Italiano    |    English

Amarcort Film Festival 14th edition - Rimini (italy) - from 23rd to 28th November, 2021

Amarcort Film Festival 14th edition - Rimini (italy) - from 23rd to 28th December, 2021

November 2021 - RIMINI (ITALY)

< Home Page / Short Movies Contest / All Juries
Ali Asgari

Was born in Tehran, Iran. He is a graduated of cinema in Italy. He is an alumnus of Berlinale Talent Campus 2013 and Locarno Summer Academy 2016. Two of his short films “More Than Two Hours”  2013 and “The Silence”  (co-directed by farnoosh samadi) 2016  were nominated  for the Palme d’or at Festival De Cannes while His short film “The Baby” was  in competition of Venice Film Festival 2014. His films were screened in over  1000 film festivals around the world including Cannes , Venice, Toronto,  Sundance, BFI... and won over  than 200 international awards. “Disappearance” was his first feature film which was developed at La  Residence of  Festival De Cannes had its world and North American premiere in Venice Film Festival and Toronto Film Festival. He is a member of The  Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Martina Capaccioni

Sarts her career by working to the production of several short films, among which were the ones realized by Premio Solinas “Talenti in Corto”. In 2011, takes part as product inspector to the David di Donatello awarded short film “Jody delle giostre”, directed by Adriano Sforzi and produced by Rio Film srl. She continues her career with several roles in the field of production on various national and international film sets, she enters the Area Cinema of Fondazione Sistema Toscana in 2016, taking mainly care of the organization of the events held at Cinema La Compagnia in Florence, apart from working in the programming office for the selection of documentary films. Then, her tasks focused more on special projects and the internationalization of Toscana Film Commission.

Iole Natoli

Director, script supervisor, screenwriter, poet, from a long and intense cinematographic experience. In the roles of assistant director first and script supervisor later, she has collaborated with directors such as Ettore Scola, Marco Bellocchio, Stefano Sollima, Claudio Cupellini, Francesca Comencini, Alessio Cremonini. Script supervisor in Gomorra La Serie (seasons 1/2/3). An intense research activity, study and passion for cinema, university education – she has attended the faculty of Letters and Philosophy at Sapienza University in Rome – the continuing experience on the field and her communication skills, had her approaching to teaching. Professor of Language Theory and Technique and of Film Grammar, has led and leads several seminars and professional training courses at cinema schools and universities. Among them: CSC in Rome; Sapienza University char in theatre and entertainment; Dams – Roma Tre University; Scuola d’arte cinematografica Gianmaria Volontè; Bios Psichè school of dynamic psychotherapy. Author of A un millimetro dal cuore and Incanto (short films described by film critic as poetic, winner of countless awards and both nominated to the David di Donatello award). She has published the collection of poems Il cuore ritrova il battito. Nineteen love and struggle poems, dedicated to men and women who have courage, live and love.

Soultana Tatiana Koumoutsi

Is a writer, director, as well as the founder and president of Psarokokalo Áthens International Short Film Festival ( She was born in Piraeus, Greece, in 1981. She studied at the National Theatre of Greece, with a scholarship from the State Scholarship Foundation. She attended academic seminars on the production and distribution of audiovisual work. She is the author of the play "Good Luck" on the New Stage of the National Theatre of Greece. Filmography (screenplay - direction): "For a hug", "Annoula" and "Paradox". She has worked as an assistant director and producer in television - film and advertising. Since 2010 she is head of the Psaroloco Media Literacy Project (, with given priority to vulnerable groups of children and young people.

