The 8th Rome Film Festival will take place fromNovember 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 metresof 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.
The Official Selection of the Festival consists in an international Competition, an Out of Competition section with the selection of 2013 gala screenings, the CinemaXXI competitive section, dedicated to new trends in world cinema, and the Prospettive Doc Italia competition, a survey of new directions in Italian documentary filmmaking. The parallel and independent sidebar Alice nella città will organize a programme of films for young people, following its own regulations.
The Rome International Film Market – The Business Street and New Cinema Network – will be held from November 13 to 17, 2013, staking out a strategic position in the Italian and international calendar of industry events, and making Rome an ideal commercial platform for launching new films, both in Italy and abroad. During the Market, screening facilities and a video library will be available to producers and world sales agents, who will also be offered a rich agenda of meetings, workshops, and events.
The 8th Rome Film Festival is made possible by the support of the President of the Italian Republic and is produced by Fondazione Cinema per Roma. Paolo Ferrari is the President of the Fondazione, Lamberto Mancini is the General Manager. Marco Müller is the Artistic Director of the Rome Film Festival.
The event is promoted by Fondazione Musica per Roma, Roma Capitale, the Chamber of Commerce of Rome, the Regione Lazio and the Provincia di Roma. The Main Partner is BNL – Gruppo BNP Paribas. The Institutional Partners are ICE – the Italian Trade Promotion Agency for the support and internationalization of Italian businesses abroad, and the Ministry for the Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism, with the support of the MEDIA Programme, and in collaboration with Alice nella città, ANICA, Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia – Cineteca Nazionale (Experimental Cinematography Centre – National Film Archive), and MAXXI – National Museum of the XXI Century Arts. The official sponsor is Il Gioco del Lotto. Cinemeccanica is the Technical Partner for the screening equipment (film and digital), and Atac is the Eco Mobility Partner. Rai Movie, Rai News, Rai Radio 2, Getty Images, Erma Production, My Movies are media partners.
In 2013, the Rome Film Festival maintains its commitment to social issues, in partnership with Fondazione Telethon, and to environmental sustainability, with the project to compensate CO2emissions in collaboration with Zero Impact® by LifeGate, thanks to the support of Ricola. Furthermore, for its eighth edition, the Festival will once again guarantee audio description and digital subtitling in Italian for people with visual or hearing impairments, so that they may not only participate but enjoy the screenings of some of the films at the Festival.