Lights. Camera. Action!  It’s time once again for the Rome International Film Festival!  It opens today and continues through Sunday.

Seth Ingram, RIFF’s Executive Director, enthuses that the festival is opening with a series of workshops for young filmmakers as part of the RIFF Student Film Academy. The opening night films, entitled “Farming on the Flint” and “Hidden Rivers of Southern Appalachia”, will be screened this evening at the Rome City Auditorium.

A portion of the ticket sales will benefit the Coosa River Basin Initiative (or CRBI).  Ingram indicates that RIFF is teaming with several organizations to serve as a mouthpiece for their efforts to better the community.

Ingram asserts that many features of this year’s festival are intended to honor veterans as Veterans Day is coming up on Monday.

Locals are urged by Ingram to partake in the 16th annual Rome International Film Festival as you just never know who might be there.

Festival details and tickets are available online at  Updates are also posted on social media.