On the twentieth anniversary of his death, the Island of Capri pays homage to the great Vittorio Gassman with a special photographic exhibition.

The desire to honor Gassman’s character stems from the intention to celebrate the most notable achievements of the personalities who contributed to creating the history of Italian cinema.

The event is organized by the Capreae Sirenum Tellus and Il Sogno di Ulisse associations in collaboration with the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia and with the patronage of the Municipality of Capri.

The exhibition “Vittorio Gassman, il mattatore” will be inaugurated at the Sala Luigi Pollio – International Multifunctional Center on Thursday 10 September at 6 pm and will remain open until 19 September, visible every day from 10:00 – 12:00 and 15:00 – 7:00 pm.

The cultural associations “Capreae Sirenum Tellus” and “Il Sogno di Ulisse” organize the first edition of “Capri Movie International Festival”, which will take place on the Island of Capri from 16 to 19 September 2020. It is a film competition with the goal of offering filmmakers an opportunity to express their talent.


The Festival is divided into the following sections:

– Sguardi Animati: Italian and foreign works of a maximum duration of 20 minutes on a free theme and with any technique.

– International Looks: foreign works with a maximum duration of 20 minutes on an open topic.

– Sguardi Italiani: Italian works with a maximum duration of 20 minutes on an open topic.

– Sguardi Campani: works created by authors from the Campania region, with a maximum duration of 20 minutes on an open topic.


The Jury, made up of directors, actors and professional producers, will assign the following prizes at its sole discretion:

  • Best Animated Short Film Awards
  • Best Italian Short Film Award
  • Best International Short Film Award
  • Best short film by Campania author
  • Best Director Award Best Screenplay Award
  • Best Actor Award
  • Best Actress Award

The official prizes will also be accompanied by the Audience Award and Prizes awarded by sponsors.


Registration is free. The works must have been made after January 1, 2019. To register your work, send the material via the platform by August 20, 2020.


All the works sent will be selected by the Artistic Direction flanked by a special examining commission. Passing the pre-selection will result in admission to the screening evenings of the short films as finalists. The final selection of the films takes place by and at the discretion of the Festival’s Artistic Direction, with a suitable number for each of the sections envisaged in the competition.


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16-19 September 2020
Giardini della Flora Caprense


Photo exhibit dedicated to Vittorio Gassman
Sala Luigi Pollio – Centro Polifunzionale Internazionale
10-19 of September 2020
Inauguration Day 10th of September 6.30 pm


PROGRAM of the screenings

Wendsday 16th September
6pm Book presentation
“La paura fa Totò. Le parodie thriller e horror del principe della risata” (Cento Autori)
with the authors Giuseppe Cozzolino e Domenico Livigni

8.30pm Screening of the first part of short films in the competition
SINGIN’ IN THE POND / Manon Beauvais, Dylan Bequet, Antoine Clerc, Megan Denon, Aymeric Ebro Sylvie Tang / 2’41’’ / France, 2019 (Sguardi Animati)
APE REGINA / Nicola Sorcinelli / 14’ / 2019 (Sguardi Italiani)
MARADONA’S LEGS / Firas Khoury / 23’ / Germany, Palestine, 2019 (Sguardi Internazionali)
NON E’ SOLO UN GIOCO / Guglielmo Lipari / 15’ / 2020 (Sguardi Campani)
IAN, A MOVING STORY / Abel Goldfarb / 9’ / Argentina, 2019 (Sguardi Animati)
THE RECYCLING MAN / Carlo Ballauri / 13’25’’ / UK, Italy, 2020 (Sguardi Internazionali)
OFFRO IO / Paola Minaccioni / 12’ / 2019 (Sguardi Italiani)
QIAO ER / Li Xixian / 13’29’’ / Cina, 2020 (Sguardi Internazionali)
MARE MONSTRUM / Lucía Hernández Martínez, Àngel Estois Carrasco, Mercè Sendino García / 5’29’’ / Spain, 2019 (Sguardi Animati)
PIZZA BOY / Gianluca Zonta / 15’ / 2019 (Sguardi Italiani)
MY NAME IS PETYA / Daria Binevskaya / 15’ / Russia, 2019 (Sguardi Internazionali)
SKID / Valentin David, Axel Diaz, Clément Feuillet, Damien Gustin, Morgane Le Disez, Florian Rigollet / 4’31’’ / France, 2019 (Sguardi Animati)


