Rome Film Festival is a film festival that takes place in Rome during the month of October. The last edition was held from October 15 to 23, 2009. The actual complete name in Italian is Festival Internazionale del Film di Roma.
Even though it is quite a young festival at its second edition, the importance of the hosting city as well as the strong economic investment has placed the Rome Film Feast among the most important film festivals in the world, with huge media coverage and world-famous artists on attendance.
Besides, along with the festival, a film market called the Business Street is set up in the Via Veneto, well-known due to 1960s La dolce vita.
The Rome Film Festival award is a silver statuette shaped after the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius statue, placed in Michelangelo's Campidoglio Square, arguably one of the most recognizable symbols of Rome. Created by the Rome-based jewelry maker Bulgari, the prize will be assigned to the Best Film, the Best Actor and the Best Actress.
The Rome Film Fest’s Jury is composed by a president, normally a renowned director (2006 edition, Ettore Scola), and 50 Jurors, which, unlike most film festivals, are not film professionals. In fact, it is a People's Jury made up by common moviegoers selected both in Italy and Europe.