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Film production skills, investment incentives key for turning Rome into independent hub


It was another whirlwind week for Rome International Film Festival Executive Director Seth Ingram as the 16th annual event came to a close Sunday with hopes of an even brighter future for Rome’s film tourism industry.

“I got to bed at 2:30 a.m. and was up at 6,” Ingram said groggily Sunday morning as he prepared for another day of back-to-back screenings of the last of the 72 films shown at Rome City Auditorium and the DeSoto Theatre since Wednesday. “It’s all good.”

The five-day event also included several workshops, an invitation-only roundtable discussion and a Student Academy.

To the budding filmmaker and Georgia Highlands College IT manager who hopes to one day work full-time for Rome’s film industry, all the work and hubbub of the event that attracts more than 2,500 attendees from all over the country is completely worth it.

“This festival is growing every year and getting more and more recognition, but there’s a lot of room for growth in this area for films and for Rome,” Ingram said. See more at Northwest GA News.


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