Videocittà audiovisual festival in Rome

19-28 Oct. Italy hosts a major festival dedicated to the international audiovisual industry held in collaboration with India on the 70th anniversary of bilateral relations between the two countries. The ten-day festival includes more than 60 events in 42 locations around Rome, in partnership with this year's Rome Film Fest. A central focus of the programme is the Video Factory at the Ex Dogana in S. Lorenzo where industry experts will host free masterclasses in costume and set design, dubbing and special effects. Another highlight is the videomapping of the Palazzo della Civiltà - the headquarters of Fendi - by Laszlo Bordos, considered the greatest living videomapper. The driving force behind Videocittà is Francesco Rutelli, the former Rome mayor and current president of ANICA, Italy's national association of film and audiovisual industry. For festival programme see website.