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RIFF, Rome Independent Film Festival

The cinematographic kermesse of RIFF, Rome Independent Film Festival has got to the end, and it has seen in the programming at the Nuovo Cinema Aquila of Rome, in this tenth edition, more than 120 films in competition - including feature films, short films and documentaries coming from more than 40 countries.

The International Jury of RIFF Awards 2011 consists of Stefano Bethlen, head of Theatrical Distribution for Walt Disney Studios, the producer Gianluca Arcopinto, the Iranian Kurdish director Fariborz Kamkari (I Fiori di Kirkuk), the director Cinzia TH Torrini, the Manager of Anilogue International Animation Festival Liszka Tam s, the actress Valentina Carnelutti, the journalist Salvatore Aloise, the producer Raffaele Brunetti, the founder of the Santa Monica Film Festival Albert Birdie de Quay, the journalist Maurizio Di Rienzo, the director Hilmi Etkan, the creator of the Kino project Cristiano Gerbino, the organizer of Tofifest of Torun Marek Golonko, the director Jesus Garces Lambert, the film critic of Manifesto Roberto Silvestri and Serena Sostegni (Cattleya), it has awarded with the RIFF AWARDS the following winning works:

- BEST FOREIGN FILM
Siberia-monamour by Slava Ross (Russia)

** FOREIGN FILM SPECIAL MENTION
"All That I Love", by Jacek Borcuch (Poland)


- BEST ITALIAN FILM
(equal) M.A.R.C.O by Alex Cimini and Cara, ti amo by Gian Paolo
Vallati

- NEW VISION AWARD
An African Election by Jarreth Merz (Switzerland)

- GECOFILMFEST ECO-DIRECTOR CERTIFICATE
Unfinished Italy by Benoit Felici (Italy)


- BEST ITALIAN DOCU-FILM
"Unfinished Italy" by Benoit Felici


** ITALIAN DOCU-FILM SPECIAL MENTION
Loro della munnizza by Marco Battaglia

- BEST FOREIGN DOCU-FILM
The Broken Moon by Marcos Negrao and Andr Rangel (Brazil)

- BEST ITALIAN SHORT FILM
Al servizio del cliente by Beppe Tufarulo

** ITALIAN SHORT FILM SPECIAL MENTION **
Lacrime nere by Emanuela Rossi
Mezz ora non mi basta by Laura Rovetti

- BEST FOREIGN SHORT FILM
Shift by Anu Aun (Estonia)

The MiniMovie Award which includes a distribution contract is to be assigned
to "Viola" by Travis Andrade (USA).


- BEST STUDENTS SHORT FILM
"Live Stream" by Jens WISCHNEWSKI (Germany)

- BEST ANIMATION SHORT FILM
"I Am Simon" by Tunde Molnar (Hungary)

- SPERIMENTARIFF AWARD
"Where What Is Within" by Fabio Bianchini (Italy)





Among the prestigious guests attending the festival during the week we would
like to mention: Claudia Gerini, Oona Chaplin, Achero Ma as, Slava Ross,
Enrico Lo Verso, Aurelio Grimaldi, Gabriele Albanesi, Federico Zampaglione,
Alessandro Haber, G-Max, Elisabetta Rocchetti, Valentina Carnelutti, Giada de
Blanck, Giorgia Wurth, Angelo Orlando, Antonella Salvucci, Emma Nitti,
Francesco Maria Domined , Gian Paolo Vallati, Giuseppe Soleri, Isabel
Russinova, Alessia Fabiani, Ivano Marescotti, Teresa Saponangelo, Laura
Gigante, Lidia Vitale, Louis Siciliano, The Niro, Mario Sesti.

The Rome Independent Film Festival has been produced with the support of the
Ministry of Heritage and Culture (DGC), Ministry of Youth, Department of
Culture, Arts and Sports of Regione Lazio, Department of Cultural Affairs of
the City of Rome.

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