5th market of Rome Film Fest set to kick off
26/10/2010 - With 141 films, of which 40 market premieres, for over 770 buyers, sellers and accredited professionals, Thursday, October 28 will see the start of the fifth edition of The Business Street (October 28-November 1), the market of the Rome International Film Festival, directed by Roberto Cicutto.
Business Street offers professional screenings, a video library and, on October 29-30, a selection of 27 Italian premieres in Italian Screenings. Professionals and experts will also be invited to discuss the hottest topics of the international industry, from new technologies to new media. Click here for the schedule of events.
At the festival’s co-production market New Cinema Network (NCN), some of the most interesting independent international filmmakers will present their latest projects to the European industry. Over 42% of projects selected for NCN over the years are today completed, in production or post-production. To name but a few: Giorgio Diritti’s The Man Who Will Come [trailer, film focus], Micha Wald’s Simon Konianski [trailer] and Mark de Cloe’s Life in One Day [trailer]; 2010 Directors’ Fortnight titles Illegal [trailer, film focus] by Olivier Masset-Depasse (European Parliament LUX Prize 2010 competition) and La Mirada Invisible [trailer] by Diego Lerman; and Claudia Llosa’s 2008 Berlinale Golden Bear winner,The Milk of Sorrow [trailer]. This year, NCN will feature 29 projects from 16 countries.
On October 30, as part of NCN and in collaboration with the European Film Academy (EFA), the winner of the Eurimages Prize for Best European Producer will announced. The award will be presented at the 2010 European Film Awards 2010 in Tallin. There is also a new prize, Eurimages co-production development Award (see news), to be handed out on October 31.
Also new this year is Industry Books, an initiative that aims to facilitate collaborations between publishers and film producers.
(Translated from Italian)