– THE 10TH ROME FILM FEST
The 10th Rome Film Fest will take place from October 16 to 24, 2015, at the Auditorium Parco della Musica and in other venues in the city of Rome. For nine days, the building complex designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano will host screenings, exhibitions, onstage conversations, events, conferences, and panels. The 1,300 square metres of the avenue leading to the Cavea (an open-air theatre square) will become one of the largest red carpets in the world. The audience will have a choice of several movie theatres from the “Parco della Musica” (Sinopoli, Petrassi, Teatro Mazda Cinema Hall, Studio Gianni Borgna, Studio 3, and AuditoriumArte), to the Auditorium MAXXI at the National Museum of XXI Century Arts, the Casa del Cinema, the Cinema Trevi, from many other movie theatres in the city (Eden, Alcazar, Atlantic, Greenwich, Aquila), to the Ostia Cineland Multiplex. Accanto all’Auditorium sorgerà il Villaggio del Cinema, costituito da padiglioni e stand in acciaio, vetro e legno, appositamente realizzati per la manifestazione e i suoi visitatori. The Official Selection of the Rome Film Fest is composed of 37 films, with the aim of offering quality and excellence in film: from independent to genre productions, from renowned authors to emerging talents, experimental cinema and films with a clear vocation for entertainment, animation, visual art, and documentaries. This year the Tributes, the Retrospectives, and the “Close Encounters” will play an important role, offering onstage conversations with actors and protagonists of the Italian and international cultural panorama. The parallel and independent sidebar Alice nella città will present a selection of youth-oriented films, following its own regulations. The 10th Rome Film Fest is produced by Fondazione Cinema per Roma. Piera Detassis is the President of the Fondazione, Lucio Argano is the General Manager. Antonio Monda is the Artistic Director of the Rome Film Fest, supported by a selection committee coordinated by Mario Sesti and composed of Richard Peña, Giovanna Fulvi, Alberto Crespi, Alessia Palanti, and Francesco Zippel. The event is promoted by Roma Capitale, the Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Handicrafts, and Agriculture of Rome, the Regione Lazio, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Fondazione Musica per Roma, Istituto Luce Cinecittà representing the Ministry for the Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism. The Main Partner is BNL Gruppo BNP Paribas. The Institutional Partners are the Ministry for the Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism, Ministry of Economic Development, ICE – Italian Trade Agency. The Rome Film Fest takes place with the support of Creative Europe, and in collaboration with Alice nella città, Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia – Cineteca Nazionale (Experimental Cinematography Centre – National Film Archive), MAXXI – National Museum of XXI Century Arts, and SIAE. The official sponsor is Mazda. Pino Chiodo is Technical Partner supplying projection equipment (film and digital). ATAC is the Eco Mobility Partner. Rai Movie, Rai News 24, Rai Radio 2, Getty Images, and Erma Production are media partners. In 2015, the Rome Film Fest maintains its commitment to social issues, in partnership with Fondazione Telethon and AIRC – Italian Association for Cancer Research. The Rome Film Fest will once again guarantee audio description and digital subtitling for people with visual or hearing impairments. During the Rome Film Fest, people with sensory disabilities will be guaranteed access to the screenings: special subtitling services and audio descriptions will be available for some of the repeat screenings to be held at the Mazda Cinema Hall.