Romanian Film Festival – November 2015

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

Program

Thursday, November 5, 2015
East Asia Library, Room 224, Lathrop Library building, 518 Memorial Way, Stanford Univ. (map)

  • 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm ALIYAH DADA by Oana Giurgiu, documentary, Romania, 2015
  • 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm 
Q&A with director Oana Giurgiu
    Panel: “PERIPATETIC JOURNEYS”, a discussion about ALIYAH DADA, a  documentary film based on archival materials, Stanford library collections’ exhibition catalogues from the Janco-Dada Museum and the experience of exile with Oana Giurgiu, Zachary Baker and George Haber. Moderator: Florentina Mocanu

Friday, November 6, 2015
Fine Arts Building, Coppola Theater, San Francisco State Univ., 1600 Holloway Ave, San Francisco, CA 94132 (map)

  • 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm Introduction
  • 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm ALIYAH DADA by Oana Giurgiu documentary, Romania, 2015
  • 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm Welcome by Dana Beldiman – Honorary Consul General of Romania in San Francisco and George Roth – Honorary Consul of Romania in San Francisco and Q&A with director Oana Giurgiu
  • 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm Dinner/Reception
  • 7:45 pm – 9:30 pm Q.E.D. by Andrei Gruzsniczki, drama, Romania, 2013
  • 9:30 pm – 10:00 pm Q&A with director Andrei Gruzsniczki

Saturday, November 7, 2015
Fine Arts Building, Coppola Theater, San Francisco State Univ., 1600 Holloway Ave, San Francisco, CA 94132 (map)

  • 9:00 am – 11:15 am CHILD’S POSE by Calin Peter Netzer, drama, Romania, 2013
  • 11:30 am – 1:15 pm CRULIC – THE PATH TO BEYOND by Anca Damian, documentary, Romania & Poland, 2011
  • 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm Lunch Break
  • 2:15 pm – 3:45 pm WAITING FOR AUGUST by Teodora Ana Mihai, documentary, Belgium, 2014
  • 3:45 pm – 4:30 pm 
Q&A with director Teodora Ana Mihai
  • 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm Discussion and Summary
  • 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm THE HAPPIEST GIRL IN THE WORLD by Radu Jude, comedy, Romania & Netherlands, 2009

Sunday, November 8, 2015
Cubberley Auditorium, School of Education, Stanford Univ., CA 94305 (map)

  • 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm CHILD’S POSE by Calin Peter Netzer, drama, Romania, 2013
  • 3:15 pm – 4:45 pm WAITING FOR AUGUST by Teodora Ana Mihai, documentary, Belgium, 2014
  • 4:45 pm – 5:15 pm Q&A with director Teodora Ana Mihai
  • 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm Panel: “TRAVELING SHOTS: FAMILIES BEYOND BOUNDARIES”  with Andrei Gruzsniczki, Teodora Ana Mihai, Cosana Eram, Maria Teodora Comsa, Cosmin Gheorghe. Moderator: Florentina Mocanu
  • 6:30  pm – 8:15 pm Q.E.D. by Andrei Gruzsniczki, drama, Romania, 2013
  • 8:15 pm – 8:45 pm 
Q&A with director Andrei Gruzsniczki

Monday, November 9, 2015
Genetics and Plant Biology (GPB), Room 100, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94704, close to the corner of Oxford Street and Hearst Avenue (map)

  • 6:30 pm – 8:15 pm Q.E.D. by Andrei Gruzsniczki, drama, Romania, 2013
  • 8:15 pm – 8:45 pm Q&A with director Andrei Gruzsniczki

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Doe Library, room 180, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94704 (map)

  • 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm WAITING FOR AUGUST by Teodora Ana Mihai, documentary, Belgium, 2014
  • 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm Q&A with director Teodora Ana Mihai

Friday, November 13, 2015
Haines Hall, Rm 118,  UCLA, 375 Portola Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095 (map)

  • 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm Q.E.D. by Andrei Gruzsniczki, drama, Romania, 2013
  • 8:45 pm – 9:15 pm Q&A with director Andrei Gruzsniczki

Schedule is subject to change. Please visit the festival’s website for the most updated information. All films will be screened in Romanian with English subtitles. Seating is limited, please arrive early. Viewers discretion is advised. Some movies may contain disturbing images.



