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The Jury of the Fourth Edition of the Andaras Traveling Film Festival

Classical Jury

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Saverio Pesapane

Screenwriter, Distributor

Saverio Pesapane graduated in Architecture in 2006. His degree thesis “Lost Highway” is a documentary on the highway system built between Naples and Caserta with the funds allocated by  the reconstruction law after the 1981 earthquake.

In 2008 he wrote A Water Tale, a short film included in "Stories on Human Rights", a film made of 22 short films commissioned by the United Nations for the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In the same year he wrote Aral Citytellers, produced by Art for the World, a documentary on the Aral Sea, shot in Kazakhstan.

In 2009 he wrote Dubai Citytellers, produced by Unicredit & Art, a documentary on neo-slavism, shot in Dubai. Between 2011 and 2012 he wrote and directed It's countryside, a documentary shot in the Nile Valley and Cairo, Egypt, produced by the Rotterdam Architecture Biennale.

In 2013 he won the Solinas Award - Stories for cinema, with Una Buona Ragione.

In 2018 he wrote and produced Yousef, a short film selected at the 2018 Venice Film Festival and winner of the best editing award in the Migrarti category, in competition at the Clermont-Ferrand 2019 International Short Film Festival and selected among the five finalists for the David di Donatello 2019 award. Since 2017 he has been a partner of Premiere Film, a film production and distribution company, which in 2019 was in charge of the executive production of The Nest, a feature film produced by Colorado Film in collaboration with Vision Distribution.

He teaches at NABA, New Academy of Fine Arts in Milan.

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Lorenzo Richelmy

Actor

Born in 1990, Lorenzo Richelmy is the youngest actor to have ever been admitted to the Experimental Center of Cinematography. He had performed on theatrical stages at a young age, and in 2007 he was chosen to play a role in the TV series “I Liceali”, gaining considerable popularity that brought him to win a prize from the Ministry of Tourism for “Emerging European Celebrity”. 

Among the many characters from movies and TV series, we recall Marco Polo in the Netflix Original Series. Then, he played a lot of leading roles in films such as “Il terzo tempo”, “Una vita spericolata”, “Ride”, “Dolceroma”, and “Il talento del calabrone” with Sergio Castellitto.

His other films appearances include roles in “Sotto una buona stella”, by Carlo Verdone, “La ragazza nella nebbia” by Donato Carrisi, and “Una questione privata”, by Paolo and Vittorio Taviani.

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Laura Aimone

Director, Artistic director

Laura Aimone graduated in Foreign Languages and studied Film History at the University of Copenhagen and at Mount Holyoke College (U.S.A.). She has been working for international film festivals since 2004 (Biennale of Venice, Berlinale, Giffoni, Edinburgh Film Festival, Ajyal Film Festival Qatar, International Film Festival & Awards Macao). She created and directs “Shocking Pink Endorphins”, a festival on films about women and sports in its fifth edition in Venice, Italy. She was on the juries of film festivals in Italy, Switzerland, UK, Slovakia, U.S.A., Tasmania. The Carnival of Life, which she wrote and directed in 2019, is her first film. 

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Freddie Fox

Actor, Director

Freddie was born in London in 1989 in a family of artists and actors. He graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2010.
In 2021 Freddie Fox appeared in a new BBC mini-series “The Pursuit of Love” starring alongside Lily James and Andrew Scott. Recent roles include playing the lead role of Jeremy Bamber in “White House Farm Murders” which aired on ITV and Netflix in 2020. Also in 2020, Freddie was seen in ITV’s “Invisible”, Tony McNamara’s hit series “The Great”, Matt Berry’s Channel 4 comedy “Year of the Rabbit” and the fourth season of “The Crown” for Netflix. This year, Freddie can be seen in a new Apple TV series called “Slow Horses” starring Gary Oldman. Other recent roles include a leading role in Thomas Clay’s film “Fanny Lye Deliver’d” alongside Maxine Peake and Charles Dance, which premiered at the London Film Festival in 2019.
Freddie’s film credits include “Victor Frankenstein”, “The Three Musketeers”, “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword”.

In 2019 Freddie starred on stage in “Edmond” as Edmond Rostand the author of Cyrano de Bergerac and Freddie also appeared alongside his father Edward Fox in “An Ideal Husband” at the Vaudeville Theater directed by Jonathan Church.

