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Riviera International Film Festival

From 10/08/2020 to 29/08/2020 - Sestri Levante

Due to the health emergency, the fourth edition of Riviera International Film Festival presents a new format for 2020: from August, 10th to 26th all competition films and documentaries will be available for a free streaming on the official RIFF website
All films will be presented as national premieres and the audience will be able to express its vote via Instagram.

The award ceremony and screening of the winning film and documentary will take place on August, 29th at Teatro Conchiglia in Sestri Levante. The ceremony will be open to the public and will host a special guest.

The new regulation:
1) STREAMING: The films will be visible (from August 10th to 26th) on the website in their original language with English subtitles. The audience can express a vote from 1 to 5 for each of the films or documentaries in competition by sending a private message to the official Instagram RIFF account @rivierainternationalfilmfest with the film title and a vote.

2) THE WINNERS: The RIFF winning film and documentary will be screened on August. 29th 2020 at Teatro Conchiglia in Sestri Levante with Italian subtitles. The event will be open to the public: free admission until capacity is reached, in compliance with current health regulations.

“The Covid-19 emergency and compliance with safety regulations have forced us to modify the RIFF formula this year – explains the Riviera International Film Festival President, Stefano Gallini Durante -. The digital form allows our festival to stream the films and documentaries we selected for the 2020 edition. We wanted to be present again this year, despite the difficult period that the world and all of us are going through, to give a signal of continuity. The RIFF has always had a positive attitude: this virus has not stopped us, nor will stop our future, and we want to spread the fighting spirit that distinguishes this event. This edition, even if in digital form, will have an even deeper meaning for everyone”.

The Riviera International Film Festival executive director, Vito D’Onghia, also applauds the new format of the festival. “It will be a real film marathon for our fans, for those who have followed us with passion in recent years and also for those who want to live a new experience by staying at home. We are a rebel, independent festival: despite the emergency, we thought of a model that perfectly embodies our spirit and our mission”.

The Riviera International Film Festival is realized with the support of the Municipality of Sestri Levante, with Mediaterraneo Servizi and with the patronage and support of Regione Liguria.