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Marco Müller appointed to artistic director for the International Rome Film Festival

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Marco Müller is the new artistic director under decision of the board of directors.   Marco Müller has been appointed as artistic director of the International Rome Film Festival this morning by the board of directors of the Cinema per Roma Foundation, chaired by President Paolo Ferrari and board members: Michele Lo Foco (The City of Rome), Salvat...

Rome Film Festival awards

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The Official Awards of the sixth edition THE PRIZES AWARDED BY THE INTERNATIONAL JURY The international jury chaired by Ennio Morricone and comprised of Susanne Bier, Roberto Bolle, Carmen Chaplin, David Puttnam, Pierre Thoretton, Debra Winger has pronounced its verdict on the films competing in the Official Selection.  The international Jury has awarded: - The Marc' Aurelio Jury Award for Best Film: Un cuento chino by Sebastián Borensztein - The Marc'...

What's cooking at Roma Fest 6th edition?

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Fifteen films in competition for the Official Selection of the sixth edition of the International Rome Film Festival (27th October - 4th November) featuring productions from all over the world.  Among many others, the scheduled films include Hotel Lux by Leander Haußmann, Babycall by Pål Sletaune, Hysteria by Tanya Wexler, Poongsan by Juhn Jaihong, The Eye of the Storm by Fred Schepisi with Geoffrey Rush and Charlotte Rampling, Une vie meilleure by Cédric Kahn with Guillaume Canet, Magic V...

Rome Film Festival will premiere Too Big to Fail

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  THE INTERNATIONAL ROME FILM FESTIVAL October 27 - November 4 2011   The background behind the financial crisis in Too Big to Fail by Curtis Hanson The 2008 financial crisis and the collapse of Lehman Brothers are the main focus of Too Big to Fail, the film by Oscar® winner Curtis Hanson  to be  premiered in the Official Selection of the International Rome Film Festival (27 October - 4 November, Auditorium Parco della Musica). The TV-film produced b...

Rome to open with Last Night and a tribute to Kurosawa

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the exclusive premiere of Tron Legacy and the opening event at the MaxxiThe fifth edition of the International Rome Film Festival opens on Thursday (28th October – 5th November) and it will take place under the High Patronage of the President of the Republic. The Sala Santa Cecilia of the Auditorium Parco della Musica will be hosting the first film in competition in the Official Selection, Last Night by Massy Tadjedin. At 6:45 p.m., before the screening of the film scheduled for 7:30 p.m., Kei...

Spotlight on SHOOTING STARS at International Rome Film Festival

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With the aim of increasing the awareness of European films and talent in Italy, European Film Promotion (EFP) will be bringing three SHOOTING STARS 2010 to the International Rome Film Festival (October 28 - November 5) for the first time. Following the showcase at the Berlin International Film Festival, the selected three emerging actors will present their recent films at Italy's glittering cinematographic feast. The Italian SHOOTING STAR Michele Riondino will be seen in Ten Winters by Valerio...

Sergio Castellitto will head the Jury of the Rome Festival

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  Actor-director Sergio Castellitto will head the International Jury of the International Rome Film Festival (28th October - 5th November 2010), it was announced today by the Festival's President Gian Luigi Rondi. The other members of the Jury will be: Italian journalist and writer Natalia Aspesi, winner of the Pietro Bianchi Award for film criticism; director Ulu Grosbard (United States - Belgium), who has directed feature films such as Falling in Love with Meryl Streep and True Confession...

Last Night (Keira Knightley and Eva Mendes) next Rome opener

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Massy Tadjedin’s Last Night, starring Keira Knightley, a romantic tale of sexual attraction, betrayal, and jealousy, will open the next International Rome Film Festival, running from October 28 to November 5, 2010, at the Auditorium Parco della Musica. Directed by Iranian-American Massy Tadjedin, with a star-studded cast featuring Keira Knightley, Eva Mendes, Sam Worthington, and Guillaume Canet, the film is set to kick off the competition section of the Official Selection. Another hotly-await...

Cinema - Festa Internazionale Di Roma / Rome Film Fest

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A great new festival taking place in a great city. And not just a festival but a real feast for movie lovers and a great event for all those who work for cinema. Not just a great city, but THE city of cinema par excellence, will host the Festival.

Gian Luigi Rondi new President of Rome

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Gian Luigi Rondi is the new president of the Fondazione Cinema per Roma. He takes over from Goffredo Bettini, the man who created the Rome Film Fest and led its first two editions. "I am honoured by this appointment and I hope I will be able to accomplish the task in the best possible way”, was Rondi’s opening statement at a press conference held this morning at the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome. Also on the platform were the mayor of Rome, Gianni Alemanno, the president of the Lazio...

NEWSLETTER N° 337: October 31, 2007

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FESTIVALS AGENDA SUBMISSION CALENDARS Festivals calling for your films... This week, this month...   _______________________________________________________________________________________ FESTIVALS IN ACTION - THE VIDEO DAILIES Coverage from fest21.com on London Rome ...

Arrivederci Roma

 Tuesday, October 30---------The second edition of the Cinema: Rome Filmfest was, by all accounts, a smashing success. Not only was there a ferocious public response but the industry gave the event a thumbs up as well. Those who stood on the sidelines and wondered if a film festival would be accepted by the Rome public and if the industry needed yet another film event on the busy Fall film calendar, were in agreement that the Festival delivered.Yes, there were the inevitable glitches.....a few ...

Arrivederci Roma

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The second edition of the Cinema: Rome Filmfest was, by all accounts, a smashing success. Not only was there a ferocious public response but the industry gave the event a thumbs up as well. Those who stood on the sidelines and wondered if a film festival would be accepted by the Rome public and if the industry needed yet another film event on the busy Fall film calendar, were in agreement that the Festival delivered.Yes, there were the inevitable glitches.....a few press screenings started nearl...

