Around town for the 2013 Rome International Film Festival

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A crowd forms outside the DeSoto Theatre for RIFF’s closing night film,
“The 25,000 Mile Love Story”
The 10th annual Rome International Film Festival wrapped last weekend, marking a decade of globally-minded, globally-sourced independent features and shorts. Rome is a delightful city—Broad Street’s residents and businesses welcoming RIFF’s attendees with open arms every year. A few reviews from this year have already been posted, but we have more to write about the festival in the days to come. In the meantime, check out dozens of pictures from around town after the jump!

“The King of Size” director Peter Dowd speaking at a Q&A following his film.
Peter Dowd.
An audience at the Rome Area History Museum.
The cast and director of “Illness.”
Reel Georgia’s own Christo Stevens.
The DeSoto Theatre marquee at night.
Filmmakers Brantly Watts and Puja Chaudari at the Director’s Party. 
Filmmakers Peter Dowd, Greg Harding and Jason Brown at
the Director’s Party.
Filmmaker Jon Watts at the Director’s Party.
Brantly Watts and Puja Chaudhari.
A crowd awaits “AKA Blondie” and “A Hard Day’s Pay.”
Puja Chaudhari, Brantly and Jon Watts at a Q&A following their films,
“AKA Blondie” and “A Hard Day’s Pay.”
Upstairs of the DeSoto for workshops.
Actor workshop & roundtable led by Shay Griffin.
Some young attendees dressed up for the Saturday morning cartoon block.
Check-in and merchandise at festival HQ.
Broad Street businesses welcomed RIFF attendees.
“Restitution” filmmaker Justin O’Neal Miller at a Q&A following his film.
Filmmaker Q&A following the Georgia shorts block.
The Rome Area History Museum.
People on their way to the DeSoto for “The 25,000 Mile Love Story.”
A crowd settles in for closing night at the DeSoto.
“The 25,000 Mile Love Story” filmmakers at a Q&A following their film.
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