Rome Film Fest or Festa del Cinema di Roma is one of the most important cinema events in the Italian capital and internationally. Every October, it gathers famous actors, directors, and industry professionals. Established in 2006, the festival has imposed itself as a premier event for cinema enthusiasts. Its main venue is the Auditorium Parco Della Musica that features the red carpet promenade and luxurious screening rooms. During the festival, the Business Street or a cinematographic marketplace is set up on the nearby Via Veneto, featured in Frederico Fellini's "La Dolce Vita."
Rome Film Fest has a rich and diverse programme of screenings, retrospectives of famous directors and actors, master classes and panels with acknowledged cinema professionals, and various special events. The festival's award is a silver Marcus Aurelius statuette, a replica of the statue at Michelangelo's Campidoglio Square. The festival boasts world premieres every year. The audience gets to choose the winners in each section based on votes that take place after the screenings. There is also a jury that awards its own prize.
Cinema d'Oggi, Gala, Prospettive Italia, Mondo Genere, and Alice Nella Città are the most important sections of the programme that feature many European and world premieres, films that highlight new trends and stand out for their originality.