Amongst his acting work, he has also recently completed directing and producing his first short film “Hero” which stars Charles Dance and James Norton.

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Monica Nappo

Stage actress and director

She was born in Naples on February 20, 1971. At 18 years old she opened a theater in Naples with some young colleagues and at 21 she won a national competition for comedians, la Zanzara d'oro.

She started working in theater at an early age: first with Mario Martone, then with Cesare Lievi and then permanently with Toni Servillo’s company, for more than 10 years. She was the first actress in Italy to play Sarah Kane's 4:48 Psychosis.

Besides her acting career, she is also a stage director. She was the first in Italy to stage works by Tony Kushner and her husband, Dennis Kelly.

In cinema she has worked with directors such as Antonio Capuano, Silvio Soldini and Paolo Sorrentino; she also co-starred in Matteo Garrone's third film.

She played the role of Sofia Pisanello, the wife of the character played by Roberto Benigni, in Woody Allen's “To Rome with Love”.

Slow Food's Jury

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Giacomo Miola

Slow Food Italia

Born in 1981, passionate about art and food, he got a PhD in Design for Sustainable Agri-food Production.

After his studies, he moved back to Costa d’Amalfi, his native land, where he started “Metafarm Social Food Lab”, an organization that deals with tourism and the promotion of gastronomic heritage and local communities. In Metafarm, he developed “Gastronomic Trekking”, a series of experiences that take travelers in a real full immersion in the territory, in the best of agri-food production, in food and the most authentic cooking traditions. 

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Anna Kauber

Director

She is a director and landscape designer. She lives in Parma. Her studies focused on the agricultural landscape, and she has been documenting and disclosing life and work in the rural world for years. She specifically deals with communities’ social and cultural issues. She is particularly interested in the relationship between man-earth-food, captured mainly from the angle of gender specificity.

She writes about such topics and carries out research 'in the field', using the audiovisual medium for the creation of documentaries, aimed at disclosing gender, landscape and environmental issues.

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Silvia Frau

Journalist

She is a professional journalist. She writes about travels, food and lifestyle, collaborating with monthly magazines such as Bell’Italia, for which she curates the section Buona Italia on the country’s food and wine excellences, Bell’Europa, InViaggio. She is Editorial Manager at L'Officiel Italia and has worked for the editorial offices Corriere della Sera, Vogue Italia and Traveler. She has published the guide “The 500 hidden secrets of Milan” (ed. Luster).

Environment Jury

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Paola Catapano

Journalist and scientific adviser at CERN

After getting a Master’s degree in Scientific Journalism at SISSA in Trieste, Paola Catapano joined the communication group of CERN in Geneva as  scientific journalist for national specialized newspapers and author-presenter of reports and scientific documentaries for television. She made her debut as a writer with the Minidarwin series, children's books on Darwinian evolution (RAI educational and Giunti publisher). She participated in and documented some scientific expeditions to extreme places, from Antarctica to the Arctic, the Sahara and Atacama Desert, the Galapagos Islands and the Amazon rainforest. In 2018, on the occasion of the 90th anniversary of the polar expedition of the Dirigibile Italia, she reached the polar ice pack by sailboat through the scientific expedition she conceived, Polarquest2018. She has been defined “Emblem of contemporaneity, which knows how to combine scientific knowledge with the spirit of adventure at high levels”. She has just published “The Long Journey of Gravitational Waves” with Textus Edizioni, the second volume of the scientific popularization series “La Farfalla di Lorenz”, directed by her.

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Francesca Schianchi

Journalist

Originally from Parma, after getting a Bachelor’s degree in Literature and a Master's degree in Journalism, she first worked in Paris and then in Rome. After many years collaborating with La Stampa, L’espresso, Il Secolo XIX, she became a parliamentary journalist and followed some of the most important political events, from the Italian elections to the French presidential elections. Since 2007 she has been at La Stampa and, for five years of great fun, she has been part of the cast of Gazebo first and Propaganda Live after.

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Federico Geremicca

Journalist

In 1976 he started working in Naples on the editorial board of L’Unità. In 1983 he was called in Rome by Emanuele Macaluso, who was the director of the PCI's newspaper back then. In 1990 he went to Repubblica, where he became the head of the political editorial board. Seven years later, he moved to Palermo to lead the newborn Sicilian edition of the editorial. At the end of 1999 he was called by La Stampa to become the vice director and head of the editorial board in Rome. He's currently one of the columnists of the newspaper.