Professional journalist and film critic since 1990. “Radio Movie”, for Novaradio (1990-1992) and La Rosa Purpurea, for Radio24 (since 1999), his most important radio “babies”. Several times sent to the festivals of Venice, Cannes and Berlin. Director of the Bardolino Film Festival. Member of numerous film juries of national and international festivals. In 2004 he won the Quality award, assigned by Agis, for the best cinema program of the year (Big Screen) and in 2016 the Domenico Meccoli award – Writing about films. As for the films, the colorful and nostalgic joy of Jacques Demy and the emotional strictness of Krzysztof Kieslowski, the solemn epic of Edgar Reitz and the poignant silences of Sergio Leone are its most popular territories.
Antonella Di Nocera
Teacher, cultural operator, curator and film producer, her career is based on the connection between education and culture, training and production, aimed at the human and civil growth of the community. After over 20 years in cultural associations, she founded and chairs Parallelo 41 productions that have over 40 works, including shorts, documentaries and independent films, often made by young authors, selected and awarded in festivals and international markets.
Among the films produced:
Corde, 2010 and La seconda natura, 2012 by Marcello Sannino (both awarded at Torino Film Festival); Il segreto, 2014 by cyop&kaf (David di Donatello – Nomination Best Documentary | CinémaduRéel – Best first film and a Special Mention by the Young Jury| Pravo Ljudski Film Festival, Sarajevo – Extra Muros Award| DocLisboa – Special Mention | Fronteira International Festival, Brasile – Jury Award | Torino Film Festival – Special Mention by the Jury | Bellaria Film Festival – Casa Rossa Doc Award); Le cose belle, 2013 by Agostino Ferrente and Giovanni Piperno (Nastri d’Argento – Best Docufilm | Doc/it Professional Award – Best Italian Documentary | SalinaDocFest – First Prize | MedFilm Festival – Special Mention | Festival Internazionale Cinema Mediterraneo, Tétouan – PrixAzzeddineMeddour | Annecy CinémaItalien – Young Jury Award); Pagani, 2016 by Elisa Flaminia Inno (CinémaduRéel | Filmmaker Festival | Terre di Cinema Tremblay-en-France | Lovers Film Festival); MalaMènti, 2017 by Francesco Di Leva (Nastro d’Argento for Innovation – Settimana della Critica di Venezia); Aperti al pubblico, 2017 by Silvia Bellotti (Jean Rouch International Festival – Gran Premio Nanook| Visioni Italiane, Bologna – Best documentary | Dok Leipzig – Honour Mention); Non può essere sempre estate, 2018 by Margherita Panizon and Sabrina Iannucci (Extra Doc Festival – Premio Biblioteche di Roma | Annecy CinémaItalien); Rosa pietra stella, 2019 by Marcello Sannino (IFFR Rotterdam | Giffoni Film Festival | Mostra Internazionale del Nuovo Cinema Pesaro | Matera Film Festival – Best film and Best actrice Ivana Lotito | Annecy CinémaItalien | Carbonia Film Festival | Festival du film italien de Villerupt | Braunschweig International Film Festival | Wiesbadener Kino festival | Via Emilia Doc Fest ); Ponticelli terra buona, 2020 (Visioni dal mondo | Laceno D’Oro-Premio del pubblico); Agalma, 2020 by Doriana Monaco (Giornate degli autori); L’Armée Rouge 2020 by Luca Ciriello (Festival dei Popoli – Laceno D’Oro).
Francesca Mazzoleni (1989) is a director and an author, graduated in Directing from the Experimental Center of Cinematography in Rome. She has made several short films, documentaries and video clips that have won numerous international awards. In 2018 she made her debut in cinema with the coming of age film Succede, produced by Indigo Film and Warner Bros Italia. In 2020 she made her second film, the documentary Punta Sacra, on the community of the Idroscalo in Ostia, nominated in the first five for the David di Donatello 2021 as best documentary and winner as best film in Visions du Reél (Nyon), Best Direction and Award of the CICAE jury at Annecy Cinéma Italien, jury prize to Alice nella Città and Valentina Pedicini prize at the Nastri d’Argento. She subsequently shot an episode of the Romulus II series, produced by Groenlandia and Cattleya for Sky and is currently in production on the Supsersex series, produced by The Apartment and Groenlandia for Netflix.