Francesca Fabbri Fellini

Was born in Bologna in 1965 under the sign of Gemini, Libra rising. Since that day was written in the starts that she would be curious, equipped with a great sense of humour, of the dramatic, communication skills and a great friendliness. Costantly looking for intellectual stimuli. Her profession when she grew up? She would have to deal with the world of words. In Bologna, on June 6th 1965, day of her baptism, her parents, Maria Maddalena Fellini and doctor Giorgio Fabbri chose her uncle, Federico Fellini, has her godfather and Giulietta Masina, her aunt, as her godmother. Uncle 'Chicco', as she used to call him, taught her since she was little that two ways exist: the one with your eyes open and the one with your eyes closed. As Emiliano-Romagnola, she has personal courage, industriousness, a keen sense of hospitality, an upright, open and cheerful character. She graduates at Linguistic High School. At 23, years after her degree in Foreign Languages and Literatures, she moves to Rome where her life will go on until 2006, year in which she returns to Rimini, where she still lives and works. In 1987 she has signed her first writing in video for Rai, for "Muoviamoci" tv program on Rai Due, with Sydney Rome, 180 episodes. After this experience, she had signed many other contracts with Rai, with the qualification of writing in video. From 1999 to 2006 she was one of the envoys of "La vita in diretta", historical afternoon program on air on Rai since 1991. She has worked with famous television authors such as Michele Guardì, Enza Sampò, Giovanni Minoli, Daniel Toaff, Licia Colò. She really likes television, but cinema has always been in her DNA (she defines herself "raised with cinema and tortellini"): between 1993 and 1997 she collaborated with RTL 102.5 radio network, taking care of cinema, and thanks to this experience she became professional journalist in 1997. Francesca in 2003 with her mother Maria Maddalena signs a book of memories and recipes called 'A tavola con Fellini', which in the new 2013 edition became 'A Tavola con Fellini - Ricette da Oscar della sorella Maddalena.' kitchen, family, cinema and films. A Federico Fellini told through his preferences and habits at the table. A trip through Emilia-Romagna's traditional flavors and the history of world cinema. "A book to popularize to the whole world Fellini's passion for traditional kitchen". This is the reason that pushed Francesca to publish this volume. From 2004 to 2006 she has signed and hosted again for RTL the program "Asa NIsi MAsa - L'ANIMA del cinema" that took its name by the famous magical sentence repeated by Guido/Mastroianni, protagonist in "Otto e mezzo". Since 2009, after meeting the photographer Graziano Villa (life and work partner), she takes care of the curatorship of her photographic exhibitions, from the idea to the realization. She manages and organizes Villa's portfolio, presenting it to galleries and festivals. She elaborates projects on photographic exhibitions, writes press releases and manages the communication of the event by herself, knowing the techniques of illumination and preparation useful for the exhibits. 'Fellinette', as she was colled by her uncle Federico (drawing her in crayons on a notebook paper), loves good food, cinema, theatre, radio, books, photograph, flowers and especially taking long walks on the beach with her biggest friend, Alfie, a white poodle who lacks the words. For the celebrations on the centenary of the birth of uncle Federico Fellini, Francesca has written and directed a short film with mixed technique which starts from the animation of the drawing that Fellini drew her when she was a child, 'La Fellinette', to arrive in a live action dream, then going back again to animation with a grand finale. For her debut as director Francesca chose a mute fairy tale, suspended between dream and reality. The short film has received the prestigious acknowledgement of SNGC, union of cinema journalists: 'Premio speciale 75' Corti D'Argento, a the 75th Nastri d'Argento edition. Starting from her uncle Federico's famous metaphor: 'The only real realist is the visionary', thanks to the collaboration with Graziano Villa, as photographer as well as web designer and webmaster, she has created and realized a website about culture, dedicated to visionaries of all ages, During the 78th Mostra del Cinema in Venice was presented the pioneering project by Campari Red Diaries titled 'Fellini Forward' realized with AI, by using techniques of machine learning. A short film between science and fantasy which was able set the oneiric. Francesca was involved by Campari in this tribute to her uncle early on the stages of the project, ans she has collaborated with the directors Zackary Canepari and Drea Cooper (documentary) and Maximilian Niemann (short film) by presenting them some of the main collaborators of her uncle Federico and sharing her advices and memories linked to the direct acquaintance with the uncle, in addition to contributing to casting, costume design and screenplay for the short film. In the Fellini Family tree, Francesca Fabbri Fellini is the last heiress by DNA of the Maestro Federico Fellini. She is Ambassador in the world of the Man with 5 Oscars. A fellow journalist one day told her: "I wish with my heart Francesca that you remain for life Senator of the oneiric fellinian in the world!". Francesca Fabbri Fellini in an aphorism? "Nothing is known, all is imagined".

Nicola Bassano

Film historian, graduated in Conservation of Cultural Heritage at Parma University, since 2014 he works at the Cineteca (film library) of the City of Rimini where he mainly takes care of the Federico Fellini Archive. Engaged for several years in archival research, he collaborates with museums, foundations and institutions by promoting Italian cinema and its great authors, with a special attention for Maestro Fellini. He has to his credit several collaborations with cinema and contemporary art magazines. In 2020 his essay titled Fellini’s Critical Reception in Italy was included in the publication A companion to Federico Fellini, whose curator Frank Burke, on the centenary of Fellini’s birth, called together all the best scholars of the Riminese Maestro. In 2021 was published his book Fellini70 for the Roman publishing company Bibliotheka Edizioni.

Giorgia Gamberini

Graduated in Modern Literature at Pavia University, she collaborates with Sguardi Altrove Film Festival, a cinema festival dedicated to female directors, held every year in Milan. She is writer at Birdmen Magazine, a magazine on cinema, tv series and theatre.

Giorgio Grignaffini

Is Editorial Director of Taodue Film (Mediaset Group), after having held the position of Mediaset’s fiction vice-director. For more than 20 years he is contract professor at Università Cattolica and since 2018 also at IULM where he is contract professor for the subject “TV Products and Scenarios”. He conducts research in the mass-media and semiotics fields and has published several articles and books in Italy, France, Brazil: between his books we count I generi televisivi – nuova edizione (Carocci, 2021), Mondi seriali (with Maria Mia Pozzato, LINK, 2008), Che cos’è una serie televisiva (with Andrea Bernardelli, Carocci, 2017), La bottega delle narrazioni (with Stefano Calabrese, curated by, Carocci, 2020), Capire le serie tv (with Nicola Dusi, Carocci, 2020) and Chiamatemi Francesco, novelization of the homonymous film directed by Daniele Luchetti (Mondadori, 2015).

