Now in its 16th year, the Rome International Film Festival is Northwest Georgia’s premiere film festival event. Each year, RIFF welcomes films and filmmakers from around the globe to share the art of independent film with regional audiences. 


RIFF entertains and enlightens festival attendees, provides filmmakers the opportunity for professional networking and development and encourages cultural tourism and film industry development in Georgia.


Founded in 2003, RIFF initially operated under the auspices of Rome Area Council of the Arts, becoming a separate 501 C(3) in 2006.

In addition to film screenings, featured special guests and industry-led workshops, RIFF offers educational programs for students. 


The RIFF Student Scholar program provides scholarships to high school and college students seeking to become industry professionals, and the RIFF Academy geared toward elementary, middle and high school students who want to learn more about filmmaking. 


Additionally, RIFF Sponsors receive customized partnerships and unique branding opportunities. Businesses and organizations have the chance to leverage marketing dollars and deliver powerful results, all while enriching the arts in Northwest Georgia.





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