Professor Stefania Parigi, President of the Jury
Stefania Parigi studied at the University of Siena. During the 1980s and 1990s she held research and consultancy positions at the Experimental Centre of Cinematography in Rome; she was editor of the magazine ‘Bianco e Nero’ and of the ‘Filmlexicon degli autori e delle opere’; she collaborated actively with the Mostra Internazionale del Nuovo Cinema di Pesaro (Documentation and books sector) and with the Encyclopaedia Treccani (V appendix).
Since the mid-1990s, she has been teaching at the University of Roma Tre. Her research focuses mainly on the history, theories, films and authors of Italian cinema.
Edgardo Pistone, director and screenwriter
His passion for seventh art led him to undertake directing and photography studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Naples. After completing his studies he began working as a director and author, photographer and screenwriter, also approaching the world of education, bringing cinema with various associations to the suburbs of his city, where he taught the art of cinema to young people.
In 2019 he participated as assistant director in the making of “Selfie” by Agostino Ferrente. He is currently in development with his debut film selected at the 9th edition of the Biennale College Cinema. His latest short film as a director, “Le mosche” (2020), won the official award of the International Week of Critics at the Venice Film Festival, in the section Short Italian Cinema, for best director.
Gianluca Abbate, artist and director
Gianluca Abbate is an artist and director of experimental films based in Roma, born in 1980. In 2016, he won a Nastro d’Argento and in 2015 best short film at the Turin Film Festival. In 2020 he was awarded the Efebo d’Oro for New Languages and the Goethe Film Award at the Zebra Poetry Film Festival in Berlin.
His films have been screened at the Ann Arbor festival in the United States, at the MAXXI in Rome, MMOMA – Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow, Museum of Modern Art in Istanbul, MOCA Hiroshima, Palais de Tokyo and broadcast on ARTE France.