|No. of films||16 edition|
International Rome Film Fest is a film festival that takes place in Rome during the month of October. The name in Italian is Festa del Cinema di Roma.
The Rome Film Festival official program is divided into several sections:
A selection of feature films, with priority given to world premieres. At the end of each screening, the audience votes for the People's Choice Award | Cinema d'Oggi.
Feature films that are world premieres, international or European premieres.
Feature films from various genres that are world, international or European premieres, with priority given to world premieres.
World premieres highlighting new trends in Italian cinema. At the end of each screening, the audience votes for the People's Choice Award | Cinema Italia (Fiction) and the People's Choice Award | Cinema Italia (Documentary).
Devoted to children films, this sections has two competitive subsections, one for over-12 films and the other under-12.
The Rome Film Festival award is a silver statuette shaped after the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius statue, placed in Michelangelo's Campidoglio Square.
The winning film's prize money is given to its Italian distributor, or, if no Italian distributor buys it within six months, to its international seller.
The Rome Film Festival is produced by the Cinema per Roma Foundation, whose president is Laura Delli Colli. The General Manager is Francesca Via.
The Artistic Director of the Festival is Antonio Monda.