The 7th Rome International Film Festival begins September 10th in Rome, Georgia.
Films from China, Israel, Italy, Sweden, the UK and other points around the globe will be screened.
The Rome International Film Festival is one of the “outstanding film festivals in the southeast” and brings independent films from all over the world and locally to downtown Rome.
One of the films on this year’s schedule won the Producer’s Guild of America short film competition; another features the World of Guitar; and a number of short films from the Woodcreek Faction, a local comedy troupe, are scheduled.
The process for choosing which films would be shown this year was very competitive.
All films will be screened at the DeSoto Theater and Heritage Hall in Rome on the 10th and 11th from 11 am to midnight.
The Festival has been host to a number of well known names in the industry and has been the first venue for a number of films which were later released to broader audiences. Some of RIFF’s alumni have been picked up by Miramax, the STARZ network, Public Television, and HBO.
Rome, Georgia has also been behind the camera as well, as Georgia has grown into a major player in the film and television industry.
Sweet Home Alabama, Remember the Titans and other productions have been set in Rome and environs. The first week of August, a new, untitled independent film will be shot in the city, relying on well-known local sites for backdrop.
For more information on this year’s Festival, see the RIFF website.
For more on upcoming local film festivals, see below:
Independent Film Month