The Rome Film Awards is a group of independent filmmakers and industry professionals that aims to build an international creative community in which we celebrate and recognize their achievements.

Since our inception in 2017, we have received entries from more than 120 countries. We aspire to promote, recognise and support independent filmmakers around the world through various awards, giving filmmakers the best opportunities and helping them get the recognition they deserve. We welcome submissions from all genres, including short films, documentaries, feature films, animations and screenplays.


We like to keep competition entry fees affordable, so we do not include the cost of medals in the submission fees. This makes the cost more reasonable for most people. If your entry wins one or more awards, you will have the option to order medals if you choose. And if your entry wins lots of awards… well, that’s a good problem to have.

You Deserve to be Recognized

We believe experience is the best teacher, and you need to write scripts or make films to get better at it. We help you celebrate your successes along the way.

You Need to Build Credibility

One of the best ways to build credibility is to earn awards and honors for your work. Why? Independent corroboration! It’s great to self-promote, but praise always sounds better when it comes from someone else. When you say your work is good, nobody listens, but when you have awards to back it up, it can be a game changer.