SHORT FILM JURY
Luca Del Fuego Confortini
Talent manager, talent producer, literary agent and actor. Throughout the 90s, he worked as a theatre manager for the future comedians of “Zelig” and as casting director for important production companies, among which Filmmaster, Filmmaster Clip and Neue Sentimental Film, also taking care of videoclips for artists such as Eros Ramazzotti, I Nomadi, Mango, Fabri Fibra, Piero Pelù and Prozac +.
In 2001 he founded Del Fuego Artist Management, an agency specialized in the international management of actors and artists with offices in Rome and Milan. The main focus of his work is the discovery and initiation of the artistic career of young talents and the Italian management of international stars.
Since 2015, the DFAM, which has ended its agency experience after more than 10 years, has now stabilized itself as management in perfect American-style with customers who are among the most important names in the international market. Some of its international clients for the Italian market are for example Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner, Batman Begins), Christopher Lambert (Highlander), Geraldine Chaplin, Pamela Anderson, Michael Madsen (The Hyenas, The Hateful Eight).
Luca Del Fuego Confortini
Carlo Conversano (born on September 12, 1992) graduated in 2017 and he is currently studying to earn a Master’s Degree in Cinema and Media Engineering at the Politecnico of Turin.
His multidisciplinary studies allow an all-round knowledge with competence both in the digital technological-practical area and the media, cinema and visual communication field.
As a versatile enthusiast of visual arts, he devotes himself to photography, cinema and painting, as well as computer graphics, virtual reality and 3D animation.
As a consequence of his deep interest in environmental issues and in the relationship between man and nature, in 2018 Conversano created the Ortometraggi Film Festival (OFF), a short films festival in Salento for which he supervises the art direction for the 2019 edition.
Producer, director and art director of Religion Today Film Festival. In 2014, together with Lia Beltrami, he founded the production studio Aurora Vision. He produced 30 documentaries that received 25 awards and selections at over 100 film festivals in 25 countries. Morghen also worked with international crews in Israel, Kosovo, Morocco, Uganda, Japan, Philippines, Ethiopia, Sri Lanka, Albania, Tanzania, Ghana, USA, Mexico, Mozambique and Thailand. In addition to that, he directed five documentaries and two short films.
He is deeply involved in the education of young people through summer camps and workshops concerning cinema production.
Morghen is furthermore president of “Sulle Strade del Mondo Onlus”, a non-profit organization from Trentino Alto Adige that has realized many projects of international health cooperation in Ghana.
Stefano Semeria, born on August 17, 1979 in Sanremo, grew up in Tuscany.
Passionate about cinema for all his life, Semeria writes about it for many Italian and foreign art magazines and online blogs. He also deals with translation and subtitling. Thanks to his keen interest in the independent cinema and soundtracks, he’s always looking for something new and unique.
Annunziato Gentiluomo (1977), President of the Short Film Jury of Turin Underground Cinefest (http://www.tucfest.com), majored in Communications in 2002 and got his PhD in Communication Science and Project in 2006 at the University of Turin. His academic education continued with a Master’s degree in Health Systems, Conventional and Non-Conventional Medicine from the University of Milan-Bicocca in 2012.
A registered journalist of Piedmont since 2007, his interests include sociology (of communication and health), non-conventional medicine and bio-natural disciplines, of which he is a specialist. He has published many writings both in Italy and worldwide, among which the monography “La qualità televisiva. Definizioni sociali e prospettive di analisi” edited by Aracne.
He is currently teaching at the Primary School Altiero Spinelli of Turin and he is member of the OsMeSa – Osservatori e Metodi per la Salute (Observers and Methods for Health) of the University of Milan Bicocca. He is also lecturer of the Master’s Degree in Health Systems, Conventional and Non-Conventional Medicine, as well as educator of the BIMED, an agency associated with the Ministry of Education and Research. Other than editor-in-chief of the ArtInMovimento Magazine, he is director and host of the international convention Andare Oltre. Uniti nella Luce, co-founder of the Holistic Center Radhadesh of Turin and Head of Press Office and Public Realtions of Turin Underground Cinefest.
