#Rome Film Festival opens November 8th

Photo of 2010 film festival from Wikimedia Commons by tato grasso
Photo of 2010 film festival from Wikimedia Commons by tato grasso

I recently saw an announcement about the upcoming Rome Film Festival and thought it would be of interest to our readers to read a little bit about the festival.

According to the web site for the festival (http://www.romacinemafest.it/ecm/web/fcr/en/home):

The 8th Rome Film Festival will take place from November 8 to 17, 2013, at the Auditorium Parco della Musica designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano. All the spaces in the Auditorium, for a total capacity of four thousand seats, will be open for the Festival. Thus, for ten days, the building complex will be the centre of attraction for professionals, journalists, and film buffs, hosting screenings, exhibitions, events, conferences, debates. The 1,300 square metres of the avenue leading to the Cavea (an open-air theatre square used) will become one of the largest red carpets in the world.

The audience will have a choice of seven movie theatres (Santa Cecilia, Sinopoli, Petrassi, Teatro Studio, Studio 3, Auditorium MAXXI at the National Museum of XXI Century Arts, and the Multiplex cinema Barberini). Next to the Auditorium, the Cinema Village will feature pavilions and stands made of steel, glass, and wood, created specifically for this event and its visitors. The Festival programme will also involve the area of Via Veneto, the street that epitomizes Italian cinema, with the Rome International Film Market, The Business Street, hosted at the Hotel Bernini Bristol and the Barberini Multiplex. The panels will be held at the Casa del Cinema at Villa Borghese and at the MAXXI. Professional and institutional encounters will take place at the AuditoriumArte.

In bringing this festival, the Fondazione Cinema per Roma renews its commitment to promoting film at the local, national and international level, with the aim of strengthening the synergy between Rome and the seventh art from both an artistic and cultural point of view as well as enhancing the industry’s strategic role in driving the economy.

To see an online program, you can go to this page: http://www.romacinemafest.it/ecm/web/fcr/en/home/fondazione-cinema-per-roma/publications

Ci sentiamo presto, Lina

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