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Roma Independent Film Festival (RIFF) calling

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 April 8/16 2010 is December 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. Filmmakers 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.

Supported by the Directorate of Cultural Policies of the City of Rome, with the contribution of the Ministry for Cultural Activities (DGC) and the Directorate of Culture, Performing Art, Sport and Tourism of the District of Lazio and the IMAIE, every year the Roma Independent Film Festival is recording more and more appreciations and imposing as an important appointment for the Independent Cinema. An opportunity for filmakers from all over the world to present original works absolutely preview.
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 competing sections are:
Feature Films;
New Frontiers (first time director);
Documentary Films (documentary films on human rights and on free themes);
Short Films;
Digital Video;
International Student Films (for cinema students);
Screenplays & Subjects;
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 €.

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