Six hundred and twenty accredited professionals participated in the five days of the market – the same number as last year’s edition – but the numbers of buyers rose from 250 to 260 and sellers from 40 in 2007 to 97 this year. There were 112 producers with projects, 153 screenings, 90 films in the video library, 28 market premieres for 33 countries present (headed, by number of accreditations, by Italy, France, Germany, Brazil, Japan and Argentina).
Many of the 24 Italian films at the market closed deals. RAI Trade sold Matteo Rovere’s Bad Girls [trailer] to France, Mexico, Greece, Portugal and Spain; Giovanna’s Father by Pupi Avati to Japan, Mexico, Argentina and Australia; and some of its library titles to Japan, Belgium, Holland and the UK.
Adriana Chiesa Enterprises sold Maria Sole Tognazzi’s The Man Who Loves [trailer] to Central Europe, Russia, Greece, India and Canada, while Puccini e la Fanciulla was picked up by India, Greece and the Netherlands.
Intramovies also registered numerous negotiations with countries such as Greece, Spain, Scandinavia, Poland, France and Holland. "There is significant interest from European professionals in an initiative that takes place in Europe, the only market in the second half of the year,” said Intramovies CEO Paola Corvino.
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