RIFF hosts free, dog-friendly film event
“Rubén Blades is Not My Name” to show at RIFF
The public - along with their furry, four-legged family members - is invited to a free, Rome International Film Festival event to see “Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero,” an award-winning animated feature based on the incredible true story of history's most decorated military dog.
“Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero” will be projected on a large screen for the slew of viewers on Thursday Nov 7th, 7:30 p.m. at the Courtyard by Marriott Rome Riverwalk in Downtown Rome.
RIFF welcomes Development Director Douglas Collins
The lively rhythm of conga drums and the sounds of trumpets will have audiences itching to get up and dance during the award-winning documentary film “Rubén Blades is Not My Name,” by Abner Benaim at the Rome International Film Festival. The film follows the legacy of Latin American icon Rubén Blades who grammy-award winning music brought Salsa music to an international audience. The film will screen at the Rome City Auditorium on Friday, November 8th at 7 p.m. and will be followed by a Salsa dancing party at the Brewhouse Music & Grill on Broad Street at 9 p.m.
RIFF Announces Marquee Presentation “Sgt. Will Gardner” by Max Martini
The Rome International Film Festival announces Douglas Collins as the festival’s Development Director. Collins’ experience allows him to best tailor sponsorship opportunities for businesses to elevate their company goals in such a way that also promotes and fosters RIFF.
RIFF Announces Substantial Organizational Growth
For its 16th festival, The Rome International Film Festival will roll out the red carpet for the biggest stars of America – Her veterans. RIFF announces one of its marquee presentations, “Sgt. Will Gardner” by Max Martini. The film explores the struggles of a troubled Iraq veteran who finds it difficult to reintegrate into society and sets out on a cross-country journey with the hope of reuniting with his son. The film was written and directed by Martini, who is also the film’s star.
The Rome International Film Festival to host RIFF Student Film Contest
As its 16th year promises a fresh and diverse lineup of top-notch films, the Rome International Film Festival announces major growth within its board of directors, welcoming 11 new members to a board of 18 dedicated professionals. In all, a team of 37 business and film industry leaders work to make RIFF possible.
RIFF passes on sale, sponsorship, volunteer opportunities open
RIFF will host a Student Film Contest as part of the RIFF Academy in its ongoing efforts to engage with young filmmakers in the Northwest Georgia region and beyond. The film contest is currently accepting submissions online until midnight on Friday, Oct. 4.
NWGA Film Festival receives grant, announces plans for growth
RIFF sponsorships put Northwest Georgia on the map and help inform visiting filmmakers, patrons and tourists about the businesses, restaurants, hotels and other unique features the area has to offer. Read on for more info!
RIFF Announces Celebrity Guests, Opening & Closing Night Films
Rome International Film Festival awarded a grant that will foster artistic growth in a younger generation of artists and filmmakers throughout the region and beyond. Read on for more info!
Rome Remembers Burt Reynolds & RIFF Press Conference
Today the Rome International Film Festival announced that actor Judge Reinhold will headline the fifteenth annual festival with two special screenings throughout the weekend: OVER HER DEAD BODY and FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH. Read on for more info!
Passes on Sale Now!
Join us Thursday, September 27th at the The Hawthorn Suites to honor and remember the incredible Burt Reynolds. Read on for more details.
Starstruck: RIFF at The Vogue - July 27th 8:30pm
Today is the day! Passes are on sale now! Read on to find out more about out new ticketing & scheduling platform!
RIFF Announces Special Guest Burt Reynolds and “Smokey and the Bandit”
Starstruck: RIFF at The Vogue lights up the night for Rome International Film Festival, a nonprofit whose purpose is to educate and entertain through film. This inaugural fundraiser is to help support bringing high quality films, talented filmmakers, and exceptional talent to our annual festival.
Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner Burt Reynolds will be a special guest at the 14th annual RIFF, screening a 40th anniversary presentation of SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT and his new film, DOG YEARS.