Luca Bigazzi is an italian director of photography. He makes his debut with Silvio Soldini, with whom he wins the David of Donatello award for (1999) and for (2002). Later he worked on the photography of Paolo Sorrentino’s films, starting with (2004)for which he wins the Nastro d’Argento Award in 2005, then (2006), Il divo (2008), This must be the place (2011), for which he wins the David di Donatello for Best Cinematography in 2012, and lastly , Oscar-winner for Best Foreign Language film in 2014. Recently he won the first edition of «Le giornate della luce» – a festival dedicated to cinematography – as the author of the photography of Sorrentino’s film .


Michał Leszczyłowski

a Polish-born naturalised Swedish film editor, launched his career editing The Sacrifice (1986) with Andrei Tarkovsky. Since then he has worked on many acclaimed films such as Lukas Moodysson’s Lilya 4-ever (2002), Together (2000), and Fucking Amal (1998). Beyond his work as an editor, he directed the film Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky (1988) and wrote a documentary on Sven Nykvist. He has won several awards, including a Guldbagge Award for Creative Achievement in 1989 and a Jussi Award for Best Editing for his work on Fire-Eater in 1999. Currently he is a professor at the Dramatiska institutet in Stockholm.


Maurizio Maggiani is an italian journalist and writer. In 1987 he won the “Inedito-L’Espresso” Award with the novel Prontuario per la donna senza cuore. Thanks so Il Coraggio del pettirosso (1995) he won the Viareggio and Campiello Awards; he won the Alassio Award with La Regina disadorna (1998) and in 1999 he won the Stresa and Chianti Literary Awards. In 2005 he won the Ernest Hemingway, Parco della Maiella and Strega Awards with Il viaggiatore notturno. As a journalist and commentator he curates various columns in the newspapers Il Secolo XIX and Il Fatto del Lunedì, he also writes for La Stampa. For the publishing house Feltrinelli he published a few podcasts under the name of Il Viaggiatore zoppo. With Feltrinelli he also published Meccanica Celeste (2010) and I Figli della Repubblica, un’Invettiva (2013). In his recent volume published for Bur (2015) he revisited the 15 dialogues of Leopardi’s Operette Morali.


Bruno Manfellotto is an italian journalist. After the first collaborations with cinema magazines he starts working for the newspaper Paese Sera. In the 80s he moves to the weekly Panorama, where he writes mostly about economic and political themes. Of this paper he first directed the editorial office in Rome and then the central one, under the direction of Claudio Rinaldi. After that, he became the vice director of L’Espresso, director of the Gazzetta di Mantova and of Il Tirreno. In 2003 he publishes the SAGGIO S-profondo nord: viaggio nella Padania che non ti aspetti, an enquiry into the negative and less known  aspects of the north of Italy. From 12th August 2010 to 9th October 2014 he was the director of L’Espresso. Today he is a columnist for L’Espresso and for the chain of local papers of the Group.


Sara Serraiocco. Born in Pescara, and passionate about dance and cinema since she was a child, Sara moved to Rome where she attended the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia. After featuring in an episode of the tv series R.I.S. – Delitti imperfetti, in 2013 she is the protagonist in Salvo, where she plays the role of the blind girl Rita. In recognition of her performance, she received a Globo d’oro as Best Actress and a Nastro d’argento/G. Biraghi Award. In 2014 director Liliana Cavani chose her to play the role of Chiara d’Assisi in the miniseries Francesco. In 2015 she is the protagonist in Cloro, first work by Lamberto Sanfelice, in competition both at Cannes and the Berlinale




Alix Davonneau. French born, Alix started in 1987 an international path in media through distribution and marketing of US catalogue in french speaking Europe, experience which naturally led her to handle various editorial responsabilities both in private and public broadcasters such as Canal + group, France Television and Universal studios.

Successively Programmer, buyer, co-producer including italian formats, she developed her selective and negotiating expertise in fiction series, cinema movies, shorts, magazines and documentaries within an innovative and event-driven approach in order to build audience awareness and increase its stickyness.

Her main topics concern Discovery, Education and sustainable Wellness, she also contributed to school, music, art and green projects.

For the last 2 years, she is the audiovisual Rep of French Foreign Affairs Ministry in Italy mostly focused on sustaining Cinema-tv and videogames cultural cooperation in partnership with local operators, territorial institutions and cross-bordering talents.


