The Rome International Film Festival (RIFF) is excited to announce a fundraiser film screening to increase community involvement and awareness of the Nov. 10-13 festival. This Friday RIFF will partner with the Historic DeSoto Theatre located at 530 Broad St, Rome, GA 30161 to host a fundraiser film screening of Rome-based film ‘Spirit Halloween’ and a RIFF Preview of this year’s films. Proceeds will be split to benefit RIFF and the restoration of the theater. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the film starts at 7 p.m.

Kids 7 to 12 years old and families are encouraged to attend wearing Halloween costumes; prizes will be awarded for best costume. The director David Pogue will be in attendance and speaking before the film as well as members of the crew, props from the film will also be present. Tickets are $15 and the proceeds will go towards RIFF and the Historic DeSoto Theatre Foundation. Tickets can be purchased at