Screenings and meetings with authors reserved for schools.
Students of the high schools of Salerno and province meet 4 young authors from Campania: Valerio Vestoso, Matilde De Feo, Elio Di Pace and Francesco Mucci.
A debate will take place after the screening of the authors’ works to learn about the path and the ambitions of talented young people of the territory, but also about the opportunities and trends of cinema in Campania.
Graduated at the classical high school “Publio Virgilio Marone” of Mercato San Severino (SA), graduated with honors at the three-year degree in Disciplines of Visual Arts, Music and Performing Arts (thesis in Film Analysis on “No Country for Old Men” , Joel and Ethan Coen, 2007) and the master degree in Performing Arts and Multimedia Production (thesis on Martin Scorsese’s documentaries entitled “The medallion and the fresco”), at the University of Salerno.
In 2008 he attended the Photography course at FormArt – Training course for show business, and in 2014 he was a pupil of Giorgio Diritti and Fredo Valla at the film school “L’Aura” in Ostana (CN).
Registered in the Public Register of the Order of Journalists – Campania, since 2010.
He collaborated with the artist Gian Maria Tosatti, documenting the cycle of environmental installations “Seven Seasons of the Spirit” (Naples, 2015).
Author of short films, documentaries and music videoclips, he is currently a student of the direction course of the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia di Roma. His essay at the end of the first year, the short film “Le visite”, was selected in the International Critics’ Week at the 74th Venice Film Festival.
In March he will release his first feature film, “La chimera”, a documentary on the demolition of the Vele di Scampia, produced by Anemone Film and Rai Cinema.
She workes in theater with: Gerard Watkins, Marion Aubert, Guy Delamotte, Pierpaolo Sepe, Pierre Yves Chapelain and video artists Milica Tomic, Lutz Gregor, Vanessa Beecroft, Paolo Rosa (Studio Azzurro), Silvano Agosti.
Since 2003 she has been in charge of the mald’è project, which links the visual arts to the scenic ones, with which she realizes a series of works between cinema, videoteatro, interactive installations and multimedia shows, present in national and international festivals and museums: Performare una collezione, Museo Madre Napoli, Mar Museo Museo de Arte Contemporanea Bueno Aires, Wro Media Art Biennale Poland, 14 Mostra Internazionale di Architettura Biennale di Venezia, Regeln für die Revolution, Volksbühne Berlin, Filmmaker Festival Milano, Festival del film di Roma, Short film Corner Festival di Cannes, Milano in digitale, Caffè Fandango, Napoli Film Festival, Riccione TTV.
She worked as Voice Over for Rai, radio televisione Italiana. She teaches Processes and Techniques of Multimedia Show at the Academy of Fine Arts in Naples, and Digital Choreography at the Academy of Fine Arts in Pisa.
After the Liceo Scientifico he graduates at the University of Salerno in Disciplines of Visual Arts, Music and Performing Arts, then specializes in Performing Arts and Multimedia Production.
He obtaines a Diploma at the Italian School of Comix in Naples in Screenplay and then in Storytelling with honors, later he collaborates with the school in several occasions.
He works as an intern during various editions of Napoli Comicon, Napoli Film Festival and in recent years has participated in several film festivals as a juror, in particular at the Venice Film Festival in 2016 and at the Giffoni Film Festival in 2014 and 2015.
In 2017 he starts the project il Grigio, a pseudonym with which he signs his personal blog at ilgrigio.net, where he deals with audiovisual culture, ranging from cinema, comics, music and much more. On the site there are also various short stories and a series of episodes. The project also includes a Youtube channel, ilgrigio – production, with Francesco’s main video maker and filmmaker activities.
In 2018 he signes two short films that establish his debut as a director, “Corduroy” and “In a Beat”, waiting to make their festival itineraries.
In 2009, he writes “Lavativo”, a theater comedy directed by Ugo Gregoretti, before moving to short film with “Il mese di Giugno” and “Tacco 12”, a mockumentary on the obsession for group dance that has won more than 40 awards throughout Europe. In 2016 he writes the show “Buena Onda” with Rocco Papaleo and Giovanni Esposito, he wins the Solinas Prize – Bottega delle Series with the screenplay “Flash” (produced by Raitre) and directes numerous commercial tv. He is the author of the surrealist chansonnier Enzo Savastano, director of the short film “Ratzinger Vuole Tornare” and of the documentary “Essere Gigione”, dedicated to the king of Italian street parties.