Feature Film, Italian First and Second Feature Competition

Jury President


Journalist, writer scriptwriter. Corriere’s correspondent in the theatres of war in the Middle East, he has dealt with national and international terrorism such as the kidnapping of Aldo Moro, massacres from Piazza Fontana to Ustica, and the Mafia murders of the 1980s and 1990s. Screenwriter of films such as Il muro di gomma (1991), Il giudice ragazzino (1994), Fortapàsc (2009), L’industriale (2011), he has also written for television: Caravaggio (2008), Lo scandalo della Banca Romana (2010), ll commissario Nardone (2012), Lampedusa (2016). He has written texts for the theatre for Marco Péaolini and numerous programmes for Corrado Guzzanti. He has received several awards such as the Golden Globe for the screenplay of Giudice Ragazzino, two nominations for the David Awards, a silver ribbon for Il muro di Gomma, the Hemingway Prize for Journalism and the Flaiano Award. Since 2017 he has hosted the programme Atlantide on La7. In 2019 he published the novel Four Little Oysters.



Actor, musician, screenwriter and director, in the cellars/theatre of the Roman avant-garde he discovered a passion for theatre and was noticed by Gigi Proietti. Under Proietti’s direction, Giorgio is in the theatrical cast of: “Come mi piace” (1982), “Caro Petrolini” (1983), “Per amore e per diletto” (1985). At the same time he also began his first television experiences: “Fantastico 4” (1983), “Io a modo mio” (1985), “Sogni e bisogni” (1985) by Sergio Citti, “Ieri Goggi e Domani” (1988), “La tv delle ragazze” (1989), “Villa Arzilla” (1990) and “Club 92” (1991), and his film experiences in the movie “Magic Moments” by Luciano Odorisio. Giorgio divides his time between cinema, theatre and television. We see him in “Snack bar Budapest” (1987) by Tinto Brass, Marcello Mastroianni with whom he stars in “Verso sera” by Francesca Archibugi (1990) and Nino Manfredi whom he plays alongside in “Un commissario a Roma” (1992). Also in 1992 director Carlo Mazzacurati chose him for “Un’altra vita”, while Marco Risi directed him in the film “Il branco” (1994). He acted for Maurizio Zaccaro in “Il carniere” (1997), and for Claudio Caligari in the film “L’odore della notte” (1998). In the same year Ettore Scola chose him for “La cena”, with Vittorio Gassman, Giancarlo Giannini, Stefania Sandrelli and Fanny Ardant. Also in 1998, the miniseries “Ultimo”, by Stefano Reali, was released, followed by “Ultimo – La Sfida” (1999) and “Ultimo – L’infiltrato” (2004). In 1999 we see him in “L’ultimo Capodanno” by M. Risi. In 2000 he starred in the film “Paz!” by Renato De Maria, inspired by Andrea Pazienza’s comics. In 2001 he also successfully tried his hand at film directing, and the following year his “Non dire gatto” won the Davide di Donatello as best short film. In 2001 he was chosen for the role of Chief Inspector Roberto Ardenzi in the series “Distretto di Polizia”. Giorgio’s participation in “Distretto” was interrupted for only one year, in 2004, when he was asked to play one of the most difficult and intense roles of his career, that of Judge Paolo Borsellino. In 2004, he returned to the theatre with “Infernetto – ovvero la resistibile discesa di Arcangeli Angelo detto Angioletto” at the Brancaccio Theatre in Rome, and then resumed the project Coatto Unico, his cult show. Then he was back on TV in “I liceali” (2008-2009). In 2010 Ascanio Celestini chose Giorgio as his alter ego and co-star in his first film “La pecora nera”. In the same year he was also in the cast of Lucio Pellegrini’s “Figli delle stelle” and we see him in the first three seasons of “Boris” (2006/2010), and in “Boris – il film” in 2011. In 2012 he starred in “Romanzo di una strage” by Marco Tullio Giordana. In 2014 he played in “Arance e martello” by Diego Bianchi, and in 2014 he returned to play Roberto Ardenzi in the fiction “Squadra Mobile”. In 2018 he tries his hand at directing and acting in the film “Il grande salto”. In 2019 he acts in the film “Nonostante la Nebbia” by G. Paskaljevic and then we see him in “Freaks Out” by Mainetti.



She was born in Rome and began her career in theatre as a teenager. She made her cinema debut in 2015 with Claudio Caligari’s Non essere cattivo and went on to star in films by Massimiliano Bruno, Laura Morante, Augusto Fornari and Claudio Bonivento. In 2016 he starred in the TV series Dov’è Mario? with Corrado Guzzanti. Since 2016 he has been playing various characters for Lillo & Greg’s radio programme 610 on Rai Radio 2. For TV he participates with two monologues in La tv delle ragazze – Gli Stati Generali (2018) and Stati Generali (2020) by Serena Dandini (Rai3). For Rai2 he is among the protagonists of the programme Battute? (2019) by Giovanni Benincasa and in 2020 and 2021 she collaborates – again with Benincasa – as host, actress and author for the programme Una pezza di Lundini with Valerio Lundini. At the end of 2019 she stars in the video clip Immigrato, a song by Checco Zalone made for the theatrical release of Tolo Tolo. He participates in the Sanremo Festival 2021 as a guest for the third night cover. She won a series of awards, including a special mention for best actress and best monologue at the Ciak, si Roma! festival (jury members Carlo Verdone, Daniele Luchetti and Lina Wertmüller) and the Best Actress award at the 48h Film Project for her role in the short film Un film d’amore. She is one of the protagonists of Paolo Virzì’s new feature film Siccità, soon to be released, produced by Wildside and Vision Distribution. She was the godmother of the 2021 edition of the Turin Film Festival.


Jury President


Music critic and journalist, at Repubblica since 1979. He has collaborated with numerous Italian and foreign newspapers, is a radio and television presenter and author, has written over 30 books published worldwide, teaches at the Milan Conservatory, is a contributor to Treccani, and conducts ‘Lezioni di Rock’ with Gino Castaldo in Italian theatres.  



Was born in Fasano on 05/11/1988. He began working in theatre with various Italian and European companies. She made her debut with the play Katzelmacher directed by Ubu prize-winning director Lisa Ferlazzo Natoli, and acted in several productions of the company Triangolo Scaleno Teatro, Masaki Iwana, Compagnia DOO (Odin Teatret). She began writing and acting in independent short films until making her cinema debut in the film Rudy Valentino, playing the role of Maria. She acted in the film L’uomo dal fiore in bocca, directed by Gabriele Lavia. She is the lead actor and co-writer of the film Giulia by Ciro De Caro, presented at Venice Days in 2021, a film for which she received a nomination as Best Actress in a Leading Role at the David di Donatello Awards and a nomination as Best Comedy Actress at the Nastri d’Argento Awards.




Born in Rome, she has always been passionate about cinema and graduated from the Roberto Rossellini Cine-Tv School, specializing in editing and production. At the age of 18 she moved to Bologna where she attended the DAMS and then returned to Rome to complete her academic studies at the Faculty of Communication Sciences, specializing in journalism. After a brief career in journalism, she joined her brother Andrea at Laser Film, bringing it in a short time to what it is today, the most avant-garde post-production of our territory. Always open to new challenges, in 2016 she joins a partnership in “ll più grande sogno” by Kino Produzioni, which will be presented in Competition in the Orizzonti section of the 73rd Venice Biennale International Film Festival and will win the Premio Solinas Experimenta. In 2021 he and his brother Andrea bought Trullove Cinema and co-produced with Wawe Cinema “Inferno rosso. Joe D’Amata sulla via dell’eccesso” which will be presented in Competition in the Orizzonti section of the 78th Venice International Film Festival of the Biennale di Venezia as a special screening.


President– Tutor CSC Sicilia


Graduated in Anthropology in Florence, she is producer, author and director of Il LATO GROTTESCO DELLA VITA (2006), awarded at the Torino film festival. She is the author and director of HOUSING (2009), selected at the Locarno film festival and other international festivals. She is author and director of LIBERAMI (2016) which won the Solinas award, best documentary for cinema 2014, Orizzonti award as best film at the Venice Film Festival 2016, Best Documentary at the Madrid Film Festival, Doc It award as best film, nominated as best documentary for the Nastri d’argento 2017, Globi d’oro 2017 and David di Donatello 2017 and as best European documentary at the EFA 2018. Liberami is distributed by IWonder in Italy and by True Colors in Japan, the United States, Canada, England, Poland, Israel and Estonia and France. He wrote, directed and photographed IL PALAZZO, produced by Dugong and Rai Cinema and special event at Venice Days 2021, selected for the David di Donatello 2022 and the Nastri d’argento 2022. He teaches documentary direction at the Centro Sperimentale Cinema.