 0001

Este necesar doar să completați formularul 230 (pentru veniturile provenind exclusiv din salarii) si formularul 200 (pentru venituri din alte surse) și să le depuneți la administrația fiscală de care aparțineți (declarația se poate depune și prin scrisoare recomandată) până la data de 25 mai 2017.

Mai multe detalii despre acest mecanism la