INTERNATIONAL JURY

PRESIDENT OF JURY
ISABELLA ROBERTO

Isabella Roberto is an italian film producer. After her graduation in Film Production at the Ucla Extesion she start working at Bohemia Group Entertainment. She has produced five short film, a web series. In 2014 she founded the PurpleRoadPictures.

www.purpleroadpictures.com
Purpleroadpictures@gmail.com
 

 
 
JURY MEMBERS
LUIGI BENVISTO

Born in Italy in 1981, Luigi dedicated his life to the Art since young, writing novels, screenplays and short stories, drawing comic books and comic strips and acting in theater. He moved to Rome after High School to try to become part of the film industry. He worked in Cinecittà and in other film set locations in Rome. Here, he received a scholarship from Bernardo Bertolucci to study abroad. Luigi moved to New York in 2008, living for a year also in Georgia. He’s a member of the International Cinematographers Guild IATSE Local 600 e member of the Italian A.I.C. and Imago.

www.jackboarpictures.com
luigibenvisto@gmail.com

Jury Member since June 2015 Edition  


ANDREA COSSI

Andrea Cossi was born on the 13th of July, 1986. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Cinema Studies in Pisa and he graduated in Filmmaking at the New York Film Academy in New York. He participated to numerous projects in New York and in Italy, writing books, directing and producing films, composing music and dedicating to professional photography. His and his twin brother thesis movie “The Pitch – Reloaded” was awarded with a Honorable Mention at the Montecatini International Film Festival.

www.cossibros.com
info@cossibros.com

Jury Member since June 2015 Edition  


MATTEO COSSI

Born July 13, 1986 in Pisa, Matteo Cossi graduated at the University of Pisa with honors and at the New York Film Academy in New York. He worked on several projects in Italy and New York writing novels, stories and scripts, composing music, directing and producing movies. His and his twin brother thesis movie “The Pitch – Reloaded” was awarded with a Honorable Mention at the Montecatini International Film Festival.

www.cossibros.com
info@cossibros.com

Jury Member since June 2015 Edition  


DAVIDE FIORE

Davide Fiore is a director, video editing artist and a motion grapher. He’s also a Shooting Technique and Video Events Directing professor at IED Torino. He has been working also for Australian pop singer Elen Levon. As a huge fan of house and electronic music, his editing style is recognizable in all his works: the major clients are Italian DJ’s Nari & Milani, Cristian Marchi as well as Italian music labels EgoItaly and TimeRec. Moreover, Davide Fiore collaborates as freelance with many video agencies such as Motion Pixel, Puntorec Studios, Echo Creative and Juma Communications: his experience ranges from fashion (main clients L’Oreal, Ralph Lauren, Salvatore Ferragamo, Matrix) and car industry (Ferrari, Fiat, Alfa Romeo, CNH) to the photo industry with several pictures published by Vogue Italy.

www.davidefiore.tv
contact@davidefiore.tv

Jury Member since June 2015 Edition  


MARCOS LUIS

Marcos Luis , studied Theatre and Film at Northwestern University, in The United States. He is the active Artistic Director of 3SB Theatre Co, which is responsible for producing stage, live artist productions, and film. Based in NYC,and The UK, he is a multi-Award winning Film producer/actor with films currently on television, as well as World Premières at Sicily WebFest (Italy), The Galeaway (Ireland), The Encounters (UK), , and The Cannes Film Festivals. His next film will be distributed by the Network Ireland Television (NITV).

www.MarcosLuis.com

Jury Member since June 2015 Edition  


DANIELE LUNGHINI

Daniele Lunghini is an independent writer & screenwriter based in Mallorca, Spain. He is currently working on the script of his new short film and an adaption of a novel. Daniele in aslo organizing the interviews for the Mindie’s Montlhy Winners.

Jury Member since August 2015 Edition  


LUCA MANGANARO

Luca Manganaro is an Italian actor, singer-songwriter and acting coach who moved to New York City in 2009. He has worked in film, television, and theatre. His credits include a big supporting role alongside Oscar-winner Susan Sarandon in the feature “Kid Witness“, directed by Kevin Kaufman, a lead role in “Whatyouwant?“, webseries directed by Giulio Poidomani, a role in the Italian TV series “I Cesaroni” directed by Francesco Vicario, and a role in the movie “I piedi sulla strada” directed by Uli Müller. His theatre roles have ranged from plays by Aristophanes to Ayckbourn. Luca was very pleased when asked to teach at the school of the world-renowned acting coach Susan Batson. He was also seen on stage playing the very talented and troubled British singer Robbie Williams in a one-man show which he wrote and Ms. Batson directed.Luca can speak four languages (Italian, French, Spanish, and English), and can play the guitar and piano. He is also a singer-songwriter and is about to complete his first album.