Enrico Zoi

Family, cinema, theater, journalism , music and poetry: here's Enrico Zoi, Florentine born in 1959, graduated in Literature on a poem from the 1500s. To his credit also various books, including two poetic sillogues and the recent collections of fairy tales “Favole per Irene” (2018) and “Lo Zampacchione Giallo e altre storie” (2020), illustrated by his son Filippo. Zoi has been writing press releases for the Municipalities of Bagno a Ripoli and Impruneta for 25 years. He published thousands of interviews, articles, film and theater reviews and puzzles and seen (currently) 7355 films, a figure destined inexorably and daily to rise. With Philippe Chellini, Zoi is Alessandro Benvenuti's cinematographic biographer (three books) and the author of the twenty-year volume of Leonardo Pieraccioni's 'Ciclone'. Zoi He was part of the Juries of 'Underflorence' (Florence Film Festival, 1991), 'Under Rock - Futurock a Firenze' (1992), 'Schermi Irregolari' (2001, 2016, 2017 e 2018), 'Amarcort Film Festival' (2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019,2020,2021), 'Cartoon Club' (2018, 2019, 2020,2021). He collaborates on the portal with the column "Short to Success". He also has an editorial football incursion, having written a book, "Firmamento Viola", on Fiorentina, his favorite team. In recent times, he has ventured into theatrical writing, with the monologue show "Zenrico, or his clone?" (Co-author Massimo Blaco) and the two cinemonologue shows "As time goes by", dedicated to Humphrey Bogart, and "Dr. Jekyll & Mister(o) Totò”, obviously about the Prince of laughter.

Chiara Valenti Omero
Art. Dir. ShorTS International Film Festival

Directs with passion and determination since 2000 the ShorTS International Film Festival in Trieste, event dedicated to the best short films and to the new international discoveries in feature films. She is dedicating herself for eight years to the organization of an audio-video training course in the Casa Circondariale of Trieste (correctional facility) and, among the various productions of which she has taken care during the years, is the participatory video project Città Visible, realized in Trieste’s Micro-Areas, that had his world premiere as special event at Trieste Film Festival in January 2019. She is president of AFIC (Associazione Festival Italiani di Cinema, Italian Cinema Festivals Association) and vice-president of Casa del Cinema in Trieste, which has recently become credited Training Institution from Friuli Venezia Giulia Region.

Federico Pommier
Art.Dir. MoliseCinema

Is founder and artistic director of Festival MoliseCinema. He is a Board Member of Associazione Festival Italiani di Cinema and of Collegio dei Garanti del Polo del 900' in Turin. Research doctor in modern history, he is author of essays on Italian political thinking in Baroque age and on Benedetto Croce's historical works. He has written several articles on social, cultural and cinematographic topic for newspapers and magazines and has taken part to conventions, seminars and festival juries. He directs the collection "Pagine di MoliseCinema" for which he has curated the volumes on Elio Germano, Alba Rohrwacher, Pierfrancesco Favino and Jasmine Trinca.

Antonello Zanda
Dir. Centro Servizi Culturali della Società Umanitaria di Cagliari

Director of Centro Servizi Culturali della Società Umanitaria di Cagliari and curator of Cineteca Sarda. Writer and critic, he published articles and essays on literature, anthropology, philosophy, fine arts and cinema. Graduated in Philosophy, he founded several magazines that operate in the fields of cinema, art and literature critics, and in particular he has directed the potetic cultural magazine "Erbafoglio". He was journalist in the editorial staff in Nuoro of L'Unione Sarda, author of essays and collections of poetry, and has curated several editorial and audiovisual publications.

Redeo Amadori - Appassionato di cinema
Veronica Antonelli - Avvocato
Federico Baldacci - Tecnico elettronico
Annaflavia Bianchi - Ricercatrice
Davide Bianconi - Agente di commercio estero per mercato Asia e Oceania
Gisleno Bertuccini - Artigiano
Carla Bonvicini - Dipendente pubblica Asl Romagna
Floriana Casali - Docente di scuola secondaria di secondo grado
Marina Costantini - Responsabile struttura presso Poste Italiane
Maria del Carmen Moretto - Docente universitaria
Michele Ghiselli - Studente universitario
Katuscia Giordano - Psicologa del marketing
Valeria Marina Guagnelli - Consulente immigrazione, operatrice centro antiviolenza
Emiliano Neri - Giornalista professionista
Fabrizio Pelacà - Responsabile commerciale presso Poste Italiane
Stefano Quagliere - Geologo
Nicoletta Rinaldi - Responsabile commerciale aziende presso Poste Italiane
Morena Rocchi - Insegnante
Rossella Salvi - Pensionata
Andrea Sposito - Studente universitario
Massimo Venturelli - Ingegnere