Thursday 17th of September
8.30pm Screening of the second part of short films in the competition
RADICAL SCIC / Alfonso Bergamo / 17’ / 2019 (Sguardi Campani)
DAD / Mohammad Keivanmarz / 7’08’’ / Iran, 2019 (Sguardi Animati)
HOW SCARED SHE WAS / Alessandro Repetti / 10’44’’ / UK, 2020 (Sguardi Internazionali)
IL CANTO DEL MARE / Walter Della Mura / 13’29’’ / 2020 (Sguardi Campani)
RONALDO / Rasit Algul / 13’50’’ / Turkey, 2020 (Sguardi Internazionali)
FETE DE FAMILLE / Amandine Maygnan, Annie Carrel, Elisa Curau, Kévin Cadars, Nicolas Roland, Pauline Obin, Théophile Calloix / 6’07’’ / France, 2019 (Sguardi Animati)
PUPONE / Alessandro Guida / 15’ / 2019 (Sguardi Italiani)
MARISOL / Zoe Salicrup / 15’ / USA, 2019 (Sguardi Internazionali)
L’AURORA / Lorenzo Cassol / 17’ / 2019 (Sguardi Italiani)
RUBY & ROACH / Erentia Bedeker / 8’48’’ / South Africa, 2020 (Sguardi Animati)
E’ TUTTO CINEMA / Gianni Aurelio / 15’ / 2019 (Sguardi Italiani)
TINY BIRD / Clara Braem / 5’20’’ / Brasil, 2020 (Sguardi Animati)


Friday 18th of September
8.30pm Screening of the third part of short films in the competition
CONSUME / Bruno Gradaschi / 14’ / Argentina, 2020 (Sguardi Internazionali)
VOLER ESSERE FELICE AD OGNI COSTO / Michele Bertini Malgarini / 15’ / 2020 (Sguardi Italiani)
LA TRISTE VITA DEL MAGO / Francesco d’Antonio / 13’40’’ / 2020 (Sguardi Campani)
BEAR WITH ME / Rodrigo Chapoy / 2’13’’ / USA, 2020 (Sguardi Animati)
L’UOMO CHE NON VOLEVA USCIRE DI CASA / Savino Genovese / 15’ / 2019 (Sguardi Italiani)
FAME / Giuseppe Alessio Nuzzo / 11’56’’ / 2020 (Sguardi Campani)
BUONGIORNISSIMO!1 / Leopoldo Medugno / 18’ / 2020 (Sguardi Italiani)
WIRELESS / Criss Gidas / 20’ / Australia, 2020 (Sguardi Internazionali)
ARTURO E IL GABBIANO / Luca Di Cecca / 5’ / Italia, 2019 (Sguardi Animati)
TUTTA LA FELICITA’ / Federico Melis / 15’ / 2020 (Sguardi Italiani)
CAIR / Vasco André dos Santos / 8’45’’ / Portugal, 2020 (Sguardi Internazionali)
STAR BRIGHT / Leno Miao & Mercedes Marro / 7’ / Spain, 2019 (Sguardi Animati)


Saturday 19th of September
8.30pm Screening of the awarded
Greetings from the Authorities
Screening and awarding of the winning short films
Tribute to Ennio Morricone by the Harp Master Vanessa D’Aversa
Tribute to Vittorio Gassman

Giardini della Flora Caprense, Island of Capri
16-19 Settember 2020

36 short films are finalists in the first edition of the Capri Movie International Film Festival which will take place on the Island of Capri from 16 to 19 September 2020, coming from 5 continents. The nations represented, in addition to Italy, are 15: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Iran, Palestine, Portugal, Russia, Spain, South Africa, Turkey, UK, USA. There are four sections: Sguardi Animati, dedicated to animated short films; Sguardi Internazionali, to works from abroad; Sguardi Italiani, for national works; and Sguardi Campani, dedicated to the authors of the Campania Region.

