JUDGING TEAM 2019

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AISHA CERAMI - WRITER

Aisha Cerami, daughter of Oscar-winning screenwriter Vincenzo Cerami and actress Mimsy Farmer, is an Italian writer and screenwriter. She worked also as actress with great directors like Giuseppe Bertolucci, Taviani brothers, Peter Greenaway. And she worked also as singer and lyricist with Oscar-winning composer Nicola Piovani. Aisha Cerami has grown influenced by the “power of words”, and she made this her life. In recent years she devoted herself solely to her true passion: writing. She writes stories, screenplays, novels. Currently she works for one of the major Italian publishing houses, Rizzoli.

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PAOLO BUZZETTI - EDITOR

Paolo Buzzetti was born in Bergamo, Italy. He’s an editor and an assistant editor. As an editor he worked on documentaries, many short films and two feature films. He also has a brilliant filmography as a first assistant editor and VFX editor: “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil”  (by Joachim Rønning with Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Michelle  Pfeiffer), “All the Money in the World” (by Ridley Scott, with Michelle  Williams, Christopher Plummer, Mark Wahlberg), “Alien: Covenant” (by Ridley Scott, with Michael Fassbender), “Third Person” (by Paul Haggis, with Liam Neeson, Adrien Brody, Maria Bello, Kim Basinger). And as an assistant editor and stereo editor: “The Martian” (by Ridley Scott, with Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain), “Exodus: Gods and Kings” (by Ridley Scott, Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, John Turturro).

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ANDREA LODOVICHETTI - DIRECTOR/SCREENWRITER

Andrea Lodovichetti was born in ltaly in 1976 and currently lives between Europe and the US. Graduate in Film Directing at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia (National School of Film in ltaly), he worked as 2AD for the Academy Award winner director Paolo Sorrentino. Director, producer and screenwriter, he won a consistent number of international Awards including the ltalian Golden Globe and the Spike Lee's Babelgum "Looking far a Genius Award" in Cannes.

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GIULIA MAZZONI - COMPOSER/PIANIST

Giulia Mazzoni is an Italian composer and pianist, she studied at Conservatorio G.Verdi of Milan. In 2013, her first album “Giocando con i bottoni” won the prestigious “Premio Ciampi” and she performed at the Christmas Concert (Rai 2) with Dolores O’ Riordan, Patty Smith, Asaf Avidan. Giulia performed in very important theaters in Italy and abroad like Oriental Arts Center of Shanghai, Auditorium Parco della Musica of Roma, Jinwan Grand Theater of Tianjin, Blue Note Milano and many others. On 2016 she released her latest album “Room 2401” with Sony Music Italy, Sony Music China and Sony Music Taiwan, where the artist performs regularly and enjoyed a great success with three sold-out tours Tianjin, Xi’an, Chongqing, Shanghai, Wuhan, Hangzhou, Beijing, Nanning, Putien. In this project she collaborated with Maestro Michael Nyman creating a special version of “The departure” for two pianos. Currently Giulia is working on her new album with Sony Music and in July 2019 she will return to China for a fourth tour.

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MASSIMILIANO MAUCERI - DIRECTOR/SCREENWRITER

Massimiliano Mauceri is a film director and screenwriter, born in Florence, Italy. He has been Jury member of Roma Fiction Fest in Rome, of London Indie International Film Festival, of World Music & Independent Film Festival (Washington D.C), of New York International Screenplay Awards. And he is founder and director of Florence Film Awards.

He realized, as director and screenwriter, nine short films and one commercial video and he wrote four feature-length screenplays. He won 134 awards (42 first places) around the world: 79 awards (26 first places) with his short films and 55 awards (16 first places) with his feature-length screenplays.

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EMANUELA MASCHERINI - DIRECTOR/WRITER/ACTRESS

Emanuela Mascherini is an Italian actress, writer and director. She graduated in Acting at the Experimental Center of Cinematography in Rome and she got a Diploma in Digital Filmmaking as a director at the NYFA in New York. She got a Degree in Theories and Techniques of Film Language at the University of Florence. She has been working as an actress in theater, television, and film. She wrote award winning books in different genres. Her works were selected and awared in several National and International Film Festival, included the selection of Nastri D’argento and the selection of David di Donatello Shortlist. She has been Jury member of  Mostra del Cinema di Venezia, Salento Finibus Terrae, Florence Korea Film Fest and many others. In 2019 she was selected by EFA European Film Award- and Toscana Film commission for a “A Sunday in the country”.

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GUILLAUME TUNZINI - DIRECTOR/SCREENWRITER

Guillaume Tunzini is a French screenwriter and director. He ’s a London Film School alumni. He wrote and directed many documentaries for French television, award winning shorts, and two feature films. He was first noticed in Hollywood when he wrote a screenplay for blockbuster director Roland Emmerich. The script was then acquired by Sony Pictures. Among many other on-going projects, his screenplay "State of Consciousness" is currently in development with Paradox Studios

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CRISTINA SERAFINI - ACTRESS

Cristina Serafini was born in Turin, Italy. She won a scholarship to attend the prestigious Scuola del Teatro Stabile di Torino. She speaks Italian, English, French and Spanish. Serafini has appeared in 29 films and television series since the early 2000s. She won the Best Actress in a Leading Role Award at 2009 Chieti Film Festival directed by Roberto Faenza. In 2011 Serafini was selected for four lead roles. She played the role of Alessandro Gassmann's fiancée in Un Natale per due and received the Best Rising Italian Actress Award at International Euro-Mediterranean Awards, Rome, Italy. In her brilliant filmography: The Poison Rose (with Morgan Freeman and John Travolta), Acts of Vengeance (with Antonio Banderas and Paz Vega), Il Divo by Oscar-winning Paolo Sorrentino.