Rome Creative Contest is the International Short Film Festival in Rome organized by Image Hunters, born from the desire to create a space for promotion and comparison able to connect young talents with the most important elements of Italian and foreign film production.
The Oscar winner director Giuseppe Tornatore took over the role of Honorary President in 2014. The core of the initiative, promoted by an under 35 staff, lies in the attention dedicated to the “short cinema”, with the aim of stimulating new productions, channeling means and knowledges, celebrating the authors and putting them in contact with the audience and with the most established film production realities.
Image Hunters has consolidated over time a constant talent scouting activity, thanks to the growth of a Festival that from 2011 has collected an exponential success, establishing itself as one of the most important festivals in Italy. The event, boasting a very warm participation of filmmakers and audience, has ensured over time a great media coverage, from the main newspapers to the most important national television channels.
The Rome Creative Contest also boasts the engaging participation of famous professionals of Italian cinema – as Gabriele Mainetti, Sergio Castellitto, Pupi Avati, Nicola Giuliano, Luigi De Laurentiis, Laura Delli Colli, Marco Belardi, Massimiliano Bruno, Nicola Guaglianone, Adriano Giannini, Matteo Rovere, Edoardo De Angelis, Marco Giallini, Alessandra Mastronardi, Mario Sesti, Massimo Gaudioso, Paolo Carnera, Marco Spoletini, Luca Della Grotta – and has launched dozens of emerging directors in recent years: from the same Mainetti, winner of the second edition, up to Sydney Sibilia, Piero Messina, Alessio Lauria, Valerio Vestoso, Alessandro Capitani, Davide Gentile. Thanks to the Festival’s production awards, 9 new short films were produced until today.