Johnny Palomba collaborated for over 15 years with Fandango in the development of cinematrographic projects. Always with Fandango he published 10 books of collections of “recinzioni”, cinematographic reviews written in roman dialect. He collaborated among others with Corriere della Sera, Il Messaggero, La Repubblica, COming Soon, Rolling Stones, Il Male. For 6 years he was the director of FandangoWebRadio and he conducted the broadcast “Zero in condotta” with Nicola Roumeliotis. He wrote the screenplay of “La profezio dell’armadillo” with Oscar Glioti, Zerocalcare and Valerio Mastandrea, a first work currently in preparation. He conducts “Caffè Palomba” on RomaRadio, the official radio of the A.S. Roma team.


Matthew Takata is the Manager for the Feature Film Program’s international work at Sundance Institute.  His focus is on international outreach and selection for the Institute’s Screenwriters and Directors Labs in Utah, FFP’s labs in India, Turkey, Jordan, Italy and Japan, and the annual Sundance Institute Global Filmmaking Award presented by AJ+.  Previously, Takata worked in development at GK Films, following a stint at Key Creatives and International Creative Management. Takata is a native of the San Francisco bay area and he attended the University of California, Los Angeles.




Art Director’s Club AWARD

Lele Panzeri from 1972 he works as art director for Veuve Clicquot, Scottex, La Rinascente Città Mercato, Fila, Vichy and many others. In 1975 he becomes creative director for  AdMarCo Firenze. He works for companies such as Averna, Conad, Fiat, Pagine Gialle, Club Meditterranée, Ferrarelle and Sangemini.  In 1983 he is creative director for BBDO. In 1984 he founds FCA/SBP with Sandro Baldoni and Fabrizio Sabbatini which soon becomes the focus point for Italian creatives. He wins several awards and in 1985 he founds the Italian Art Directors Club. In 1992 he is in the Press and Poster jury in Cannes. In 2010 he makes partner at Le Balene with Marco Andolfato, GIusi Bonsignore and Sandro Baldoni. He writes “C’ero una volta – vita di un creativo” and he is also author and editor of  “L’indispensable encyclopédie des nombres par ordre alphabetique”. He writes and directs the short film Rape.


Marco Diotallevi begins working as a copywriter in 2007 in “Roncaglia & Wijkander”. In 2009 he works for “The Name” and in 2010 he joins “Lowe Pirella Fronzoni”. In 2011 he founds Plural | Conversation Agency (www.pluralagency.com). He worked for national and international clients such as Q8, Toyota, Lexus, H3G, Settesoli, Better, Saab, Enpa, Save the Children and Fox. Throughout his career he receives several awards: in 2010 he won the “Giovani Leoni ADCI/SIPRA”, a shortlist at the Cannes Lions Awards and some ADCI awards, of which he was also a juror. Since 2014 he’s been a member of the ADCI, teacher at the IED in Rome and the face of the www.ticonnettoinonni.rai.it campaign, of which he is the author together with his agency.


From 1999 Federico Russo is a copywriter in the agencies CLM&Associati, Lowe Lintas Pirella Göttsche All Partners, Leo Burnett, Publicis, su clienti quali Honda Motorcycles, Fiat, Banca San Paolo, P&G, Philip Morris, Poste Italiane, Renault. He wins the european pitch of Renault Clio in 2010. As a freelancer he was in the team that won the competition for the global repositioning of National Geographic Channel and he creates the Nike Running and Women campaigns in 2010-2011. In 2012 he is the Creative Director of Kennedy + Castro and works on Nastro Azzurro, a client he goes on to follow in Metaphora – Gruppo Alphaomega, where he also manages the communication for Bulgari, Zoetis/Pfizer and ALD Automotive. From March 1st he becomes the Creative Director of Blue Hive Roma, the agency of the WPP group dedicated to the communication of the Ford Italia campaign, after 16 years of experience in advertising at a national and international level.




Tatiana Luter is an Italian-American model and actress. A model since she was 15, Luter has appeared in many publications throughout Italy. Luter was born in Milan, Italy, to an Italian mother who was a Publicist, and an American father, Bryan Luter who was an actor and model, she grew up in an “artistic household” and, after her parents split, was raised between Dallas and Milan. As a child her mother would frequently take her to the cinema
and it is thanks to her that she quickly became interested in films. She speaks English, Italian and Spanish. Luter appeared in the 2014 film Pasolini by Abel Ferrara along with Willem Dafoe and Riccardo Scamarcio and consequently her popularity soared. She played the leading role of Maryann in Surrounded of Patrizi and Girolami. She is in Youth latest film of oscar winning director Paolo Sorrentino as the soldier girl. In December she Filmed Rudy Valentino Divo dei Divi and played the leading role of Natasha Rambova a film that also stars Claudia
Cardinale and Alessandro Haber. She is currently filming Summertime by Gabriele Muccino
she plays Amy a girl from NY.