︎September 23 - 26

Paride Scanferlato

Paride Scanferlato is a director and screenwriter based in Puglia. In 2018 he wrote his first feature film entitled "Mad Brew", inspired by the facts of "The London Howlin 'Wolf Sessions", in production since 2023. Among his most recent works, the Lovecraftian themed short film "From Beyond" (2020), as co-screenwriter and associate producer, and "Giuvini" (2021), documentary on the thriving young entrepreneurship of Puglia, of which he will be producer and director. He currently works as a freelance editor and colorist for advertising and social media content. Paride was also President of the Jury in the first edition of the Brixia Film Festival.

Francisca Borges

Francisca Borges, 23, is a Portuguese student currently enrolled in the Master in Filmmaking at RUFA in Rome. She previously earned her BA in English Literature with Creative Writing from the University of Surrey, with a thesis focusing on Ethics and Film Studies. Her passion for English and Portuguese sparked her interest in editing and translation, leading her to work briefly as a translator for a Portuguese company. After completing her high school studies and starting an undergraduate degree, she volunteered in Southeast Asia for six months, dedicating herself to teaching English and using computers to high school girls.

Angelica Bizzotto

Angelica is a freelance filmmaker specializing in the Camera and Lighting departments, as well as a videographer and content creator. She recently graduated from the BA Film Course at the University of Westminster in London, where in 2020 she was Vice President of the UWSU Film Society and directed the acclaimed Westminster Film Festival.In the past year she has created creative content for the BBC, the Y20 and Mind Charity UK, as well as other international and private brands between the UK and Italy.

Cinematographer statement: "Within all cinematographic forms, I have a particular attraction for the documentary, because it is an unpredictable and stimulating art form. Making a documentary gives you the freedom and the opportunity to meet people and stories that otherwise you would not have met, also learning about life and the different subjects that the documentary embraces ".

Francesco Guarnori

Francesco Guarnori lives in Milan and works as an author and director, mainly for commercials, branded content, short films and documentaries. After a specialization in Literature and Cinema at the Université de Poitiers (in France) and graduating from the University of Milan, he attended the Experimental Center of Cinematography-Lombardia Headquarters, focusing on advertising and corporate cinema. His Genesis Department mini-series won at the NC Digital Awards 2018, as Best Digital Branded Content, while his short film "The Man Who Killed James Bond" (now available on Amazon Prime Video) won several awards on the festival circuit. (including, for example, the Adriatic Film Festival 2019, the London Worldwide Comedy Short Film Festival 2019, the Sicily Farm Film Festival 2019).

Emanuela Muzzupappa

Emanuela Muzzupappa (1995) was born in Reggio Calabria. He graduated from NABA in Milan (new academy of fine arts) in Media Design and Multimedia Arts with the presentation of his first short film "Legami". In 2019 he wrote and directed the short film "Accamòra" which was selected at the SIC of the 77th Venice Film Festival from Venice. Subsequently she enters the official selection of numerous international festivals including the Clermont Ferrand Film Festival, several Academy Award Qualifying and wins the Rai Cinema Channel award at the Figari Film Fest. She is currently attending the second year of the directing course at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome.

Teresa Bucca

Born in Florence in 1994, Teresa Bucca is a resident between Florence and Milan. After a path dedicated to painting, she began her studies in photography. You develop a multidisciplinary approach, consolidating interest in landscape and staging photography. In 2018 she completed her studies at Studio Marangoni and participated in various group exhibitions. In 2019 she graduated as an editor and operator for cinema, theater and television and began taking part in film productions. She collaborates in the editing phase as an assistant to the director in the film “Divinazioni” by Leandro Picarella, finalist at the Nastri d'Argento 2021, and is the editor of a short film by the same director. Between 2019 and 2020 she wins Visioni in Movimento twice, an itinerant artistic residency that allows her to produce two observation documentaries.

In 2020 she develops an education project to discover places through photography and video with some social cooperatives and works as a photographer for two NGOs. In 2021 you make your fourth documentary short and your first fictional short. You continue your directing studies at the Luchino Visconti Civic School of Cinema in Milan.

Mino Capuano

Girolamo (Mino) Capuano was born on 09/02/1994 in Marcianise (CE). He moved to Rome to study cinema at the Rome University of fine Arts, continuing his studies in directing at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia. He has worked with production companies such as Imago and Fandango. In 2017 he worked as assistant director on the documentary "MY IDEA OF ART" shot inside the Vatican museums. In the same year he participated in the "Human Democracy" competition chaired by the international architect Francis Kerè, winning the Sky Arte award with the documentary "WE ARE THE ONLY ONE". In 2016 he also participated as director of photography in the short film "ADAVEDE" selected for the " Venice International Critics'. For the same short he received the "BEST PHOTOGRAPHY" award at the "Ivelisecine Film Festival". In 2017 he made his medium-length film "APPOCUNDRIA" winner in the "BEST ITALIAN FILM" category at the "Verona International Film" Festival ". In 2018 he won the" SCRIVERE CINEMA "competition for advanced training in film writing. In 2019 he won the" NOS SOMOS EL FUTURO "competition for the creation of a short film with a contribution of 20,000 euros from the DGC of MiBAC . In 2019 he filmed the backstage of Fratelli D'Innocenzo's "FAVOLACCE". In 2021 he finished shooting the independent film "QUANNO CHIOVE", which is currently and in post production.

