Artistic director Marco Müller confirms exit
As the ninth edition of the Rome Film Festival drew to an end on 26 October, the audience chose the award-winning films in each of category of the Official Selection. Here are the winners:
BNL People’s Choice Award: Gala: Trash by Stephen Daldry
People’s Choice Award: Cinema d'Oggi: Shier gongmin / 12 Citizens by Xu Ang
People’s Choice Award: Mondo Genere: Haider by Vishal Bhardwaj
BNL People’s Choice Award: Cinema Italia (Fiction): Fino a qui tutto bene by Roan Johnson
People’s Choice Award: Cinema Italia (Documentary): Looking for Kadija by Francesco G. Raganato
Daldry's Trash was up against 14 other films, including Mike Binder’s Black and White, Andrea Di Stefano’s Escobar: Paradise Lost, David Fincher's Gone Girl, Steven Soderbergh's tv series The Knick, and Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland’s Still Alice.
Meanwhile artistic director Marco Müller confirmed his exit from the festival, following the end of his three-year contract. His departure comes as the festival faces continued budget constraints and plummeting audience numbers compared to the peak of its success around 2009.