The Big Winners At The Rome Film Festival

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Ending what was undoubtedly a highly successful sophomore edition, the Cinema: Rome Filmfest announced its major awards at a gala Awards Ceremony on Saturday evening, in conjunction with a live concert event saluting and playing the music of Italian master composer Ennio Morricone. The Festival delivered on the glamour and the glitz, while also highlighting many worthy films in its various film sections.The Popular Jury of the official Competition Section, made up of 50 members and presided over...

Big Winners At The Rome Film Festival

 Monday, October 29-------Ending what was undoubtedly a highly successful sophomore edition, the Cinema: Rome Filmfest announced its major awards at a gala Awards Ceremony on Saturday evening, in conjunction with a live concert event saluting and playing the music of Italian master composer Ennio Morricone. The Festival delivered on the glamour and the glitz, while also highlighting many worthy films in its various film sections.The Popular Jury of the official Competition Section, made up of...

The Big Winners At The Rome Film Festival

 Monday, October 29-------Ending what was undoubtedly a highly successful sophomore edition, the Cinema: Rome Filmfest announced its major awards at a gala Awards Ceremony on Saturday evening, in conjunction with a live concert event saluting and playing the music of Italian master composer Ennio Morricone. The Festival delivered on the glamour and the glitz, while also highlighting many worthy films in its various film sections.The Popular Jury of the official Competition Section, made up of...

Rome Film Festival has broken last year’s box office records

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The Rome Film Festival, in only its second year, has broken last year’s box office records. A total of 42,000 tickets have been sold so far, with many screenings filled to capacity. The Festival’s website, www.romacinemafest.org, has also seen a veritable boom in visitors, with more than one million webpage impressions recorded in the last few weeks. “The Festival has been a tremendous success with the public”, declares Goffredo Bettini, President of the Fondazione Cinema per Roma, “wh...

Rome Film Festival Breaks Box Office Records

 Sunday, October 21--------The Rome Film Festival, in only its second year, has broken last year’s box office records. A total of 42,000 tickets have been sold so far, with many screenings filled to capacity. The Festival’s website, www.romacinemafest.org, has also seen a veritable boom in visitors, with more than one million webpage impressions recorded in the last few weeks. “The Festival has been a tremendous success with the public”, declares Goffredo Bettini, President of the Fond...

Rome Film Fest: A Great City Deserves A Great Film Festival

 Wednesday, October 17-------------Rome is a great city, and it deserves a great film festival. And in only its second edition, CINEMA: Rome Film Fest is presenting just that......a sprawling event filled with movie stars, international auteurs, hot new directors and an impressive roster of professional events. The second edition of CINEMA. Festa Internazionale di Roma - RomeFilmFest will be held from the 18th to the 27th of October 2007 in the Rome Auditorium, along with screenings at movie...

A Great City Deserves A Great Film Festival

 Wednesday, October 17-------------Rome is a great city, and it deserves a great film festival. And in only its second edition, CINEMA: Rome Film Fest is presenting just that......a sprawling event filled with movie stars, international auteurs, hot new directors and an impressive roster of professional events. The second edition of CINEMA. Festa Internazionale di Roma - RomeFilmFest will be held from the 18th to the 27th of October 2007 in the Rome Auditorium, along with screenings at movie...

Rome celebrates a Roman Holiday of Cinema

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Rome is a great city, and it deserves a great film festival. And in only its second edition, CINEMA: Rome Film Fest is presenting just that......a sprawling event filled with movie stars, international auteurs, hot new directors and an impressive roster of professional events. The second edition of CINEMA. Festa Internazionale di Roma - RomeFilmFest will be held from the 18th to the 27th of October 2007 in the Rome Auditorium, along with screenings at movie theatres and events held across the ci...

Tribeca Film Festival bonds with Rome Fest

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The Tribeca Film Festival has established a special bond with the inaugural Rome Film Festival, which launched on the international film festival circuit last October with an instant must-attend status as a serious showcase of international cinema. Highlights from last year's Tribeca Film Festival were showcased in Rome, and now it is Tribeca's turn to return the favor....presenting a program of European films that debuted at the Rome event.Dramatic features in the special program include: NAPOL...

Rome 2006 Palmares

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The Popular Jury, made up of 50 members and presided over by Ettore Scola, has assigned the RomeFilmFest’s official awards to the following films: The award for Best Film goes to Izobrajaya Zhertvy / Playing the Victim by Kirill Serebrennikov. The RomeFilmFest – BNL Best Actress Award is for Ariane Ascaride in Le Voyage en Arménie / Armenia by Robert Guédiguian. The RomeFilmFest – Chamber of Commerce award for Best Actor Award goes to Giorgio Colangeli in L´ aria salata by Alessandro An...

9 days that shook the film world

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THE FIRST ROME FILM FIESTA, OCT. 13 – 21, 2OO6 The whole report day by day from day one. In less than a week, on the fateful FridayThe Thirteenth of the current month (October 13, 2OO6), the First International Film Festival ever held in Rome will open the gates of the Eternal City to a floodtide of media representatives, journalists, film professionals, actors, directors, film fans, and just plain curious stargazers of all stripes and colours. Whether this new festival turns out to be a blas...

Romangeles : looking back and taking stock

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Looking back at the just completed first Rome Film Festival and Fiesta combined one thing that can be said is that not only was it not a "flop", but it probably exceeded most people's wildest expectations. There was no lack of nay-sayers around the edges trying to disparage the event by accusing it of catering to the lowest common denominator, or slavishly bowing to Hollywood --(one paper called it "Romangeles") -- but the bottom line is that everybody had a good time, interest in cinema was gi...
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