Sguardi Animati
ARTURO E IL GABBIANO / Luca Di Cecca / 5’ / Italy, 2019

Ninety-year-old Arturo is used to being alone and spends his days as a retiree. One day he comes across a magazine advertising photocameras. The seagull he chose as his subject, however, seems to have a completely different idea about the perfect photograph.

MARE MONSTRUM / Lucía Hernández Martínez, Àngel Estois Carrasco, Mercè Sendino García / 5’29’’ / Spain, 2019

The adventures of Flanitus, a new marine species that lives in the abyss. In Darwin’s books it is not mentioned, because this particular fish, like other marine species, was born recently. It is very common to see it on the beaches but also in the deepest abysses, all over the world. We will swim together to discover how his existence unfolds in the deep blue.

BEAR WITH ME / Rodrigo Chapoy / 2’13’’ / USA, 2020

A grizzly bear and a polar bear get married, they are about to start their life together, but hibernation arrives which somehow “freezes” what should have been their honeymoon. Christmas is approaching and the wife decorates the house despite her husband continuing to sleep, but on Christmas Eve something happens …

DAD / Mohammad Keivanmarz / 7’08’’ / Iran, 2019

A kid lives alone with his father but he does not pay him much attention, as he is afflicted by a deep state of depression, which leads him to watch television all day and night. After unsuccessful attempts to have a minimum relationship with his father, he will devise an original and fun way to distract him from the TV and at the same time regain his affection for him.

FETE DE FAMILLE / Amandine Maygnan, Annie Carrel, Elisa Curau, Kévin Cadars, Nicolas Roland, Pauline Obin, Théophile Calloix / 6’07’’ / France, 2019

Today is a big day: Marvin will finally meet the family of his girlfriend, Sarah. He will discover a series of characters, one more eccentric than the other. An exchange of points of view will follow which will also dissolve some family tensions.

IAN, A MOVING STORY / Abel Goldfarb / 9’ / Argentina, 2019

Ian was born with cerebral palsy. Like all children, he wants to have lots of friends and be with them, but discrimination and bullying keep him away from his beloved playground. Ian, however, will not give up easily, and will be able to achieve something that will surprise everyone.

RUBY & ROACH / Erentia Bedeker / 8’48’’ / South Africa, 2020

We are in a major city airport. In one of the Duty Free shops, among the various toys all the same on the shelves, there are two very different from all the others for sale, but they are never chosen by anyone because they are like this. The two, therefore, with a little cunning run away and end up in an unexpected and wonderful place, where they will finally find the affection they have been waiting for a long time.

SINGIN’ IN THE POND / Manon Beauvais, Dylan Bequet, Antoine Clerc, Megan Denon, Aymeric Ebro Sylvie Tang / 2’41’’ / France, 2019

At sunset, a frog named Gene finds a cocktail umbrella floating on the surface of a pond. Suddenly inspired, Gene starts dancing. The umbrella is soon coveted by other creatures. But Gene is determined to be the star of the night, at least until the beautiful salamander named Judy arrives…

SKID / Valentin David, Axel Diaz, Clément Feuillet, Damien Gustin, Morgane Le Disez, Florian Rigollet / 4’31’’ / France, 2019

Our story takes place in an parallel universe of 1992. Formula One. Ethan Ryson is a young and talented driver moved by ambition. He wants to become the best there has ever been. To reach his goal he will have to overcome many obstacles, calculate the risks, try everything out …

STAR BRIGHT / Leno Miao & Mercedes Marro / 7’ / Spain, 2019

Emmy, a 5-year-old girl, has always dreamed of flying among the stars with her best friend GooRoo, a sweet giant bear who never leaves her. One starry night, GooRoo and Emmy meet an adorable tiny star who will help them learn the nature of their friendship and show them how our dreams are sometimes closer than we think.

TINY BIRD / Clara Braem / 5’20’’ / Brasil, 2020

On the island of Itaparica, little Iara spends all her time every day throwing crumbs at the swallows on the beach, thinking of her distant mother. One day, however, something unexpected happens: she meets a little dog, just like her. The two begin spending time together, experiencing adventures that will change their existence forever.

