10,000 pre-sale cinema tickets for the sixth Rome International Film Festival have been snapped up over the weekend after they went on sale at 08.00 on 14 October. Film buffs queued from the early hours on Friday outside the Auditorium Parco della Musica to get their hands on the sought-after tickets during the two-day advance sale, operated by a numbered queuing system, before the tickets went on sale across the city and online on 16 October.

A number of the English language films have got off to a promising start, with steady sales reported for "The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn