laceno d’oro 47 competition – feature films
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
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.
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.
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.
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 Quinlan.it. 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.
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.
(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
M. DEBORAH FARINA