Sguardi Internazionali
CAIR / Vasco André dos Santos / 8’45’’ / Portugal, 2020

Francisco wants to end his life. Leonor wants to belong to him. She knows that without him the stars no longer make sense. The short film tells a relationship at the moment of its conclusion and shows the insistence on seeking a solution to problems, even when the solution is no longer a hypothesis.

CONSUME / Bruno Gradaschi / 14’ / Argentina, 2020

A world of a distant time, where everyone lives in their workstations, feeding on liquids contained in cans. Workers are just numbers, they follow alienating tasks to earn points and reach the next goal to climb the assembly line and access a better life. Worker 079 continues to fail and the desired promotion seems unattainable, so he decides to steal the points he is missing from his neighbor.

HOW SCARED SHE WAS / Alessandro Repetti / 10’44’’ / UK, 2020

A man is the victim of a terrible theft in which two hooded thugs steal the car where there was his 4-year-old daughter. The first 24 hours are essential to find the little girl, so a reporter from a local newspaper is invited by the police to speak with the father devastated by the incident to write an article that can help them spread the news and save the child.

MARADONA’S LEGS / Firas Khoury / 23’ / Germany, Palestine, 2019

During the 1990 World Cup, two young Palestinians search for “Maradona’s legs”, which is the last missing sticker they need to complete their World Cup album and win a free Atari. What seems like a simple task turns out to be more difficult than expected.

MARISOL / Zoe Salicrup / 15’ / USA, 2019

Marisol is a young Latin American mother who seeks to create a decent life for herself and her little girl, Maria. Sometimes she borrows the car of her friend Luisa to earn something more by being a paid driver through an app such as a private taxi. But the last passenger of the day, a young white man, is increasingly suspicious and when he accuses Marisol of being an illegal immigrant her worst nightmare comes to life.

MY NAME IS PETYA / Daria Binevskaya / 15’ / Russia, 2019

In the middle of the night a mother runs to the hospital with her two girls. The youngest is ill and the doctors hospitalize her for a period for observation. In the next room, behind the door, there is a child with Down syndrome who stays awake at night, wanders around the floor and draws on his windows. One night, by chance, the woman meets the baby and establishes contact with him. The next morning the baby disappears.

QIAO ER / Li Xixian / 13’29’’ / China, 2020

A story of conflict in an unspecified place in China. In a forest far from any village, a father lives with his little son. They communicate only with their eyes and the father educates him to be strong, teaches him to fend for himself and they hunt together to get food. One day the child secretly rescues a bird that his father had shot, feeds it and establishes a bond with him, until his father finds out, killing every ideal of his child.

RONALDO / Rasit Algul / 13’50’’ / Turkey, 2020

Azad is a child, everyone ignores him. His father died during an air raid at the beginning of the war. The only thing he has left of his father is a ball that Azad holds tight. He lives next to a shipyard with his mother. Their aim is to move to another country by crossing the sea.

THE RECYCLING MAN / Carlo Ballauri / 13’25’’ / UK, Italy, 2020

In an overpopulated and disadvantaged neighborhood, Jacob, a boy immobilized in a wheelchair, fights to protect a girl he sees in the courtyard, doing everything he can to warn her about the dark figure entering her room: the Recycling Man.

WIRELESS / Criss Gidas / 20’ / Australia, 2020

In the state of Georgia, a new law has established that any form of abortion from the very first weeks of the fetus’s life is a crime punishable by imprisonment. A young Olympic figure skater discovers she is pregnant. Years of sacrifice, exhausting training and her dreams seem to crumble in her hands. Her career is at risk and she will have to make a decision.

Sguardi Nazionali
APE REGINA / Nicola Sorcinelli / 14’ / 2019

Elsa is a 70 years old woman and has five empty hives. Her bees are gone as her husband, whom she does not forgive for having died before her. Only a new approved queen bee could bring the bees back. One morning she finds hiding in her hut, Amin, a sixteen-year-old boy who has escaped from an immigration center. The police look for him but he wants to reach Finland. Elsa decides to help him in exchange for help with her bees until she will let him go.

