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Laceno d’oro 47 competition, gli occhi sulla città and spazio campania competition

laceno d’oro 47  competition – feature films

Fabio Bobbio

Director, editor and editing professor, he studied
communication at the University of Ferrara and cinema at the Observatorio de Cine in Buenos
Aires (Argentina). From 2007 to 2013 he lived in Barcelona (Spain) where he worked as a
director and editor for cinema and television. He was professor and coordinator of the Oilm
editing area of La casa del cine (Barcelona) and teacher of documentary editing at the
Observatorio de Cine in Barcelona.
I Cormorani (Strani Film, 2016), is his Oirst feature Oilm as a director, presented at Visions du
Rèel and in various international festivals, nominated for the Nastri d’Argento 2017 as best
docuOilm, winner of the Doc It Award as best production and designated Film of the Critics by
the Sindacato Nazionale Critici CinematograOici Italiani SNCCI. Distributed in theaters by

Strani Film and in home video by Cecchi Gori Entertainment, it is currently available on major
on-line’s platforms.
As Oilm editor he collaborated with several directors (Ricardo IYscar, Alicia Cano, Daniel
Villamediana, Mirko Locatelli, Eleonora Mastropietro, Ainara Vera, Samuele Sestieri, Andrea
Grasselli, Danilo Monte among others) and production companies in Italy, Spain, Argentina,
Uruguay and France. With La Vida Sublime (2010) by Daniel Villamediana he participated
competing at the Festival Internazionale del Film di Locarno, the Viennale and the BaOici; for
the director Mirko Locatelli he edited I corpi estranei (2013), presented in competition at the
Festival Internazionale del Film di Roma, Isabelle (2018), in competition at the Montreal
World Film Festival and La memoria del mondo (2022) presented at 40° Torino Film Festival.
Lumina (2021) by Samuele Sestieri was presented at the International Film Festival
Rotterdam and at Mostra Internazionale del Nuovo Cinema di Pesaro.

Francesco Clerici

is an Italian director, screenwriter and editor. Il Gesto delle Mani, his first feature-length documentary, was presented at the Berlin Film Festival 2015 in the FORUM section, where it won the FIPRESCI international critics award. His works, which include augmented reality works, short films, books, experimental films and documentaries, have been presented at several festivals around the world (London Film Festival, Busan International film festival, Viennale, RIDM Montreal, Dok.fest, Leipzig, Berlinale, Sarajevo film festival and many others), and they have appeared in venues such as the National Gallery of Art in Washington, the British Film Institute in London, the Irish Film Institute in Dublin, Cineteca Mexicana in Mexico City, the Documentary Cinema Center in Moscow, the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, the Barbican, the MART in Rovereto, Palazzo Reale in Milan. In 2018, the Grenoble film library dedicated a retrospective to his work.

Guevara Namer

is a Syrian Kurdish photographer and documentary filmmaker based in Berlin, started her career in Damascus 2005. Her photography exhibition in Berlin “Existing Elsewhere” is held in Berlin for Oct 2020. Guevara was selected for an art residency in Tapís De La Fundacio, Barcelona 2017 as part of photographer Susan Meiselas exhibition AKA Kurdistan, also she was selected by Magnum foundation for Photography and Social Justice Fellows 2018. Currently working on her first photography book as a curator and editor “Dialogue with Absence”. Her film “Morning Fears, Night Chants” co-directed with Diana El-Jeiroudi premiered at IDFA 2012 and was broadcasted on Alarabiya and ARTE (2013) and worked as line producer of several Syrian documentary films, such as “Return to Homs” (2013) and “Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait” (2014). Recently she worked as assistant director with Gianfranco for his film NOTTURNO, primered at Venice main competition 2020, as research with Hogir Hirori on his film  SABAYA ALHOL, primered at Sundance competition 2020 and produced “The Other Side Of The River” by Antonia Kilian. Guevara is developing her second documentary as director. Namer is a co-founder and board member of DOX BOX e.V based in Berlin association to support documentary filmmakers from the Arab world. Her position at DOX BOX from 2014 to 2017 was academy manager and community moderator, where she contributed in building the community, later she worked as research for Mapping Arab Documentary project and previously she used to run the documentary campus of the DOX BOX International Film Festival Syria. Guevara is a graduate of the Damascus Applied Arts Institute as a certified photographer and did Drama Studies at the Higher Institute Dramatic Arts in Damascus.

gli occhi sulla città – short films
Alessandro Aniballi

is a film critic. Graduating in 2003 with a thesis on Orson Welles, he began to write on various websites, until in 2013, together with other colleagues, he founded the magazine But film critics rarely pays the bills and so he often finds himself having to do other jobs, including librarian, bookstore clerk, day andnight porter. At the same time, his obsession with cinema also led him to compulsively write screenplays, which often remain on paper, although not always, such as two episodes of the TV series Rex, directed by Manetti Bros. Later he also becomes passionate about editing, trying hard to learn its secrets, until he gets the chance to be the assistant editor for Federica Di Giacomo’s film, Il palazzo, presented in 2021 at the Venice Film Festival.