Jury Member since June 2015 Edition

GIULIO POIDOMANI

Giulio Poidomani is an Italian director and screenwriter. After getting a degree in Film Studies & Entertainment and a Master degree in Screenwriting, he worked with Italian Director Roberto Faenza and Oscar Winner Producer Elda Ferri at their Production Company Jean Vigo Italia. In 2010 he moved to USA, where he wrote and directed several shorts, web series and music videos. He recently won the Italian Mattador Award for the screenplay of the feature film Crisci Ranni.

www.purpleroadpictures.com
Purpleroadpictures@gmail.com

Jury Member since August 2015 Edition  
 
 
SCREENING COMMITTEE

ARCHANA -ARCHIE- DESAI

Archie is Indian Film Director, Producer and visual Artist. She has been working over 5 years in the industry. She worked with New York Indian Film Fest, Molecule Communications, MTV, Reliance Big Production. Recently, she was associate director on feature film Chello Divas and Dhuaa starring Bollywood stars. She has also worked on regional feature film Bey Yaar which run more than 200 days on theaters.

www.archiegraphy.com
archiegraphy@gmail.com

Jury Member since June 2015 Edition  


CARLO BOSTICCO

Carlo Bosticco’s acting career has spanned theatre, music and voice-over as well as film and Tv. He is best known for playing the leading role “Carlo Mancini” on the revolutionary mock-reality horror “Conquering Demons” for Bebo. He has also worked on multiple projects with British BBC (the TV adaptation of “Sense and Sensibility” starring Dominic Cooper, and the Hollywood version of “The Other Boleyin Girl, with Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson and Eric Bana). He is not a stranger to short films (“A Strike of Love”, “Melting Pot”) and has voiced many cartoon characters for Italian television on Mondo TV and RAI. On theatre he has performed in such venues as Il Teatro Stabile di Verona in Italy, The Leicester Square Theatre and Soho Theatre in London’ West End, Don’t Tell Mama Cabaret in NYC and the Symphony Orchestra of Guiyang in China. He also works extensively as a writer and lyricist. His first short film, “Incantation”, is soon to be released.

Jury Member of 2016 Edition  


LUISA MAUACCAD

Luisa Mauaccad is an Brazilian film director. After getting her BA in Social Communications, she moved to Los Angeles and continued her film education at New York Film Academy and UCLA. Her thesis film Alice Wants Dessert for the Directing program at UCLA was screened of several film festivals and she continued her experience in Los Angeles working on music videos, TV series and feauture films, including Gore Verbinkinski’s The Lone Ranger. Luisa is currently living in Sao Paulo and working on her own video production company also called Alice Wants Dessert.

www.alicewantsdessert.com

Jury Member of August 2015 Edition  



CHRISTINE STRONEGGER

Christine Stronegger is a Norwegian filmmaker that is working freelance in New York City. She has directed and written a few shorts, one that also won Director’s Choice Award at Sacramento Film & Music Festival 2014. She has a BFA in film production at Long Island University and while she were in school she interned at Tribeca Productions, the office of Jane Rosenthal and Robert DeNiro. She is working on a few short projects at the moment and she has just finished working on a feature that Martin Scorsese’s daughter directed.

Jury Member since July 2015 Edition  


THOMAS DELLA BELLA

Thomas Della Bella is a film director, screen writer and producer. Growing up in Staten Island, New York; Thomas first obtained an Associates Degree in Television and Film Production from St. Johns University in Queens. Soon after, he continued his film education and completed his Bachelors Degree in the Fine Art of Filmmaking at The New York Film Academy in Los Angeles. Thomas’ final year thesis film Open House, a haunted house horror film received critical acclaim in the 2014 horror film festival circuit. Open House recently made it’s European premiere at Cannes Short Film Corner in May of 2015. Thomas recently sold and directed the feature version of his short film Open House. The feature version is entitled The Remains, starring Todd Lowe (True Blood), Brooke Butler (All Cheerleaders Die), Samuel Larson (Glee), and Ashley Crow (Heroes). Thomas is currently in post production on The Remains and resides in Glendale, CA.

www.thomasdellabella.com

Jury Member of June 2015 Edition  



OSCAR LYONS

Oscar Lyons is a filmmaker from the United Kingdom. He studied for his Bachelor of Fine Art’s filmmaking degree at The New York Film Academy in New York and Los Angeles, where he graduated with Honours. Oscar currently resides in Los Angeles, where having previously worked in script development for Blumhouse Productions (Paranormal Activity, Insidious, Whiplash), he became a founding partner and director at Outerbridge Creative, a boutique commercial and music-video production company. His latest short film, ‘Always’, was recently screened at the Cannes short film festival.

Jury Member of June 2015 Edition  



LUCA SPENSIERI

Born and raised in New York, Luca started shooting films at the age of 10. With a lifelong desire to jumpstart his career in cinema, he moved to Los Angeles and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Filmmaking. He now employs a vast range of experience having worked on numerous feature films, music videos, commercials and short films. Additionally, he has had the privilege of working alongside many experienced union cinematographers as both a camera assistant and gaffer. A diverse portfolio of hands-on experience displays his visual sensibility and establishes his integrity and craft as a cinematographer. His last short film ‘il dilemma‘ was accepted into the Cannes Short Film Festival.

www.lucaspensieri.com

Jury Member of June 2015 Edition  

 

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