Cesena Film Academy

Afra Albieri
Nicolas Babbi
Alexandra Ballini
Carlo Bettini
Claudia Biondi
Emma Bravetti
Jasmine Calbucci
Ludmilla Cantone
Soemia Di Grazie
Ibraim Fall
Victoria Fellini
Doriana Fuscello
Matilde Landi
Mati Lo
Lorenz Montaguti
Alan Monti
Sofia Monti
Sarah Murciano
Edoardo Negrotti
Giulia Piatesi
Marco Prinno
Rebecca Renzi
Francesca Rivelli
Maria Ruseva
Marilde Sacchetti
Francesca Savoretti
Deborah Talevi
Giorgia Vitali

Liceo Classico Giulio Cesare-Valgimigli Rimini

Andriy Sberlati
Matteo Belotti
Andrea Russo
Virginia Antonelli
Federico Fiecconi

(Rome, 1960) is sole director and creative director of the creative agency and production company GraFFiti Creative (Graffiti srl), founded in Milan in the 80s. After the first experiences as animator for Piero Angela and Bruno Bozzetto’s animated series SuperQuark, he curated the production of medium length animated films for Ferrero Kinder Sorpresa, then realized several animated one-shot films, TV mini-series and commercials. For 15 years Federico has been delegated producer of Canzoni Animate by Zecchino d’Oro for Antoniano and Rai Ragazzi, series awarded with prestigious prizes. He has created and produced the TV film, a mix of animation and live-action H2O Team – Missione Mare, great success of the TV season 2021 for Rai Ragazzi, which enjoys the patronage of MITE. In Autumn 2021 the special got selected in the quintet of two between the most prestigious TV prizes in the world. Federico is critic, historian, communicator of drawn imagination and has signed more than 300 articoes, essays and monographies on comics, illustration, and animation cinema. Relator in conventions like MIA market in Rome and professor in University Masters and at several institutions on animated cinema, history of cinema, advertising, and communication. Artistic director of the animation festivals Asolo Cartoon Preview and BergamoToons, Federico has been member of juries at several festivals, including the prestigious Annecy. For more than 30 years now he curates events and exhibitions on animated cinema and cartoons, like the personal one on Bruno Bozzetto: animation, Maestro! at the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco, the exhibition Cartoon Stars 1914-2016 in San Marino, Dalla carta ai cartoni and Questi pazzi, pazzi pazzi Toons in Bergamo, Mickey 90 in Desenzano del Garda and the itinerating I Simpson – L’Arte dietro le quinte. During the years Federico has taken part to the foundation of Associations Cartoon Lombardia and Animation Italia, both by now exhausted experiences, with which he has organized conventions, events and formation programs. In 2017 he was artistic director of BergamoToons and today is president of Animation Art Association.

Massimo Montigiani

Creative Director and Storyboard supervisor at Doghead Animation. Director and Storyboard Artist, he has been collaborating for year to the main European animated TV productions, and realizes music videos for artists like Zucchero Fornaciari, Lorenzo Jovanotti, Neffa, Max Pezzali. Founder of Stranemani and Jumon Studio, currently is Creative Director and Storyboard Supervisor for Doghead Animation Firenze. Among his clients: Boulder Media, BrownBag, RAI Fiction, RAI Ragazzi, Rainbow, Wieden+Kennedy, Antoniano di Bologna, Millimages, Netflix.

Sabrina Zanetti

Family, cinema, theater, journalism , music and poetry: here's Enrico Zoi, Florentine born in 1959, graduated in Literature on a poem from the 1500s. To his credit also various books, including two poetic sillogues and the recent collections of fairy tales “Favole per Irene” (2018) and “Lo Zampacchione Giallo e altre storie” (2020), illustrated by his son Filippo. Zoi has been writing press releases for the Municipalities of Bagno a Ripoli and Impruneta for 25 years. He published thousands of interviews, articles, film and theater reviews and puzzles and seen (currently) 7000 films, a figure destined inexorably and daily to rise. With Philippe Chellini, Zoi is Alessandro Benvenuti's cinematographic biographer (two books) and the author of the twenty-year volume of Leonardo Pieraccioni's 'Ciclone'. Zoi He was part of the Juries of 'Underflorence' (Florence Film Festival, 1991), 'Under Rock - Futurock a Firenze' (1992), 'Schermi Irregolari' (2001, 2016, 2017 e 2018), 'Amarcort Film Festival' (2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019), 'Cartoon Club' (2018, 2019, 2020). He collaborates on the portal with the column "Short to Success". He also has an editorial football incursion, having written a book, "Firmamento Viola", on Fiorentina, his favorite team. In recent times, he has ventured into theatrical writing, with the monologue show "Zenrico, or his clone?" (Co-author Massimo Blaco) and the two cinemonologue shows "As time goes by", dedicated to Humphrey Bogart, and "Dr. Jekyll & Mister(o) Totò”, obviously on the Prince of laughter.

Alessandro Loprieno

Apulian, almost 31 years old, he is founder & CEO of WeShort, he believes in a totally new approach towards "short cinema". His formation is supported by foreign languages and literature, cinema, finance and technology. After nine years of work in a fliying company, he starts his journey in the cinema industry. Since 2018 he is in relation with the Hollywood world, collaborating in a project of technological finance applied to cinema industry, with producers who have financed films such as Birdman, Black Mass, Killer Joe, Hacksaw Ridge, Snowden, The Green Inferno. Founding member of "Crowducers", which is dedicated to the research of venture capital for cinema industry. His personal motto: "Fellini used to say 'cinema is light', to this I add that I am happy to pay the electric bill".

Derio Di Pumpo

After graduating in Political Science and after making several formative experiences in the cinema industry, Di Pumpo has held many positions in Draka Distribution, among which commercial director. Then, he has performed consulting on the theatrical releases of films from some independent production companies, amomg which the recent Solo cose belle by Kristian Gianfreda, Nobili bugie by Antonio Pisu and Il delitto Mattarella by Aurelio Grimaldi.

Francesco Zucchi

Is a director and a videomaker. Since his young age he was interested in cinema and in the videomaker job. He graduates as film editor at Bologna's national cinema scool. He works as director, camera operator, editor for cinema and television productions, realizing short films awarded in numerous national and international festivals (at Amarcort Film Festival in Fulgor and Gradisca categories), documentaries, scholastic video-projects and comic videos for web. He also collaborates with companies, institutions and associations for creating and producing commercials, he realizes promotional videos and music videos for artists and musicians.

Massimiliano Giometti

The claim “with the cinema in the heart” is Giometti family’s, living for more than 40 years with cinema, for cinema, in cinema. Massimiliano, with his brothers Gianluca and Silvia, incarnates the third generation of the cinematographer family, led by the father, Giovanni, and that has its roots in the postwar period. It was Gino, his grandfather, that undertook the path of the entertainment business with puppets, in yards and squares; then, he started travelling cinema with a white blanket as a screen and a 16 mm projector. Seaside hostels, town festivals, fairs, were the first audience, enchanted by the magic of the projection; the natural evolution were the arenas, until the first indoor hall, the Parioli of San Giovanni in Marignano, in 1973. From there, a constant exponential increase of Giometti family’s the commitment in cinema: at the moment, the group manages 12 multiplexes, 98 screens, 100 employees in Romagna, Marche, Toscana. Giometti team’s vocation, CINEMA, is interpreted by the words Innovation Courtesy Comfort, characterization points of the total quality that the iconic brand ensures to the audience’s experience when choosing Giometti’s cinematographic spaces.

Stefano Tonini

Born in 1967, a film enthusiast since his youth, he was able to cultivate his passion through the parish cinema, the Cinema Tiberio in Rimini, first as a young spectator and soon passing in the projection booth. Since 1994 he handled the management and the artistic direction of it, helped by a group of volunteers. In 2004 he founded the Association Notorius Rimini Cineclub, a club affiliated to the Acli, of which he became its president in 2006 until today. Through Notorius, he has promoted annually art-house film festivals and, in the summer months, he realized the traveling festival LA VELA ILLUMINATA and the event TIBERIO CINEPICNIC. Since 2019 he has been an advisor of ACEC - Associazione Cattolica Esercenti Cinema per l'Emilia Romagna.

Elena Zanni

Elena Zanni was born in a cinephile family of entrepreneurs. She spends her childhood in the many cinemas owned by his family, who also run some independent movie theatres like the parish indie cinema in Gabicce Mare, the very first challenge of his father, Silvio Zanni, back in the 60s. Elena literally grows up in the movie houses. She now runs one of the most known movie theatres in the world and in Italy: Fulgor, Fellini's movie theatre. Praised, discussed and still loved by many for its long history, Fulgor movie house is more than 100 years old and it raised the little Federico Fellini who fell in love with it. That is why Fulgor is displayed in many of his movies. It is the first indie cinema to open its doors in Rimini, in 1914, and it was led by a resourceful woman, Ida Ravulli. The cinema reopens in January 2018, on Fellini's birthday, to celebrate the non-forgotten director. This time, another charismatic woman is in charge of it: Elena Zanni. She begins her activity in 2009 thanks to his father. Together, they decide to take over Settebello in Rimini to turn it into an independent movie theatre. Thanks to the precious help of the many collaborators she meets during her carrier and thanks to her foresight, she takes over her family business and runs it with success, winning the management of Fulgor. Nowadays, she manages projects which lead to the great cultural events organized in her movie theatres in Rimini. Writers, artists, actors, directors, musicians but also scientists and entrepreneurs, leaders of the national cultural scene, animate those spaces which are no more just 'cinemas', but a real cultural, social, artistic and humanitarian melting pot. All of this is possible thanks to the sensible and big efforts that her team put in place every day, in order to convey feelings and awareness to people.

Ennesimo Film Festival

Mirco Marmiroli takes care of artistic and commercial video production. He designs educational projects linked to the cinema world for all school levels, holding firsthand laboratories for students and adults. In 2016 he founds Ennesimo Film Festival and is its artistic director.

Federico Ferrari, journalist and writer, has a degree in Historical Sciences and takes care of institutional and political communication. Professor of cinema, concentrates his research on image education with regard to youth. He is founder and artistic director of Ennesimo Film Festival.

