The Business Street
The Business Street has been part of the Rome Film Festival since its first edition in 2006, and has continuously lived up to its reputation as an ideal hub for film sales and acquisition activities on an international level. Its flexible and informal structure is free of stands, and offers its participants exclusive buyers lounges, markets screenings and a video library featuring all the titles presented at the Festival and the Market. Such a framework fosters connections and networking opportunities for its participants, and ensures that their business stay in Rome runs smoothly and effectively.
This year, The Business Street and New Cinema Network took place at the same venue: the Hotel Bernini Bristol which, for five days, has become the “home” to all registered participants. Other market locations included the Cinema Barberini for film screenings, and Casa del Cinema which hosted panels and industry debates. The 8th edition of the market also introduced a panel discussion on the new patterns of digital distribution and a focus on the VOD marketplace, as well as a presentation of the Creative Europe programme (see conferences).
After the 2012 Spotlight:China! initiative, the Chinese film industry took part once again in TBS with the China Day, a project organized together with ANICA with the aim to encourage and strengthen the relationships between the local and Chinese film industries.
Finally, thanks to Remake it! the participating producers have been able to scout stories that have the potential to find new, international audiences.
8th edition facts and figures
779 registered participants|218 buyers|91 world sales|232 producers coming from 49 countries;
100 market screenings|135 titles available at the video library|26 conferences attended by 2.500 participants