Meeting with successful entrepreneurs

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015
THE HONORARY CONSULATE OF ROMANIA  and THE ROMANIAN-AMERICAN BUSINESS NETWORK
invite you to a discussion with  globally successful  Romanian entrepreneurs
HAS ROMANIAN ENTREPRENEURSHIP GONE GLOBAL?
Romanian entrepreneurship has come of age. In recent months, companies founded by Romanians worldwide, using Silicon Valley as a launchpad for their ventures, have achieved major acquisitions, partnerships and financing. Join us to hear their stories !
Friday, May 8, 2015  6:00 – 8:00 pm Honorary Consulate of Romania 44 Montgomery Street, Suite 400 San Francisco, Ca. 94104
Location, directions and parking: www.romanianconsulate.org
Presenters
RADU GEORGESCU – RAV (acquired by Microsoft), Avangate www.avangate.com (acquired by Francisco Partners),  Vectorwatch www.vectorwatch.com, Coinzone www.coinzone.com, ePayment  (acquired  by Naspers)
ANDREI DUNCA  – Liverail  www.liverail.com (acquired by Facebook)
MIRCEA PASOI  – Summify www.summify.com (acquired by Twitter)
RADU RUSU  – Fyusion www.fyusion.com ( received major investment recently)
DIWAKER SINGH – RAV (acquired by Microsoft), Avangate www.avangate.com  (acquired by Francisco Partners), ePayment(acquired  by Naspers), Vectorwatch www.vectorwatch.com, Coinzone  www.coinzone.com
CRISTIAN STRAT – Summify – summify.com (acquired by Twitter)
Special Guests
CHRISTIAN CLAUS – German Accelerator Silicon Valley www.germanaccelerator.com
PAUL BARAN – Romanian  American Foundation www.rafonline.org
Hosted by Dana Beldiman – Honorary Consul General of Romania
George Roth – Honorary Consul of Romania
RSVP by May 3, 2015 to Kelley Blakeman 415 989 5900, kblakeman@cbmlaw.com Note: SIGN UP EARLY ! Building security requires all individuals who enter the building to be signed up in advance.  Due to space considerations we will be able to accommodate a limited number of guests.


December 1st the National Day of Romania

Monday, December 1st, 2014

Monday December 1,2014 at 10:00AM , The Mayor of San Francisco will lead a ceremonial of raising of the Romanian flag, at the City Hall of San Francisco, in honor of, the National Day of Romania.
details of the event are below:

DATE AND TIME
Monday, December 1, 2014
10:00 – 10:30 am

LOCATION
Office of the Mayor of San Francisco
City Hall, Room 200 (International Room)
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
San Francisco, Ca. 94102



Romanian Presidential Elections

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

Alegerile pentru Preşedintele României au loc duminică, 2 noiembrie 2014, între orele 07.00 – 21.00!

Cetatenii romani din zona San Francisco-Bay Area isi pot exercita dreptul de vot la
Secţia de votare Nr. 268, San Francisco Bay Area, Casa Română, 26050 Kay Ave, Hayward CA 94545,
Telefon: +1 510-780-9627

Pot vota toţi cetăţenii români aflaţi în străinătate (inclusiv turiştii), pe baza unuia dintre actele de identitate, valabile în ziua votării, prevăzute de Decizia nr. 10/ 2014 a Biroului Electoral Central.

Cetăţenii români cu domiciliul în România care în ziua votării se află în S.U.A. îşi pot exercita dreptul de vot la secţiile de votare organizate în S.U.A. în baza unuia dintre următoarele acte de identitate, valabile în ziua votării:

• paşaportul diplomatic,
• paşaportul diplomatic electronic;
• paşaportul de serviciu;
• paşaportul de serviciu electronic;
• paşaportul simplu;
• paşaportul simplu electronic;
• paşaportul simplu temporar;
• titlul de călătorie.

Cetăţenii români cu domiciliul în România care în ziua votării se află în S.U.A. îşi pot exercita dreptul de vot la secţiile de votare organizate în S.U.A. în baza unuia dintre următoarele acte de identitate, valabile în ziua votării:

• paşaportul diplomatic,
• paşaportul diplomatic electronic;
• paşaportul de serviciu;
• paşaportul de serviciu electronic;
• paşaportul simplu;
• paşaportul simplu electronic;
• paşaportul simplu temporar;
• titlul de călătorie.

Pentru mai multe informaţii, consultati „Ghidul alegătorului român din străinătate”, publicat la adresa:
http://www.mae.ro/sites/default/files/file/2014/alegeri_prezidentiale/2014-10-13_ghid_alegator_2014.pdf.

De asemenea, vă recomandăm să accesaţi site-ul Ministerului Afacerilor Externe, secţiunea dedicată alegerilor pentru Președintele României: http://www.mae.ro/prezidentiale-2014, dar şi pagina de web a Biroului Electoral Central www.bec2014.ro.



