Rome Film Festival

NAME OF FESTIVAL: Rome Film Festival
SINCE: 2006
WHERE: Rome, Italy
WEBSITE: www.romacinemafest.it
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL: The Rome Film Festival, produced by the Fondazione Cinema per Roma, served as further proof of the city’s role as a film capital and represented a step forward in turning the festival into a world-class event.

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Female Indian Buddy Movie “Angry Indian Goddesses” Wins People’s Choice Award at 2015 Rome Film Fest | TRAILER

Angry Indian Goddesses “the first female Indian “buddy movie”” by Pan Nalin  is the winner of the BNL People’s Choice Award at the 10th Rome Film Fest.  Angry Indian Goddesses stars Sarah-Jane Dias, Rajshri Deshpande, Sandhya Mridul, Amrit Maghera, Pavleen Gujral, Anushka Manchanda, and Tannishtha Chatterjee. In the film, Frieda, a fashion-commercial photographer trying to find her own art, gathers her closest girlfriends from all over India to travel to Goa for a surprise announcement: she […]

10th Rome Film Fest Adds THE WALK – 3D Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Pablo Larraín Retrospective

10th Rome Film Fest Adds THE WALK – 3D Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Pablo Larraín Retrospective

The Walk – 3D, the new film by Academy Award-winning director Robert Zemeckis, will be presented at the 10th Rome Film Fest running October 16 to 24, 2015. The brilliant co-creator and director of the “Back to the Future” trilogy, Forrest Gump, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Contact, and Cast Away, brings to the screen the true story of Philippe Petit, a French tight wire walker who amazed the city of New York by walking across […]

TRUTH Starring Cate Blanchett and Robert Redford to Open 2015 Rome Film Fest | VIDEO

TRUTH Starring Cate Blanchett and Robert Redford to Open 2015 Rome Film Fest | VIDEO

Truth by James Vanderbilt, and starring Oscar®-winning actors Cate Blanchett and Robert Redford will be the opening film of the 2015 Rome Film Fest, to be held October 16th to 24th 2015. American screenwriter James Vanderbilt, well-known for his work on The Amazing Spider-Man 1 and 2 by Marc Webb, and Zodiac by David Fincher, got behind the camera to film his directorial debut, a story that borrows from the repertory of political and newsroom thrillers (such […]

Richard Gere at Rome Film Festival for European Premiere of “Time Out Of Mind”

Richard Gere at Rome Film Festival for European Premiere of “Time Out Of Mind”

Richard Gere is at the 2014 Rome Film Festival where he presented the European premiere of Time Out Of Mind directed by Oren Moverman, in which he plays George, a homeless man who lives on the streets of New York.  Described as “A demanding, intense film, greeted with great interest by the audience of the Rome Film Festival as one of the most interesting directorial experiments of the festival; and yet another great performance by the actor.”

The Motorcycle Diaries Director, Walter Salles, to be Honored at Rome Film Festival

The Motorcycle Diaries Director, Walter Salles, to be Honored at Rome Film Festival

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Walter Salles, award-winning Brazilian director, screenwriter, and producer; Berlinale Golden Bear and Golden Globe-winner for Central do Brasil (1998) will be honored with the Marc’Aurelio Award for Lifetime Achievement at the 9th Rome Film Festival taking place October 16 to 25, 2014.  Director of one of the most beloved films in recent years, The Motorcycle Diaries, awarded in Cannes and Oscar®-winner for Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures. On the occasion of the award ceremony, Walter Salles will present the world premiere screening of his new film Jia Zhangke, un gars de Fenyang. Salles considers Jia Zhangke “the most important contemporary filmmaker”. Marie-Pierre Duhamel and Marco Müller will moderate the on stage conversation with Walter Salles and Jia Zhangke.

Takashi Miike to Receive 2014 Maverick Director Award and World Premier Kamisama no iutoori (As the Gods Will) at Rome Film Festival

Takashi Miike to Receive 2014 Maverick Director Award and World Premier Kamisama no iutoori (As the Gods Will) at Rome Film Festival

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 Japanese director, screenwriter, actor, and film producer Takashi Miike, considered one of the most original and prolific auteurs in contemporary cinema, will receive the 2014 Maverick Director Award during the 9th Rome Film Festival, taking place October, 16 to 25, 2014. The award is dedicated to filmmakers who have contributed to the invention of a new, original, and unconventional cinema. Miike will accept his award on the occasion of the world premiere screening of his new film, Kamisama no iutoori (As the Gods Will).

“Black and White” Starring Kevin Costner, “Time Out of Mind” Starring Richard Gere Among First 5 English-Language Films at 2014 Rome Film Festival

“Black and White” Starring Kevin Costner, “Time Out of Mind” Starring Richard Gere Among First 5 English-Language Films at 2014 Rome Film Festival

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Rome Film Festival announced the titles of the first five English-language films on the lineup of the ninth edition taking place October, 16 to 25, 2014. The program section Cinema d’Oggi (Cinema Today) will present the European Premiere of Time Out of Mind by Oren Moverman (starring Richard Gere and Jena Malone). The Gala section will present the International Premiere of Trash by Stephen Daldry (starring Rooney Mara and Martin Sheen); the International Premiere of  Love, Rosie by Christian Ditter (starring Lily Collins and Sam Claflin) and the European Premiere of Black and White by Mike Binder (starring Kevin Costner, Gillian Jacobs, Jennifer Ehle and Octavia Spencer), presented in collaboration with the independent sidebar Alice nella Città. Finally, the European Premiere of Stonehearst Asylum by Brad Anderson (starring Kate Beckinsale, Jim Sturgess, Ben Kingsley, Michael Caine, Brendan Gleeson, and David Thewlis) will be presented in the Mondo Genere (Genre World) section.

Rome Film Festival Reveals Big Changes for 2014 Festival

Rome Film Festival Reveals Big Changes for 2014 Festival

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The Artistic Director of the Rome Film Festival, Marco Müller, announced some of the new features of the Festival’s ninth edition, which will take place from October 16 to 25, 2014 at the Auditorium Parco della Musica, produced by the Fondazione Cinema per Roma. The audience will be the star of the event and will choose the award-winners in each section of the programme: the most important acknowledgments will therefore be awarded on the basis of the votes cast by the audience after the screenings.