Rome Independent

Cinema Festival

A night for independent film in Rome's

most prestigious cinema




3rd Edition


The 3rd edition of Rome Independent Cinema Festival was a success! We want to thank everyone for joining us and we look forward to seeing you all in 2021.


Submit your film for the next season and you might be included in our diverse program, and you will also have a chance to win one of our many awards.


Italian cinema has been highly influential in film history, with countless masters of the artform serving as inspiration for independent artists. Rome still remains the heart of Italian film, with a large community of industry people and cultured cinema fans alike, which makes it the perfect setting to celebrate the diversity of independent cinema, at Rome Independent Cinema Festival.

in the heart of Italian cinema



culture and entertainment


The festival's aim is to merge a cultural, inspiring program with an entertaining event, where people can have a unique experience of being artistically stimulated, while having a fun evening, meeting likeminded people in the open-air, Casa del Cinema of Rome.


The Venue

Casa del Cinema

In Villa Borghese, the Casa del Cinema comprises three projection halls, an exhibition space, and a 300-seat outdoor theatre. We are honored to be working with the beautiful outdoor venue in the gated area of Villa Borghese and we look forward to putting on a spectacular screening showcasing everything from documentaries to shorts, indie flicks and art-house classics and host a regular program of retrospectives and film-related events. 

Award Winners


Congratulations to all the winners!


Contact us


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The Rome Independent Cinema Festival would not be possible without the generosity of our supporters and friends and our wonderful partners in C3: Center for Conscious Creativity, our 501(c)(3) nonprofit fiscal sponsor. Your tax-deductible donation is essential for us to continue with all these programs valuable for educating our community. 

Donate now using this link.

The Rome Independent Cinema Festival is a part of HF Productions Global Event Series, and is a fiscally sponsored project of C3: Conscious Creativity 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization. Contributions in support of HF Productions Global Event Series are payable to C3 and are tax deductible as allowed by law.

By attending HF Productions Global Event Series film screenings and through your generous financial support you will have the opportunity to play an active role in upholding our mandate to deliver international, inclusive, and impactful opportunities so we can make a difference across the globe.