Rome Film Fest – Echoes

Telethon at the Rome Film Fest: a Gala Dinner for the Treatment of Genetic Diseases

Telethon at the Rome Film Fest. Gala evening to find a cure for genetic diseasesThe Telethon Foundation will be at the Rome Film Fest for the 9th year in a row, with a Gala Dinner in the name of solidarity. For over twenty-five years, the Foundation has worked every day to bring answers and treatment to people affected by rare genetic diseases, often ignored by the major public and private funds for scientific research and therefore deprived of effective therapies. Telethon has chosen to address its efforts towards this aim, supporting the work of the finest Italian researchers in the field and that of the Tigem Institute in Pozzuoli (Naples) and the SR-Tiget Institute in Milan. These two centres of worldwide excellence for the study of genetic diseases are working to develop highly innovative therapeutic strategies; the Institute in Milan developed Strimvelis, the first gene therapy recognized as an effective treatment for children affected by Ada-Scid, who were once forced to live in total isolation. The Telethon- Rome Film Fest Gala organized by the Telethon Foundation with organizing director Tiziana Rocca will take place on October 19th 2016 at the Open Colonna in the Palazzo delle Esposizioni, and will feature the participation of personalities from the business and entertainment worlds. The goal of the event is to raise funds, by selling tables and lottery tickets. Proceeds will be donated to scientific research on rare genetic diseases and to support the two Telethon institutes in Pozzuoli (Naples) and Milan.

19/10 Open Colonna (Palazzo delle Esposizioni)

For information Tel. 06 39746222 – 39746185



Video Conversations. International Festival of Documentaries on Art and Architecture

Now in its tenth edition, the International Festival of Documentaries on Art and Architecture Video Conversations returns for the fourth year in a row to the Acquario Romano. The Festival, curated by Art Doc Festival and promoted by the Technical Scientific Committee of the Casa dell’Architettura, is the only international competition for documentaries about art and architecture in the city of Rome. The five-day event, with free admission, will bring to the screen a series of films by major international and Italian producers as well as independent productions offering the highest quality of cinema and content. Every evening there will be debates and meetings with the authors and producers of the films, as well as experts in the field, to explore issues related to art, architecture and the language of cinema, to involve the audience firsthand.

17-21/10 Casa dell’Architettura 6:00 pm

(Free admission) – Piazza Manfredo Fanti, 47 –



Cinema and dreams

The “cinema and dreams workshop” associates the screening of a film with the experience of “guided social dreaming” as conceived by Doctors Domenico Arturo Nesci and Tommaso Achille Poliseno. In collaboration with the Scuola di Specializzazione in Psichiatria, the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, the American University of Rome, the Scuola Internazionale di Psicoterapia nel Setting Istituzionale and Edios Review: screening of the documentary in English “In Utero” (Kathleen Man Gyllenhaal) at 9 pm – 11 pm on October 22nd and GDS from 9 am – 1 pm on November 6th (Policlinico Gemelli); screening of a cancer movie at 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm on November 5th and GSD from 9 am – 1 pm on November 6th (Policlinico Gemelli); screening of “In Utero”, date and time to be announced (American University in Rome). All events will take place with the participation of the Editors of Eidos magazine and of the faculty and students from UCSC, AUR, and SIPSI.



Festival #Animali – National Exhibition of Art for the Rights of Animals

First edition of the Festival #Animali – National exhibition of Art for the Rights of Animals, curated by ENPA (the National Agency for the Protection of Animals), in the spaces of the Factory at MACRO Testaccio. This place, which has a strong symbolic value, will be the venue for an exhibition of works dedicated to the beauty of animals, and the relationship between human and non-human animals, created by artists from the Accademia di Brera, photographers from the Agenzia Contrasto and in collaboration with the Museum of Photography and Information in Senigalli. The Festival is absolutely free and will feature the participation of artists, actors, writers and personalities from the entertainment industry, in a rich programme of meetings, initiatives and shows.

14–27/10 Factory at MACRO Testaccio

P.zza Orazio Giustiniani, 4



Friend of the Consumer Award 2016

The Friend of the Consumer Award, instituted by consumer advocacy group Codacons, in collaboration with the Polizia di Stato, the Associazione Utenti Radio TV, Comitas, Media Partner AGI, this year will be dedicated to the theme of Legality. During the event, an award will be conferred to a short film on the theme of legality, and the Lifetime Achievement Award will be bestowed upon Raffaelle Guariniello and Gian Carlo Caselli. The event feature an exhibition of artistic photographs by Tiziana Luxardo on the exploitation of women’s labour and other works on the theme of Woman in Art, as well as the statuette of the Oscar ad honorem awarded to the film Sciuscià in 1948.


17/10 Spazio Tiziano 3:00pm – viale Tiziano, 68




Action against Hunger: Launching the Campaign ‘Inaccettabile’ with Solidarity Michelin-Starred Dinner

The Rome Film Fest stands beside Azione contro la Fame (Action Against Hunger) to launch the “unacceptable” campaign to denounce the tragedy of 3 million children who die every year as a consequence of malnutrition. The programme features a dinner with the great Italian chefs, the proceeds of which will be donated to the association’s projects. Azione contro la Fame is an international organization, a w0rld leader in the fight against the causes and consequences of hunger. In almost 50 countries around the world, it saves the lives of malnourished children, and brings families clean water, food, medicines and education.


Dinner: 17/10 Casina Valadier 8:30 pm

Info and reservations: www.




The Rome Film Fest meets the Università Roma Tre

The Università degli Studi Roma Tre opens its doors to meetings and screenings with the participation of students, teachers and experts in the field. The Departments involved will be the undergraduate and graduate degree DAMS programmes (Disciplines of the Arts, Music and Performing Arts) of the Department of Philosophy, Communication and Performing Arts, which are among the finest at the international level in the field of studies on cinema, television and the new media. The project is also open to the public, in particular to that of the Garbatella district. A selection of films from the American Politics retrospective will be screened, and be the subject of discussions and debates before and after the showings.


17-23/10 DAMS Aula Parco (free entrance)

via Ostiense, 133




The city of cinema: visits to the locations

For this edition of the Rome Film Fest, the programme of guided tours to film locations, organized by the association La Scatola Chiara, wishes to highlight the places that also involve the Fest. Three different itineraries will be available:

Itinerary 1

Via Flaminia – Piazza del Popolo: We All Loved Each Other So Much, Angels and Demons, Bellissima

Itinerary 2

Villa Borghese – Via Veneto: Sciuscià, La dolce vita, Nights of Cabiria

Itinerary 3

Piazza Barberini – Fontana di Trevi: Roman Holiday, La dolce vita, The Bicycle Thief


14/10 itinerary 1 – Piazza del Popolo 2:30 pm

15/10 itinerary 2 – Porta Pinciana 2:30 pm

16/10 itinerary 3 – Cinema Barberini 2:30 pm

17/10 itinerary 1 – Piazza del Popolo 2:30 pm

18/10 itinerary 2 – Porta Pinciana 2:30 pm

19/10 itinerary 3 – Cinema Barberini 2:30 pm

20/10 itinerary 1 – Piazza del Popolo 2:30 pm

21/10 itinerary 2 – Porta Pinciana 2:00 pm

22/10 itinerary 3 – Cinema Barberini 2:30 pm


Reservations: Tel 339-4357711 –

Tours with multimedia supports

Cost per tour: 5 €


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