Pappi Corsicato – Director

Francesca Marciano – Screenwriter, Writer

Bruno Torri – Film critic



Gemma Lanzo

Anna Osmólska-Mętrak

Michael Pattison



Luciana Castellina – Cineuropa President

Mirsad Purivatra – Sarajevo Film Festival Director, Producer



Laura Delli Colli – SNGCI President



The Official Jury will award the following prizes:


Golden Olive-Tree for  Best Film

Best Fotography Award

Best Screenplay Award

Special Jury Award

5.000 € Cash Prize Award


The other awards will be:


Special Fipresci Award

Cineuropa Award

Best European Actor Award SNGCI

Special Audience Award







Jacopo Chessa 

Franco Farina 

Vito Luperto 


CNC Award

Augustus Color Award






The director Pappi Corsicato was born in Naples in 1960. After studying architecture, he moved to New York in order to study dance and choreography at the Alvin Alley Dance School, as well as acting at the Academy of Dramatic Arts, under the management of Geraldine Baron. After working as an assistant director for Pedro Almodovar on the set of Atame (Tie me up tie me down) in 1989, he made his film debut in Libera, which was screened at the Berlinale in 1993 and in other festivals. The film won Grolla d’Oro at Saint Vincent, the Golden Globe of the Foreign Press, the Silver Ribbon and the Ciak d’Oro award. His second feature length film Black Holes was screened at the Venice Film Festival. In 1997, he directed the episode Iana’s Ancestry of the collective film work The Vesuvians (working with other directors such as Martone, Capuano, Incerti and De Lillo), which was selected for the Venice Film Festival. In 2000 he staged the opera Carmen at the San Carlo Opera House in Naples.

He was also a candidate at the Montreal Film Festival with the film Chimera (2001) which received  Grolla d’Oro for best photography. He competed once again in Venice with The Seed of Discord (2008) . His 2009’s documentary on publicist Armando Testa Povero ma moderno was selected as a Special Event under the Horizons section of the Venice Film Festival.

The face of another woman (2013) was selected at the Rome Film festival, at the Beijing Film Festival and at the Lincoln Centre NY FF. Since 1994 he has made more than 40 videos about contemporary arts and about  important artists such as Kounellis, Serra, Gilbert and George, Kapoor, Merz, etc. Many of these works have received accolades and awards at international festivals, along with dedicated exhibitions at London’s Modern Tate Museum and at the Centre Pompidou, in Paris, among others.



Francesca Marciano is a screenwriter and novelist. She has written several screenplays including Me and You by Bernardo Bertolucci, Honey by Valeria Golino, A Five Star Life by Maria Sole Tognazzi, I’m Not Scared by Gabriele Salvatores and Don’t Tell by Cristina Comencini. She is the author of three novels: Rules Of the WildCasa Rossa (red house), The End of Manners. Her last book was published in America with the title The Other Language and was a finalist at the Story Prize. It will be published in May by Bompiani publisher.



Born in Genoa in 1932, he graduated in Economics. During the university, he directed the Cinematographic Centre of Genoa University and began his journalistic activity on Il Lavoro e Il Secolo XIX. From 1960 to 1963 he was secretary- general of the “Rassegna Int. del Cinema Latinoamericano”. Since 1964 in Rome, he founded together with Lino Micciché the “Mostra Int. del Nuovo Cinema” of Pesaro, and he is still a regular contributor. In ‘68 he was among the founders of the Unione Circoli Cinematografici Arci, of which he was also President. He was managing editor of the television column Cinema Settanta (‘70-’71). From ‘72 to ‘93 he was Program Director at CinecittàLuce and then General Director at Istituto Luce until ‘95. He was among the founders of the National Syndicate Cinematographic Critics (SNCCI). He was a member of the Expert Committee at the Film Festival in Venice and Ministerial Committees of cinema. In the period 2000-2 he was a member of the Board of Directors of the Scuola Nazionale. He contributed articles and essays to several film and culture newspapers and magazines, and to collective volumes. He published the following books: Cinema italiano: dalla realtà alle metafore; Hollywood 1969-1979; Taviani; Il sentimento della forma; Nuovo Cinema (1965-2005). For Cinema & Film encyclopaedia he wrote all the “entries” concerning Latin American cinema and the industry and economy of Italian cinema during the years after the Second World War. He was Professor at Roma 2 University, at the Experimental Centre of Cinematography and the New University of Cinema and Television. Nowadays, besides being President of S.N.C.C.I. and of Scientific Committee of the “Fondazione Pesaro Nuovo Cinema”, he is the editor of the magazine CineCritica, the member of the Scientific Committee of History of Italian Cinema, published by CSC and by Marsilio, the first 8 volumes of which have come out.





Gemma LANZO, graduated at the University of East London in Visual Theories: Film History after  doing a Master in Multumedia: Production, Cultures and Theories. From 2002 to 2006 she worked as a lecturer at the Greater London Tutorial Agency. In 2002, for a short time, she worked with Ricochet Digital and produced a documentary for BBC. She worked four years as background actress in films such as Children of menBasic Instinct 2Mrs Henderson presents and in several episodes of the TV series Poirot. Once back to Italy, having meanwhile gained experience both as a lecturer and as a manager in the publishing industry , she established Gemma Lanzo Publisher in 2009, a publishing house specialized in filmmaking. In 2009 she also formed Moviement with the film scholar Costanzo Antermite and with the collaboration of other scholars and international experts, acting as head editor and translator of this film culture publication. In 2013 she became member of the National Union of Italian Film Critics and member of the Association of Journalists of Puglia, supporting the promotion of film culture through essays, articles, interviews and cultural events. Since October 2014 she has been a member of the Cultural Commission of the City of Manduria (Ta), with the aim of providing support to the Council Member for Culture in identifying strategies for orientation and programs in the cultural sectors.



