Marco Mueller to Head New Macau Film Festival

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Marco Mueller

The first International Film Festival Macao will be held Dec. 8-14 this year.

A new international film festival is coming to Macau, the former Portuguese colony-turned-casino enclave in southern greater China.

Marco Mueller and Elvis Mitchell are among the international figures attached to the event, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

The first International Film Festival Macao (IFFM) will be held Dec. 8-14. The event will run on a budget of some $10 million, most of which will be supplied by the Macau government, which is run semi-autonomously from mainland China. 

In its augural edition, the IFFM will screen 45 films across a program including galas, a competition and a themed sidebar. Commercial and genre titles are expected to be the event's focus.

Mueller was formerly head of the Venice, Locarno and Rome fests, and he previously served as an artistic advisor to the Beijing Film Festival. Mitchell is host of the public radio show The Treatment, and a visiting lecturer at Harvard University.

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