The competition is back at the Rome Film Fest, the next edition of which will be held from 13 to 23 October 2022. “The Rome Film Fest is redesigning its profile in the international circuit of city festivals, counting on one of the largest red carpets in the world in one of the leading cities in the history of cinema – said the new artistic director Paola Malanga – An international competition is officially introduced, validated by Fiapf starting from this year. tomorrow, they will be judged by a jury made up of professionals in the fields of cinema, culture and the arts “. “The seventeenth edition will be a Festa, a city festival, international, multiple, mirroring the richness of contemporary cinema, a festival for everyone” said Gian Luca Farinelli, president of the Cinema Foundation for Rome. In addition to the Competition, the Festival’s program will consist of other non-competitive sections: Freestyle will host titles of free format, duration and style, from TV series to video clips, from films to video art; Grand Public will be dedicated to cinema for the general public; Best of 2022 will host some of the best titles of the season from other international festivals; Restorations and Retrospectives will present masterpieces restored to their original splendor and insights into the work of protagonists of Italian and international cinema. To support the program, two sections dedicated to Meetings with the public: Paso Doble, which involves a dialogue between two authors, and Absolute Beginners, in which an established author will recall the story of his debut in the cinema.
The Progressive Cinema jury will award six awards; There will also be two transversal prizes: for the best Comedy and for the best first work, the latter in collaboration with the independent section Alice nella città. Audience Award confirmed.
Finally, the Artistic Director Paola Malanga, in agreement with the President Gian Luca Farinelli, will propose the assignment of Career Awards to personalities who have made the history of the seventh art.