BUONGIORNISSIMO! / Leopoldo Medugno / 18’ / 2020

Between absurd memes, prayers to Padre Pio and useless messages sent in the whatsapp group of the parents of the IIIA, Vittoria discovers that the Italian teacher has canceled the trip scheduled for that weekend. An insurrection is unleashed in the chat: those who minimize, those who appeal to a sense of justice and those who have no intention of giving up their already planned vacation. Vittoria asks for an immediate hearing. The teacher does not know of the punitive expedition that awaits him …

E’ TUTTO CINEMA / Gianni Aurelio / 15’ / 2019

We are on the set of a western movie. Directors and actors continually recreate situations and emotions to communicate, including jokes, shots, close-ups, until the filming stops and they begin to confront each other. This is cinema, the most important part of life. It’s all true. It’s all fake. It’s all cinema.

L’AURORA / Lorenzo Cassol / 17’ / 2019

Aurora is an introverted, beautiful and melancholy woman. After breaking up with her boyfriend, she closes in herself, in a world of freediving and tailoring creations, in her laboratory in the center of the town where she lives. Her friend Camilla and her mother try to encourage her to be more sociable, but in vain. One day, while she is diving with her friend Camilla, in the darkness everything finally becomes clear and she knows what she has to do.

L’UOMO CHE NON VOLEVA USCIRE DI CASA / Savino Genovese / 15’ / 2019

In the mountains, a man and a woman play a treasure hunt set up in an abandoned village. She loves him, he loves her. They play, they smile, they kiss, while he has to look for something that he doesn’t even know what it is. In another time, someone in an apartment is looking for something. Maybe it’s the same object.

OFFRO IO / Paola Minaccioni / 12’ / 2019

A quiet night out between two pairs of friends of the wealthy Rome degenerates into a ruthless and violent fight that no one is willing to lose. An apparently harmless gesture of courtesy, in fact, triggers a surreal escalation of generosity, transforming what should have been a relaxing evening with old friends into a crazy and surreal challenge to the last tip.

PIZZA BOY / Gianluca Zonta / 15’ / 2019

Saba, a Georgian boy, works as a pizza delivery boy in Bologna. During the evening shift he receives an important phone call: his son is about to be born. Forced to finish his deliveries, Saba crazily crosses the city, hoping to arrive on time at the hospital. His latest delivery will be very particular but it will also bring him something beautiful.

PUPONE / Alessandro Guida / 15’ / 2019
Roma, 2017.

Rome, 2017. Sacha grew up in a foster home. Like all his acquired brothers, he is passionate about football and in particular of the football team AS Roma. At the age of 18 Sacha must abandon the structure where he grew up, thus finding himself experiencing what is also happening to his idol: Francesco Totti who, like Sacha, is forced to abandon his team for personal reasons. The acquired freedom and the challenges that the outside world will present to him will prove to be more difficult than expected to manage. The short film is inspired by a true story, albeit adapted to cinematic needs.

TUTTA LA FELICITA’ / Federico Melis / 15’ / 2020

A family, made up of three very different brothers, a bizarre elderly father who has had a stroke and a former actress mother with severe mood swings, must face the problem of custody of the elderly father. They argue animatedly. The mother no longer wants to take care of her husband who has caused so many troubles in thirty years and still continues, so much so that he has just been kicked out again from the nursing home for repeatedly molesting a nurse. While the brothers argue, the father runs away from home and realizes that his family is no longer the family he had dreamed of and that the values he had tried to instill in his children have been lost over time.

VOLER ESSERE FELICE AD OGNI COSTO / Michele Bertini Malgarini / 15’ / 2020

We live in a world made for people who have a function hearing. What if there was a world made up only of people who don’t hear? Two kids, one love and a wild and wonderful island populated only by deaf people. Paolo is a musician in love with Claudia, a girl he has never known personally, but with whom he has conversations in chat. To meet her, he will leave for this island and fight through gritted teeth to win her affection.

Sguardi Campani
FAME / Giuseppe Alessio Nuzzo / 11’56’’ / 2020

Naples, crossroads of cultures and colors. On the seafront and in the old town a contamination of ethnic groups between wealth and poverty, despair and hope. The eyes of a little girl witness the fate of her father at the crossroads of a choice …

IL CANTO DEL MARE / Walter Della Mura / 13’29’’ / 2020

Carmine wants to become a fisherman like his father Aniello, who preventes him. The child’s anger creates a connection between the earth and the sea: father and son will face each other’s past, which will lead them to choose which world to continue living in.

