Rome FilmFest has announced the formation of Rome Cinema Foundation, intended tostrengthen the new Cinema Festa di Roma, which ran its first edition Oct 13-21in the Italian capitol.
Goffredo Bettiniwill leave his role as president of Rome Music Foundation at the
His roleis central to RFF since the Auditorium serves as official hub of the Rome FilmFestival.
'Afterthe first edition of
IndustryiteGiorgio Gosetti and former
Thefoundation has the support of
Butcreation of the foundation underlines
'Wehave promised Rutelli to attend this round table, but we don't know if therewill be a change of date," Bettini said.
Bettiniclaims the rest of the year looks difficult for a
A RFFinsider told ScreenDaily.com that the date - at least for the next edition - islikely to remain the same. The Auditorium -
'Musicschedules are very rigorous and we are not sure we can change them,' thesource said.
The firstedition of the Rome Film Fest, while successful at attracting internationalattention with glamorous stars and signature intimate press meeting betweendirectors, actors and guests, left some insiders less than happy, particularlywhere in competition titles were concerned. 'At times the press conferencefor one film overlapped with red carpets or scheduled junkets for another--something that doesn't happen at
Meanwhile,Rome Mayor Walter Veltroni's office released a report Thursday saying tourismin the capitol increased 17.3% during the first edition of the Rome FilmFestival.