New faces came from Algeria, Burkina Faso, Guatemala, Jordan, Macedonia and Palestine. Seventy more screenings were held this year as compared to last for a record of 1,604 with 36% being shown digitally.
Despite the dollar's miserable state and the disappearance of certain buyers, the US was still the most represented with 18% of the market's participants hailing from the States. After that came France with 13%, 12% from the UK and 5% from Germany.
Most notably ramping up their presence were Columbia up 118%, Russia up 62%, Ukraine up 39% and the UAE up 38%. In terms of what kind of folks attendant, 40% were production companies while 18% were theatrical distributors. IN total 5,613 films were proffered - most of them from the US followed by France, the UK and Canada.
Dramas were 35% of the fare, 11% comedies, 10% thrillers and 10% documentaries.