An enthusiast of Cinema and Opera, he has engaged himself in culture and visual arts for years. He has also written for two sectorial newspapers, CineBazar and GbOpera.
FEATURE FILM JURY
Anna Lauria, born in Turin on 27 September 1980, graduated in Cinematography at the faculty of Art, Music and Drama (DAMS) of Turin. Since 2006, Lauria has taught “Languages and techniques of cinema design and audiovisual communication” in many high schools all over Piedmont. In 2010, she worked as a screenwriter with the theater company “Hemoficcion” of Barcelona and realized the medium-length film “Fungo Piscione”, an adaptation from the theatrical monologue “ControSoggetto”.
Davis Alfano (Turin,1988) is a director of photography and a teacher of shooting techniques in several professional institutes across Piedmont.
A graduate specialist of the film and television industry, he has created some important commercials and film projects related to the independent cinema in collaboration with important national and international promotional agencies.
Paolo Armao was born in Turin, Italy in 1982. He is a sound designer with experience in creating audio contents, with a particular eye on storytelling and creative solutions in sound effects production. His work extends across a spectrum of visual media, from feature films to interactive performance to dance film and video games. Paolo lectures at the Animation Department at the Italian National Film School, sharing his approaches and creative solutions on sound design to support concept and story development. He is also a founding member and Sound Design faculty at Experimental Film Virginia, U.S. where the focus is to support films that investigate the intersection between sound and movement. Sound experience is a reflection of the world in which we live, or a way at least, to play with our perception of this world. Sound recorder in hand on a daily basis, Paolo is constantly adding to his personal sound library so he can find the perfect sound to bring an onscreen action to life.
Fabrizio Odetto is an actor and voice actor.
He graduated from the Acting School Sergio Tofano of Turin, which is directed by Mario Brusa, a Piedmontese actor also pupil of the great Macario.
He studied at the Actor’s Center of Rome, taking part in many lectures given by Michael Margotta on Actor’s Training & Script Analysis.
He debuted at the Teatro Carignano of Turin with “Le Miserie del Signor Travetti”, also starring Mario Brusa, Mario Zucca and Adolfo Fenoglio.
In 1995, he began a collaboration with the company Torino Spettacoli (Teatro Stabile of Turin), during which he played the great classics of Greek and Latin comedy and tragedy along with Adriana Innocenti, Piero Nuti and Giancarlo Zanetti.
He then worked at the CRT of Milan with Franco Branciaroli in “Gusu” and “Cos è l’amore”, two plays staged by the company Teatro degli Incamminati.
In 2000, he moved to Rome, where he co-starred in several plays along with Carlo Croccolo and Mita Medici, then developing a partnership with the director Emanuela Giordano, for whom he starred in “Alice delle Meraviglie” (with Mascia Musi), “Via Tarquinia 20” (a penitentiary drama project realized in collaboration with the prison of Civitavecchia) and “La Commedia di Orlando” (with Isabella Ragonese and Erika Blanc).
Furthermore, he performed on stage with Lillo & Greg in their play “Intrappolati nella Commedia”.
While in Rome, he also worked as a voice actor in numerous movies, animated films and TV series, among which “Django Unchained”, “Transformers”, “The Hangover”, “The Simpsons”, “Game of Thrones”, “The Borgias” and “CSI: NY”.
He also starred in several TV shows, such as “Non Uccidere” (with Miriam Leone), “Piloti” (with Enrico Bertolino and Max Tortora) and in the TV program “Il Terzo Indizio” (hosted by Barbara De Rossi).
“Actor, dubbing actor and speaker, he followed a late artistic vocation and began to act on stage at almost thirty years old. After some experience in the amateur theater and indie cinema, he began to study diction and dubbing, soon entering the world of professionals: commercials, documentaries, soap operas, films, animated movies, videogames, audio guides and audiobooks. At the same time, he has carried on with the activity of dialogues adaptation and, when needed, he lends his face (and all the rest) to both films and fictions.”
Brusco, who graduated in Screenwriting at the Holden School of Turin, has participated in the drafting of several screenplays of short films that won some international awards, including the latest “Human Element, directed by Alberto Bechis. He works as a story editor at AB Design and is currently working on the upcoming feature film directed by Mauro Russo Rouge.