Magazine article Screen International

Rome Could Move to November under Mueller

Magazine article Screen International

Rome Could Move to November under Mueller

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EXCLUSIVE: One of the hot talking points at this year's EFM is what Marco Mueller will do should he take charge of the Rome International Film Festival, as is looking likely.

The former Venice festival chief, reliable sources say, is planning to move the Rome festival to the third week of November - starting before the US Thanksgiving holiday - and create a solid concurrent market focused on attracting European and Asian buyers.

The logic behind the move of Rome from late October to later in November is to create a fourth major film festival three months after Venice/Toronto and three months before Berlin, and to offer an alternative premiere outlet for the logjam of titles that competes for Venice, Telluride and Toronto.

Mueller's appointment is not yet finalised and is contingent on the departure of president Gian Luigi Rondi, whose contract expires in June, and the incoming president, assumed to be ANICA head and former Warner Bros Italy chief Paolo Ferrari. …

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