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All the Lovers - International Feature Film Competition
Laura Bispuri

Laura Bispuri won the David di Donatello Award with her debut short Passing Time (2010), while Biondina (2011) won her the Nastro d'Argento. Sworn Virgin, her first feature film, took part in the Berlin Festival contest in 2015 and was awarded the Nora Ephron Prize at Tribeca Film Festival, the Golden Gate New Directors Prize in San Francisco, the Firebird in Hong Kong, the FIPRESCI award in Cracow and a Globo d'oro. With her following film Figlia mia (2018), which was in competition at the Berlin festival, she also won prizes and recognition in festivals worldwide



 
 
Iaia Forte

Born in Naples, Iaia Forte graduated from the Experimental Center of Cinematography. She debuted as a stage actress with Toni Servillo. She made her debut on the big screen with the movie "Libera" by Pappi Corsicato, and also acted in "I buchi neri", "I Vesuviani", "Chimera",  "Il volto di un'altra", by the same director. In cinema, she has also worked with M.Nichetti, M. Ferreri, T. De Bernardi, M. Martone, M. Risi, Peter Greenaway, V.Golino, winning two Nastro d'argento, a Golden Globe, a Ciak d'oro and the Agis prize. She was one of the leading characters in the Oscar-winning movie "The Great Beauty" by P. Sorrentino. In 2019 she will star in a TV series, directed by Pappi Corsicato, for RAI UNO, the national Italian TV network.

Neri Marcoré

Neri Marcoré launched his career in radio and in the nineties' he began to work for Rai, the national Italian TV network, performing in many successful shows. He then acted on stage and in 1996 he made his debut on the big screen with Ladri di cinema by Piero Natoli. The turning point of his career came in 2003 with the acclaimed character in Il cuore altrove by Pupi Avati. He later worked again with Avati in the movies La seconda notte di nozze (2005) and Gli amici del Bar Margherita (2009). Besides being a skilled, sensitive and ironic actor, he is also appreciated as a singer.     
Among his successful TV series are Tutti pazzi per amore and Questo nostro amore.

 
Real Lovers - International Documentary Competition

Luca Paladini

Luca Paladini, 48, is from Milan. He has been in a civil partnership with another "Luca" for almost two years. He has a worthy passion for commitment to the community and a less worthy one for the Inter Milan soccer team. He has been a city councilor for ten years and deputy president of a human rights commission. He is the founder and spokesperson of the Movimento dei Sentinelli, a secular, anti-fascist group created in autumn 2014 which has fought many battles and demonstrated in many squares about issues relating to civil and human rights.

Bartholomew Sammut

In 2000 Bartholomew Sammut was awarded the Most Promising New Filmmaker Award at the Warner Roadshow New QLD Filmakers Awards. He then worked for the Australian TV channel SBS. As a director, he has filmed many shorts that have been released all over the world. In addition to his work as a director, in 2006 he founded the XPOSED International Queer Film Festival of Berlin, which he still directs and curates. In 2009, he began a cooperation with the Berlin International Film Festival for the section called Panorama. In 2019, he was a member of Berlin International Film Festival Series Selection Committee. He is now working on his first feature film.

Hamilton Santià

Hamilton Santià (1986) works in the field of communication sciences and writes about politics and culture on many websites and magazines, such as Linkiesta, Esquire, Vice. In the past he was a music critic for the magazine Mucchio Selvaggio. He has a PhD in History of the Cinema from the University of Turin, studying the relationship between style and consumption in the Indie culture of America at the beginning of the 21st century. 

   
   
   
   
 
Irregular Lovers - International Iconoclastic Competition

Leonardo Caffo

Leonardo Caffo teaches theoretical philosophy at Politecnico of Turin. He is professor of Curating, Magazine

Design and Phenomenology of the Visual Arts at Naba, the New Academy of Fine Arts in Milan. A regular contributor to the Italian newspapers Corriere della Sera, Domus and L'Espresso, he isalso  a presenter on Radio 3, the editor of the interdisciplinary research platform Waiting Posthuman Studio and the artistic director and the co-founder of Walden Milano. He also teaches at the Scuola Holden in Turin, Made Program in Siracusa and is the editor for the experimental journal of philosophy Animot. L'altra filosofia. He has written several books (about 20), including A come Animale (2015) and Costruire Futuri (2018), both published by Bompiani, La vita di ogni giorno (2016), Fragile Umanità (2017) and Vegan (2018) published by Einaudi.

Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev

Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev (Ridgewood, New Jersey, USA, 1957), is the director of the Castello di Rivoli Contemporary Art Museum and the Fondazione Francesco Federico Cerruti foundation in Turin.. She was awarded the Audrey Irmas Award for Curatorial Excellence 2019. In 2016, she directed the Castello di Rivoli Contemporary Art Museum e GAM (2016-2017) simultaneously. She has organized exhibitions and written books about Fabio Mauri (1994), Alberto Burri (1996), Franz Kline (2004), Pierre Huyghe (2004), Giovanni Anselmo (2016), Ed Atkins (2016), Wael Shawky (2016), Anna Boghiguian (2017), Nalini Malani (2018) and Hito Steyerl (2018-2019). She has been Visiting Professor at Northwestern University since 2013


Photo credit: Giorgio Perottino

 

Luca Pacilio

Luca Pacilio is the editor of an online cinema magazine called "Gli Spietati" and also a contributor to the weekly magazine "Film TV" for which, among other things, he writes the column   ''Videostar'', dedicated to directors and stars of contemporary music videos. He is the author of Il videoclip nell'era di YouTube – Cento videomaker per il nuovo millennio ( Bietti, 2014) and Lo zoo di Venere ( Gremese, 2019)


 

 

   
 

 

 

 
Future Lovers - International Short Film Competition
Jury and tutor of the Jury  

Massimiliano Quirico

Massimiliano Quirico, a professional journalist and film director, collaborates with the press office of the City Council of Torino. In 2010 he founded the national magazine, "Sicurezza e lavoro", of which he is the editor. He is a member of the permanent committee on safety and health in the workplace for the Prefecture of Turin. He has always been interested in topics relating to law and workers' rights. He works with associations, training institutions, schools, universities and with the San Liborio - FaLab Pavone Centre, in order to encourage young entrepreneurs and social innovation.