The move had been expected for some time with the board of directors of the Cinema per Roma Foundation confirming its decision this morning. The respected Müller was previously artistic director of the Venice Film Festival where he ran the show for 8 years. “I am really satisfied with this election of Marco Müller as artistic director of the International Rome Film Festival,” said festival president Paolo Ferrari. “I am sure that he is an extraordinary professional estimated both in Italy and abroad.” Müller added, “I could not be happier to be back in my city, Rome, after 22 years. I’m proud to work on an exciting project, to develop a festival that wants to respond to different needs: filmmakers, exhibitors, and audience.” The relative upstart Rome fest will run its 7th edition next fall.