Stefano Schiavone

Stefano Schiavone (28) graduated in Business and Management at the University of Rome Tor Vergata. In 2018 he signed "It seems like a day of celebration" with which he obtained, with full marks, the degree in directing and screenwriting at the National Academy of Cinema in Bologna. He then continues his education by studying Film and Television at UCLA in Los Angeles. Over the years he has lived various set experiences in Italy and abroad and, in 2019, he produces, writes and directs the short film "Take three steps back (with best wishes ...)", selected in 60 international festivals and winner of 15 awards. He is currently engaged in the Master in Media Entertainment - Film and Television Production Management at the Luiss Business School. He is CEO and co-founder of the film production and distribution company Oudeis srl and executive director of the Oudeis Film Festival which will have the first edition in December 2021.

Martina Bonfiglio

Martina Bonfiglio, 24, has a degree in Cinematography from the Rome University Of Fine Arts. She attended a master's degree in Screenwriting and Production at La Sapienza and thanks to her studies she developed strong organizational and management skills, testing her knowledge of her in the pre-production and film production phases. Today she collaborates with a small reality, called Persico Film, a team of young creatives who engage in audiovisual production and whose union arises precisely from the common desire to tell stories independently.

Jean Hazaar

Jean Hazaar, aka Voodoo Kid, studied music in London at Westminster University with excellent results, later earning a master's degree at Goldsmiths University of London, and returning to Italy to make it a profession. Between R&B, urban and pop, he writes and composes music for his own project and for third parties. On November 20, 2020 he publishes his first album "amor, requiem" for Carosello Records, later enriched by the song "lolita" with which he performed at Milano Pride 2021.

Voodoo Kid perfectly embodies the generation raised between millennials and Gen Z, free, fluid and genderless who know no barriers to love and are not afraid to show their feelings. His interests are music, Japanese culture, the world of gaming, literature, auteur cinema and TV series.
Amitt Darimdur
Amitt Darimdur is a sound engineer from Messina, graduated from the Experimental Center of Cinematography in Rome. From his passion for music originates the curiosity to understand what sound is and the desire to investigate its various aspects, which is why he decides to attend the La Mediterranea music school in Reggio Calabria. With the Messina collective "Nonguardarlo" he took his first steps as a direct sound engineer and sound editor, collaborating on several shorts and commercials. He moved to Rome, worked on other short films and continued his studies at the Experimental Center of Cinematography, where he graduated in sound technique and specialized in direct recording. Among his latest works, Marco Bellocchio's “External Night”, as sound assistant, and the documentary “La Sutra del Ferro” by Francesco Cannavà, as sound engineer.

Matteo Barraccola and Elia Paghera

The Papercut project was born in 2018, the intention of becoming an independent video production house was born and grew from the great desire of Elia Paghera and Matteo Barraccola to give space to young people for young projects. Giving a voice and content to our generation. The passion for video and cinema has pushed the project more and more to grow with the creation of short films, music videos, podcasts and much more.

Claudia Sicuranza

She is a photographer and director of photography, she was born in Fiesole (FI) in 1993 and currently lives and works in Rome, where she completed her studies at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia. His work is a constant research on the narrative and emotional potential of light and colors, of how they model human figures in relation to the surrounding space / nature, through the experimentation of photographic and cinematographic language, both analog and digital. has worked and curated photography for short and feature films by participating in national and international festivals such as the Venice International Film Festival and the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival. aims to explore the theme of light in all its art forms.

Edoardo Intonti

In 2019 he completed the first edition of the “Master in Cinematographic Writing and the Art of the Story” held by Gianni Canova and Vittorio Scurati. He has worked in the development and screenplay selection department for Notorious Pictures, The Producers London and the Hubert Bals Fund. Today he is finishing his Production course at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome and is collaborating as a production assistant with Quijote Films in Santiago de Chile.

Luca Ferrara, President of the Jury

Graduated in film production from the University of Westminster in London, he was President of the UWSU Film Society between 2018 and 2019. In 2019 he was co-founder and co-director of the Westminster Film Festival in London and the Brixia Film Festival in Brescia. He currently divides his time between Italy and the United Kingdom, devoting himself to the production and direction of short films and commercials.

Leonardo LoraschiArtistic Director

Leonardo Loraschi, 22, artistic director of the Brixia Film Festival and Founder and President of the Miso Association, attended the Arnaldo Classic High School and the Luca Marenzio Conservatory in Brescia. Always passionate about Cinema, after graduating in Science and Techniques of Cognitive Psychology at the University of Trento he enrolled in the Master in Film Arts at RUFA-Rome University of Fine Arts.