LA TRISTE VITA DEL MAGO / Francesco d’Antonio / 13’40’’ / 2020

Mariano Astuzzi was a magician, a true magician. His life was tormented by the inability to control his magic. His strength was his weakness. Mariano passed away a few years ago. This documentary traces his life through hilarious testimonies from friends, relatives and simple acquaintances.

NON E’ SOLO UN GIOCO / Guglielmo Lipari / 15’ / 2020

Annamaria, alias “Flight attendant”, and Pina, “Pinella”, Scoglio, are two sisters with a passion born by chance and become a obsession, the burraco. A game that, intersecting with real life, compromises relationships and feelings. A story that shows that life… is not just a game.

RADICAL SCIC / Alfonso Bergamo / 17’ / 2019

A theater company loses its director. His retirement creates confusion in the company that was preparing the piece “Underwater Hamlet” to be premiered at an upcoming festival, which was a unique opportunity to stand out. Then the company begins looking for a new director for the show. After several attempts they find Carmine, a somewhat rough Neapolitan guy, who seems anything but a director. His way of acting and speaking resembles the one of a Camorra member rather than of an artist. Having no alternatives, they give him a chance, but Carmine will prove to be a resource and with his “reality performance” he will make their artistic life anything but simple.

Best short Sguardi Animati
DAD by Mohammad Keivanmarz – Iran

In a few minutes he gave us the sense of frustration and inadequacy of a child who carries the oppressive weight of his father’s depression, who is unable to follow his son or be a mentor or playmate for him. With this short the director wants to show, combining a little veiled criticism, how in today’s world everything is delegated to television in which it’s possible to find, with an original twist, the same means of connection between father and son, creating the foundations of a new emotional relationship.


Best short Sguardi Internazionali
MARADONA’S LEGS by Firas Khoury – Germany e Palestine

They have been able to illustrate tell a period of profound historical change through the eyes of two children. In this change football becomes a metaphor for the struggle for the national identity of the people, as well as for struggle for the territory of Palestine and its freedom, which is just mentioned in the film. Here the youthful innocence, as well as the autobiographical story of the director and his brother during the 1990s World Cup, represents that passage full of expectation and frustration towards the personal growth of an entire people.


Best short Sguardi Italiani
PIZZA BOY by Gianluca Zonta

They have been able to tell a story that knows how to keep the audience with bated breath.
In an emotionally cold Bologna, populated by thousands of characters, the result of the media dominion, there the protagonist moves silently. In this new world the vaccine against prejudice is in the trembling hands of an elderly wise man – Herlitzka, totally at the service of history – thus managing to restore that humanity which today seems to be increasingly rare and, for this reason, even more precious.


Best short Sguardi Campani
Il Canto del Mare by Walter Della Mura

He has been able narrate a story, in its whole, that is inspired by a legend.
The director’s kind homage to the roots of his territory rich in myths, the Amalfi coast, has been composed by great acting skills, a believable script and a continuous symbolic reference to the sea. Here there is no modern tendency to flaunt great technological means, leaving all the emotional load to the solidity of the narrative, without frills but with an overall authenticity.


Best Actor
Giga Imedadze in Pizza Boy

He carefully interprets the protagonist of a plausible story, managing to render the character itself in an intense way with a few lines and, above all, with looks full of meaning. He denoted a profound and adequate preparation of the role, and he succeeded to convey that almost fearful feeling of disturbing, even in his very existence, but without losing the sweetness of those who, despite having struggled and suffered a lot, do not lose faith in the near and the future.


Best Actress
Margherita Mannino in L’aurora

She performed a well-written character, characterizing it with passages of thought and shades that denote a deep inner search making the character true, believable, real and intense in all its facets, even in the most complex that are left to facial and body expressions, to reach an emotional epiphany that will become the object of a new rebirth.


