Selected as one of "20 film festivals worth the entry fee" by MovieMaker Magazine, the Rome International Film Festival (RIFF) is the premiere film event in Northwest Georgia.

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 and the surrounding area.

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.

RIFF celebrates its 16th anniversary November 7- 10, 2019.

RIFF rewards numerous juried and audience choice categories with our prized Sylvia Award—our very own hand-sculpted bronze trophy crafted by a local artist.

Please follow these guidelines when mailing your entry:

Note: We prefer a highresolution digital copy of the film. (H.264 or .mov) Only send media copy if digital format is not an option.

A copy of your Blu Ray or DVD, in NTSC. (If needed)

A reproducible photo or electronic image suitable for use in the program.

A synopsis or description alone on one page, (one paragraph, appropriate for quick reading)

The applicable fees in the form of check or money order if you do not pay with credit card.

A separate entry form and entry fee must accompany each work.

Be certain to include your name and return address clearly on the package and include the category on the label as well.

Please include your FilmFreeway tracking number on all materials.

Overall Rating
  • The RIFF team was extremely well-organized and gracious hosts. We had a fantastic time at each of SGT. STUBBY's screenings and Q&A sessions.

    November 2019
  • lydia phillips

    The venues were easily within walking distance from each other in Romes’s historic area. Any email I sent was answered within 24 hours and staff on site were extremely helpful. Besides the opportunity to have your film screened and see other screenings, much care was given to the beautifully orchestrated networking socials.

    November 2019
  • Phyllis Jackson

    Very well organized and well curated festival, not to mention the best parties! Thanks for everything!

    November 2019
  • Seth Ingram

    Great Festival. I've played it twice. I true filmmakers festival. An amazing amount of industry professionals attend this event.

    November 2019
  • We were honored to be a part of RIFF with TIJUANA. We were unable to attend, but the programmer kindly sent us a photo of our film screening in front of a packed house to ensure we felt part of the experience, It was a small gesture, but one that meant the world to us. Highly recommend this fest.

    November 2019