The 2014 Juries
CINEMA CORTO IN ITALIA COMPETITION
The director of the Film Commission Torino Piemonte since 2008, he was previously the Secretary-General of the Torino Film Festival from 2000 to 2006 and the cinema consultant for the Latin Union. He has co-written a number of publications on film in Turin (Torino città del cinema, Il Castoro, 2001; Officina torinese, Lindau, 2000).
Born in Catania in 1986, at the age of 13 her mother gave her a Zenit camera with a bright-green shoulder strap, marking the start of her new vision of the world. From 2006 to 2007 she was the official photographer for a fashion agency, and in 2008 she worked as a photographer for actors, actresses, musicians and entertainers in Rome, Milan and Catania. Since 2008 she has produced a number of photo features. She made her acting debut on stage in 2004 and on screen in 2007 as an extra in I Vicerè. In 2012 she had a role in the fourth episode of Il giovane Montalbano. The next year she was chosen by Bernardo Bertolucci to star in his film Io e te, for which she was nominated for a David di Donatello award for best actress. She has since appeared Carlo Verdones film Sotto una buona stella, released in 2014, and, the same year, played an entrepreneur involved in the Mani Pulite anti-mafia operation in the Sky series 1992.
Born in 1982, made his feature-length directing debut at a very young age, after having directed many shorts, including the multi-award-winning Homo Homini Lupus with Filippo Timi. So far he has directed two films, Un Gioco da Ragazze (Colorado 2008) and Gli Sfiorati (Fandango 2011). As well as directing, he also produces: for Ascent Film, he produced Smetto Quando Voglio (directed by Sydney Sibilia, released in Italy on 7 February, 2014), The Pills and La Foresta di Ghiaccio (directed by Claudio Noce, release planned for October), as well as numerous shorts and documentaries, including Ritratto di Mio Padre by Maria Sole Tognazzi.
READY FOR THE FUTURE INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
Tommaso Pincio is an italian writer and the pseudonym of Marco Colapietro. He created his pen-name by Italianizing the name of postmodern author Thomas Pynchon. Tommaso Pincio first worked as a cartoonist. He directed an international art gallery for ten years and also lived in New York for a decade, working as an artists assistant. He made his debut as a novelist in 1999 with M., and has since published Lo spazio sfinito, Un amore dellaltro mondo (translated into English as Love-shaped Story), La ragazza che non era lei, Gli alieni, Cinacittà and Hotel a zero stelle. He writes for Rolling Stone and the newspapers La Repubblica and Il Manifesto.
Received a diploma in directing from the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in 2009 with his tenth short Avevamo VentAnni. Since then he has directed and/or written two web series (STUCK and Una Grande Famiglia 20 Anni Prima) and made his first feature-length film, Come Non Detto, for which he won the Golden Graal for best comedy director in 2013.
Valerio Mieli was born in Rome in 1978. After receiving a degree in the philosophy of science with a dissertation on the English logician and philosopher Michael Dummett, he continued his studies with a Ph.D. in the philosophy of language and was a visiting scholar at Columbia University. In 2004 he left his academic career to dedicate himself to film and photography. He attended the New York Film Academy, studied acting and held solo exhibitions of his photographs, while also working as a screenwriter and assistant director. In 2005 he joined the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome, where he made several award-winning short films. He graduated with a diploma in directing in December 2008. Dieci inverni (2009) was his first feature film, and the screenplay was nominated for the Solinas prize. It won a David di Donatello in 2010 for best debut and the Nastro d'Argento for best debut film.
FOOD SHORTS INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
This year, Corto in Bra brings back a Slow Food-endorsed section of short films about food. The jury for the international competition will be led by Fabrizio Ievolella and Matteo Oleotto, and they'll be assisted by three students from University of Gastronomic Sciences: Kimberly Golding, Sebastian Sardo and Nicole Martorana.
He is the programming director of the Magnolia television production company.
Born in Gorizia in 1977, in 2011 he received a diploma in acting from the Civica Accademia dArte Drammatica Nino Pepe in Udine and in 2005 in directing from the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome. He made his feature-length debut with Zoran, My Nephew the Idiot, which won the audience award during the Critics Week at the Venice Film Festival. His previous short films have won awards around the world. He has also worked as a director in television and advertising. He is currently working on his second film, and in his spare time he makes wine from his familys vineyard.