RIFF – Rome Independent Film Festival announced the award winners of its 21st edition, with Best International Film going to Alice by Krystin Ver Linden and the Award for Best Italian Film went to Un Mondo Fantastico (A Fantastic World) by Michele Rovini.
Alice won for being “A very original story, shot with great skill; a beautiful photography that perfectly depicts people and places, always at the director’s disposal. A “pulp” style combined with a cruel tale, but still told with extreme sensitivity, and… what a soundtrack!!!”
Un Mondo Fantastico is described as “A good example of independent cinema, the one made without an overly technical approach. The perfect example of an interesting storyline, no matter how told.”
The Award for Best Italian Documentary went to Il Paese delle Persone Integre by Christian Carmosino Mereu and the Award for Best International Documentary went to Moruroa Papa by Paul Manate Raoux.
Complete list of winners of 2022 Rome Independent Film Festival
Best Italian Film: Un Mondo Fantastico (A Fantastic World) by Michele Rovini
Best International Film: Alice by Krystin Ver Linden
Special mention: to Corsa abusiva by Andrea Bifulco
Best Actress: Sveva Alviti for her role as Lea in Tra le onde by Marco Amenta.
Best Italian Documentary: Il paese delle persone integre by Christian Carmosino Mereu
Special mention: Come Una Vera Coppia by Christian Angeli
Best International Documentary: Moruroa Papa by Paul Manate Raoux
Special mention: Vento Na Fronteira (The wind blows the border) by Laura Faerman and Marina Weis
Best Italian Short Film: Super Jesus by Vito Palumbo
Special mention: 64.815 by Antonella Sabatino and Stefano Blasi
Best International Short Film: Adriana In Oblivion by Elena Piquer
For Best Short Film for the Schools of Cinema: Fatjona by Steve Bache (Germany).
The Award for Best Animated Short Film: Think Something Nice by Claudius Gentinetta (Swizzerland).
The Award for Best Screenplay: L’ultimo Lenzuolo Bianco by Gisella Orsini, Alessandro Ruzzi and Gennaro Capasso.
For Best Short Film Screenplay: Dieci Secondi by Roberta Palmieri.
The Award for Best Subject for a Feature Film goes to Piccole Parti by Riccardo Basso.