CortoEuropa Technical Jury



Christopher Yates

Christopher Yates

Christopher Yates is a director, screenwriter and editor. He directed his first feature film Not Here in 2009, a documentary based on a road movie through Belgium following the band Girls in Hawaii. In 2015 he directed another documentary, Reveka, about a silver mine in Bolivia. He directed about twenty episodes of the Belgian television drama series Public Enemy and in 2020 he won, with the short film Detours, the 25th edition of Linea d’Ombra Festival in the CortoEuropa section.

Giulio Mastromauro

Giulio Mastromauro

Giulio Mastromauro is an Italian director and screenwriter, member of the Italian Cinema Academy and artistic director of Zen Movie. Graduated in Law, he is self-taught in cinema. He wrote and directed several short films appreciated by audiences and critics including Nuvola (2015) with Mimmo Cuticchio – candidate for the Nastri d’Argento and winner of over 50 awards – and Inverno (2020), winner of the David di Donatello 2020 for Best Short Film and being considered for the 2021 Oscars in the Live Action Short Film category.

valerio vestoso

Valerio Vestoso

Valerio Vestoso was born in Benevento in 1987. In 2009, he wrote Lavativo, a theatrical comedy directed by Ugo Gregoretti, and then approached short films with Il Mese di Giugno and Tacco 12, a mockumentary on the obsession for group dance that receives more than 40 awards throughout Europe. In 2016 he wrote the show Buena Onda with Rocco Papaleo and Giovanni Esposito, won the Solinas Award – Bottega delle Serie with the screenplay Flash (produced by Raitre) and directed numerous commercial TVs. He is the author of the surreal chansonnier Enzo Savastano, director of the short Ratzinger Vuole Tornare and of the documentary Being Gigione, dedicated to the king of Italian street parties. He is among the authors of the Valerio Lundini program – Una Pezza per Lundini broadcasted on Rai Due in 2020. He currently collaborates on the screenplay of the television serial Vincenzo Malinconico, Lawyer, based on the novels by Diego De Silva.


22_29 October 2022