Magazine article Screen International

Rome Film Festival Names Antonio Monda Artistic Director

Magazine article Screen International

Rome Film Festival Names Antonio Monda Artistic Director

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Follows Marco Mueller's exit last year.

Antonio Monda has been named the new artistic director of the Rome Film Festival, following Marco Mueller's exit last year,

Appointed by the board of directors of the Fondazione Cinema per Roma, the new artistic director will be in place for the 10th edition of the festival, which ran Oct 16-25 last year.

Monda is an associate professor at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, lecturing on Italian cinema and Hollywood auteurs.

As well as an academic background, Monda has production experience, including director credits on documentary Morlotti (1994) and comedy Dicembre (1990), which debuted in Venice.

He may bring stability to the festival, which has been characterised by annual reconfiguration in recent years, often coming from on high, including date changes and a hefty budget reduction.

Rome Film Festival's budget has reportedly fallen from $21m in 2006 to around $7m [itself not an unhealthy sum] in 2014. …

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