The Roma Independent Film Festival (RIFF) screens Features and Shorts in the following competitive categories: New Frontiers (first time director), Documentary Films (documentary films on general issues and on human rights), Short Films, Digital Video, International Student Films, Animation- Made in Short (short films lasting 3 minutes or less) and Screenplays.
The RIFF Cultural Association was created in January of 2001, but has been a project of the association's founder and president, Fabrizio Ferrari, since early 1999. It was conceived with the intention to promote both Italian and international independent cinema. Collaborating with Albert deQuay, director of the Santa Monica Film Festival (SMFF) of California, Ferrari worked to organize special screening events dedicated to Italian Cinema.
The desire to keep the festival and community at the cutting edge of new technologies and industry trends has led the RIFF to add new sections to the festival: in two years the RIFF has doubled its number of sections to include the RIFF Expanded Cinema, a special program intended to assist young filmmakers to develop, produce, and distribute their films, and a short and feature length Screenwriting Competition. The RIFF Film Grant is a fund that has been established to support the project's completion. The RIFF has also added the new International Student Film Competition. A special event dedicated to filmmaking from developing European countries has also been organized to highlight a series of outstanding films. The 2007 Roma Independent Film Festival took place at the Cinema Nuovo Olimpia in Rome, scheduling around 100 films in competition – feature films, short films and documentaries – from over 50 Countries.
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