Buffalo Roots Film Festival

Most recent event:
May 19, 2023 
Hours 11:00am To 10:00pm

Thank you for an incredibly succesful event


Città dell’Altra Economia
Largo Dino Frisullo
00153 Rome, Italy



The next edition of the festival will be held on May 19, 2023 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the City of the Other Economy (Città dell’Altra Economia), Rome.



Dates and Deadlines

Dates and deadlines for submitting work and participating in the festival.


Rules & FAQ

Rules and information for registrations.

Buffalo Roots Film Festival proudly accepts entries on FilmFreeway, the world’s #1 way to enter film festivals and creative contests.


We believe that cinema is a powerful medium that can spark conversations, inspire change, and unite people. By providing a platform for independent filmmakers, fostering interactions between industry professionals, presenting locally based projects and highlighting complex stories, we wish to create a space conducive to dialogue and interactions through film.

Buffalo Roots Film Festival benefits from the expertise of established professionals and the support of WREP.EU. With their assistance and guidance, the festival has developed into a venue capable of hosting independent, emerging and non-independent filmmakers. We work to create an inclusive and welcoming community that brings people together to share unique perspectives.

Buffalo Roots is an itinerant festival. The next edition will take place in Rome, while subsequent editions will take you to new, intriguing locations in the surrounding regions.

Participants can submit their works through FilmFreeway. An initial selection of films is presented to the jurors. Winners in each category will be chosen by a joint jury committee upon completion of the entries selection.


1. Provide a platform for emerging international film productions to be screened and showcased.

2. Foster connections and collaborations between independent filmmakers and industry professionals.

3. Highlight and share local film projects with an international audience and vice versa. We believe in cinema’s power to transcend borders and bring people together through shared experiences and perspectives.

4. Focus on selecting independent films that cover various genres, including narrative, animation, music clips, and documentaries. We are particularly interested in films where script writing, directing, producing, and editing are done independently, showcasing a diverse range of artistic visions and perspectives.

5. Shedding light on difficult topics that are worth covering.

6. Move away from commercial filmmaking, which, despite being impressive, is often inaccessible.

7. Encourage and participate in audiovisual art workshops and initiatives.

8. Explore the concept of self-discovery and self-fulfilment through relationships, utilizing a time constraint to explore the concepts.