Best Direction
Nicola Sorcinelli in Ape Regina

He told us the feelings that move the two characters almost exclusively through images and with the help of a few, simple words. He made us understand it all with a direction created by beautiful shots which never end in themselves. With poetry, delicacy and focus on the bodies and the gazes of the actors, Sorcinelli has wisely illustrated a story of welcome and solidarity, albeit through linguistic and cultural barriers, giving the viewer hope.


Special Mention
LA TRISTE VITA DEL MAGO by Francesco D’Antonio

He has been awarded for the originality and the courage to pursue a unique idea, that at times seemed almost absurd, but it ever fell into the grotesque. He carried it forward through the ironic and irreverent language of the mockumentary, from whose rises also an interesting reflection on the world of television and talk shows. In this short is also harmoniously combined a homage to the silent cinema of slapstick comedians.

NUNZIA SCHIANO (President of the Jury).

Born and raised in Portici (Na), where she attended the Liceo Orazio Flacco, she is known to the general public for the role of Mattia Volpe’s mother in “Benvenuti al Sud” (2010). She has been reconfirmed in the same role in the sequel “Benvenuti al Nord” (2012).

Nunzia Schiano mainly plays comic roles, as evidenced by “La valigia sul letto” (2009), with Eduardo Tartaglia and Biagio Izzo. She has collaborated several times with Alessandro Siani (“Ti lascio perché ti amo troppo “, 2006) and starred in Leonardo Pieraccioni’s movie ” Il paradiso all’improvviso ” (2003). In 2011 she is in the cast of “Napoletans”, by Luigi Russo, with Maurizio Casagrande and Massimo Ceccherini and also in the cast of “La kryptonite nella borsa ” by Ivan Cotroneo. In 2012 she plays an aunt of the protagonist of Matteo Garrone’s “Reality”. In 2015 she is in the cast of Francesco Albanese’s “Ci devo pensare”, with Francesco Albanese and Barbara Tabita. In 2016 she plays the mother of the protagonist Enzo Iupparello in Sergio Colabona’s film “Vita, cuore, battito”. Among the latest films in the cinema: “Nove lune e mezza” by Michela Andreozzi (2017), “Dogman” by Matteo Garrone (2018) and “Se son rose …” by Leonardo Pieraccioni (2018). Also worthy of mention are some significant participations in generalist TV dramas, such as in “Rimbocchiamoci le mani” with Sabrina Ferilli on Canale 5 in 2016, “I Bastardi di Pizzofalcone” in 2017 and in 2018 “L’amica geniale”, and for Fox “Romolo and Giuly, la Guerra mondiale italiana”. She is very appreciated and always busy in the theater, between one set and another.


Actor, director, writer and actor’s coach, he attended the La Scaletta Theater school in Rome directed by Giovanni Diotajuti; he made his debut at the Taormina Festival ’87 in the company of Gabriele Lavia in William Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” followed by Sophocles’ “Edipo Re” He passes into the company of Luigi De Filippo interpreting texts by Machiavelli (“La mandragola”) and Scarpetta (“L’amico di papà”, “’ Na Santarella”,”Miseria e Nobiltà”). He deals with texts by Pirandello and young contemporary authors in the company directed by Nello Mascia. He plays with Anna Mazzamauro in “Eva contro Eva” directed by Gino Zampieri. In the 2015/2016 season, he plays the double role of assistant director and interpreter of Avvocato Nocella, in Eduardo De Filippo’s masterpiece “Filumena Marturano” with Gloriana directed by Nello Mascia. In the 2016/2017 season it is Vittorio Elia in the staging of “Christmas at the Cupiello house” with Luigi De Filippo.
In 2017/2018 he played Jack, Monica Guerritore’s husband in “Mariti e moglie” from the Woody Allen movie of the same name with Francesca Reggiani. On television he is the protagonist of “Non è vero ma ci credo” by Peppino De Filippo in the role of the hunchback Sammaria for the Palcoscenico ’92 series and, again on Rai Due, interpreter of “Cani e gatti” for Palcoscenico ’96. In cinema he works with Pasquale Squitieri in “Atto di dolore”, in the German TV film entitled “Felicità in prestito”, in “La vita degli altri” by N. De Rinaldo and in “Quo vadis baby” by G. Salvatores. For Canale5 he took part in the soap opera “Vivere” and the sitcom “Casa Vianello”. In 2003 he played the role of Corradino in the fiction “Luisa Sanfelice” directed by the Taviani brothers. In 2004 he was actor’s coach in the fiction “Una famiglia in giallo” directed by A. Simone.
In 2005 he participated in the series “Don Matteo 5” directed by E. Marchetti and “La stagione del crimine 2” directed by D. Maiorca and he was a regular guest in the role of the likeable Nando in the 10th series of “Incantesimo” Raiuno. For the same network in 2015 he was in an episode of the series “E’ arrivata la felicità 2” directed by Francesco Vicario. From 1999 to 2010 he was Actor’s Coach for the fiction entitled “La squadra” (in which he also took part as an actor in the role of PM Lorenzo Menale) and “La nuova squadra – Spaccanapoli”. Over the years he has dedicated himself to the production, writing, interpretation and direction of all the works of the company he founded and directed “Artisti Civili” including the documentary “Anna Politkovskaja – Concerto per voce solitaria” and “Non cercare la logica dove non l’hai messa tu ”(2016), winners of several prizes. As part of the Troisi Prize, he was awarded the Cremanum d’Argento 2011. National Award “Carlo La Catena 2013” for civic commitment, with the high patronage of the Presidency of the Republic, the Ministry of the Interior, the Campania Region, the Province and The municipality of Naples. Italy Human Rights Award 2016 – Free Lance International Press.


