Category Archives: Wed 2013 Rome

Fabrizio Ferrari (RIFF Founder/Director)

Since 1998, Fabrizio Ferrari has been active in the fields of cinema and cultural events. Beginning with the organization and planning of seminars and workshops on screenplay writing and on digital video, he also created events aiming to promote Italian and foreign cinematography.

Fabrizio assisted David Stephenson (Oscar nomination for Best Soundtrack -“Richard III”) and Darren Brisker, working on the sets of various films. Founder the RIFF (Rome Independent Film Festival) Cultural Association. Fabrizio aim is to create, a chance for visibility for Italian and international independent film makers, who are otherwise cut out of the more commercial distribution circuits. With his work in the distribution and promotion of the material received, he has created a network of more than 15 partnerships with international film festivals, receiving support from institutional organizations such as the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the Italian Cultural Institutes, and the Embassies of many foreign countries. He’s now working at the 13th edition of the Riff Awards.

Erogatore 3

A man finds himself in a service station in the dead of night, waiting.  He peers into the darkness through the windows of his car.

Director Marco Napoli
Cast: Riccardo Sinibaldi, Livia Massimi, Giorgio Crisafi, Enrico Chirico, Mimmo Mancini


Despite a shy nature, Matilde is a child with a dynamic intelligence and a strong spirit. In her classroom, however, something is upsetting her. Combining the suggestions received from her teacher, the interest for her mother’s hairdressing tools and her passion for tennis, Matilde looks for a drastic and amazing solution to find the serenity.

Winner Best Short Film, RIFF 2012
Director: Vito Palmieri
Cast: Matilde Da Silva, Luca Di Costanzo, Alessandra Fantini

Ce L’hai Un Minuto

“Have you got a minute?”, this is what Oreste , a roman gentleman in his fifties, asks Mahdi, a young Palestinian boy, before giving him the right direction to go from Rome’s suburb to Palestine. A long travel full of funny anecdotes and sad memories, an escape from loneliness that turns into a surreal and ironic meeting.

Comedy, Drama
Director: Alessandro Bardani
Cast: Giorgio Colangeli, Francesco Montanari


Southern Italy, 1935. OROVERDE (GREENGOLD) is the true story of the twelve years old Bianca Panarese, about her hard apprenticeship in a tobacco factory, and about her love for the fifteen years old brother Pietro killed during the protests raised against the closure of the tobacco factory.

Historical Drama
Director: Pierluigi Ferrandini
Cast: Rebecca Metcalf, Marco Lecciso, Lucia Chianura