Laura Morandi, educator and professor, has a degree in Italian Studies and Linguistic Sciences at Bologna University. Passionate about politics, literature and cinema, joins Ennesimo Film Festival's staff between the curators of Ennesimo Academy, image education projects that involves educational institutions of all school levels. Since 2021 she is part of the selection team.

Malatestashort Film Festival

Maria Ilaria Mingione for MalatestaShort Film Festival works as sorter. Keen on French films, following a un coup de foudre with the Ville Lumière. On par with Théo, Matthew, Isabelle, I love seating in the front rows, very close to the screen. Recently, I use cinema in clinical practice, as a tool for self-narration and mirroring.

Nicolas Bagnoli for MalatestaShort Film Festival works as sorter. His head in the clouds by profession, a guitar in his hands for passion! Cinema is a place of inspiration, suggestions, sometimes even of blunders... Like when you imagine to see the form of an elephant in that cloud.

Mirella Paoletti, with anthropological and humanist education, works in human resources and is passionate about cinema, literature and writing. She collaborates with MalatestaShort Film Festival since the first edition in 2017 and during the years has taken care of the selection of short films, communication, project ideation and development.

Nòt Film Fest

Nòt Film Fest Founders:

Noemi Bruschi (32 y.o.). From Santarcangelo, she lives between Italy and Los Angeles and takes care of Art Direction for Cinema, Advertisement and TV Series. She has worked for: Alviero Martini, Moleskine, Vanity Fair, Seventeen, Ebay, IKEA America and Netflix.

Giovanni Labadessa (37 y.o.). Founder in Los Angeles of the independent production company Lumbiere Lab and multi-award-winning producer and screenwriter for the full-length films The Lonely Italian, Calypso and That Click.

Alizé Latini (34 y.o.). Eclectic actress, is divided between Cinema, Theatre, Music Videos and Dubbing.

Diego Spagnoli

Born in the province of Brescia in 1959. Meet the Music at 16 and immediately fall in love with it, finding in her a lifestyle, a goal to reach. His studies led him to obtain a diploma as a surveyor, but his career behind a desk stopped shortly. Guido Elmi, a historical Artistic producer of Vasco Rossi, notices him, who after a concert organized by Diego asks him to be a professional member of the Group. Since 1982 Diego follows Vasco Rossi in the role of Stage Manager, coordinates people and things nec essary for the best performance of the Show as well as making his artistic contribution with his Performances as Master of Ceremony during the Band's presentations since 1996. He founded and is a director of ATTIVI E CREATIVI, a company that deals with entertainment services. His clients include many other Italian and foreign artists, as well as entertainment agencies. In addition to the technical role, he is involved in musical projects as DubMaster and Singer. When he's not busy touring in Diego, he like s to cook, hang out with people and design shows. He is currently busy writing a theater project.

Rick Hutton

Was born in Liverpool and lives under the sign of music: not only he sees the light in Beatles’ city, he also grows in the golden era of youth music, to become then singer, presenter and music journalist, author and host of radio and tv programs: one above all, the first music television in Italy and Europe, Videomusic. Teenager in the swinging London of the 60s, he discovers there rock and creates what is only the first of the music groups in his career: Laurel Canyon, with which he plays in pubs and clubs in the English capital. The Videomusic adventure, launched with Clive, colleague and friend, with whom he forms an artistic couple much loved by the audience, starts in the 80s and gets him even closer to music and artists world, paving the way to the programs hosted on the main national televisions (Rai Uno) and those realized also as author: the main one is Music Travel (on Stream TV, now Sky TV). For Rick Hutton, narrated music ties itself to played music: with Tracks, then with the Rick Hutton Band. Constant, in the various formations, is the presence of his great friend, the guitar player Fabrizio “Gorby” Marraccini. And between the most exciting musical meetings, on stages both in Italy and the United States, are: the drummer Billy Preston (the “fifth Beatle”), Joe Cocker, the Temptations, Wilson Picket and Rufus Thomas. Since 2005 with the Rick Hutton Band he takes part to festivals and plays in clubs in Italy, France, Switzerland and United Kingdom, playing R&B and classic rock songs from 60s, 70s and 80s, which form “The Rock Story” show. In 2015 Rick and Gorby return to write original songs for a new album. Rick currently lives between Lucca and Florence in Tuscany, and London. He hosts the radio program Rick and Roll, on air everyday from Monday to Friday on the web radio Since 2012 he collaborates with, a digital TV channel dedicated to vintage rock and soul music, presented by Rick with all the original veejay team from Videomusic. Every year he presents the prestigious Porretta Sweet Soul Festival, the only of its genre in Europe.

