Feature Films First and Second Italian Works Competition



Roberta Torre was born in Milan, she attended the Scuola Luchino Visconti and the Scuola Paolo Grassi.
Director and playwright, she made her debut with the dazzling musical film about the mafia Tano da Morire (1997).
Her films take part in all the International Festivals, from Venice to Cannes, from the Sundance to the IDFA and she won numerous David di Donatello and Nastri d’Argento with the films Tano da Morire (1997), Angela (2002), Mare Nero (2006), I Baci mai dati (2010), Riccardo va All’inferno (2017).
With Le Favolose (2022) after the Giornate Degli Autori, Venice wins for Best Director at the IDFA and the Grand Jury Prize at the Outfest in Los Angeles. Her latest film is Mi fanno male I capelli (2023) presented in competition at the Romacinemafest.



Cristina Paternò, is deputy editor of the online newspaper Cinecittà News and the magazine Ottoemezzo, both produced by Cinecittà. She is president of the National Union of Italian Film Critics and director of the magazine Cinecritica.
Born in Rome, where she graduated in Philosophy, she was editor of L’Unità, film critic of the monthly magazine Noidonne and collaborated, among others, with L’Ora di Palermo and with Ciak. She has written numerous essays and articles on Italian contemporary cinema, she edited the monograph on Liliana Cavani published by Marsilio.
She has been part of numerous film juries, including: Tetouan International Festival (Morocco), Soundtrack Award at the Venice Film Festival, Turin Film Festival, Bif&st of Bari.



Michela Andreozzi, is one of the most active women in the panorama of Italian cinema: director, actress, screenwriter, writer and author.
As an actress she starred in numerous films such as Basilicata Coast To Coast (2010) directed by Rocco Papaleo, Pane e Burlesque, directed by Manuela Tempesta, Ti sposo ma non troppo by Gabriele Pignotta and Tutta colpa di Freud, by Paolo Genovese. In 2017 she made her directorial debut with the film Nove lune e mezza. In 2019 she directed Ambra Angiolini, Serena Rossi, Ilenia Pastorelli and Silvia D’Amico in the comedy Brave ragazze, while in 2021 she was behind the camera for her third film Genitori vs Influencer, with Fabio Volo and Giulia De Lellis. A great will to live is his fourth film of 2023.




Costanza Quatriglio is director, screenwriter and artistic director of the CSC Documentary- Sicily branch. She presented his films at the Cannes, Venice, Berlin and Locarno film festivals. She Debuts with the award-winning L’isola (Directors’ Fortnight, Cannes 2003). In 2023 L’isola was restored in 4K by Cinecittà. She got twice Nastro D’argento: in 2013 with Terramatta; and in 2015 with Triangle. Among her films that have received many awards: Con il fiato sospeso (2013); 87 hours (2015); Sembra mio figlio (2018, winner – among others – of a Ciak d’oro). In 2021 she signed the TV Movie La bambina che non voleva cantare and Trafficante di Virus. Her most recent documentary is Il cassetto Segreto, presented at the Berlinale in 2024.

Teacher at C.S.C. Documentary – Sicily Branch


Alli Traina was born in Palermo in 1978. She is a journalist, writer and teacher at the Sicilian Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia. She published Vicoli Vicoli Palermo, An intimate guide to human monuments (Dario Flaccovio Editore), Hotel Metropole (Gioia Gange Editore), 101 stories about Palermo that never told you (Newton Compton Editore), Strada che spunta (Dario Flaccovio Editore), Palermo in your eyes (Dario Flaccovio Editore). She participated with her stories in the collection Brucerò la Vucciria with Il mio piano in fiamme (Dario Flaccovio Editore), Sizilien fürs Handgepäck (Unionsverlag), Palermo dietro i vetri (Torri del vento).


Students of the CSC ( Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia – Documentary – Sicily branch)


Jury President


Vincenzo Pirrotta, playwright, director and actor, graduated from the INDA theatre school. He has worked with the greatest directors and actors of the Italian theater. Since 1996 he conducts research on popular traditions grafting archaic practices to the theater of experimentation. He founded his theatre company Esperidio, of which he is artistic director for which he wrote and directed several shows including: N’Gnanzo’ù; Malaluna; Sacre-Stie; La ballata delle balate, The last day of a condemned to death. His theatrical performances have been hosted by major theatres and European and world festivals. His film Spaccaossa presented at the 79 Venice Film Festival in the section Giornate degli autori received a nomination for David di Donatello and Nastri d’argento, as well as numerous international awards.



Selene Caramazza began her artistic career in several successful television series such as Squadra Antimafia and Il Cacciatore, but her debut as a film protagonist was with Cuori Puri by Roberto De Paolis. She received the De Sica Award for Best New Actress and the Best Leading Actress Award at the De Sevilla European Film Festival. She then took part in the TV film Prima che la notte by Daniele Vicari about the journalist Pippo Fava, the beloved series Il Commissario Montalbano directed by Alberto Sironi. In 2022 she starred in the film Spaccaossa by Vincenzo Pirrotta and the TV series The Bad Guy on Amazon, winning the nomination for Nastri D’argento for the role of Leonarda Scotellaro. In 2024 she is on Netflix with the biopic Sei Nell’anima about Gianna Nannini.  



Giorgia Gambuzza, graduated as an actress in 2018, year in which she takes part in the eleventh season of Don Matteo. She plays Silvia in the second season of the TV series L’Isola di Pietro directed by Giulio Manfredonia and Luca Brignone. In the winter of the same year she joins the TV series Un passo dal Cielo directed by Cosimo Alema. In 2020/21 she joined the cast of the third season of the TV series L’allieva directed by Fabrizio Costa and Lodovico Gasparini.
In November 2022 between one set and another she graduated in medicine and surgery at the Sapienza University of Rome
In 2023 she played Gilda in the TV series Mameli, the boy who dreamed of Italy directed by Luca Lucini and Ago Panini.