The 16th annual Rome International Film Festival continues into the weekend;   it opened on Wednesday.

RIFF draws filmmakers and cinematic fanatics from other parts of the state, country and even the world to Rome and Floyd County.  Seth Ingram, RIFF’s Executive Director, enthuses that the festival is always proud to showcase the community to visitors.

In addition to films and parties, the slate of festival activities features quite a few workshops for students and others who are interested in learning more on the art of filmmaking.  Those include a session on Saturday afternoon at 3 pm with PC&E Atlanta, through which the participants will receive some hands-on training with the latest camera gear.  It will be held at Brand RED Studios located on Bale Street, according to Ingram.

The festival highlights a variety of films on a vast array of subjects.  Special offerings are in the line-up with a salute to veterans as we head into Veterans Day weekend.  Ingram states that the goal is to make the Rome International Film Festival a more inclusive event.

For complete details and to purchase tickets to this year’s Rome International Film Festival, visit