Born in Warsaw, literary critic and translator (Moravia, Magris, Eco, Tabucchi, Pasolini). Professor at the Department of Italian Linguistics and Literature of University of Warsaw. Leads lectures on contemporary literature, history of Italian cinema and Italian popculture.
In 2006 she was jury member in a screenplay contest, organised in coproduction by Polish Filmmakers Association and Giffoni Film Festival.
In 2009 she was jury member at the TV Film Festival Goldenchest in Plovdiv (Bulgaria). Since 1995 organiser and jury member in Krzysztof Mętrak competition for young movie critics (awarded in 2014 by Polish Film Institute). In constant collaboration with the International Film Festival T-Mobile New Horizons a Breslavia (P. P. Pasolini, M. Antonioni and F. Fellini retrospectives), with Italian Cultural Institute (“Cinema Italia Oggi”) and with polish media (radio, television, press – monthly Kino).



Michael Pattison is a film critic from Gateshead, England. His writing has been published by Sight & SoundPlayboyThe GuardianViceFandorLittle White LiesIndiewireFilm Comment and others. In addition to leading and tutoring young critics workshops at Dokufest (Prizen), ZubrOFFka Short Film Festival (Białystok) and Black Nights Film Festival (Tallinn), Michael has also appeared on juries at a number of international film festivals, including Ljubljana, Cartagena, Warsaw, Thessaloniki Documentary Festival and CurtoCurcuíto.





Luciana Castellina,born in Roma,Italy, law,two childreen, divorced. Journalist and member of the Italian and the European Parliament (1976-1999), where she has been president of the committee on culture. Later president of Italia Cinema, the agency for the promotion of italian films abroad (1998-2003). At present honorary president of, on line daily in 4 languages, news and comments on European films.

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Member of the “Comitato dei garanti dell’Archivio audiovisivo del movimento operaio e democratico”, del consiglio nazionale della UCCA ( circoli del cinema dell’Arci). She has been recently rewarded with “L’ordre d’officier des art et de la culture” by the Minister of culture of the French Repubblique.




At the close of 1980s, as Obala Art Centar Director, he works on the production of theatre plays – some of which took part at the most distinguished theatre festivals around the world, being showed at Edinburgh, Paris, Toronto, New York… During the war, Mirsad Purivatra has organized exhibitions at Obala Art Centar with artists from the world and Bosnia and Herzegovina, and initiated what was known as a “war cinema”. In 1995, Obala established Sarajevo Film Festival that has become one of the most influential film festivals in Europe. In 2003 the director initiated and developed the CineLink Co-Production Market as a part of the Sarajevo FF. CineLink is currently recognized as the most powerful driving force for regional film production.

With Mirsad Purivatra’s initiative the Festival further expanded with Sarajevo Talent Campus, since 2007 and with Sarajevo City of Film, since 2008. Mirsad Purivatra also teaches Production at the Sarajevo Academy of Performing Arts. All along his career he has worked as: Director of B&H Soros Open Society Fund (1994-1996); Director of Bosnia-Herzegovina Radio and Television (1998-2000); General Director of the B&H branch of MacCann Erickson marketing agency (2000-2004).

Mirsad Purivatra is also the producer of Cirkus Columbia by Danis Tanović, of Once Upon a Time in Anatolia by Nuri Bilge Ceylan (Grand Prize of the Jury, at Cannes FF 2011), of Bridges of Sarajevo by 13 European directors (Cannes FF Official Selection 2014). He is the recipient of numerous national and international awards and recognitions, the last of which – Knight of the Order of Arts and Humanities (Chevalier de l’ordre des arts et des lettres) was bestowed by the Republic of France in May 2008.






Jacopo Chessa (Turin, 1973) has dedicated many years to research in the field of history of cinema, in particular concerning the fifties and sixties in French cinema; he has published two books and several articles, as a teacher he served in the New Sorbonne University and worked with the National Film Archive of the Resistance.
In 2010 he founded, with Andrea Spinelli, the film studio Prime Bande, in Turin. In 2011 he directed L’accordo, a documentary on the last working-class struggle in the Fiat Mirafiori plant and produced Torino Hardcore, on the Italian Punk scene of the 90s. From the beginning of 2014 he is director of the CNC – National Short Film Centre, which is a film archive and a promotion agency of Italian shorts.



Journalist. Since 1990 he has worked with several national and regional newspapers and magazines about culture and performing arts. He is an active film and theatre critic and he has been following closely, since its inception, the expressive development of the new generation of Puglia’s filmmakers.



Journalist for Puglia‘s newspaper Nuovo Quotidiano di Puglia in the Culture and Shows section, he is also a film critic registered at Sncci since 1988. He curated various film festivals for many years, not least the Cineforum Cinit in Lecce. Among his collaborations: Cinecritica and Apulia Film Commission, where he was responsible for the evaluation of the project proposals.