Rome International Film Festival


415 E. Third Avenue
Rome, GA 30161
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About the organization

The Rome International Film Festival prides itself on screening the finest in independent film from around the world. Over the years, RIFF has screened hundreds of spectacular film offerings originating from Georgia to Katmandu!

RIFF has honored numbers of distinguished guests at the festival. A brief sampling includes Mary Badham (The original “Scout” in To Kill a Mockingbird), Valentine de Vargas (Hatari with John Wayne, and A Touch of Evil with Orson Welles), John Hancock (Director of Bang the Drum Slowly, Prancer, and more), Hillard Elkins (Producer of Alice’s Restaurant, Richard Pryor: Live on Sunset Strip), Rick Schmidt (leading independent film author and director), and many more.

The Rome International Film Festival as been privileged to be an early home for numbers of independent films which have been selected for wide distribution. Selected films have been picked up by Miramax, the STARZ network, Public Television, and HBO.

Indeed, Rome, Georgia, is no stranger to great film production. Hollywood hits such as Sweet Home Alabama, The Mosquito Coast, Remember the Titans, and independent films such as The Bread Squeezer, Tea in Hell, and Dance of the Dead all elected to have some principal and major photography right in the film-friendly hills of northwest Georgia.

Come see The Rome International Film Festival and enjoy the great hospitality!

Executive Directors:
Michael Mejia:
Ryan Simmons:

Jim Keaten: