Film competition “Ulisse su Marte”
President of the Jury
Graduated in Agricultural Sciences at the University of Milan, she is the owner of the Tenuta Visconti-San Teodoro Nuovo company located in Basilicata in Marina di Pisticci,
You have been in charge of the family business for years in which you have implemented the agricultural sector and diversified the business activities, developing in particular the tourism and hospitality sector (hospitality, weddings and events). You have gained various professional experiences, holding the position of Director at Banco di Napoli (Intesa San Paolo Group) for two terms.
From 2010 to 2020 she was regional president of the FAI (Fondo Ambiente Italiano) for Basilicata, creating an extensive network of delegations and volunteers in the area.
You were recently appointed Honorary President of FAI Basilicata, continuing to protect the artistic, cultural and environmental heritage of the region.
You were one of the promoters of the Start Up Destinazione Basilicata, an innovative platform in which you hold the position of President of the Honorary Committee.
Born in Rome in 1948. For almost twenty years she was Dean of the National Film School of the Experimental Center of Cinematography.
From 1996 to 2000 you collaborated with Martin Scorsese, as associate producer, in all phases of the making of the documentary on the history of Italian cinema My voyage to Italy.
In 1998 you were a founding member of the “Théatre des Italiens” Foundation, of which you were President until 2002.
From 2007 to 2010 you were Chief Executive Officer of Rai Cinema.
From 2011 to 2014 she was Director of the Casa del Cinema in Rome.
From 2013 to 2016 she was President of the National Academy of Dramatic Art “Silvio d’Amico”.
You have dedicated many years to the study of the work of Luchino Visconti, on which you have written several essays and volumes. You are currently the scientific director of the Luchino Visconti Archive and the Piero Tosi Archive, conserved in Rome at the Istituto Gramsci Foundation; and of the Franco Zeffirelli Archive, conserved in Florence at the Franco Zeffirelli Foundation.
Enrolled in the Order of Journalists of Basilicata since 1988; founder in 1994 of the CineClub Vittorio De Sica – Cinit with over 150 members, national vice president of Cinit – Cineforum Italiano Venezia; it promoted Cinecircoli Cinit and organized cinema exhibitions for universities, schools, prisons, senior citizens’ clubs, social centres. He has published books on territory and characters, poems (“Le stelle in pocket” 1988, translated in Hungary); more recently he published “Viaggio nell’area nord Basilicata” (2002) with cinematographic subjects; on Cinema: Sequenze (La Nuova del Sud, 2006) and Schermi Riflessi (Editric Ermes, 2011); together with other writers he created the book “Do you know this man”
(Scalpendi Editori, Milan) on the figure of Velso Mucci, dealing with the Lucanian poet Leonardo Sinisgalli: winner of the 2012 Pavese Prize; author of the docufilms: Dawns in the dusk (2012); The genius against – Guy Debord and cinema in the avant-garde (2013); The road less traveled – riding on the Via Herculia (2014); Il cinema e il Blues (2016) (presented at the relevant Venice Film Festivals); San Michele do us the grace, and Cinema and Banditry (2017). Founder of magazines on cinema: CinePiccolaCittà and cultural collaborator on newspapers: Conquiste del Lavoro – VIA PO, La Nuova del Sud, Rome, Cabiria – cinema studies; NonSoloCinema – and CineMedia Cinit; websites: Altritaliani (Paris); Francavillainforms; Director of Tg7 Basilicata; The opinion of the Roman Cinecircolo engineer; journal; Voiceshow.
He is an associate professor of cinema at the DAMS of the Roma Tre University.
He is mainly interested in Italian cinema and seriality, according to a postcolonial lens and attentive to the ways of representation. He has also dealt with southern cinematography, in particular from Africa, Arab countries and diasporas. He promotes initiatives aimed at an inclusive revision of the imaginary of Italianness and at the implementation of diversity policies, with the aim of creating more practicable spaces in the creative industries for talents that are the expression of underrepresented subjectivities and without citizenship. Among his latest releases, Il nero by Giovanni Vento (2021), Citizenship as a place of struggle (2018) and The screen and the spectrum (2017).
Carlo Coen graduated in Philosophy at the “La Sapienza” University of Rome with a thesis on Piero Gobetti, later published in the magazine De Homine.
More recently he obtained a PhD in the Italian Studies Department of the University of Toronto with a thesis on Italian horror cinema from 1960 to 1980. He has published academic articles on Italian and Indian cinema in specialized journals; he has also held numerous conferences at Italian, Indian, American and Canadian universities. He has taught courses on Italian cinema at the University of Toronto and is currently continuing his activity as a film teacher at York University.
He was the programmer of the Toronto Italian Film Festival (2000-2004), of the Love and Lust Toronto Film Festival (2005-2006) and since 2015 he collaborates with the Italian Contemporary Film Festival of Toronto.
Cartoonist, video maker, visual performer, 3D mapper, Hermes Mangialardo has been dealing with everything that revolves around digital animation since 2003.
His short films have been selected in the most important festivals around the world, obtaining nominations and a series of prestigious awards (including the “local” Corti d’Argento and Giffoni Film Festival).
He created the Urban Jungle series for MTV, a mix of documentary and irony that investigates all the phenomena of the “urban fauna”. The series becomes a cult on the web with millions of views on youtube becoming the subject of university lectures and TV programs.
Alongside the production of animations and video clips, he also works as a visual performer (best Italian VJ 2009) and 3D mapper, realizing Architectural mapping around Europe, and winning the Berlin festival of Light on the TV tower of the German capital, the Spotlight of Bucharest, the first prize at Pescara Mapping, the audience award at the Zsolnay Videomapping contest in Hungary.
In 2020 he made a short film for the pontiff, in support of his words against violence against women.