My goal with the events I direct is to create a cultural humus that can teach and spread knowledge in today’s short film panorama. At the center of my events I want to have good films, an in-depth debate with the guests and the possibility, for the public, to bring home with them new contents, ideas, messages, aesthetics. Since 2014 the events I curated brought short films from 135+ countries from all around the world to more than 7500 people, gathering more than 15.000 submissions from directors of all ages, styles, genres and budget.
Since my first experience as a juror in the young jury of Giffoni Film Festival, I never stopped working in festivals. This is a brief timetable of the work I’ve been doing in the last years.
2012 Juror in the Generation +16 of Giffoni Film Festival
2014-2015 Readings “Il Varco” – Curator
2014 Exposition “Il Varco” at Spazio Matta, Pescara – Artistic Director
2015 Il Varco Biennale – Aurum, Pescara – Artistic Director
2017-ongoing Il Varco International Short Film Festival – Pescara, Italy – Artistic director
2018-ongoing Short Days – Monthly Screenings – Rome, Italy – Artistic director
2018-ongoing New Abruzzi Cinema – Screening of local films – Artistic director
2018-2019 Pollino Short Film Festival – Juror
2019 Cinergo International Film Festival – Juror
2019-ongoing Scario Short Film Festival – Scario, Italy – Producer –
2019-ongoing Castrovillari Short Film Festival – Juror
2020 Spello “Pitch in corto” – Screenplay Juror