Marco Müller Brings New Spin To Rome Film Festival In His First Year As Artistic Director

This year will mark the 7th edition of the Rome Film Festival, but will be Marco Müller’s first running the show. Announcing a new look event today, the former Venice Film Fest chief will oversee a selection to include roughly 60 world premieres, various sidebars, a focus on emerging trends in contemporary film and an emphasis on Italian cinema. The Rome fest, a somewhat unwelcome upstart when it began, is now well-liked by the European industry. The arrival of the respected Muller will help grow the appreciation and should also act as a catalyst to bring more US films to the fest as awards season is gathering steam Stateside. All the films in the official selection will be world premieres, but notably there will be special exceptions for films not yet publicly screened outside their country of origin. The festival runs November 9-17. Concurrent film and co-production markets will run from Nov 14-18. Full details of the new regulations follow:

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