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RIFF is a seven-day celebration of new European and national independent films. As well as offering the chance for young filmmakers to present their work to the general public at film screenings, RIFF offers a series of special events designed to stimulate enthusiasm and create discussion.


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RIFF Awards 2010: it’s time to apply!
On November 15th expires the deadline to participate at the 9th Edition
Apply on line for the Roma Independent Film Festival

The deadline for submitting works to participate in the 9th Edition of the RIFF (Roma Independent Film Festival) that will take place in Rome in March 11/19 2010 is November 15th, 2009.
All information to apply and the official Call for Entry are available on the website:

Since the beginning, the RIFF has distinguished itself for the strong International calling presenting to the public in Rome works coming from more than seventy Countries, with European and World Italian preview. Filmakers will have the possibility to propose their original works in the section “New Frontiers”, dedicated to the first work of an artist.

Among the prizes, sponsored by Regione Lazio, worth 2,500 euro for development of the project winner in the "Best Short" section, and the Distribution Prize, offered this year by Nuovo Cinema Aquila - home of the event - which consists in the possibility for the winning movie to run to regular programming of the cinema.

More than 100 works will be selected for the competition (more than 1.000 films, VHS and DVD coming from 70 countries were sent to the Festival for the 2009 edition). The programme of the RIFF 2010 will be enlarged by retrospectives and seminars on different aspects of the film industry. Specific attention will be given to the Italian First Works that, as in the past years, will be presented out of competition. At the end of the Festival, the RIFF Awards for over 50.000 €.

For further information, please contact the Artistic Director of the Festival:
Fabrizio Ferrari (+39 06 45425050 –
RIFF - Piazza Buenos Aires, 5 - 00198 Roma
+39.06.45425050  –


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Fabrizio Ferrari
(RIFF - Rome Independent Film Festival)

The Roma Independent Film Festival (RIFF) is Rome 's first independent and international film festival.

Its aim is to unite enthusias
m for films and filmmaking among young filmmakers with the realities of film production and distribution. RIFF is a seven-day celebration of new European and international independent films. As well as offering the chance for young filmmakers to present their work to the general public at film screenings, RIFF offers a series of special events designed to stimulate enthusiasm and create discussion: retrospectives, seminars and workshops on various aspects of cinema, as well as exhibitions, collaborations with theatre, dance, fashion, and music concerts. In order to encourage and assist filmmakers in their endeavours, the festival concludes with an awards ceremony, The RIFF Awards, which awards prizes of either monetary value or money in-kind. The winning films, in a number of categories, are chosen by an international jury of experts from various fields within the film industry.



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