The Rome Film Festival according to Müller: 60 world premieres and lots of Italian cinema
by Camillo de Marco
04/07/2012 - A program of about sixty films in world premiere, a large space dedicated to the new trends in contemporary film and also a structure for projections, meetings and debated dedicated entirely to Italian cinema. With a lengthy statement to the press, the new artistic director of the Rome Film Festival, Marco Müller, detailed the innovations of the seventh edition which will take place from the 9th to the 17th of November 2012 at the Auditorium Parco della Musica and other spaces in the city.
The event’s new guidelines provide an Official Selection composed of the International competition, some films from Out of Competition and the other two sections, CinemaXXI (Cinema of the 21st century) and Perspectives Italy. All the films in the Official Selection will be presented as world premieres.
The international competition will be composed of a maximum of fifteen films, of which three will be Italian. Up to six Out of Competition titles will presented. The CinemaXXI (Cinema of the 21st Century) competition is reserved for films “that express the continuous redefinition of cinema in the contemporary audiovisual landscape”, and will include feature-length, medium-length and short films for a maximum of fifteen titles, whilst Perspectives Italy will examine the new trends in Italian cinema, for a maximum of fourteen feature and seven short films in competition.
This year, in addition to the Official Selection, the Festival will welcome an independent and parallel section, Alice nella Città, that gathers a maximum of fourteen films for young audiences and is organized according to its own rules.
Finally, from the 14th to the 18th of November, in the centre of Rome, will be organized the Market | The Business Street and the Fabbrica dei Progetti | New Cinema Network, which will provide the proper structures to the industries of the world.
(Translated from Italian)