13th Annual

Rome International Film Festival (Rome, Georgia)

September 15, 2016 to September 18, 2016

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3 Central Plaza, # 367
Rome GA 30161

DECISIONS ALREADY MADE • This event has already made decisions and notified submitters for the current cycle. Submissions are no longer being accepted.

Documentary feature
Over 45 minutes
Documentary short
Under 45 minutes
Animated Feature
Animated films 45 minutes or longer
Animated Short
Under 45 minutes.
Works that have no discernible niche - final discretion is the programmer's.
Narrative Feature
Narrative Short
A Narrative film that is less than 45 minutes.


Selected as one of "20 film festivals worth the entry fee," by MovieMaker Magazine.

The RIFF welcomes films and filmmakers from around the globe to share the art of independent film with regional audiences, to entertain and enlighten festival attendees, to provide filmmakers the opportunity for professional networking and development, and to encourage cultural tourism and film industry development in Rome, Georgia, USA and the surrounding area. RIFF goes above and beyond to make sure attending filmmakers have a great festival experience.


The Rome International Film Festival is a filmmaker-friendly festival that focuses on quality programming of all genres. We want to give a heightened sense of the experience to all who participate and attend. RIFF goes above and beyond to make all of our visiting filmmakers have a great experience.

Under the leadership of RIFF Executive Director, Seth Ingram RFF 2015 festival was the biggest and best to date. We expect nothing less for 2016. Enjoy the friendly, small town feeling with many big city amenities. Come and join us as we celebrate our 13th anniversary this year at RIFF.


April Ingram (Administrative Coordinator); Seth Ingram (Executive Director); Seth Ingram (Filmmaker)


Film durations are divided at the 45 minute mark for "features" and "shorts." If your film is between 40 and 46 minutes, you decide which competition category is preferable.

Each category has a juried award for best in category. There is also an audience choice award for best short and best feature.

Please include the following when mailing your entry:

An NTSC DVD of the work(s). Be aware that we cannot return the preview copy.

An electronic still image suitable for the program. (Not the Films Official poster)

A synopsis or description alone on one page or in the Withoutabox project description/ online press kit (one paragraph, appropriate for quick reading)

Entry fees in the form of check or money order if you did not pay with a credit card.

A separate entry fee must accompany each work.

Be certain to include your name, WAB tracking ID, and return address clearly on the package. Include the category on the label as well.


Rome International Film Festival is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes.

The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.

The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless Rome International Film Festival from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered. I agree that I am duly authorized to submit this film to the Festival and hold all rights and clearances and hold the Festival harmless for any infringements that may occur.