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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.



From March 18 to 25 at the Nuovo Cinema Aquila in Rome


The 10th Rome Independent Film Festival Italy’s new
generation directors: Dominedò, Rocchetti, Zampino, Albanesi. In the Jury: Fariborz Kamkari



January 24, 2011, Rome - RIFF AWARDS 2011, March 18 - 25, at the Nuovo Cinema Aquila - this year, celebrates a decade of "independence" puts focus on Italian production and showcases the best foreign films.

The festival will present some 150 works including national and international premiers confirming its reputation as the country’s leading purveyor of independent film.

A few titles stand out among the foreign films in competition: "All That I Love" by Jacek Borcuch, Audience Award and Best Production Design at the Polish Film Festival and Polish candidate for the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, "180°" by Cihan Inan, hailed at the Zurich Festival, and noted Director Max Sender’s "Christopher Roth” a psychological thriller with Anna Galiena, Joaquim de Almeida and Ben Gazzara.

A significant portion of this year’s feature film competition is dedicated to "new" Italian directors:  Gabriele Albanesi’s horror film, "In the mouth of Ubaldo Terzani",  "5" by Francesco Maria Dominedò, "18 years: the world at my feet" is entered by Elisabetta Rocchetti;" and “The Legacy” is offered Michael Zampino.  All selected works will be published on

The international jury that will award the RIFF Awards 2011 includes, among others, producer Gianluca Arcopinto, Iranian Kurdish filmmaker Fariborz Kamkari (The Flowers of Kirkuk), director Cinzia TH Torrini, the Anilogue International Animation Festival Director, Liszka Tamás  and actress Valentina Carnelutti.

Different workshops and seminars will accompany the festival: the European Forum of Independent Producers partners with project "Producers on the movie" and an event by the American network for the promotion of women's cinema: Women Make Movies. 

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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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