Film ETC. Association is a nonprofit organization aiming to support the development and promotion of cultural industries and to accompany the professionalization of the cultural sector. Film ETC. Association and its Romanian Film Initiative (RFI) were launched in the fall of 2012 by Corina Şuteu, Mihai Chirilov and Oana Radu, the team that initiated and organized since 2006 the Romanian Film Festival in New York, in order to ensure its continuation and development. With an international reach since its first project, Film ETC. Association has become an important actor within the Romanian cinema sector, developing and presenting the Making Waves: New Romanian Cinema in New York, the fARAD documentary film festival (launched in 2014), multiple workshops, consultancy projects for the film industry and the cultural sector in Romania. Film ETC. Association also carries on the mission and activity of ECUMEST Association, which operated in Eastern Europe between 1998-2008 and developed, among others, the Policies for Culture program. Organized in partnership with the European Cultural Foundation, Policies for Culture supported a participatory approach in cultural policy making throughout Southeast Europe.

The Arad Municipal Cultural Center (CMCA) is an institution of the Arad City Hall dedicated to enriching the cultural life of Arad and promoting it as a European city – a city that values and preserves its heritage, while at the same time encourages new concepts and experimental ideas. Through its activities, CMCA aims to promote Arad's culture nationally and internationally, as well as to facilitate the direct access of the city’s audiences to a diverse range of cultural activities.

111 Film is a film production company with over six short films in its portfolio, as well as a wide range of cinema education and promotion events. Among the latter, alongside fARAD, are Films Behind Bars – film screenings in penitentiaries, Production Hub - film production workshop, Film Addict - cinema education workshop, or GoBucharest - visual education workshop for teenagers.

Festival team
Festival president Corina Șuteu
Artistic director Mona Nicoară
Festival manager Oana Radu
Programming consultant Mihai Chirilov 
Production coordinator Eugen Matei Lumezianu
fARAD Lab coordinator Mirona Radu
PR&press coordinator Oana Furdea
Print traffic Ștefan Bradea
Translations Ligia Soare 
CMCA coordinators Ramona Crețu, Mirela Serb, Ioan Brădean  
Volunteers coordinator Mihnea Rareș Hanțiu
Visual identity 
Călin Man | kinema ikon
Design Andrei Pastuhov
Trailer Diana Rădulescu
Photo Ciprian Hord

Volunteers: We would like to thank the enthusiastic volunteers for fARAD 5: Cătălin Alb, Katharina Ammann, Ada Bota, Larisa Ciontoș, Cătălina Creștin, Sandra Cuș, Teo Danciu, Patrik Doboș, Philip Găicean, Adaliana Giudici, Ioana Groza, Ariana Harșani, Ioana Ionescu, Tudor Jula, Bogdana Knapik, Eric Manta, Cristina Moroșan, Bia Negrilă, Larissa Oprea, Oana Palcu, Carina Pîrva, Daria Roman, Dragoș Sferdianu, Ale Stache, Monica Tămaș, Alexandra Undis.