Clive Griffiths

Persenter, deejay, performer, British author, is famous in Italy for Videomusic, the first music television in Europe, and for his original radio programs on English language matched to music on Radio Deejay and Radio Monte Carlo, (where, in addition to Speak Easy, mini-program on air many times a day for several years, he has hosted the cult program Monte Carlo Nights). Apart from programs on Italia 1 (Le Iene's first edition and programs linked to the teaching of English language such as So to speak) he has hosted programs on Rai 1 (Estate Rock), Odeon TV, Superchannel, Stream, Telemontecarlo and La7. He is creator and protagonist of Speak Easy School Roadshow, a didactic-musical itinerant show held in middle and high schools all around Italy, that until today was seen by more than 50.000 students and is still ongoing. Author of 7 paper books, with audio, published by Giunti Editore, and audiobooks/ebooks on English for Goodmood Edizioni. Soon to be published "Videomusic: Made in the 80s", result of six years of preparation, that tells in detail the 80s and the generation grown with visual music. With stories from the protagonists of that decade...

Davide Tura

Was borb on 1986) works as pianist, composer and orchestra director. He is founder and director of Virgilio Ensemble and Einstein Youth OrcheStar, artistic director of the music festival Suono DiVino in Sogliano al Rubicone. Specialized in music applied to images, he collaborates with the historical cinema Fulgor in Rimini and the composer –"Awarded with the David di Donatello"- Marco Biscarini. He receives commissions from ensembles, concert performers and individuals. As performer and composer he has performed in Sweden, France, Austria, Hungary and Italy. In 2020 his piano solo record comes out, titled Sottrazioni, for Amadeus Arte. Since October 2021 is only his work based on the soundtrack of the film The Lodger by Alfred Hitchcock.

Arturo Cannistrà

Director and choreographer, soloist in Alterballetto and Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. Born in Messina, educated at Accademia Nazionale di Danza, from 1980 to 1984 he is part of the corps de ballet of Teatro Comunale in Florence directed by E. Poliakov, as soloist and principal dancer: Lo Schiaccianoci by E. Poliakov, Miro Ballet by J. Russillo, La Bottega Fantastica by L. Massine, Le Noces by M. Béjart, Incontri by Paolo Bortoluzzi; he dance with international étoiles such as T. Nureyev, C. Fracci, P. Dupond, M. Fontaine. In 1984 he enters Alterballetto, directed by A. Amodio and from 1998 by M. Bigonzetti, dancing in choreographies by A. Aley, W. Forsythe, J. Kilian, G. Tetley, A. Amodio, G. Balanchine, M. Bigonzetti. Partner for A. Ferri (Romeo and Juliet), R. Terabust (Step Text by W. Forsythe) and L. Savignano (Bolero by M. Béjart). Since 2003 he is Responsible for Special Projects in the Educational field for Fondazione Nazionale della Danza – Compagnia Alterballetto and in that role he curated the artistic ideation, directing and choreography of projects born from the collaboration between Fondazione Nazionale della Danza and Federazione Nazionale Associazioni Scuole di Danza (FNASD – Federdanza – AGIS); he signs the directing of performances like Rosa Mystica (2003), Cenerentola, in 2005 at Milan Auditorium with orchestra G. Verdi directed by M° G. Grazioli, Brigata Sassari una generazione di sardi e il flauto magico (2006), I 2007, Vittime del Silenzio (2013), Cittadine alla Conquista del Voto (2017). As freelance director and choreographer he signs Triscele, Another Carmen for Teatro Comunale and FF Federico Fellini. In 2001 he receives the Urban dance award for lifetime achievement from Regione Calabria, in 2004 he receives from the Bishop of Ascoli the Medaglia di S. Egidio for the realization of Rosa Mystica, in 2011 he is awarded the Grand Prix Giuliana Pensi for the activity of audience education, in 2016 Roma e Danza for the creations thought for young dancers, in 2019 from City of Noto he is awarded the Lifetime Achievement. Since 2018 he curates Dance section (Premio Dance Award of Parma Music Film Festival).

