The first edition of MotoTematica Rome Motorcycle Film Festival has just ended and
the numbers have been extremely satisfactory.
Out of a total of 30 filings registered for RMFF only 16 passed the first selection out of short films, feature films and documentaries.
The jury, composed by Marie-Lin Thiolouse (Moto Heroes – Low Ride Magazine), Paolo Cecinelli (editor-in-chief of La7 Sport), Silva Fedrigo and Alessandro Fedrigo (Rodaggio Film) had a difficult task in the vote that concluded the first day of the event.
Those who took the stage of the Internal City Motorcycle Custom Show to receive the best film award in their respective categories are
draw for the two short “Ace Cafè London” by Carlos Paz (La Nueve Productions – Great Britain) and “Bike Heaven” by Joakim Wijk (Sweden).
Documentary short film:
“Motorcycle Diaries – A Journey to the Highest Village in the World” by Carlos Costa (Australia)
Narrative short film:
“2018 The One Motorcycle Show – official movie” by Matthew Sandres (United States)
Narrative feature film:
“A Thousand Miles Behind” written and directed by Nathan Jon (United States), at his first but extremely prepared work. Leading actors: Jeffrey Doornbos, Vanessa Campbell, Bre Blair, Payton Lilee Glasgow, Greg Evigan.
Of the two films in competition of Italian production, the documentary short “Giovanni Burlando’s Vision” by Ugo Roffi and the narrative feature “Ride On – The Movie” by Luca Mazza and with Frankino Chop Works, Giampo Coppa, Roberto La Rogna and Speedy Gabrielli , the latter received
the “Public’s Choice” award, obtaining the unanimity of the voters.
The lads from Turin were rewarded by Mirko Frezza, protagonist of the multi-awarded short film “Born to Run” by Michele Vannucci and screened on Sunday as a guest movie out of competition.
A lucky excerpt from the audience, who could vote through a card included in the program of the film festival, won a pair of Scrambler gloves made available by Ducati Roma to which all our thanks for the availability.
Soon the registrations will be opened for the MotoTematica Rome Motorcycle Film Festival 2019 to which you can register your material through the FilmFreeway platform.
The organizers of the Internal City Motorcycle Custom Show were the first to believe in our project and to whom I extend my most sincere gratitude.
A special thanks to Andrea Sileo and to all the collaborators who have made this project possible:
Tasha Paz, Valentina Vincenzini, Gianpaolo Bertoncin (The Junkers) and Emanuele Trentuno.