Screenings, attendance up at Biz Street


ROME -- The totals for the RomaCinemaFest's Business Street market event were released Wednesday and revealed 142 screenings, compared with 130 last year.

A total of 83 films were available for viewing during the event, including 25 market premieres, and 600 accredited market professionals from 40 countries were in attendance. There were 400 last year.

The Business Street is not a traditional market with booths and scheduled events but rather an informal meeting place for buyers and sellers. The event stretched across the first four days of the second RomaCinemaFest, which got under way Oct. 18 and ends Saturday.