Festivals featuring Roma Films within the Rolling experience


Roma Cinema Resource Center

Based on the experience of RFF, Soman NGO from France, Phiren Amenca and Romawood have worked for two years to launch the only Roma Cinema Datase, including non-formal educational toolkit on ten different themes, and step-by-step instruction on how to organize a film festival


International Romani Film Commission

The Roma film commission is a develop a transnational Roma film discussion strategy and to provide a basis for better visibility, positioning and perspective of Roma filmmakers.



Motovun Film Festival 2013



Balkan Express




Cottbus Film Festival



IRAF Bucharest, Romania (Advising on focus programme 2012)

Balkan Express, Florence, Italy. RFF advised on Roma focus programme, 2014.

Po Ceni Filma, DZMP, Slovenia.  Carte Blanche (programing the films from older editions) 2012;

70th Remembrance of the Roma Genocide, Krakow, Poland.  RFF developed and will moderate the program of films about the Roma genocide, 2014;

Roma Pride, Istanbul, Turkey. RFF is advising the programme, 2014;

Fnasat Film Festival, Paris, France . Carte Blanche, (programing the films from older editions) 2014.



Roma Education Fund

The Roma Education Fund (REF) was created in the framework of the Decade of Roma Inclusion in 2005. Its mission and ultimate goal is to close the gap in educational outcomes between Roma and non-Roma. In order to achieve this goal, the organization supports policies and programs which ensure quality education for Roma, including the desegregation of education systems.

Wikipedia, of course, is a good starting point for a summary of history and culture.

Who We Were, Who We Are: Kosovar Roma Oral Histories was a 2003 project of Communications for Social Development (CSD) and Balkan Sunflowers. The website includes Kosovar Roma personal histories, music, poetry, family photographs, stories, ethnicity and clans, traditions, holidays, politics, etc.


The Patrin Journal has 190 reports and articles, generally very well done and interesting.  The website appears not to have been maintained or added to in recent years so the drop-down menu links at the top do not work, but the links lower on the web pages do work.

This well-organized [World Wide Web Virtual Library] has more than 320 articles and reports, though unfortunately not updated in about ten years.

[The European Roma Rights Centre] is one of the world’s most active advocates for the legal rights of Roma. This site is particularly good for law and human rights information.

[The Open Society Institute (OSI) Budapest office] and the [Soros programs throughout Eastern and Southern Europe] are among the most crucial supporters of Roma programs for education, social inclusion, and rights.

[The Dosta campaign of the Council of Europe] was launched to fight anti-gypsyism and discrimination against Roma throughout the Council of Europe area of interest.



[The Decade of Roma Inclusion 2005–2015] is an political commitment by European governments to improve the socio-economic status and social inclusion of Roma.