Eddy Lovaglio

Journalist, writer, director. Currently she holds the position of president at “Parma OperArt”, for organizing events and opera and concert performances, exhibitions, cinema festivals. As journalist has carried out for several newspaper publications investigative journalism first, and then in particular music critics. She was co-director of the magazine “Parma Anni 2000” (from 2000 to 2009) and then co-director of the magazine “New Parma” (2009-2014). In publishing sector, she has published in 2002 the first Italian biograph on the Italo-American tenor Mario Lanza – “Mario Lanza, una voce un artista” published by Azzali Editori – for which she has gained an important acknowledgement from the New York University, and was guest in several Rai tv programs (TG Due Dossier, ‘Ci vediamo in TV’ with Paolo Limiti, television columns on Rai International, Sky channel 906, BBC and Cultural Channel on Russian National TV). She has won the XI edition of Premio Italia Letteraria with the historical novel titled “Un grido dal lager”, published by Luna Editore. She collaborated to Vittorio Sgarbi’s book on “Parmigianino” in 2003. In October 2006, in Rome, she receives the Premio Aesif for “Saggistica” (Essay Writing). In 2007 she published the biography on tenor Rinaldo Pelizzoni and in 2008 a book on Renata Tebaldi – “Estatico abbandono”, both published by Azzali Editori. In 2009 she published for City of Parma a book on the director Valerio Zurlini, titled: “Valerio Zurlini, protagonista discreto”. In 2020 she published the psychological novel “Se questo è amore” and the essay on voice titled “Non sic anta con le corde vocali”. In 2021 she published the detective novel titled “Sottotraccia”. In the context of opera, theatre and cinema direction, she has realized several shows side by side with important directors such as Giancarlo Del Monaco (as for opera), realized various theatrical and dance performances with the M° Riccardo J. Moretti, composer and main actor in the film “Puccini e la fanciulla”, the dancer Thierry Parmentier and the Compagnia Balletto from Siena. Some of these performances – “Puccini Experience” and “Golem” – were taken on tour abroad, in the United States and Israel. In summer 2019 she does direction, scenes and costumes of the Opera “Turandot” represented in Varna (Bulgaria) for State Opera House. In 2013 she directs the docu-film “Anna Maria Adorni, camminando insieme a te”. In 2016 for the bicentenary of the arrival in Parma of Duchess Maria Luigia, writes and realizes a dance performance titled “Maria Luigia Tribute”, represented at Parma’s Teatro Regio, with RAI cameras which shot a ten minutes special on this show. In 2020 she collaborates to the editing of the short film on Salsomaggiore “Sinestesia fra le arti” and in 2021 she writes the screenplay, does the editing and directs the video “L’Ebraismo nel parmense” for the day of remembrance in January 2021. Since 2013 to date, she has the artistic direction of “Summer Reggia Opera Festival” at Regia di Colorno and of the concert program “La Cetra d’Apollo” at Castello di Padernello. Since 2020 the artistic direction of Literary Award “Premio Letterario Scaramuzza”. Since 2013 to date, she has created and realized the “Parma International Music Film Festival”, a cinema festival which awards the first prize to the best film score composer.

Silvia Poletti

Born in Florence in 1961, is freelance journalist since 1987, focused on dance critics and journalism. Currently she collaborates to the cultural pages of the website and of Corriere della Sera/Corriere Fiorentino and writes for specialized Italian (Danza & Danza, and international (Tanz, Dance International, Danza & Danza International of which she is deputy editor) magazines. She writes essays and program notes and holds conferences on dance theatre for major theatres and international exhibitions (Teatro alla Scala, Teatro Regio in Turin, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Teatro La Fenice in Venice, Teatro dell’Opera in Rome, Teatro Comunale in Bologna, Teatro Municipale Valli in Reggio Emilia, Teatro Massimo in Palermo, Teatro Comunale in Modena, Teatro Comunale in Ferrara, Ravenna Festival). Her texts have appeared in publications by Hamburg Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Bayerisches Staatsballett. She was professor of dance history at Ca’ Foscari University in Venice and Carlo Bo University in Urbino. Currently she is professor of dance history for spring semester at Elon University (USA).Many collaborations with institutions and organizations for lessons and workshops on critics and history of dance (Amat, Arteven, FTS). She collaborates as consultant on artistic projects with several companies and organizations and takes part to conventions on history, personalities and problems of dance in Italy and abroad. Among her publications, the monography John Neumeier (2004 L’Epos); the chapter on Novecento in Storia della Danza in Italia (EDT 2011); Balletto di Toscana (1985-2000); Una Storia Italiana in Passi, trace, percorsi; writing on Italian dance in homage to José Sasportes (Aracne, 2012) and So Ballare il Bolero di Ravel (Clichy 2018). She graduated in Latin Literature at the Faculty of Literature at UNIFI.

Ivan Olgiati

Born in Saronno il 1978, in 2008 he founds the Articolture society, for which takes care of production and cinema distribution. From 2010 to date he has produced several short films, documentaries and full-length films presented to the main international festival, nominated moreover to David di Donatello, Nastri d’Argento and Globi d’Oro. He is vice-president of CNA Bologna and CNA Emilia-Romagna, President of CNA Cinema e Audiovisivo Emilia-Romagna and member of the National Presidency of CNA Cinema e Audiovisivo Nazionale.

Shane Smith

Is Director of Programming at Hot Docs, North America's largest Festival and Market for documentary film. Smith previously worked at the Toronto International Film Festival as director of Special Projects, and director of Public Programs. Prior to TIFF he was Executive Producer, In-Flight Entertainment at Spafax, Director of Programming at Channel Zero Inc, Director CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival, Short Film Programmer for Sundance Film Festival, Programmer for Inside Out LGBT Film Festival. Smith has participated on juries and panels at festivals and events around the world.

Filippo Ulivieri

Born in 1977, is the main Italian expert on Kubrick’s life and cinema. His book, “Stanley Kubrick e Me” (Il Saggiatore, 2012) is Emilio D’Alessandro’s biography, who were personal assistant to the director, and was translated and published all around the world. He is co-author of the script of the film adaptation for the book “S is for Stanley”, directed by Alex Infascelli, winner of David di Donatello as Best Documentary in 2016. His second book, “2001 tra Kubrick e Clarke: Genesi, realizzazione e paternità di un capolavoro” is published in Italian and English. Since 1999 he runs, main resource online on Kubrick’s cinema. His research was presented in several international conferences and appeared on magazines both Italian and abroad.