April 26-29, Romanian Film Festival

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

TRANSITIONS: Spirituality and Contemporary Life in Romania

Discover cinematic gems featuring award-winning filmmakers and enthralling debuts. The audience will have the opportunity to experience the multifaceted aspects of contemporary Romanian cinema. The film festival will introduce students and the general public to the vibrant and groundbreaking Romanian New Wave.

The filmmakers and screenwriters showcased by the festival grapple in unique ways with the relationship between art and power, censorship and repression, the cultural and linguistic diversity of Eastern Europe, and the challenges of living through post-communism.

The program includes Cristian Mungiu’s celebrated thriller “Beyond the Hills” which won awards for best screenplay and best actresses, Cosmina Stratan and Cristina Flutur, at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, and Serban Oliver Tãtaru’s documentary “Anatomy of a Departure” (2013). In addition, since director Serban Oliver Tãtaru and Cannes-winning actresses Cosmina Stratan and Cristina Flutur will be our special guests, the audience will have a unique opportunity to hear from them during our Q&As and roundtables. The Romanian film festival sparks an interdisciplinary and comparative discussion on the legacy of the Soviet era in the contemporary world, and invites its audiences to see key moments in post-1945 European history from a Romanian perspective.

The event is presented by the Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies at Stanford University (CREEES) and the Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley (ISEEES) in conjunction with Taube Center for Jewish Studies, Stanford University, the Europe Center, Stanford UniversityBechtel International Center, Stanford UniversityGraduate Student Council, Stanford University, the Romanian Student Association, Stanford University, and the Special Language Program, Stanford University (SLP)the Graduate Film Working Group at UC Berkeley, with additional support from the Language Center, Stanford UniversitySlavic Department, Stanford University, the Honorary Consulate of Romania in San Francisco, Dana Beldiman, Honorary Consul General, George Roth, Honorary Consul, Department of Cinema, San Francisco State UniversityDepartment of  Theatre Arts, San Francisco State University,  Blue Collar FilmsUNAFF/UNAFF Traveling Film Festival, Palo Alto/StanfordGoethe Institute, San Francisco, CA, Casa Romana (Bay Area Romanian Community)California European Cultural Initiative/Hungarian Film Festival in San Francisco (CECI)Recognos Inc.KNOTCH,  and the “Nicolae Tonitza” High School, Bucharest, Romania, Fundatia Semn, Romania, and sponsored by the Stanford Graduate Student CouncilBillie Achilles FundBechtel International Center, Stanford University, and the Romanian Cultural Institute, New York.



Discussion with the leaders of the Ratiu Foundation

Saturday, November 16th, 2013

Monday, December 2nd, 2013 5.30 PM

Dana Beldiman,  the Honorary Consul General of Romania will host a meeting with Nicolae Ratiu , Pamela Roussos Ratiu  and Madalina Mocanu from the Ratiu Foundation :

http://www.ratiufamilyfoundation.com/

Address: Honorary Consulate of Romania San Francisco

Carroll, Burdick & McDonough

44 Montgomery St # 400, San Francisco, CA

They will present :

“Youth Participation, Paths to Citizenship”.

In the opening of the presentation we will present the work of the Foundation in Romania and the legacy of Ion Ratiu as well.



May 18,2013 RABN Picnic

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

The yearly RABN Picnic will take place in Saratoga at the Kevin Moran Park. Details at www.meetup.com/rabn-sv/



Romanian Wine Tasting

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

On September 28 and September 29 , a Romanian Wine tasting event will be organized in San Francisco and Napa.

Details ca be seen here:Wine Tasting Event



Roundtable Discussion with Mr. Mihai Ionescu the President of ANEIR

Sunday, August 21st, 2011

The Romanian Honorary Consulate in San Francisco is organizing a Roundtable Discussion with Dr. Mihai Ionescu, the President of ANEIR (Romania’s National Association of Exporters and Importers) on Thursday, August 25, 2011, 18:00, at the offices of the Honorary Consulate of Romania, 44 Montgomery Street, Suite 400, San Francisco.

The request for this discussion originated from ANEIR, which expressed the desire to consult with a small group of selected members of the Romanian Diaspora on possible business opportunities for Romania and to identify steps towards implementation of such opportunities. The main focus of this discussion will be to identify ways to boost the Romanian exports of organic goods, food supplements and wine.



Romanian Film Festival in Stanford

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

The Second Edition of the Romania Film Fest. / Forum will be held in at Stanford, April 1-6 2011.

This year, the Film Director Florin Serban will be attending the festival with his feature film ”If I Want To Whistle I Whistle”, winner of the Silver Bear and the Alfred Bauer Prize for innovation in film-making at the Berlin Film Fest. 2010.

For more info, please visit the Festival website at:

http://www.rofilmfestival.com/index.html