ROME FILM FEST – PRESS/MEDIA ACCREDITATION
PRESS/MEDIA ACCREDITATION GUIDELINES
Registration for PRESS/MEDIA Accreditations are open from September 1st and closes on October 9th, 2020 (at 5pm).
Please note: accreditation requests received after the deadline will not be processed.
The Fest accreditation provides admission to the Fest official screenings in accordance with terms established by the Fest management (subject to availability). Starting from this edition, the accreditation also allows access to the digital platform of the Fondazione Cinema per Roma, where a selection of Fest films will be present.
The Press/Media accreditation is intended for professionals working in Print and Online press, Multimedia press, Radio, Television, Press Agencies and Photographers.
Only professionals, working in and for Cinema field, can request Press accreditations.
Each applicant may request a single accreditation indicating only one category of activity. The accreditation is personal and non-transferable. The Fondazione Cinema per Roma does not deliver multiple accreditations for one journalist covering more than one outlet or who covers several positions. Please provide information about all the outlets you represent and clearly specify for which one you wish to be accredited and/or in which role.
If your media outlet has changed since last year, please remember to upload an official letter on company letterhead, signed by the editor-in-chief or director assigning you to cover the fest. The letter has to specify as many details as possible about your new media outlet and expected coverage (see details below).
Please remember to send to the Press Office your printed or audiovisual coverage of the 2020 Rome Film Fest, as soon as possible after publication.
Accreditations will be issued on a limited basis, therefore the application itself neither constitutes nor guarantees an accreditation. The Fondazione Cinema per Roma will confirm its acceptance of the accreditation request by e-mail.
The issuance of an accreditation implies the participant’s full acceptance and compliance to the 2020 Rome Film Fest Regulations. Any violation could lead to its withdrawal.
Press accreditation is entirely up to the discretion of the Press Office. Decisions are final and cannot be appealed.
Before filling in the accreditation form, please note the applicant will have to submit the following required information and documents:
- Personal details (name, address, direct line and mobile, email)
- Copy of the professional card (for journalists from countries with a press card)
- A passport-sized photo in jpeg format (in case the applicant has been already accredited at the Rome Film Fest, there is no need to send a new one).
The following is also required:
For PRINT PRESS / ONLINE MEDIA / TV/RADIO JOURNALISTS
A letter on the official letterhead of the media outlet, signed by the editor-in-chief or director assigning you to cover the Fest, specifying:
- Outlet name and features (name of editor-in-chief, circulation, publication frequency, target audience);
For Online Media: unique visitors-average page views/month, type of media (i.e. web newspaper, web portal or similar).
For TV: details on company/network and programme (programme name, broadcasting area, periodicity, scheduling, audience ratings), names and functions of the members of the journalistic team and crew to be accredited.
- Type, extent and timing of the expected coverage;
- The journalist’s position (collaborator, editor, film critic, freelancers – in this case, please specify all the outlets for which you are going to cover the Fest).
- The complete coverage of the 2019 Rome Film Fest (if not already sent), or for a new application, recent coverage of a Film festival or Film-related articles, reviews, or arts/entertainment articles. Three articles published by the same media outlet and signed by the journalist.
The coverage can be sent in digital format (PDF, scanned JPG copies) via online file transfer (for further information, please contact the Press Office firstname.lastname@example.org .
ATTENTION: This kind of accreditation allow the access to the screenings, to the press conferences, to the press screenings in accordance with terms established by the Fest management (subject to availability), and to the Red Carpet restricted zone exclusively for the TV and WEB reporters, in compliance with the right of report according to the priority criterion set by the Rome Film Fest Press Office.
For TV CREWS / PHOTOGRAPHERS
Please note: accreditation for Television/Radio crews (media technicians) and Photographers do not allow access to the screenings.
A letter on official letterhead of the media outlet/photographic agency, signed by the network editor/producer/editor-in-chief /director assigning the technician/photographer to cover the Fest, specifying:
For Broadcasters and TV agencies:
- Details on the company/network and programme (programme name, broadcasting area, periodicity, scheduling, audience ratings) plus names and functions of the members of the crew to be accredited.
Type, extent and timing of the expected coverage.
- Outlet/agency name and features (name of editor-in-chief, circulation, publication frequency, target audience).
The complete recordings of the 2019 Rome Film Fest coverage, photos taken during the 2019 Rome Film Fest (if not already sent) or three photos published by the same media outlet and signed by the photographer (in case of a new accreditation) can be sent in digital format via online file transfer (for further information, please contact the Press Office email@example.com ).
ATTENTION: This kind of accreditation will be free of charge, but give no access to the screenings, allow the access only for specific shooting areas, notably the access to the Red Carpet restricted zone is given in compliance with the right of report according to the priority criterion set by the Rome Film Fest Press Office.
PRESS Accreditation €60
Accreditations for Television/Radio crews (media technicians) and Photographers are free but do not allow access to the screenings.
Unlike in previous years, for this edition it is not possible to request last minute accreditation.
Forms of Payment
The accreditation may be paid online using a credit card until October 10th, 2020, it will not be possible to use other payment methods. Confirmation of the accreditation will be sent only after payment has been made.
The accreditation is valid for the duration of the Rome Film Fest; it must be clearly displayed and shown, upon request, to personnel in all areas of the Fest. Should anyone be found wearing a badge other than his/her own, the badge will be confiscated and not returned.
Picking up your accreditation
The accreditation may be picked up upon presentation of a valid photo ID at the Accreditation Desk at the Rome Film Fest offices. Address, dates, and opening hours of the Desk will be indicated in the accreditation confirmation letter. A third party may also be allowed to pick up an accreditation upon presentation of a written authorization, a photocopy of his or her ID, and a photocopy of the ID of the person applying for accreditation.
All of the above information is subject to change.