It’s nearly that time of year again for Rome’s annual…
Rome independent film festival RIFF, the Rome Independent Film Festival, is the annual must event for the friends of the independent films! This yearâ€™s edition is going to happen in April, 13th-20th, and is going to present more than 80 films from 70 different countries, all premiers of course! In addition, there will be seminars on cinematography and the possibility to view the first films of young Italian directors not nominated for the awards.
The event is organised by the association RIFF, founded by Fabio Ferrari in 2001 with the intention of promoting the independent film production. The first festival took place in February 2001 and this yearâ€™s edition is the 7th time the event is organised.
Awards are going to be granted for example for the best long and short film, the best documentary and the best script. The event is sponsored by the city of Rome, the European Commission, the Amnesty International, a number of foreign embassies in Rome and amongst others, the â€œComing Soonâ€? and â€œRoma câ€™Ã¨â€? magazines, Kodak, and partnered by several same spirited festivals on abroad.
The festival of this year will take place in three different locations: the Hotel Claridge at Viale Liegi 62 and at the Cinema Embassy at Via Stoppani 7, both close to each other. The area can be reached by the bus number 360 leaving from the Termini station. See the location on a Rome city map. You can view the program on the site of the Association RIFF.
To book your accommodation in Rome during the festival try hotels near the Termini station in order to be well connected with the head quarters of the festival: the hostel and hotel Des Artistes in rome centre offer accommodation for all budgets, and the Nice Hotel and hotel Carlitoâ€™s Way are other inexpensive options with good-value.