28 October - 5 November 2010. Established in February 2007, the Fondazione Cinema per Roma organises the International Rome Film Festival. Celebrating its fifth edition, the International Rome Film Festival includes 22 feature films, 16 of which will compete for the Marc'Aurelio awards.
Comprising seven well known figures from the world of film, the jury make awards in the following categories: best film, best actress and best actor. Heading the jury is Italian actor and director Sergio Castellitto, noted for his recent role in Padre Pio: Miracle Man.
There is also a special audience prize awarded through a system of electronic voting after the screening of every film. The audience can award from one to five points for each film and the one with the most votes at the end of the festival is the winner.
2009 was a successful year for the festival - it attracted 600,000 attendees - and this year's festival promises more international premieres, cutting-edge movies, as well as the usual glitz and glamour associated with such events.
Auditorium Parco della Musica is the festival's principal venue, however events are taking place across the city, in particular on Via Veneto, originally made famous in the 1950s as the street where Frank Sinatra and friends enjoyed the 'dolce vita'.
Fondazione Cinema per Roma, Viale Pietro De Coubertin, 10, 00196 Roma, tel. 06 40401900