Film Critic, Italy
Journalist – former president Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia and Cinecittà Holding, CEO Istituto Luce – has directed: Venice Film Festival, TaorminaFilmFest, Casa del Cinema, MystFest, EuropaCinema, Fellini Prize, Grolle d’Oro Prize, Solinas Prize. He wrote and produced The Long Silence and co-wrote The Promise (Oscar nominated by Germany) both directed by Margarethe von Trotta. He was the associate producer of Beyond the Clouds by Michelangelo Antonioni and Wim Wenders. He has published the books Fare festival; The color of the blood; Frames; Portraits and self-portraits. He is currently the founder and director of the Bif&st-Bari International Film Festival.