international competition jury (SHORT)


Francesco Acone
PDF Print E-mail

Was born in Salerno, Italy, in the 22th june 1969.
Lives and works in Albania and Italy.

Artist, photographer, correspondent from Albania for web news.

Selected solo exhibitions  :
Apollo is Dead, 23-30/11/2011, Tirana Ekspres, Cultural Italian Institute of Tirana, curator G. Caroppo

Selected group exhibitions :
Onufri prize 14, 20.12.2007 - 30.01.2008, National Gallery of Fine Arts, Tirana, curators R. Shima&E. Hatibi
Ortus Artis Fresco Bosco, 05.09.2008, Certosa di Padula, Salerno, Italy, curator Achile Bonito Oliva

 
Lorenzo Vignolo
PDF Print E-mail

Nato a Chiavari (Ge) il 16 Giugno 1973, ma residente da sempre nella vicina
Lavagna (Ge), ha iniziato a girare i primi cortometraggi nel 1995 con "Insert coin" e "Dove", vincendo numerosi premi. Il primo corto in 35mm è del 1996: "Senza Piombo  Unleaded". Dal 1997, gira con successo più di un centinaio di videoclip diventando uno dei registi più conosciuti in quel campo in Italia e vincendo numerosi riconoscimenti.Tra il 2001 e 2002, frequenta il Mediterranean Film Institute e con l'ausilio dei professori della Columbia University di New York sviluppa alcune sceneggiature provenienti da varie parti d'Europa.In ambito cinematografico ha girato tre film, nel 1998, gira il lungometraggio "500!", opera co-diretta con Giovanni Robbiano e Matteo Zingirian, uscito nelle sale nel 2002. Dirige su commissione il film "Tutti all'attacco" con protagonista Massimo Ceccherini, subentrando pochi giorni prima dell'inizio delle riprese. Quest'anno ha girato la commedia “Workers”, prodotta da Raicinema, che uscirà in Italia nei primi mesi del 2012.

 
Kujtim Çashku
PDF Print E-mail

Was born in Tirana on August 5, 1950. He graduated from Tirana's Higher Institute of Arts in 1972 as well as from the Institute of Theater and Film Art in Bucharest, Romania in 1975 and post graduated from Columbia University NY (USA) in 1993. Kujtim Çashku is a film director, screenwriter and producer who has won numerous awards at national and international film festivals, including the Critics Prize at the 1996 Bastia Mediterranean Film Festival, the UNESCO Award at the 1998 Venice International Film Festival for his political drama Colonel Bunker (1996) Selected as Albanian entry of 1998 Best Foreign Language Film in Oscars 1996 , the Best Screenplay Award, the FIRESCI Prize and the Silver Pyramid at the 2005 Cairo International Film Festival as well as the Bronze Palm at the Valencia Festival of Mediterranean Cinema for his film Magic Eye (2005), the CEI Award at the Trieste Film Festival for his "brave commitment to the development of Albanian cinema". He is the founder of OraFilm, Albania's first film production company in 1995. Founder of the Albanian Cineastes Association “Lumiere” in 2001, Albania's International Human Rights Film Festival (IHRFFA) in 2006 and the founder of the first Albanian Film School, the Academy of Film & Multimedia Marubi in 2004.  Kujtim Cashku is Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et Lettres of the French Republic, Commander of the Order of Civilian Merit of the Spanish Kingdom, and a member of the European Film Academy.

 


Festival Events

 

Festival Guests