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Tribeca and Rome Partner for Upcoming Festivals

Tribeca and Rome Partner for Upcoming Festivals

New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg today joined Tribeca Film Festival founders Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff to welcome Rome Mayor Walter Veltroni and Rome Film Fest CEO Carlo Fuortes to discuss a partnership between the two events during a Thursday press conference in New York. As part of the partnership, the Rome Film Fest will screen six films from the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival, and in 2007, Tribeca plans to show a selection of films from Rome. De Niro will also screen 20 minutes of select scenes from his upcoming film, “The Good Shepherd,” at the Rome Fest, which he directed. Additionally, the Rome Fest announced it will present the Tribeca Film Festival its first “Steps and Stars Award,” which “recognizes individuals and cultural entities that have made significant contributions to the film industry.” The first annual Rome Film Fest will run from October 13 – 21 in the Italian capital. “We are pleased to be part of the inaugural Rome Film Fest and honored that the Tribeca Film Festival is receiving the first annual Steps and Stars Award,” said Robert De Niro at the press conference. “I look forward to a long-term creative relationship between Rome and Tribeca.” [Brian Brooks]

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