Pasquale Napolitano

 is a film-maker, visual and multimedia designer.
He’s Full Professor of Audio visual design at the Academy of Art in Naples. 

His most recent field of research is focused on experimental documentary and community cinema as an informal development strategy. He has participated in numerous exhibitions, reviews, residencies and in some of the most significant new media art festivals in the Italian and European sphere. As a filmmaker he has done many works, the last two being “Qualcosa Resta” and “Wael Shawky: I’m Hymn of the new temples”, both from 2002.

Yotam Ben-David

(1987) is a filmmaker who grew up near Jerusalem and studied film in Tel Aviv. He directed several short and medium length films that were selected and won awards in numerus international film festivals among which Sarajevo, FIDMarseille, IndieLisboa and others. He currently lives in Paris, France where he is developing the script for his first feature-length film titled “Over Time and Distance”. The project was selected to participate at Cannes Film Festival’s Atelier Cinéfondation 2019.

spazio campania competition

Giuseppe Mattia
was born in Potenza in 1992. In 2015 he obtained a bachelor’s degree in Literary, Linguistic and Historical-Philosophical Studies at the University of Basilicata, continuing his academic career with a master’s degree in Performing arts and multimedia productions at the University of Salerno. He was a selector, juror and collaborator in more than ten film festivals and currently he is programmer of the Matera Film Festival. In 2019 he obtained a II Level Master degree in Theories and Techniques of Cinema and began his activity as editor and reviewer at the online magazine Over the years he gained various experiences in film teaching at high schools, masters and universities. From the academic year 2019/2020 is a PhD candidate in History of Arts and Performing Arts at the University of Florence with a research project on Italian film scripts.


Born in Rome, M. Deborah Farina is a director, author and cinema historian. Pupil of the founder of the American Direct Cinema Albert Maysles, she writes, directs, photographs, edits, sonorizes her works: from the portrait Eteri! with Placido Domingo and Franco Zeffirelli, to the psychedelic thriller Paranoyd (appreciated by Quentin Tarantino and known as the ‘case of Italian indie cinema’, film of Cultural Interest and “Telethon Award” for the search of new artistic and expressive languages); Anarchitaly. Cinema espanso e underground italiano 1960-1978 transposition of the retrospective “Orizzonti” by Venice.68 on the underground cinema of filmmakers-artists like Carmelo Bene, Mario Schifano, Nato Frascà, Romano Scavolini; Down by Di Leo. Viaggio d’amore alla scoperta di Fernando Di Leo, with Renzo Arbore, Barbara Bouchet, Lino Banfi, Peter Berling, in collaboration with CSC/Cineteca Nazionale; Osannaples, on the neapolitan musical revolution of the Seventies, with a focus on the rock band Osanna, already winner of the “Special Jury Prize” at the i-Fest and the “Independent Cinema Award Pastore 2021” as “Best Feature Film”; the surreal short film Un due tre stella, recently presented at the 23.Napoli Film Festival, up to the new documentary-movie Milano calibro 9: le ore del destino, again in collaboration with Csc / Cineteca Nazionale, world premiere among the major events of the 40.Torino Film Festival. In addition to the mentioned festival, he participates, among others, in Venezia, Tribeca Film Festival, Festa del Cinema di Roma, Festival du Cinema sur le Monde of Paris, Seeyousound Music Film Festival, Laceno d’Oro, Los Angeles Italia , Ischia Global Fest. She is the author of several publications including the essays “Filmakers. The stories of independent cinema” and “Rockumentary & Concert Film, Manuale del cinema rock”, “Eros is sick. Il cinema di Michelangelo Antonioni”, “C’era una volta a New York. Martin Scorsese e le Gangs of NY”; the plays “Le due Manon” and “Mozart su Mozart: in viaggio verso Praga”; the poetic collection “La notte”.

Peppino Mazzotta

is an actor, director, playwright and screenwriter. After approaching dramatic art thanks to an acting school in Palmi, he founded the Rosso Tiziano troupe in Naples. Subsequently, in 2003, together with the playwright and screenwriter Francesco Suriano and Elisabetta Nepitelli Alegiani, he created the theatrical troupe Teatri del Sud. Even though he is one of the protagonists of the television series Il commissario Montalbano, his debut films are Domenica (2001) by Wilma Labate and Prima del tramonto (2004) by Stefano Incerti. In 2012 he received the Annibale Ruccello award for the play Radio Argo. He plays Don Carmine Lopreste in Noi credevamo (2010) by Mario Martone, while in Anime nere (2014) by Francesco Munzi, based on the novel of the same name by Gioacchino Criaco, he is Rocco, an entrepreneur who colluded with the Calabrian ‘Ndrangheta, a role that gave him the nomination for the Nastro d’Argento for best leading actor, together with Fabrizio Ferracane and Marco Leonardi. In 2019 he publishes Muori cornuto, Pellegrini Editore, and in 2022 he publishes L’azzardo, together with Igor Esposito, with Rizzoli. He has just finished shooting the latest film by Pasquale Scimeca, Il giudice T. and he will be at the Turin Film Festival 2022 with La caccia by Marco Bocci and I pionieri by Luca Scivoletto.