He was born on 9 September 1983 in Naples. In 1992 he made his debut in the cinema at a very young age with the films “Ci hai rotto papà” by Castellano and Pipolo and “Io speriamo che me la cavo” by Lina Wertmüller. He becomes famous playing the role of Spillo in the two seasons of the TV miniseries “Amico mio” (1993 and 1998), with Massimo Dapporto, with whom he returns to work in the two seasons of “Casa Famiglia” (2001 and 2003); in the last year he has also played the role of Pino, a young bartender, in the TV series “Il bello delle donne 3”. In 2008, 2010 and 2011 he took part in the three seasons of the TV series “Tutti pazzi per amore”, where he played Gennaro Capone (one of the water polo players trained by Paolo, Emilio Solfrizzi). In 1994 he conducted 24 episodes for RAI2 of Josleine’s “Il grande Gioco dell’oca” at Gigi Sabani’s side. He alternates roles in various theatrical performances including Giacomino in “Pensaci Giacomino” with Carlo Croccolo directed by Livio Galassi, in 2004. In the 2007/08 season and in the following one, she is Kitkat in Roberto Saviano’s “Gomorra” directed by Mario Gelardi, a show that has over 400 performances in Italy and abroad.
With this role, he won the Girulà award for best young actor. In the 2010 season he co-starred on stage alongside Marina Confalone in the show “Sam Capuozzo”. In the same year he is Sanguetta, protagonist of the show “La città perfetta” by Angelo Petrella directed by Giuseppe Miale di Mauro, with whom he made his debut at the Teatro Festival Italia. With this role he won the Landieri award as the best young actor of the 2010 season. In 2011 he was one of the protagonists of Roberto Saviano’s “Santos” show. In 2012 he is the creator of the theatrical show “Siberian Education” by Nicolai Lilin directed by Giuseppe Miale di Mauro. In the 2016/17 and 2017/18 seasons he is among the protagonists of the theatrical show “Il sindaco del rione Sanità” by E. de Filippo directed by Mario Martone. He is also among the protagonists of the film version, of the same Eduardiana work, which was in the official competition in Venice76, winning il Leoncino d’oro. He is currently busy on the set of “Natale in casa Cupiello” directed by Edoardo De Angelis.
In 2017 he made his directorial debut with his first short film “Sensazioni d’amore” of which he is also the protagonist. His first work in these two years has collected over forty official selections between Italy and abroad, winning several prizes. He is one of the founders of the Nest Napoli Est Teatro, which he has been managing its artistic direction since 2013. He is a partner of TerraNera, a young production company that already boasts several works with which it has been awarded 2 Silver Ribbons. He graduated from Sapienza – University of Rome, in “Performing Arts and Sciences”.